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Stolen Model S please help!

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by OliverDecelis, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. OliverDecelis

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    Last week my father's Model S was stolen from outside our house. Luckily he was able to track the scumbags who stole it and get it back. However having got it back Tesla have siezed the car and have not many any contact of when he can have it back or any courtesy car. Has anyone been through something similar and can offer some advice!
     
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    Why would Tesla sieze the car?
     
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    This doesn't sound right..
     
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    I was thinking the same thing....

    I'm guessing to see if they were hacked. But if that's true, they should have asked permission, not just taken the car. Though this doesn't sound right...
     
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    need more details OP...
     
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    Sounds like a repossession? Why would Tesla seize the car and not give it back? Strange to me that high-end cars get stolen in Europe all the time, but uncommon in the USA.
     
  7. OliverDecelis

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    According to Tesla because it happens so rarely they wanted to work out how it was stolen. They sent 2 engineers over from America
     
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    This sounds pretty doubtful to me, or at best extremely incomplete. At least in the US, if a private party without a valid ownership claim "seized" a car, that would be theft. It would surprise me if the UK were much different.

    If this is real, I'd suggest talking to the police.
     
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  9. OliverDecelis

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    Tesla have said it's to study the car to work out how it was stolen
     
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    I'm still very doubtful about this story. As I said previously, if your father actually owns the car, and this is real, go to the police.
     
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  11. OliverDecelis

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    2 engineers where sent from America to try and work it out
    The police are working alongside Tesla
     
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    You don't have to let Tesla work on the car. You can tell them you want the car back, now. It's your car.

    OTOH, if you want to let Tesla work on the car so this doesn't happen in the future, I'd demand a loaner from them.
     
  13. RDoc

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    Ah, so perhaps it was the police who took the car and not Tesla?
     
  14. OliverDecelis

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    My father has been lead to believe it was Tesla who have the car
     
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  15. OliverDecelis

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    The overall customer service he has received has been very poor considering the amount he paid for the car. Has phoned numerous times and nothing has been disclosed. A shame for such a great car and company
     
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  16. OliverDecelis

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    He has and nothing has been given. Shocked at the way he has been treated
     
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    Nice try.
    Your original statement was the Tesla seized the car. Now it seems that perhaps it was the police who gave it to Tesla as the experts in what happened.
    I wonder if your father didn't also get some paperwork from the police when they took the car?
     
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  18. OliverDecelis

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    Not to my knowledge. Even if that was the case, courtesy car should of been given
     
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    Do the police in the UK normally give out courtesy cars? They don't in the US.
     
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    Obviously not the police. If you're gonna try and be a smart ass go be it somewhere else?
     
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