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Updates and Upgrades at service centers? I'd like your ideas please.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by stevepeck1, Feb 18, 2015.

  1. stevepeck1

    stevepeck1 Member

    Sep 8, 2014
    Charleston, SC
    Each time my 2013 S has gone to the shop, it has come back with something updated/upgraded. I gather that there are other things that they'll update if you ask...

    I wonder what those have been for you? ...and therefore what I might request when it goes back in for scheduled service in March.

    Mine included AC Compressor mounts and noise suppression cover
    Steering shims and later higher-torque-spec bolts to correct a squeak
    Brake rotors (but they still squeak/grunt when coming to a stop)
    Floor mats. Crazy that they made anti-roll-up mats but they did.
    Drive unit updates
    Wire chafing rear wheel well clearance update...

    Things like that... THANKS!!
  2. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    Buckeye, AZ
    What is the line between an update/upgrade and an actual warranty repair?
  3. iadbound

    iadbound Member

    Apr 24, 2014
    No. VA
    Is this a trick question? :wink: We'll need a 300-page thread to answer that, and we'll undoubtedly conclude there is no real answer.
  4. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    Buckeye, AZ
    #4 AmpedRealtor, Feb 18, 2015
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2015
    Here is my list limited to TSB items:

    • Pano roof front appliqué air leak TSB
    • Pano roof front latch rattle TSB
    • Brake rotor TSB
    • Rear camber bolt TSB
    • Coolant pump TSB
    • HVAC sound insulating blanket TSB
    • Battery shield
    • Wheel arch liner TSB
    • Non-curling floor mats
    • Defroster vent TSB
  5. tomas

    tomas Only partially psycho

    Oct 22, 2012
    You will see if you look at service invoice that all of these things are coded as warranty. And, anyone can get them... even if you don't have service plan, they will do these things!

    Makes me feel foolish for having bought the service plan, but I'm sure it's not the last time I'll be foolish.

    Here are couple more:

    * Gen1 drive seat modification (they cut some springs to allow you to sink further, which increases lateral support and comfort generally). Irreversible, by the way!
    * Front defroster vent update. The early cars just have a black metal screen up front, and all defrost air flows through that. Newer cars have 2 proper vents in the screen. They'll update if you ask.
  6. MassModel3

    MassModel3 Member

    Aug 19, 2014
    MA South Shore
    The only thing I've asked to be changed is the defrost vents. First time the car was out in 20-something degree weather and a hard snow, the driver's window and the left 10 or 12 inches of the windscreen were completely fogged up. Vent replacement as a warranty item. They sliced the leather on the steering wheel during the replacement, so they replaced that as "goodwill" on a follow-up.

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