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Warranty

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 647chang, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. 647chang

    647chang Member

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    Looking into buying a used P85 and was wondering something. The car will have 8 year unlimited miles warranty on motor (drive unit) and battery right? It has a 4 year 50k mile bumper to bumper. My question is before your bumper to bumper warranty runs out (4 year 50k miles) you can pay $4k, to add additional 4 more year and 50k bumper to bumper coverage to the car? What if you never take it into the service center for an annual service.
     
  2. tiblot

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    You never have to go for annual service, ever. That was a change made in the last year or so.
    As for the warranty, you need to buy the extended warranty 30 days before your warranty expires.
     
  3. Racerx22b

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    Not that this applies here but if you lease you're required to take it for yearly service. The penalty for not taking it is basically unknown so do what you want with that info.
     
  4. 647chang

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    If that's the case, is it free from tesla. BTW good info to know. Was thinking either go all out and lease a p85d or see if I could get a really good deal on a p85, since a lot of people are unloading them right now
     
  5. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Yearly service is not free from Tesla (regardless of lease or purchase). They charge $600 for annual service. What they do in that service can be found on their checklist.
     
  6. Brass Guy

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    You can purchase the "extended service agreement" (aka extended warranty) up to 30 days after the original warranty expires. I was just reading up on it today. It would be retroactive from when the original warranty expires, so no you can't sneak an extra month out of it. There is a $200 deductible for each repair that's waived for successive repairs of the same part during the service agreement.
     
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    Would you get it?
     
  8. cptstirling

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    Actually we just found out this weekend that if you buy a used Model S from Tesla you automatically get another 4 years and 50,000 on top of whatever is remaining on the existing warranty. i.e. If you buy a car with 20,000 miles, you will effectively have an 8 year, 100,000 bumper to bumper warranty.
     
  9. 647chang

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    How is the price compared with buying private party and paying the $4k

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    So you have to pay $200 every time you bring the car
     
  10. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    Is that true?! Sounds too good to be true.
     
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    It's too good to be true. CPO cars (NOT all used cars) get a 6 yr 100k warranty. From new. As in, a car with 200k miles has no warranty.
     
  12. cptstirling

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    Sorry, eco5280 is correct, all CPO cars purchased from Tesla get this warranty bump. And I found that the CPO price Tesla was offering on their CPO vehicles was comparable to private party. I've read that Tesla is beginning to push their CPO market to start getting more people in their vehicles.
     
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    One other thing on the purchase of an extended warranty. It has to be before 3 years and 11 months or 49,000 miles, whichever is first. Don't miss the fact that you have to beat both deadlines.
     
  14. ken830

    ken830 Model S (Res#P12,447)

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    I was always under the impression that you can buy the extended warranty 30-days after the original warranty expires (due to hitting the 5-year mark, or the 50K mileage mark).
     
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    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    Your impression is correct. You have 30 days after and it's backdated to begin whenever the original warranty expires.
     
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    Interesting. That's what I thought until my service advisor said it had to be BEFORE expiration. Since you buy it online, I suppose it is in the hands of the website.
     
  17. breser

    breser AutoPilot Nostradamus

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    How would they even do 30 days before you hit 50k miles? You buy it and then hit 50k miles too fast and "oops sorry no warranty for you."
     
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    What is something major goes wrong, within that 30 day window? Can you buy the warranty and have it pay for the repairs? That must be the case if it is retroactive back to the end of the warranty. For this reason, I find this hard to believe.
     
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    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    Don't tell Tesla, buy the warranty, wait a couple of days, call for service? Or just buy it before 4 years or 50k miles...
     
  20. swegman

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    Don't forget that Tesla can remotely determine the mileage on the car. Along with numerous other parameters. Even VisibleTesla will tell you the mileage on your car.
     

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