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Tesla halts center screen replacements

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Keith909man, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Kevin Bohacz

    Kevin Bohacz Supporting Member

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    I suspect this UV light is nothing but a rumor just like the software fix, magic LCD lotion, and lucky-charmed heater (a.k.a. IR instead of UV radiation). I cannot find a single engineering or scholarly document that shows UV light can remediate subsurface LCD discoloration. Every case of subsurface computer display discoloration that I can find was fixed in one way and one way only, by replacing the defective screen. I wonder what rumor is coming next... nanotech-bots? Ultrasound? X-Rays? Gamma Rays? Neutrinos?
     
  2. PhilDavid

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    I find it hard to believe they are selling cars now with faulty displays. Our yellow screen defect was apparent within about 6 months and they've promised to fix it with no resolution so far.

    Do we know of ANY 2019 MY Model S vehicles that have a defective display with yellow discoloring?
     
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  3. St Charles

    St Charles Tesla, not TSLA!

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    If the alternative is to stop selling Model S/X, I think they very well could still be installing defective screens. They certainly would not be the first auto manufacturer to knowingly sell cars with defective components.

    What Irks me the most is the lack of transparency and care from Tesla. I would be willing to bend over backwards if I felt like they gave a *sugar* about fixing this problem for me. I get this is an expensive problem for Tesla to address, but is their problem and they need to own it. This isn't a startup problem, this is operational maturity.

    This problem isn't even that hard to address:

    1. offer affected owners 1 free replacement before a permanent fix is implemented.
    2. extend the warranty on the MCU screen specifically.

    This addresses both owners who age/mileage out of the bumper-to-bumper warranty as well as allowing for a quick solution if needed. Jesus Christ, Elon, own the problems you created!
     
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  4. MP3Mike

    MP3Mike Well-Known Member

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    2 isn't necessary as they have always said that if it was reported/verified before the warranty expired that they would take care of it even if the resolution came after the warranty ran out.
     
  5. St Charles

    St Charles Tesla, not TSLA!

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    #2 is absolutely necessary. It is also an industry standard practice.
     
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  6. veloaudio

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    I was told yesterday by my SC that a fix is not available and that it will be August. They previously told my July when I took the car in for warranty service in May.
     
  7. alcibiades

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    3 months maybe, 6 months definitely.
     
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  8. St Charles

    St Charles Tesla, not TSLA!

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    I suppose we could hope that Tesla keeps their word on warranty replacements going forward...

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  9. Milkman

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    I was told October for the screen replacement. Chicago :/
     
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  10. slainla

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    I received a replacement around 6 months ago for the bubbling and I just noticed the yellow border a couple of weeks ago.
     
  11. PhilDavid

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    Do you have the part number for the display that turned out to be defective with the yellow border?
     
  12. slainla

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    I checked my invoice and unfortunately, a part number was not listed.
     

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