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Old 05-02-2019, 03:27 AM
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Thumbs down The thing about owning a Tesla no one talks about nightmarish repair delays

"The general manager said it could take several months, that Tesla didn't seem to realize that their cars might get in accidents, and they had no parts inventory," he said. " Their parts are made to order, just like their cars."

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Old 05-02-2019, 12:32 PM
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As an owner of a Model S, I call BS on this.
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Old 05-02-2019, 01:47 PM
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As an owner of a Model S, I call BS on this.
My uncle, driving a new Model 3 and successfully reversing into his trashcans, had the car fixed in a very short period, no problem, last month; So definitely not a general Tesla problem everywhere,

That said, with every brand I have heard horror stories of various parts not being available and cars resting on the dealership lot for weeks/months (a friend'S Skoda Octavia RS was at the dealer with a broken DSG for nearly half a year), I think it often comes down to specific parts with supplier problems/strikes at some distribution centers/updated inventory numbers/software, etc. And likely, the more niche your car, the more likely this will affect you, but not as a general rule.
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Old 05-02-2019, 03:01 PM
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Well put and agreed.

I have a friend who owns a TOP END CLS w/ a very specific performance engine. It literally exploded (with only 65,000kms on it). He was without his car for 4 months. So, to your point - more niche, more time.

I belong to a bunch of Tesla facebook clubs / etc. The one thing I've noted is that Tesla will prioritize the repairs. If a customer is unhappy w/ the way a seatbelt is wearing or something simple like that - it doesn't get the same urgency of repair as to if there is a screen issue / etc.
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Quite frankly, even if this wasn't BS (or something you could encounter with any automaker depending on the vehicle)...too bad. Buyers run the risk of these things when they buy a vehicle from a fairly new automaker that has well documented and known quality control/production problems.

If you don't want to run the risk of there being difficulty in obtaining parts, having long times for repairs, etc...then don't buy something from a brand that is still in the relatively early stages of mass production.
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Indeed this can happen to any brand and you might have issues even with super high end cars where things shouldn't be breaking but they do.
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"The general manager said it could take several months, that Tesla didn't seem to realize that their cars might get in accidents, and they had no parts inventory," he said. " Their parts are made to order, just like their cars."

http://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/...L&ocid=UE09DHP
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