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2017 Tesla Model S Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs)

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TSB Date Problem Area TSB Text
08/04/17 NHTSA ID: 10110754
TSB ID: SB-17-31-002

One or both front stabilizer bar links might be improperly torqued, potentially resulting in a knocking sound while traveling over uneven surfaces.
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110745
TSB ID: SB-15-16-003 R1

It is possible to accidentally break off the aeroshield support tab from the hv battery. if the tab breaks, the mid aeroshield is not fully supported, reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicle. the operation of the hv battery is no
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110749
TSB ID: SB-17-17-002

On some vehicles with 2nd generation autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future autopilot features.
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110750
TSB ID: SB-17-10-001

On some model s vehicles, the leading edge of the glass roof might be a source of wind noise.
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110752
TSB ID: SB-17-17-002 R1

On some model s and model x vehicles with 2nd generation autopilot, the forward facing camera pitch (vertical angle) might be out of the specifications required for some future autopilot features.
08/04/17 Electrical and Air Conditioning NHTSA ID: 10110753
TSB ID: SB-17-16-001

The 100 kwh hv battery on some model s and model x vehicles could lead to a no-start condition.
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08/16/17 Other NHTSA ID: 10115679
TSB ID: SB-17-13-002

On some model s and model x vehicles, the connection of the hook-and-loop material that secures the seat upholstery to the seat cushion foam might weaken, causing the upholstery to gather and cause wrinkles.

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Tesla Model S TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins)

Some things are often misunderstood about recalls and technical service bulletins (TSBs). Plus a disclaimer.

  1. Recalls do not have to be issued only because something is prone to failure. NHTSA (a government agency) can only require a recall if a failure will affect safety, emissions, fuel economy, or compliance with some other regulation or law. Manufacturers can voluntarily recall cars for problems that do not affect these, though.
  2. Recalls often apply to only some cars of a specific model year, rather than all of them. You should receive a letter from the manufacturer if your car has been recalled. You can also check with the dealer, which will know which (if any) recalls pertain to your car.
  3. The primary purpose of TSBs is to inform dealers about known problems with a car and how to fix them. They are not the same as recalls. As with recalls, TSBs often only apply to some cars, not the entire model year.
  4. Dealers often will not provide a preventive repair just because a problem described in a TSB might happen to your car. They'll usually want to observe symptoms that the problem is already affecting your car.
  5. Even if there are symptoms, a manufacturer doesn't have to pick up the cost of a TSB repair if the car is out of warranty, though sometimes they do.

We provide the text of recalls and TSBs as provided by NHTSA. There can be errors in the text. If you sign up for notifications in My Garage, we will try to get these to do, but for various reasons (some beyond our control) cannot guarantee you will receive them. When in doubt about a recall or TSB, contact the dealer.

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