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Tesla Model S Powertrain and Chassis Lemon Odds and Nada Odds for the Year Ending September 30, 2017

An asterisk (*) marks results based on small sample sizes.

Year Make/Model Nada Odds per 100 Cars Lemon Odds per 100 Cars    
40 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 31500 miles driven

Most repairs involve fit and finish issues.
2015
Tesla Model S
[?] see reported repairs
  40 vehicles, 11.9 months per vehicle, 31500 miles driven

Most repairs involve fit and finish issues.
38 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 58100 miles driven

Includes some 2012s. Most of the reported problems are minor: wind noise, creaks, rattles. But also a few drive unit and battery pack replacements. Owners report outstanding service quality.
2013
Tesla Model S
[?] see reported repairs
  38 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 58100 miles driven

Includes some 2012s. Most of the reported problems are minor: wind noise, creaks, rattles. But also a few drive unit and battery pack replacements. Owners report outstanding service quality.
38 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 58100 miles driven

New design, summer introduction. Combined with the 2013.
2012
Tesla Model S
[?] see reported repairs
  38 vehicles, 11.8 months per vehicle, 58100 miles driven

New design, summer introduction. Combined with the 2013.

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Tesla Model S Lemon Odds and Nada Odds

Other sources of Tesla Model S reliability information provide only averages, which can conceal as much as they reveal. So we also report the percentage of Tesla Model Ss with no repairs at all in the past year and the percentage of Tesla Model Ss that are lemons (required three or more repair trips in the past year). These figures might surprise you.

These stats are promptly updated four times a year, to closely track Tesla Model S lemon odds as the cars age. Others can be over a year behind. Only TrueDelta tells you how reliable the Tesla Model S has been recently.

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