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Part recall for Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by BigTonyTones, Feb 3, 2018.

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  1. BigTonyTones

    BigTonyTones Member

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    Bosses Car was taken in for service. Tesla kept car for an extra day until some part came In . Service center said the part they changed was a mandatory replacemet (not the issue he came in for) . A few other cars in there were also getting the part swapped out.

    Something to do with a power inverter. Not about the details, but just wanted to inform other owners.


    Maybe someone has more info.
     
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  2. chibi_kurochan

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    I'm bringing mine in on Tuesday for other things, going to ask them about this. More detailed information would be helpful.
     
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  3. Musterion

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

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    We just did pickup. What is your list of service items, I’m curious?
     
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  4. chibi_kurochan

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    1. Had "Parking Brake Error" notice several times.
    2. Charge port issue (fixed by latest firmware update)
    3. Driver side B pillar interior trim not assembled correctly (where curtain airbags located)? Loose, compared to the passenger side
    4. Both headlights housing protruding out of the bumper and quarter panels.
    5. Sunk-in hood from the quarter panel. Sunk-in hood

    All minor issues, otherwise I'm loving this our "Ares" (Red ☰ )
     

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  5. Musterion

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

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    Thanks, not only did we have close delivery times in same area, but we have twins. Actually the color and wheels (all good choices), chosen by my mother who I transferred the car to. I’ll check these items out tomorrow.
     
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  6. BigTonyTones

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    I'll try and find out more details.
     
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    Ares? You must not have ever endured driving a Dodge Ares back in the '80s if you'd call your car that. o_O
     
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    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    Fortunately it was actually spelled "Aries"
     
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  9. chibi_kurochan

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    Good to know.. =P

    Our Ares is named after Greek God of war / Roman God Mars - for obvious reasons (besides it's red colour) :po_O

    Apologies for the digression from the original thread.
     
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    Sorry for further,,,digression, but I am remonded of the famous quote-Hotter than Vulcan's dick in Hades...

    Thank you very much

    FURY
     
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    I took my car in and they replaced the "Power Conversion System" as a recall. It took a couple of days for the part to come in and one day to do the repair. In total the covered warranty cost was $1100.

    They did not elaborate on the reason for the repair. Just that it was needed.
     
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  12. SMAlset

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    Maybe the reason we haven't seen any additional invites going out in February yet. I saw someone's new car delivery that was on hold, car was there but he couldn't pick up and they couldn't give me an estimate when. Might be related to this and waiting for part.
     
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  13. kbecks13

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    I also had a power conversion system replaced without any signs that it was going bad (took car in for a totally unrelated, minor, problem). They said it was a "VIN specific bulletin" from Fremont, but clearly it wasn't incredibly VIN specific if multiple people are having the same thing. Fun fact, after they swapped the PCS my car died when i was driving it home from the service center and they had to tow it back :eek:
     
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    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    Highly unusual for someone to report to a customer that "other cars are in for the same thing.". Tech and service advisors don't usually report or volunteer this information.
     
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    ???
     
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    Did the invoice tell the internal pricing? Can u post a screenshot of that?
     
  18. chibi_kurochan

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    I took my car in to Santa Clara SC today.
    They had huge backlogs of cars 10-15 maybe in queue for service.
    My car been sitting outside at the parking lot all day. Hopefully will hear some update tomorrow.
     
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  19. S3XY

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    It's probably within a certain VIN range. It would help if anyone running into this would post at least the first 3 digits of their VIN if they're comfortable with doing so. This might help someone down the line if they get assigned a VIN in that range and are expecting a delivery that will likely be delayed.
     
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  20. kbecks13

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    Agreed, I've had my car since end of December and am in the mid 2000's for VIN. What's frustrating is that the replacement part they installed seemed to have caused more problems than the original!
     
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