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I didn't really have any comment one way or the other, but it is certainly possible to abuse a car to the point of failure at 5MPH.If abuse is driving
If abuse is driving down a rough road at 5MPH, I am guilty, but I
The left side was quoted at about 3k, but it included the air strut due to damage caused by the wheel hitting the strut upon ball joint failure. The right side will be much less because only the upper ball joint, tie rod and away bar are in question.Just out of interest, what is the repair price in the event it's not covered under warranty?
They said that the ball joint bolt was loose and caused the wear. They are now going to inspect the lower control arms and ball joint. They indicated that this is not normal wear an tear and have moved the request to cover the warranty to upper management.
I have owned my Model S since May of 2013 and truly love the car. With that said, I must tell everyone about a recent problem I experienced this past Sunday while driving on a back road at a very low rate of speed, about 5 MPH. The road was rough so my air ride was at it max lift. As I was proceeding down a steep hill I heard a snap and felt my steering wheel pull to the left. I stopped the car for further inspection only to discover that my left front hub assembly separated from the upper control arm. Needless to say the car was inoperable due to a loss of steering. Thank goodness I was not traveling at a high rate of speed. This could of been a tragic accident causing injury or even death.
I contacted Tesla and they towed the car to a service center. They just informed that this is not covered under warranty, stating that the cause was due to normal wear and tear. I have owned many cars in my life and have never experienced such a failure. My car has been driven 73000 miles.
Has anyone experienced this failure on their car?