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Warranty & Maintenance Information

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tnawara, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. tnawara

    tnawara Member

    Sep 24, 2011
    Naperville, IL, US
    (Note: I apologize if this information has already been posted somewhere else, but I couldn't find it.)

    Has anyone heard what Tesla's plans are for the Model S warranty and maintenance program? For comparison, here are Audi's and BMW's US warranty & maintenance programs for 2012 models:

    • The first scheduled maintenance service at 5,000 miles or twelve months, whichever comes first, free of charge
    • Four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, new vehicle limited warranty
    • Twelve year limited warranty against corrosion perforation
    • Audi 24-hour Roadside Assistance for four years

    • Four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, New Vehicle/SAV Limited Warranty
    • BMW Maintenance Program (No maintenance costs for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first)
    • Four years of the BMW Assist Safety Plan: Four-year, unlimited mileage subscription to the BMW Assist Safety Plan including TeleService, an exclusive BMW benefit which allows your vehicle to contact your BMW center directly when it needs service or maintenance.
    • Unlimited-Mileage Roadside Assistance: Receive Roadside Assistance 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the first four years of ownership, without any mileage limitation

    I like that BMW has added the no-cost maintenance program for the length of the original warranty. Would love to see that for the Model S - it would go a long way toward easing the mind of this "V1.0" buyer if they really stepped it up on the warranty and maintenance program.
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

    May 17, 2009
    Hi. They haven't announced what the warranty will be for the Model S yet. It shouldn't be too much longer though.
  3. NielsChr

    NielsChr Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    would expect the same as for the roadster, though I don't know how this look, maybe someone can inlight us.
    I expect there should be som regular inspection of the coolant system, as this is vital for battery life.
  4. roblab

    roblab Active Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    Angwin (Napa Valley) CA
    It has always irked me for some reason when BMW says free maintenance for the first 50K miles. Of course it isn't free. Unless you were born yesterday or have severe brain damage, you have learned that there is no free lunch, nor are there free maintenance programs. You paid for them in an insurance package when you bought the car. And they don't pay you for driving to the dealer and sitting for hours while they do your "free" maintenance. It is four hours or more lost to eternity. I don't like gas cars.
  5. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    I get a free loaner for the day when I take mine in. It has been a great experience. No complaints........

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