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Rear Drive Unit Failed During Pre-Delivery Inspection

Discussion in 'Model 3: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by zero610, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. zero610

    zero610 Member

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    Was supposed to pick up the car tomorrow (August 1) and just got a call from the delivery center that the rear drive unit failed inspection and a new one has to be ordered. Another 2 weeks before that is received.

    My delivery specialist has a message to my ISA about time frame for a newly assigned VIN with my configuration.

    What would you do - have the service center replace drive unit on current VIN or request a new VIN?

    FYI, currently assigned VIN was 373XX.

    Does not give me confidence to accept a new car with a failed drive motor before delivery.

    Clearly the push to 5,000 cars per week has had consequences with QC.
     
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  2. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    I had 3 drive units during the time I owned my Model S. They are really very easy to swap and personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Nothing like replacing an ICE and transmission!
     
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  3. mongo

    mongo Well-Known Member

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    QC can't catch what hasn't failed.
    Drive unit swap is a non-issue for Tesla to perform, but the choice is up to you.
     
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  4. zero610

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    Seems unlikely a drive unit would fail during a train/truck transport from the Tesla factory.
     

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