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Well, It happened to me.....and I am not happy about it

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Gixx1300R, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Gixx1300R

    Gixx1300R Member

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    To the Service Center she goes. Driving a couple of miles yesterday and the "Decreased Power, Call Tesla Service Center" message appeared. The car started to slowly lose power. I slowly limped home and soon as I pulled into the driveway it shut down completely.... No power what so ever. I never got a message about the 12 volt battery. 20180716_083600.jpg
     
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    What year/model?
     
  3. Gixx1300R

    Gixx1300R Member

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    2013 Model S P85
     
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    Is there a proactive battery replacement available before failure?
     
  5. Gixx1300R

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    I am not sure. The service center stated they would check both 12 volt and the main battery pack. I am still under warranty for the pack and drive train
     
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    dhanson865 Active Member

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    I don't think it's your 12v (though that might get replaced because of collateral damage, I just don't think the 12v is the source of the issue)

    The good news is you are likely to get newer parts installed and won't be hitting this issue later.
     
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    Keep us posted on the details.
     
  8. Hugh Mannity

    Hugh Mannity Mediocre Member

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    Damn that sucks. On a positive note, based on your name I assume you have a Hayabusa? You still have a “rocket ship” to blast around with. :cool:
     
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    Have you ever had a D/U replacement before? Super common failures on this model year and type.
     
  10. Gixx1300R

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    I will keep you guys posted. Kinda hoping it is the battery pack but then again I hope not

    I sold my Busa years ago to a guy in the middle east. I do all of my own motor mods. It was a 1525cc motor with a 200 shot of nitrous. ran low 7s in the 1/4 mile. I extensively modified it.
     
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  11. Gixx1300R

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    I am the second owner so Tesla does not release that information. The drive unit was working fine as far as I know. It never made a sound upon acceleration.
     
  12. demundus

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    Eh... you can usually get them to tell you in person as an aside with really generic questions like "how many times has this motor been replaced".

    It doesnt have to make a noise to die per-se, 3rd replacement (2013 performance motor tuned down to base) showed no signs of failure other than a weird hesitation to switch from Park to drive every once and awhile.

    Your contactors could also have gone bad, another common issue in the 2012-2013 packs. It could likely be that too. Point being Tesla has had the unfortunate experience of dealing with our model year 1000 times over. You'll know pretty soon (i'd bet by wednesday) :)
     
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    85 packs are hard to come by ...you will leave the SC as a P90 just make sure they change your badge ;)
     
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  14. Gixx1300R

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    Yes but aren't there issues with the 90 packs?
     
  15. TaoJones

    TaoJones Beyond Driven

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    Some of the early 90 packs had/have issues. By Spring 2017 the issue seems to have been resolved.
     
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  16. P85_DA

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    Not V3...;)
     
  17. Jan Fiala

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    Sounds more like a coolant problem to me...
     
  18. Gixx1300R

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    There would have been a low coolant warning if that was the issue.
     
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    How long will the 90 packs be available since Tesla no longer makes a vehicle with a 90kw battery?
     
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    Not sure ...I just recall reading some threads here where folks made out getting 90 packs :p
     

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