Per Tesla a remanufactured battery will cost me $15k and that is why I’m exploring other and all optionsI think the battery is the most important component of the car, and it will probably cost near $20K, unless someone can find a used one in a wrecked S. So it seems that the car would be worth around 10 grand without the battery. That's not much, but it's eight years old. When I sold my last Tesla, a 2015, Tesla valued it at $35K. Any car drops wildly in value as soon as it's driven off the lot. You might check with Tesla or with a Tesla salvage person on prices for a battery, new or used, because people in the market are going to want to know.
That's just my opinion. It's a place to start the conversation.
Unless something else goes then I’m sol. I was 2 months out of warranty and had been complaining of battery issues for 6 months+ and I was hoping Tesla did the right thing and did a goodwill replacement, but they won’tSeems like a good investment for a P85 Sig with only 68K miles.
Unless something else goes then I’m sol. I was 2 months out of warranty and had been complaining of battery issues for 6 months+ and I was hoping Tesla did the right thing and did a goodwill replacement, but they won’t
I’ve been speaking with the Service Manager at the WPB SC and he supposedly ran it up chain of command to Regional and higher and they are unwilling to do anything besides the $3k goodwill adjustment off the $15k remanufactured battery. Says my battery complaints and the battery needing to be replaced are 2 separate issues. After last update before my battery stopped charging past 45 miles I kept getting error maximum battery charge level reduced.That's very disheartening to hear, seems like they would especially if you have evidence of past battery problems documented with previous service orders or emails. If you do have the information documented then I would try one last 'Hail Mary play' and print out the documented previous issues and go in person to the service center and nicely explain the situation to the Service Manager and that you would really hope for some leniency on the warranty since you have previous documented issues before the warranty ran out and you would really dont want to see a part of Tesla's history scrapped to a junkyard because the price to repair you 2012 Signature edition is greater than is's market value (especially if you are the 1st owner).
If you have tried that or do try that and it didn't work then I would suggest an aftermarket replacement. There are a few members on the board who have shops that works on Tesla vehicles.
after dealing with this for a few weeks now, I was told this morning that there are no new 85kw packs and my only choices for a new pack were a 75 (for $21k with same 4 yr/50k warranty) or a 100 (which would cost more and they would have to verify if it would even fit). Since my car is a 2012 I was told not many of the newer packs would fit.
Even though I feel like Tesla should have done more and I’ve been painted into a corner, which I absolutely hate... I told them to go ahead with the remanufactured 85kw pack replacement. They already ordered it and have it at the SC, they knew I didn’t have any other option, ugh!
I am going to request all previous service records and any diagnostics they will provide me, try and find a HV battery specialist to review and depending on findings try and recover some of the cost through legal means.
It's already available. Included in the price of the battery replacement is a free replacement car too. For only $79,990 you get a brand new 100KW battery, free car with it. Better yet, you can get a very generous core charge credit for trading in your old battery (with the old car attached).i hope when i do need a new battery i can get a 100-140kw replacement battery on my 2018 75D for $15k.
It's already available. Included in the price of the battery replacement is a free replacement car too. For only $79,990 you get a brand new 100KW battery, free car with it. Better yet, you can get a very generous core charge credit for trading in your old battery (with the old car attached).
This has me nervous about either the MCU1 daughterboard recall work or paying for the Infotainment upgrade to MCU2 (plus radio.)Also, given the quality of service lately, I wouldn't be overly confident they don't screw something else up while in there. And then claim they didn't and you would be on the hook for it. Something that shows up months later for instance.