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What happens to warranty replaced parts? (Not sure where this thread belongs)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Hogwit, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. Hogwit

    Hogwit Member

    Feb 28, 2016
    Clinton, CT
    If this isn't the appropriate location for the thread, feel free to move it where it belongs.

    Does anyone know what happens to all of the parts that Tesla replaces under warranty? Are they thrown in a dumpster? Sent to Tesla to be refurbished? Refurbished at the SC?
  2. whitex

    whitex Active Member

    Sep 30, 2015
    Seattle area, WA
    I bet some go for failure analysis, some get refurbished and used in other warranty replacements (batteries or drive units), others may just be trashed. Tesla warranty, they can do as they please. Once you pay for replacements out of warranty, you should be able to ask for the old parts to go back to you (or get credit for trading them in).
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