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P+ Dead in Garage

Discussion in 'Model S: Battery & Charging' started by Bob R, Jul 2, 2013.

  1. Bob R

    Bob R Member

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    Well, I had fun with P+ for almost 48 hours. Went to the garage looking forward to the drive to the office and I was greeted with a message that said “Car needs service. Pull over to the side of the road, car may not restart…12v battery low” I had 130 miles of range last night this morning 0.

    Not very happy at the moment, so I drove the R8 at to the office.
     
  2. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Sorry to hear about it -- having it dead after 48 hours of ownership must have been frustrating and embarrassing. It baffles me that this issue still exists...
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    at least you have an equally-awesome backup car :)
     
  4. Citizen-T

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    Elon commented that they started sourcing their 12V batteries from a different supplier because of the insane failure rate. Hopefully they get rake the new supplier over the coals for this.
     
  5. Nichen

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    Lol it's pretty amazing when you think about it....how hard is it to make functioning 12V batteries? I'm not directing Tesla here, but their former 12V supplier.
     
  6. steve841

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    Sadly.... they make Li Ion batteries as direct drop in replacements rather than lead acid ... only problem is the 3-4x's cost.... Probably would fare better in the long run.
     
  7. gaswalla

    gaswalla P4201/85/airsusp/pano/19i

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    what's wild is that soon you'll be able to swap out the 85kwh battery in 60 seconds, but the 12volt battery will still take service 90 minutes to switch out.
     
  8. steve841

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    LMAO!!! Good one!
     
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    haha... not.
     
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    Probably the 12V battery or dc-to-dc module. Mine got a new message now since last week. "Car needs service - Power reduced". It seems it's related to the drivetrain this time. Car moves, but very very slowly. If I shutdown down the car, the message disappear. Fourth time my Model S broke on me. Curious thing is I own a Tesla Roadster and got only one issue in 3 years.
     
  11. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    Oh BURN!

    I'd say the R8 is pretty awesome all around, especially in handling, though I do prefer driving the S.
     
  12. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    I took my S85 in for a windshield replacement and they changed out my DC-DC module while it was there. I'm sure Tesla will have you back up and running in no time.
     
  13. kevincwelch

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    Wishing we had the "like" button.
     
  14. Bob R

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    They are at the house draging it out of the garage right now.....I would assume I'll have it or a loaner tomorrow.
     
  15. Musterion

    Musterion 18h 03m 37s −24° 23′ 12″

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    We do---it's the star in bottom left of each post.
     
  16. Btrflyl8e

    Btrflyl8e Active Member

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    THAT'S what that was... I got some "reputation" alert with a nice comment once, had no idea!
     
  17. sp4rk

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    Educate me. Where is Riccomini?
     
  18. SFOTurtle

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    That's assuming you can get an appointment for service.
     
  19. Bob R

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    I'm in Northern CA - Bay Area
     
  20. Ceilidh

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    Has anyone done this replacement? I looked into it when I got the car then gave up. Is there a drop in equivalent that will fit the Model S with a Li Ion 12 v? I would totally be in on that even for 3-4x the price if it made my car more reliable.

    Hey Tesla Motors: Add it to the Tesla Store!!!!

    Cheers.
     

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