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Tesla keeps forcing me to accept things I didn't pay for!

tomas

Out of warranty...
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Oct 22, 2012
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I thought I'd itemize some of the things that I didn't pay for that have been "forced" on me.
I really gotta question the ethics of this company that keeps insisting on making my car better at no cost to me. Are they just setting me up to screw me later?:cursing:

* Hill hold
* Battery shield
* Trip functions in energy app
* GPS enabled raising/lowering
* Tow mode (hope I never need it)
* Gen1 seat mod
* Insulated AC unit
* Updated windshield defrost vents
* Variable battery charge levels
* Scheduled pre-conditioning
* Updated brakes
* Backup lines in rear view camera
* .2 sec 0-60 and throttle smoothness improvement
* One touch lock/unlock
* Calendar integration
* Numerous maps improvements
* Proactive 12v battery & regulator replacement
* Please tell me what I forgot! I'll update this list in OP as long as I'm allowed.
 
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tstafford

Active Member
Jul 4, 2015
1,039
257
Nashville, TN
They're bastards. They've made me feel like I got a brand new car by sending out the AP update too. I hate having that new car experience. Like I said in another thread - I'm old and scared of change.
 

brantse

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May 18, 2015
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Somerset, PA
Lol. Have you been forced to take the new "cold weather" brakes? Maybe, just to screw you over even more, they'll wait until your current brakes get really corroded and broken in before upgrading.
 

Ugliest1

S85: "Sparky"
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Aug 19, 2013
1,401
1,661
Victoria BC Canada
Add: "Improved"* driver display and main screen display
Add: one-touch lock/unlock "button" on main screen

* IMHO, I think it's mostly improved; there's a thread for vociferous complaining about the updated display, elsewhere
 

vgrinshpun

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Apr 5, 2013
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Depending on when you got your P85, there was also a 0.2 seconds improvement in 0-60 acceleration - from the originally stated 4.4 seconds to 4.2 seconds later on.
 

tomas

Out of warranty...
Supporting Member
Oct 22, 2012
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Santa Barbara/New York
Add: "Improved"* driver display and main screen display

* IMHO, I think it's mostly improved; there's a thread for vociferous complaining about the updated display, elsewhere

Hmm, yes... gotta think about whether I want to turn this into another argument thread. Let's see what develops.
 

mspohr

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Jul 27, 2014
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Depending on when you got your P85, there was also a 0.2 seconds improvement in 0-60 acceleration - from the originally stated 4.4 seconds to 4.2 seconds later on.
My 85D was advertised and delivered with a 5.2 second 0-60 time.
I was appalled to discover a few weeks later that they delivered a software update (under cover of darkness) that reduced the time to 4.4 seconds. How can I stop this madness!
 

tstafford

Active Member
Jul 4, 2015
1,039
257
Nashville, TN
My 85D was advertised and delivered with a 5.2 second 0-60 time.
I was appalled to discover a few weeks later that they delivered a software update (under cover of darkness) that reduced the time to 4.4 seconds. How can I stop this madness!

Major safety issue. Bastards
 

vgrinshpun

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Apr 5, 2013
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Depending on when you got your P85, there was also a 0.2 seconds improvement in 0-60 acceleration - from the originally stated 4.4 seconds to 4.2 seconds later on.

BTW, the way they sneaked this one was particularly egregious and misleading - still no word on the corresponding updated "real" hp rating.
 

SmartElectric

Active Member
Jul 9, 2014
2,523
2,400
Toronto,Canada
How dare they add a feature where the car recognises it's location based on GPS and automatically raises the suspension on my car when approaching my steep driveway?! This madness has to stop! :rolleyes:
 

AudubonB

One can NOT induce accuracy with precision!
Mar 24, 2013
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If I wanted a new car, or 4 or 5, I could just go out and buy 'em! Who gave them the authority to keep forcing a new car on me?
 

doug

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Nov 28, 2006
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ecarfan

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Sep 21, 2013
19,395
14,407
West Vancouver, British Columbia
I literally LOL'ed reading this thread! [emoji3] Damn you Tesla for making my "classic" S better over and over again after I drove it off the Fremont factory lot thinking it was the ultimate automobile! With each update and the car becoming more and more "ultimate" I sink deeper into a profound depression knowing that I was wrong...
Bastards. They didn't pull any of these shenanigans with the Roadster.
Exactly. I bought my Roadster knowing for sure that it would never change or improve because Tesla was busy building other much better cars, so I was happy that the Roadster was stranded in the past because, you know, that's how it's always been with out-of-production cars.
Oh wait. I've ordered a new higher capacity battery for my 6 year old Roadster.
Damn you Tesla, you tricked me again! [emoji6]
 

green1

Active Member
Mar 25, 2014
4,548
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
You people are far too easily impressed. I'm going to join the multitudes of other owners on here and complain that my MS doesn't have a heated steering wheel even though newer ones do. And that Tesla didn't retrofit a second motor when they introduced the "D"

How dare they lock in my hardware and only improve software, I want my car to be perfect and as good as the newest one off the assembly line no matter how old it is!
 

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