What you can expect in 8 years

Discussion in 'Model S' started by David White, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. David White

    David White New Member

    Dec 20, 2017
    Lancaster, California
    I just had the 174,000 mile service done on my model S. I see on teslarati that my car has the seventh most miles of any Model S, and the second most of any not owned by Tesloop, the commuter service.

    Total repairs I paid for in eight years:
    Main computer, $1600.00 at 156,000 miles
    One wheel, $425.00 after hitting a truly nasty pot hole.

    Motor replaced twice in first year.
    Had a loaner battery for a month while they troubleshot some strange problem:
    Driver side mirror quit tilting when in reverse.
    Sun roof opened slowly when I skipped three service visits.
    Front quarter panel now has a seam gap

    A 90% charge on the battery was 237 when new. now it's only 218 miles.
    Full charge was 256. now it's 240.

    Only complaints:
    No tire last more than 32,000 miles. So get a tire with a 50,000 warranty and get a rebate of couple hundred back every time you replace them.
    Insurance companies finally realized Teslas are expensive to repair, insurance has tripled.

    Just thought you'd like to know.

    Dave White (P02650)
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  2. Milan B

    Milan B Member

    Jan 8, 2018
    great write up. thank you. i am at 90K miles. so this helps with knowing what i might expect. also, i am catching up. i put about 50K a year on it. :)
  3. mario E

    mario E New Member

    Oct 17, 2018
    San Jose
    Interesting Considering The very First Telsa S were delivered in 2012 (a dozen or so in June)
    So that might be more like 5 years. for P02650 (Maybe a typo?)

    Still, My September 2012 Tesla can only go to 242 (85)

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