I personally don't think Tesla has any legitimate claim to the $7,500 tax credit unless they're offering you a goodwill buyback because you're unable to pursue a lemon law claim. It's not a manufacturer's rebate lowering the price of the car, it's a credit of your tax burden back to you for purchasing an emerging technology with environmental benefits. Technically, I'm at the point where I could file a lemon law claim for the falcon wing doors detecting phantom obstacles, but I like the car and it really only inconveniences my rear passengers, so I put up with it. My front half-shafts also rattle. What I don't understand, is how after all this time, Tesla engineering still doesn't understand the FWD sensor problems. My SC acts like they don't even know what I'm talking about and I can recreate the problem in about 5-10 minutes in the sun. Tesla makes a profit on each car they sell. If they want to keep that profit, then they need to make the car function properly. Why should your tax dollars subsidize their failure and what do they plan to do once the credit expires?