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Lots of issues with new delivered S

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by Glitch, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. Glitch

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    Ok, I have my S a little over 1 month now and in this month I already have found several issues.

    1. The Airco pump vibrates a lot, you can feel a vibration in the steering wheel when it is on for a long time, switching it on and off will fix this for a while.
    2. The back 2 Shock Absorbers have been replaced as there was a noise when the car was in High.
    3. A window rubber has been replaced as it had a factory defect.
    4. Yesterday the worst of all I was driving with my family back home, and suddenly a big noise coming from below the car, it seems that back bottom plate came lose from the car just after having it back from the Service for fixing 2 and 3. It seems it happens more often with cars comming back from service that this plate comes lose from the car.

    I only have 2000 Miles on the car and had more issue with my Audi in 3 years time!
     
  2. Grendal

    Grendal SpaceX Moderator

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    It sounds like 4. was just sloppiness on the part of service techs. 2 and 3 were fixed. All cars will have some issues IMO. You just happened to get one without any big ones in your Audi and you happened to get a few in your Tesla. As long as Tesla steps up to correct them, and hopefully make no more errors in doing so, then you should be okay.

    Good luck. I hope the car lives up to what you hope it will be.
     
  3. Glitch

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    That sloppiness of the service made my normal 20 minute ride home took 3 hours....
     
  4. Canuck

    Canuck Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully it's just a Glitch and from here on forward they're won't be any more Glitches... ;)
     
  5. bonaire

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    Bottom plate - maybe loctite semi-perm or anti-seize needs to be used?
     
  6. pox

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    I had issue 4 after having having service done. They might need to do a mass billiton to the service centers. Other than the original issue the first week and the plate, 8k miles smooth sailing.
     
  7. Irish Dan T

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    I read these trouble threads so that I will be aware of something that could be going wrong. Thanks to those that post them, but so far my 85D 78,8-- with 2,500 miles has been trouble free. I hope saying this does not bring the Service Devils down on me. :wink:
     
  8. neroden

    neroden Happy Model S Owner

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    This is most likely to be an already-identified problem, though I'm surprised it's still happening in such a recent car. They need to put a noise-muffling cover on it, it's a standard retrofit. If that doesn't work, that means there's either something wrong with the installation of it, or something wrong with it. In any case, this should get fixed, it's a defect.

    The good news is that all the problems I've had with my car have been factory-defect "teething issues", and this seems common. Get them all fixed and it will probably run without incident for a long time.
     

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