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M3 in the Shop

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by Ruby Red, May 12, 2018.

  1. Ruby Red

    Ruby Red Member

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    So my Model 3 is temporarily out of commission. I don't have even 1,000 miles on it and multiple warnings popped up. The shop has had it for a week and won't even start servicing it until tomorrow. I absolutely love my M3 and am super bummed ( and disappointed) at how long it's taking. I'm having withdrawals.
     
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  2. fr100

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    Did they at least give you a loaner?
     
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  3. Ruby Red

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    Yes they did give me a model S. It feels... old and like I'm driving a boat but it is def fast!
     
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    what were the warning messages
     
  5. Ruby Red

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    There were about 4 of them consecutively: power reduced, regen braking stopped, cannot charge, service car warning...something like that.
     
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  6. adaptabl

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    Unfortunately for cars with fewer moving parts the number of breakdowns seems far higher than most other ICE cars.
     
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  7. seattlite2004

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    Annecdotal...yes....but, Nissan Leaf forums and the Bolt forums don't seem to have as many breakdown posts as the Tesla forums. Also per several publications, the Nissan Leaf is one of the most reliable cars on the road.
     
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    And one of the ugliest.
     
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    I like to think of her as having a great personality and low maintenance....while others are better lookers, they are. high maintenance and might break your heart.
     
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  10. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    Any updates on the status of your vehicle
     
  11. Ruby Red

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    Yes...so the service center I took it to is super busy and they only diagnosed my M3 yesterday. They said the battery pack is dead and needs a full replacement. I'm so...I don't know what to think at this point. I know they will make it right I'm just so upset .
     
  12. Ruby Red

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    They also said they have not seen a M3 with this type of repair at this SC.
     
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  13. SureValla

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    Wow you should ask for a new car, I don't know the specifics of the lemon law but you should look into it
     
  14. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    Very frustrating I am sure. Appreciate the update. Sorry it is upsetting.
     
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  15. spurs10

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    It would be great if you can post a receipt after the repair.
     
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    I wonder if there is so much "new" with the Model 3, much of the learning (and quality) curve is starting all over again for them. It's unfortunate that "waiting out" these initial pains puts folks at risk for losing the full tax credit. I assume the dual motor cars will add yet another potential pain point in the ramp up. Tesla-life.
     
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  17. Ruby Red

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    I traded in my loaner model S for a model X. I just love the falcon wing doors but it heavy. At least it will keep me from speeding in the mean time
     
  18. Ruby Red

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    All I kept thinking was... Dual motor. Lol
     

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  19. SDKoala

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    Selection bias, but it seems like there's way too many threads here about brand new Model 3s just dying. I wonder if the failure rate is comparable to the early days of the S and X, or other car manufacturers for that matter.
     
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