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RIP #521

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Indian Steve, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Indian Steve

    Indian Steve Member

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    Tesla Roadster space landing

    Well, another one bites the dust. I was in my work parking lot and the accelerator stuck and within 20 feet I was into the side of 2 cars. My insurance worked with Tesla to get a list of parts and the parts total was $68k before labor so ya, that didn't make the cut.

    I haven't had the time but I have the 240 charger, J adapter, soft top, and a hard top with case that I will be selling if anyone is interested.
     
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  2. e-FTW

    e-FTW New electron smell

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    Someone will save it!
     
  3. Indian Steve

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    It was fairly mangled but it would be awesome if someone could. I had a half thought that I would buy it back and swap all the stuff into something random like a Miata but I have too many projects going on to try and take that on.

    I have seen some of the pricing for some of these parts but I don't really know what is fair and reasonable so any insight would be greatly appreciated!
     
  4. Indian Steve

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    Also, I believe it is a Can JR for the adapter that I have but I can post a pic if makes any difference.

    I am willing to trade for MX gear also, preferably rims!
     
  5. arijaycomet

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    I have a CF hardtop, but i dont have the storage case. If you’d be willing to sell the hard top storage case separately let me know! Sorry to hear about your car.... would be fun to see the “goods” swapped into a Miata or something, though!
     
  6. Doug_G

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    The accelerator stuck physically?
     
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  7. Indian Steve

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    Yep, I was chatting with someone and went to leave and the next thing I know I had bounced off one car and into the side of another. It was pretty bizarre.
     
  8. Roadster

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    Ugh, really sorry to hear about this. Could have been much worse if anyone else or even you were in front of it so glad to hear only inanimate objects were harmed. Hoping you can recoup some of your costs from insurance.

    PM sent on your soft top, thx.
     
  9. Rotarypower

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    What? This is a big deal people! Did you inform Tesla and are they investigating? Was it a mechanical issue or an electrical issue? I have never heard of this happening, but if there is a failure mode that will turn our cars into ballistic missiles then someone needs to get to the bottom of it. You need to inform the NHTSA about this if not already done. They have a way to report safety issues. Not trying to be a drama queen about this, but geez, this is a failure mode that could kill allot of people. Please follow up on this. We all know the brakes would never stop a fully throttled high mass inertia Tesla Roadster.
     
  10. hcsharp

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    Relax. He didn't actually have a stuck pedal unless something like the floor mat was bunched up against it. He had his foot on the accelerator but thought he had it on the brake pedal. This is not all that uncommon and the driver will always swear on their life that they had their foot on the brake. It happens enough that the NHTSA won't even investigate it unless there is some compelling reason to believe that the pedal "stuck" on its own or there was a real hardware or firmware problem. Tesla has one of the best designs in the auto industry to prevent stuck pedals so there's no need to worry.
     
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  11. Rotarypower

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    Thanks @hcsharp for reminding me of this issue. I am aware of this, there was recently a post on the forums about a MS with perceived sudden acceleration. Oh and we are all aware of the Toyota debacle. However.....it is still concerning enough to where I want to hear @Indian Steve ’s reply with much more detail. Things fail....I deal with it every day as an engineer. I have many stories of critical failures as I was a systems engineer in the nuclear power industry. And yes, human factors is always a good possibility as to root cause....I know this area well.
     
  12. exlondoner

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    Interested in more information regarding the car and the available parts.
     
  13. da2ny

    da2ny 2010 Roadster Sport Twilight Blue #913

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    I’m interested in the charger and the soft top
     
  14. ICON

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    Sorry about this loss. I’m interested in the CF Door Sills if they are undamaged.
     
  15. Indian Steve

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    My guess is that the carpeted mats stuck or something. It was very odd how it all happened but it usually is odd when anything like this goes on.

    I’ve been super slammed at work and it looks like there is a lot of interest in parts but I’m still not really sure what things are worth so I might just post for sale ads and have obo’s on all of them until they are sold.
     
  16. rdstr

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    good call on the carpet. I owned that car for 2 years, it's easy to imagine the carpets got in the way. Good call. Sorrry to see 521 go, I put a lot of love into that car.
     

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