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Tesla Replaces Half Dozen Parts

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by hockeythug, Oct 6, 2017.

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  1. hockeythug

    hockeythug Active Member

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    Tesla replaces Model 3 headlights, battery, seats, and more while going through ‘production hell’

    So much for that supplier vetting process.
     
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    Where does it say failed?
     
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    Tesla was nice enough to upgrade the headlights to ones that don't leak.
     
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    Glad to see their strategy of selling to employees first and figuring out the problems is working well.
     
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    Agreed. They can either do it this way and try to iterate quickly or do it the old fashioned way and take years testing alphas, betas, etc. trying to get everything just perfect. Pick your poison. There's no free lunch.
     
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    The tail light condensation issue was something that plagued the Model S for a very long time. If they can fix this on the Model 3 before consumer cars release then that would be best.
     
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    Yeah and good thing too. Can you imagine if they scaled up to December numbers and discovered these issues?
     
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    For what it's worth my volt had taillight condensation issues and that was a full fledged production car. Nothing is perfect, but at least they're figuring it out now instead of when they're 50k cars deep. And they likely had multiple suppliers on hand and ready, just for instances like this.
     
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  11. rabar10

    rabar10 FFE until Model 3

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    Indeed — thread title changed to remove “failed”.
     
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    recall?

    My wife's Kia Sorrento had 2 recalls that I took it in for. Half Hour fix and out of the door. Some 114K Sorrento's recalled....no problem.

    Kia Sorento US car sales figures
     
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    Seems like someone (moderator?) did a quiet edit. I'm 99% sure the thread title last night included the word "failed".
     
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    LOL - true
     
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    ^^^
    Actually, I'm even more sure now. In my browser history, I still have an entry for "Tesla Replaces Half Dozen Failed Parts | Tesla Motors Club".
     
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    #16 hockeythug, Oct 7, 2017
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    I can confirm.

    Can a moderator please tell me why this was changed? Why was no note included saying a moderator changed it? This is very unethical.
     
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    I've had at least one of my posts in another thread (investor-related, IIRC) quietly moderator deleted w/no notice. As far as I could tell, it wasn't moved into another thread either (e.g. snippiness or anywhere else).
     
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    Perhaps because there is no proof whatsoever that Tesla has replaced a dozen "failed" parts? Or if there is, it wasn't included in the OP?
     
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    See post 11. rabar10 said he changed it to remove the word "failed".

    Why? Probably because the article you linked (quoted in your first post) said:

    Still performing normally, replacing prototype parts or improvements doesn't sound like failing parts.
     
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    #20 hockeythug, Oct 7, 2017
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    I wanna know why the moderators think they are newspaper editors now and can edit posts on a car forum because they purely personally dissagree with it. Nothing was against forum rules.
     
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