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2018 Tesla Model 3 repairs by problem area

Engine (3%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (0%)

Brakes and Traction Control (3%)

Suspension and Steering (0%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (31%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (51%)

Other (13%)

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2018 Tesla Model 3 repair cost distribution

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$1000 - $2499 (0%)

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Chart based on 12 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.

2018 Tesla Model 3 4dr Sedan

258-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model 3 in Virginia, United States
Apr 2018 - Dec 2018
Aug 2018

5000 mi
There was a deformity in the rear glass making it look warped when looking through the rear view mirror (replaced). Found chrome trim over driver side door had wear mark. (replaced). Charge port door magnet fell off (replaced). Tinging sound heard from speakers randomly. Skipping to next song generally clears it up. Transmission shifter trim plastic popped out. High rate of failure to unlock doors via phone key via phone. Found issue realistically was on my end. Samsung S9+ power save features were interfering. 
Tesla Model 3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Nov 2018

6820 mi
Frunk actuator replaced 
Tesla Model 3 in Washington, United States
Apr 2018 - Dec 2018
Dec 2018

6500 mi
Front trunk wouldn't open. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Sep 2018 - Dec 2018
Nov 2018

115 mi
Car displayed a "Pull over safely" message and car would no longer go into drive. Service diagnosed the issue as a rear drive unit failure and replaced the drive unit. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Apr 2018 - Dec 2018
Sep 2018

5000 mi
Rattle coming from rear of vehicle. Diagnosed, but was not successfully fixed. The LED light strip DRL on the driver's side headlight is no longer working. Parts not in stock, so no repair attempted. 
Tesla Model 3 in Quebec, Canada
Sep 2018 - Jan 2019
Jan 2019

4650 mi
Back Window replacement. There was a crack under defrost line. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Apr 2018 - Jan 2019
Jan 2019

6000 mi
Rattling/squeaking caused by cowl, cowl reseated. 
Tesla Model 3 in New York, United States
Mar 2018 - Jan 2019
Nov 2018

9000 mi
Frunk was struck closed and wouldn't open. fixed latch mechanism. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Jun 2018 - Jan 2019
Jan 2019

9000 mi
rear taillight condensation 
Tesla Model 3 in South Carolina, United States
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Aug 2018

3000 mi
Air conditioner pressure sensor failed. 
Tesla Model 3 in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2018 - Dec 2018
Dec 2018

8000 mi
Replaced defective front trunk latches. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Dec 2017 - Aug 2018
Jan 2018

2000 mi
door trim adjustment 
Tesla Model 3 in Colorado, United States
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Oct 2018

6000 mi
Replaced door weather stripping that collected water. No interior water leaks. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Feb 2018 - Dec 2018
Mar 2018 (Electric car) charge port wouldn't open, immediately upon taking delivery (discovered after driving home) 
Apr 2018 Parking brake sensor was flaking out, preventing the (electric) car from powering off when not in use. 
Tesla Model 3 in Missouri, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

2000 mi
Blemish on paint at delivery 
Tesla Model 3 in New Mexico, United States
Apr 2018 - Dec 2018
Jun 2018

100 mi
replace ac compressor 
Tesla Model 3 in Alabama, United States
Feb 2018 - Dec 2018
Jun 2018

5000 mi
Replaced the center console due to a scratch from the factory.  Adjusted the trunk due to interference with the lift struts and the seal. Replaced rocker panels due to damage from delivery. 
Tesla Model 3 in Ontario, Canada
May 2018 - Dec 2018
Jun 2018

1134 mi
Upon delivery of car, noted mild noise at low speed from rear right wheel. Known issue with some new deliveries, required new clips for pads on rear right brake caliper 
Nov 2018

8020 mi
The front, drivers side headlamp was replaced (due to a known flaw with the LED signature [accent] lights) by Tesla Ranger Service at my home. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

1000 mi
Phone key function never worked since day 1. Bluetooth connectivity is sporadic. Sometimes connecting phone function only, other times connect media only, other times no connection at all. 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Feb 2018 - Dec 2018
Oct 2018

3000 mi
Replace headlight assembly. The daytime running light was not as bright on the driver side as it was on the passenger side. Seems like it was a common problem with the early models as I know a couple other individuals who had the same issue. 
Tesla Model 3 in Virginia, United States
Jan 2018 - Jan 2019
Feb 2018

50 mi
Fixed interior trim issue 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Jun 2018 - Jan 2019
Sep 2018

1301 mi
Body panel misalignment: - Frunk lid 3.5mm lower than fenders - Driver side and passenger side fenders protruding noticeably where they met with front doors Rattle from under dash. Notes from invoice: Removed and repaired front passenger air vent/duct as per diagnosis. Verified noise is no longer present. Parts replaced: ASY,HARN,IP,M3,LHD,PREM (1067960-00-D) Qty 1 M3, IP, AIR VENT, ASY, PASSENGER (1083325-00-F) Qty 1 
Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Mar 2018 - Dec 2018
Apr 2018

327 mi
A piece of the headliner trim wasn't properly installed when new. Right rear interior next to the rear windscreen. 
Jul 2018

2000 mi
The control panel for the driver’s power seat repeatedly pulls away from the structure of the side of the seat. Requires that I push it back into place repeatedly each day to prevent it coming completely detached from the seat. Tesla replaced the lower seat side part that includes the switches and controls for the power seat, at no cost to me.  Replaced the door to the charging plug on the rear driver side tail light assembly due to a small metal part fallen off and needing driver to find the missing piece and super-glue it back on. Before replacing this part, the charging door didn’t work properly (manual press of charge door did not function to open the charge port door.) 

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2018 Tesla Model 3 4dr Sedan

Tesla Model 3 in California, United States
Jul 2018 - Dec 2018
Nov 2018

8000 mi
wind noise in roof trim. adjusted trim seating an under-hood piece of trim was out of place. tech adjusted it. cosmetic only. 
Tesla Model 3 in New York, United States
Aug 2018 - Dec 2018
Oct 2018

700 mi
Airbag warning light caused by faulty seatbelt switch. 
Tesla Model 3 in Georgia, United States
Feb 2018 - Apr 2018
Apr 2018

3098 mi
Remove and replace left seat harness assembly 

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