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Discussion in 'Canada' started by Doug_G, Dec 24, 2016.

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  1. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    So Montreal sent a Ranger today, and he replaced my windshield washer pump. Thank you Tesla!!!

    Really weird about how something keeps failing every time it goes in for service. Hopefully that's the end of it.
     
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    Keep looking for that black cloud overhead.
     
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    So I just got the service invoice, and it looks like I've got my original (3rd) drive unit still. Sounds like they swapped it, found the problem wasn't fixed, and swapped back again. Given that drive units are apparently in short supply, I can understand...
     
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    Weird... my trip odometers aren't working. How does that happen???
     
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    Does your speedometer work?
     
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    Yes. The main displays all work.

    The energy app doesn't work at all.

    Also the remote app shows crazy random speeds while the car is driving. My wife was watching it while I drove, and at one point it showed -90 kph.
     
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    The reason i asked is I've experienced a situation where the left front wheel well was jammed with enough snow that the wheel wouldn't turn initially, it just slid on the snow. Even though the wheel quickly freed, the car had detected a problem and the speedometer read a fixed 6 km/hr and the odometers froze until I could pull over and restart the car (got out to check for problems and when i restarted the car, everything worked).
     
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    No that's not it.

    I hadn't looked at the trip odometers for a few days... pretty sure it came back from service like that.
     
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    Sounds like they hooked up something wrong and speed is negative.... Is your odometer coming g down? You could increase your trade in value and get rid of that car... Lol
     
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    No the "real" odometer works.
     
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    #91 Doug_G, Feb 15, 2017
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    So the display always shows my trip starting at 3:28 PM. It's currently at 53 hours something. I've seen negative. So it's many days in the past. All other values are zero no matter how much I drive.

    But the main speedometer and odometer works just fine.

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    The Energy App simply doesn't work at all.

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    Try doing a reset?
     
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    Yes of course. Anyway, Tesla just did something remotely that cleared the problem.

    Unfortunately I lost all my trip odometer data. Trip B had been recording my usage for four years... lol just occurred to me... maybe it had numerical overflow!
     
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    I hope not! I've never re-set my Trip B since new, and I have about 128,000 km on it now.
     
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    After working perfectly for several weeks, we have weird gremlins again!

    I got in the car after work, closed the door, and it bounced open again. The door wouldn't latch. The window raised up so it knew the door was closed, but the latch wouldn't fire. Spent five minutes fiddling with it and finally got the door to stay closed.

    Then we arrived home, parked in the garage, and closed the doors and went inside. I came back out an hour later and the passenger door had popped itself open. The handle lights were lit and the HVAC was running. Go figure.

    Drove off to a club meeting. A few hours later drove home, and while on the highway the glove compartment popped open.

    Then I noticed that the air suspension failed icon was lit. Sure enough, the suspension is now stuck on LOW.

    WTF???
     
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    Wow. No words.... sorry! :-(
     
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    Doug, you may have bad ground connections. I found one last week that had broken off. Most likely due to over torquing the aluminum stud at the factory. I also had air suspension failure, hood open message, low cooling fluid message, right headlight out.. Repairing this ground fixed all problems

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    Doug, maybe it's time to upgrade :) , especially with the new rebate. Signature issues are really interesting...
    Yesterday I was almost convinced to upgrade to an inventory 75D, but we have to buy a house in Ottawa in the next 2 months for when we move back.
    I just returned a P90DL loaner I had for a week and man, the new cars are much better quality-wise. Mine is treating me well so far so I can wait for a bit.
     
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    The early cars are often described as "snowflakes" since they are very unique as this was when Tesla was iterating their designs very quickly. I also had a P90FL loaner a while back and honestly can say I didn't think the build quality was any better than my Feb 2013 build S85. Sure, it had a lot more features, but my car is still very solid, rattle-free and the tan interior has held up extremely well after almost 130,000 km of use.
     
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  20. Navsarin

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    Doug ...the woes you seem to have on your 12' signature...it does make one wonder about the long term virtues of holding onto the T past the 4yr-5yr mark. If it were any other ICE vehicle, perhaps a trade in would be further considered? The number of issues you are going through on a continuous basis...I'm sorry to hear of ANY Tesla owner having to experience it. (Reminds me of a used bmw...amazing for the 4yr/80k and then usually plagued with non stop issues afterwards.)

    I leased vs bought my 16' 90D for 4yrs...not knowing the longevity of this design and it's long term build quality vs short term. By 2020 and after 8yrs of model S reviews, I'll be more sure of whether to buy out or trade in.

    You must really love your 'Signature' Doug to go through it all so calm. I'm sure you've done the cost/benefit on maintaining your model vs an upgrade! I'm not sure many of us would have held on by now lol.
     

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