TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Will Tesla disable my supercharging?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jpballer88, May 24, 2018.

?

Would you take the Tesla on this trip?

  1. Yes, don't live in fear.

    77.8%
  2. No, have fun when they disable it mid-trip.

    22.2%
  1. Jpballer88

    Jpballer88 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Long story short -- I own a salvage title Tesla. Have driven it around 10K miles without any issues. Accident happened about 15K miles ago. The Tesla still supercharges and gets updates. Wouldn't be able to tell it is a salvage title car if I didn't tell you. Car is not re-certified by Tesla.

    This weekend I am going on a 7 hour drive. There are superchargers along the way, BUT technically Tesla can disable my supercharging privileges at their pleasure. It's a gamble but with gas prices this high, I REALLY do not want to take my ICE.

    What would you do? As of now, I am planning on taking the Tesla regardless but I would hate to get stuck half way.
     
  2. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2016
    Messages:
    4,306
    Location:
    Palmdale, CA
    I would take my Chademo adapter with me and route with those locations as Plan B.
     
    • Like x 14
    • Helpful x 1
    • Informative x 1
  3. dethman

    dethman Member

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2018
    Messages:
    695
    Location:
    socal
    what he said.
     
    • Like x 1
  4. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    1,153
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    As @Az_Rael said, get and take a CHAdeMO adapter. Won't be Supercharger fast, but you won't be stranded. Also check into getting the car recertified by Tesla. Won't be cheap, but it's better than getting Supercharger access cut off in the middle of Nebraska.
     
    • Like x 3
  5. bob_p

    bob_p Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2012
    Messages:
    2,760
    For anyone purchasing as salvaged Tesla, they should assume Tesla will cut them off from supercharging, software updates, Internet access, and internet use by the media player & navigation system - until Tesla has re-certified the car. Until then preparing for other charging options is prudent.

    However, until Tesla has reviewed the charging system and battery pack, there is increased risk of unseen damage to those systems, which could cause problems when charging. Charging pumps a lot of power into the car (especially during supercharging) - which could produce a fire or possibly even an explosion.

    This will be true not only for Tesla cars - but for any EV being recovered from salvage with large battery packs. ICEs are different, if the engine starts and seems to be running without issues, the ICE is probably OK. An EV has a lot of components that are not visible - and could be damaged, and even though they appear to work - risk failure over time.

    The OP should strongly consider having Tesla re-certify the car, even if it will incur a significant expense.

    Tesla should probably also provide some information on their website about their policy on re-certifying salvaged cars, and why that should be done.
     
    • Like x 7
  6. azred

    azred Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Just when you think you have read the funniest thread on this site, look what pops up. You can't make up this stuff.
     
  7. azred

    azred Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    If any Nebraskans read this thread, what do you think of this shot from a resident of scenic Ohio?
     
    • Funny x 3
  8. henderrj

    henderrj Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2014
    Messages:
    589
    Location:
    Graham, WA, United States
    Different, yes. But more reliable? Not to mention safer? I would greatly disagree with that. There are fuel lines, transmission lines, oil lines, running all up and down the vehicles. All those fluids are flammable. The transmission, the differential, the engine, all have oil and other components which are flammable. Not to speak of of the myriad number of components that must work properly for an ice vehicle to work at all!

    If anything, I think ice vehicles are much worse after being wrecked, as far as reliability and safty goes, then electric cars. An electric car is certainly easier to check out. They are just a lot more expensive to do so now.
     
    • Like x 2
    • Disagree x 1
  9. MorrisonHiker

    MorrisonHiker S 100D 2019.16.2

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,290
    Location:
    Colorado
    #9 MorrisonHiker, May 25, 2018
    Last edited: May 25, 2018
    I could better answer this poll if I knew the OP's VIN. ;)

    I don't live in Nebraska but have driven several thousand miles in Nebraska over the past month. It's a valid jab. There's virtually no CHAdeMO in Nebraska. According to PlugShare, there one in Lincoln is the only CHAdeMO station in all of Nebraska.

    You really can't rely on CHAdeMO in large parts of the US.
     
    • Like x 1
    • Funny x 1
  10. Derek Kessler

    Derek Kessler Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2016
    Messages:
    1,153
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    I can hop-scotch across Ohio on only CHAdeMO if I really want to. It's fun to joke about Ohio (one of my favorite past times, alongside corn and being superior to Michigan), but it's worth noting that Ohio is actually quite populated compared to most states. 6 times as many people as Nebraska in 60% of the space. Also a 60% larger population your Arizona in 1/3 the space.

    All of which is to say... unless you live in an area with a decent population density across the breadth of your travel area, CHAdeMO coverage will probably let you down. Take Arizona, for example. Getting between Phoenix and Tuscon on CHAdeMO alone is a breeze. But then you're in a desert — Coachella is the closest to the east, and that's 250 miles away. Vegas is 300 miles, so also barely in range of the longest-range Teslas. Want to go East? Too bad, the next CHAdeMO chargers are 420 miles away in Albuquerque.
     
    • Informative x 1
  11. Xminus6

    Xminus6 Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    604
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Comparison doesn’t work as well because last I checked, nobody died instantaneously from touching gasoline.
     
    • Like x 2
  12. richrootes

    richrootes Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2014
    Messages:
    351
    Location:
    North Vancouver
    I certainly wouldn’t be asking this question on a forum which is known to to frequented by Tesla employees....
     
  13. Jpballer88

    Jpballer88 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2018
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    I certainly could care less as they do not have my VIN #.
     
  14. Yaro

    Yaro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    234
    Location:
    Sacramento
    Can you guys all stop with the misinformation? I've rebuilt over 10 Tesla cars and they all have supercharging enabled, LTE working, and still receive updates. Depending on the service center, they will service your car as long as you pay.

    To OP, if you are really this worried, have your car rooted and it can be re-enabled remotely if Tesla ever does disable it.
     
    • Informative x 4
    • Like x 3
    • Love x 1
  15. Yaro

    Yaro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    234
    Location:
    Sacramento
    If any of the HV systems have an issue, you won't even be able to charge the car.
     
    • Informative x 3
    • Like x 2
  16. azred

    azred Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2016
    Messages:
    1,476
    Location:
    Chandler, AZ
    Just trying to get the Husker fans fired up before the Buckeyes visit Lincoln this Fall.
     
  17. MarcusMaximus

    MarcusMaximus Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,840
    Location:
    San Jose
    Perhaps not instantly, but certainly painfully and within a few minutes.

    [​IMG]
     
    • Funny x 1
  18. bro1999

    bro1999 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2016
    Messages:
    1,828
    Location:
    Maryland
    Can you fast charge with a CHAdeMO adapter if Supercharging is disabled? Weren't Supercharge-less S60's back in the day not able to even fast charge via CHAdeMO unless Supercharging was enabled?
     
  19. Yaro

    Yaro Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2016
    Messages:
    234
    Location:
    Sacramento
    From what I recall, you may be correct. In the configuration screen the option is "fastCharge".
     
    • Informative x 1
  20. trm2

    trm2 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2016
    Messages:
    526
    Location:
    CLE
    Wow, references to Coachella and Burning Man in one thread!
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC