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2018 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

328-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Oregon, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2018
May 2018

5000 mi
Insulation / felt added to side mirrors and rear seatbelt assembly 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Mar 2018 - Jun 2018
Apr 2018

2500 mi
Air suspension warning, no noticeable symptoms, replaced compressor and valve Bluetooth media not playing, updated MCU firmware to fix. 

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2017 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

600-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Feb 2018 - Jun 2020
Apr 2018

2000 mi
Seatbelt assembly replaced Backup camera wiring harness broken and needed replacement. 
Feb 2020

18000 mi
Airbag warning indicator showed problems with airbag system. Wiring harness replaced. 

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2017 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

532-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
May 2017 - Dec 2019
Jul 2017

744 mi
Valve malfunction was a manufacturer's Defect, so the 1-hour repair took a week to get the back ordered part. 
Oct 2018

48360 mi
12VDC battery was replaced. The Tesla Mobile van came to my house and the car was repaired within 2 hours. No hassle at all. 

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2017 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

417-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Jun 2018

25000 mi
Fog light had to be replaced as part of annual service. I think the bumper fascia had to come off. 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Feb 2017 - Jul 2019
Jul 2019

18000 mi
Panoramic roof water leak repair 
Tesla Model S in New York, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2020
Mar 2017

2000 mi
Frameless window on right front door was not sealing tightly against weatherstripping. They adjusted it. No cost to me. They came to my house with a flatbed truck, left me a Tesla loaner, and when done, brought my car back the same way. Really great service. 
Jul 2019

30000 mi
backup camera stopped working. The Tesla Ranger replaced it at my house, in my driveway, for free. 
Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Jan 2017 - Jun 2020
Apr 2017

2000 mi
There had been a few yellow warning messages indicting a charging or electrical problem, perhaps affecting the 12v system or air suspension, which could make the car not start. Then when it didn't start, I called Tesla. They had the car trailered in to Boston (100 miles) where they after a weekend of sitting idle, they could start the car and couldn't replicate the failures.  Two weeks later at a Supercharger, car would not start again. Photographed warning lights this time, which enabled them to diagnose the problem. Replaced 3rd Gen charger on refresh Model S due to CHG alerts present when Supercharging. This was causing the Car Needs Service alert to appear. 
May 2017

3500 mi
Previous electrical problem from April repeated in May. On 3rd visit, got Regional involved. Two problems found related to wiring harness and guide pins. Extensive digging required. Two parts replaced. No problems since, including 1000+ trio. 

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2017 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

328-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2018 - Mar 2018
Jan 2018

10540 mi
Air ride suspension required replacement. There was a leak in the system as the entire rear of vehicle was sitting on ground after a cold nite. Tesla replaced both rear shocks. Looks like problem solved. Also adjust windshield wiper spray pattern 
Tesla Model S in Georgia, United States
Nov 2017 - Jun 2020
Nov 2018

8000 mi
MCU, the large center screen, developed a yellow border. Screen under warranty. 
Nov 2019

14435 mi
MCU repaired due to yellow border (covered under warranty). MCU replacement not necessary as shop was able to remove yellow border. 1st repair, in 2018, was accomplished with a MCO replacement, and the yellow border appeared after approx 1 year. This repair consisted of just removing the yellow border. No MCU replacement occurred. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

500 mi
Aligned driver door and hatch. Replaced hatch glass as result of alignment. 

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2017 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

315-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Jun 2017 - Dec 2019
Sep 2017

3000 mi
Trim piece covering lower center console on passenger side not attached properly. 
Feb 2018

9500 mi
Repair of chrome trim around left, rear window Re-alignment of hood with left fender 
Oct 2019

33000 mi
Autopilot reported lost of contact with one of the cameras. Tesla determined that a B-pillar camera failed and replaced it. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Aug 2017 - Jun 2020
Nov 2019

26000 mi
Driver's side power window raised partway and then retracted. Dealer adjusted. 
Jan 2020

26000 mi
Drivers side door handle did not extend. Door handle replaced.  Also replaced driver's power window regulator. Both issues resolved. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Mar 2018 - Dec 2019
Tesla Model S in California, United States
May 2017 - Dec 2019
Apr 2019

38000 mi
Problem with bluetooth crashing WIFI when connected. Repair unsuccessful after 3 attempts. 

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2017 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2019
May 2017

2 mi
Component near power steering rack was improperly installed and in contact/flexing with steering wheel movement. Loud "clicking" noise was worrisome but was easily and quickly corrected. 
Tesla Model S in Michigan, United States
Dec 2017 - Jun 2018
Feb 2018

7000 mi
I've cable 

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2016.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

417-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2020
Jan 2017 Front passenger fog light not coming on. Replaced by Tesla. Problem persisted. Tesla ordering new computer controller and fog light and will contact me to arrange another appointment to replace. 
Feb 2017

8000 mi
Inspection of vehicle found both front fog lamps inop. Further inspection of vehicles fog lamps found all connections to fog lamps are securely fastened. Further inspection found intermittent voltage drops from BCM causing front fog lamps to be inop. Removed and replaced BCM Corrections: Module - Body Controller - BCM Removed and replaced BCM module. Performed firmware update, found both front fog lamps working as designed. Parts Replaced or Added Part Quantity BODY CONTROLLER, MODEL S 315 MHz (1010906-00-D) 
Jul 2017

17419 mi
Driver's seat squeak can be heard from inside the seatback. Corrections: Front Seat Assemblies and Hardware General Diagnosis Applied leather conditioner to seat bolster and center console contact points. Driver's front seat squeaks from the bottom frame Corrections: Frame - Seat Base - Driver's Seat Removed and replaced driver's front seat frame. Verified proper fit and function. Test drove vehicle and did not hear the squeak from the bottom frame after repair. Parts Replaced or Added Part Quantity ASSEMBLY FRONT SEAT STRUCTURE LEFT (1017303-00-A) 
Jun 2018

33500 mi
Concern: Customer: Touchscreen has yellow boarder around. (w) Corrections: Media Control Unit (Touchscreen) Removed and replaced media control unit touchscreen. Verified proper operation. ASY,MCU SUB-ASSY SHP OGS DISP AND PKG (1087293-00-A) 1 
Jan 2020

56000 mi
Console compartment sliding door does not latch open any more. Yellow border around the console 17" monitor. 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
Apr 2017 - Jun 2020
May 2018

15000 mi
Baffles for the radiators had flash on the parts that caused a scraping sound. It was an annoyance, but not a serious problem. One speaker was distorting. Replaced speaker Mirrors unfold randomly when not commanded. 
Feb 2019

19000 mi

US $400
Replace original 12V with an upgrade when original was failing. 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2020
Jan 2018

24000 mi
Steering wheel radio Roller wheel fell into steering wheel 
Aug 2018

32000 mi
whine in compressor motor. right side. replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Georgia, United States
Jun 2016 - Aug 2020
Oct 2018

22000 mi
Battery cooling fan was making grinding noises. 
Apr 2019

27000 mi
High voltage switch 
Jan 2020

34000 mi
Receiving errors that car may not restart. Replaced battery coolant heater. 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
May 2016 - Dec 2018
Jul 2016 driver's side window wasn't set properly. 
Oct 2017

20000 mi

US $1100
Tires were in need of replacement. Tires needed to be replaced after normal wear and tear. Heavy car and regenerative braking contributed to the need to replace earlier than other cars. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Apr 2019 - Jun 2020
Nov 2019

54000 mi

US $1200
The main battery's thermal regulator failed, requiring replacement. 

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2016.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

328-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Ohio, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2019
Apr 2017

4000 mi
Rear door handle didn't open quickly after first reveal.  Wiper fluid spray occurred in a poor location. 
Oct 2017

8000 mi
Yellow ring around LCD display. 
Jun 2018

15000 mi
Ventilation Actuator was stuck and needed replaced. 
Sep 2018

17775 mi
Slight yellowing occurred around the edge of the center console display. 
Tesla Model S in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2016 - Jul 2017
Sep 2016

6000 mi
Front trunk trim creased in one location. No water intrusion noticed, cosmetic issue. Center 17" screen would freeze, especially after regaining LTE signal after being outside of cell coverage area. Software issue, unable to fix. Logs reviewed & sent to Tesla HQ. Marks on sunroof glass from factory installation by robots. Glass cleaned & marks removed. 
Oct 2016

6500 mi
Steering wheel has imprint on it. Right rear door handle loose. Spacers were not installed at factory. Spacers installed & problem solved. Both outside mirrors squeak when folding in/out. Taken apart & lubricated. Plastic scraps left in center console creases from new car delivery. Cleaned up. Right headlight buzzing. Headlight replaced. 
Nov 2016

7400 mi
Both front seatbacks loose. Seat frames replaced. 
Dec 2016

9000 mi
Left headlight buzzes. Headlight assembly replaced. Right side mirror does not fold/unfold property. Mirror will not unfold completely and will be loose, resulting in mirror moving around while driving. Fails to open properly about 50% of the time. Unable to fix because issue is software. HVAC panel vent right of steering wheel does not move smoothly. Vent needs to be replaced. Right mirror continued to not open properly. Service Advisor decided to replace mirror. While at Service Center Tesla HQ contacted the SA & said not to replace the mirror. Issue is software & no fix available now. Mirror assembly cleaned. 
Mar 2017

10980 mi
Noise from coolant pump louvers. Cleaned. Rattle from interior dash trim near HVAC vent on left side of dash. Adjusted to prevent rattle. Armrest on drivers door would make creaking noise. Panels adjusted. 
Tesla Model S in British Columbia, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jul 2020
Apr 2017

10540 mi
The fluorescent headlight bezel surround burned out. Was replaced under warranty 
Jul 2020

48980 mi
Front HVAC louvre wasn’t opening. 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2020
Dec 2017

15000 mi
Driver’s seat was rocking slightly. New seat ordered and replaced under warranty. 
Apr 2019

27000 mi
Window regulator failed. Was replaced under warranty by a mobile service tech while the car sat in the driveway. I didn’t even have to bring it in; they came to me. 
Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2016 - Dec 2018
May 2018

20000 mi
Parking brake caliper recalibration, as per recall notice 

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2016.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

315-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Jun 2016 - Dec 2018
Aug 2017

10000 mi
Electric door handle replaced AC was not cooling properly..replaced intake louvres that directed air 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2020
May 2020

65000 mi

US $400
Rats chewed thru wires under the Frunk which caused the AC to stop working. 

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2016.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

Tesla Model S in Indiana, United States
Jun 2016 - Jun 2020
Mar 2020

49814 mi
AC Compressor was replaced, due to it running loud at times. 

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2016 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

463-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jul 2020
Oct 2016

8560 mi
Problem with front motor. 
Feb 2019

37820 mi
Replace Bolts In Steering Rack Housing And Apply Wax Sealant 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2019
Mar 2018

10000 mi
PASSENGER WINDOW SWITCH 

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2016 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

417-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2018
May 2018

49000 mi
air suspension system was malfuctioning, rear left sagging. replaced sensors, possibly other parts. 
Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Feb 2018 - Jun 2020
Apr 2018

24800 mi
Front right air strut replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2016 - Dec 2018
May 2018

24000 mi
Screen needed to be replaced. 

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2016 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

373-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2017 - Jun 2020
Sep 2018

26040 mi
Left headlight: LED "Brow" over headlight burned out and required entire unit to be replaced 

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2016 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

328-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2020
Apr 2020

83000 mi

US $600
Transmission fluid leaked due to something with the pump or cooler being damaged. I’m guessing it must have been that road debris that took out my hood and bumper. Repair successful. Car runs like brand new now. 

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2016 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

315-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Aug 2016 - Jul 2020
Mar 2018

12000 mi
Media player resets to the beginning of a track after exiting and reentering the vehicle. 
Sep 2019

22000 mi

US $370
Faulty actuator for one of the air vents was preventing airflow through one vent. Actuator replacement fixed the problem. 

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2016 Tesla Model S 4-door

Engine not specified

Tesla Model S in Ohio, United States
May 2017 - Jun 2020
Jan 2018

31000 mi
Outside temperature reading on dash was 15 degrees off from actual outside temp. Auto-close mechanism on console would not stay open. It took two hands to retrieve an item. New spring is on order. 
Mar 2018

35000 mi
Just the replacement of a broken center console lid spring that was delayed in coming. There was also a replacement of a harness that had some corrosion that was leading to a false external temperature reading. 
Jun 2018

40000 mi
The door for the charging port would not open manually. 

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2015.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

532-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2015 - Jun 2020
Aug 2017

6200 mi
Replaced driver’s side control arm. 

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2015.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

463-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Great Britain
Sep 2017 - Jun 2020
Dec 2017

16000 mi
Window bracket not properly aligned, this meant it did not seal properly causing wind noise Trim around inside rear view mirror came off, clips replaced Led light on retractable door handle failed due to faulty seal and water ingress 
Apr 2018

24000 mi
Seat belt retractor failed. Shown by airbag warning light. Tesla replacing whole seat Window seal out of alignment causing wind noise 
Jun 2018

26000 mi
12v battery needed replacing. Possibly caused by spending 3 months at the dealer for other repairs 
Jan 2019

30000 mi
Headlight unit seal failure, water ingress. Lights continued to work but condensation on inside of glass. Whole unit replaced under warranty 
Dec 2019

50000 mi
MCU unit failed. This is a known issue where the flash drive wears out because of the excessive logging that goes on. Whole unit replaced including screen. However bonus for me is the new unit works on 4G instead of 3G. So theoretically faster download of maps etc. 

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2015.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

417-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Nov 2016 - Jun 2020
Jan 2020

40000 mi

US $289
12v battery died. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2019
Dec 2015

1000 mi
Replaced sill that had glue on it from manufacturing Front Driver Seat Leather not clipped into bottom of seat Decrease in Rated Range since delivery of 7 miles USB Music intermittently skips tracks or is unable to play at reentry to vehicle 
Apr 2016

3200 mi
Front Center Console flip top does not stay open Driver seat leather clips are unattached and leather hanging Passenger windows found down 1/2", continues to go down as door opens. Requires reset. Unable to recreate at Service Center. Will report if happens again to correlate to log data. Navigation and USB voice occasionally stutters and won't stop until vehicle is turned-off or rebooted. Found low MCU memory; Performed Hard reset and firmware update. Upon starting vehicle, CID will display, but controls are unresponsive for 20-30 secs. If you push a button on the screen during that time, nothing happens, then all happens at once. Performed hard reset, but problem remains. Rated Range not achieving expected web site numbers. Found no issue. Told that I need to cycle battery from 80%-30% (despite this not being in any manuals or other Tesla documentation) 
Oct 2016

6000 mi
Front leather was unhooked again from lower seat rail Passenger side wind noise at higher speed Autosteer veers to the right. The camera and radar were checked and realigned. 
Mar 2017

8367 mi
Drivers seat ticking coming loose at airbag location. New seat ordered - ETA 4-6 weeks when it will be swapped-out. Rear passenger door rubber seal is loose Front passenger window/pano wind noise Touchscreen is intermittently unresponsive and does not function until reboot. Tesla unable to recreate and provided most recent firmware. If problem persists, further diagnosis needed. 
Jun 2017

9000 mi
Replacement drivers seat finally arrived, but after taking the car in for service, they found the wrong seat (actually the wrong connectors to connect it with the multiple wiring harnesses) was delivered, so the special order process for a replacement seat has to begin again. 
Oct 2017

9000 mi
Main battery max charge continues to decline more than normal. Tesla accepted the report this time; removed original battery to be sent in for reconditioning and repair; Temporary loaner battery pack installed until original is returned Homelink occasionally forgets location and does not automatically close garage door as it should (hardware tested ok; new firmware applied, but occasional problem still exists) 
May 2018

13000 mi
After 14-months, this concluded original seat problem reported March 2017 using Tesla's Mobile Service. New seat back installed to resolve stitching coming loose where side airbag deploys from. 
Oct 2018

14000 mi
Put tape on both rear door gaskets again to reattach to door (3rd time) 
Tesla Model S in Pennsylvania, United States
Mar 2015 - Jun 2020
Oct 2015

1500 mi
Driver door handle intermittently misbehaved, replaced Re-aligned passenger window 

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2015.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

328-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Oregon, United States
Oct 2015 - Nov 2017
Dec 2015

1000 mi
Small indentation in front bumper on delivery Ultrasonic sensor giving false reading Rear driver side window belt trim brightwork was misaligned. 
Jan 2016

1800 mi
Creaking / rattle in driver door window sill area. Front trunk washer fluid cable scraping against body when opening front trunk. Added padding to prevent scraping. Rattle in interior instrument cluster panel area driving on freeway at speeds > 55mph Driver side mirror squeaking when automatically folding mirror Driver side panoramic roof front aplique uneven across from the front of the car. Driver seat has a lot of play when hard acceleration or braking -- seat rocks. 

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2015 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

463-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2020
Apr 2017

60000 mi
a fuse was blown for the cigarette light adapter 
Mar 2018

72000 mi

US $900
Right headlight turns off randomly Replaced Right headlight Right Rear door handle would not open up, the electrical mechanism makes a sound, but the door handle would not extrude from the door so the door can Not be opened from the outside. Parts replaced 
Apr 2020

104000 mi

US $800
Front Right door handle would not open up, the electrical mechanism makes a sound, but the door handle would not extrude from the door so the door can Not be opened from the outside. Parts replaced 12 Volt Battery needs to be replaced Warning/Error message on the Dash 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Dec 2015

12000 mi
Had error message saying the 12 Volt battery needed replacing. Technician came to house and replaced the battery. 
Jan 2016

13000 mi
Bad connection inside the HV battery pack. Caused car to shut down after a software install. 
Apr 2016

14300 mi
Both rear struts were replaced as part of the annual service. No symptoms that I noticed. They found something minor wrong I believe. 
Apr 2017

30000 mi
The large High voltage was replaced with a loaner battery. My battery is being sent to the factory for repair after which it will be put back in my car. It took a long time for them to receive the loaner battery. 
Nov 2017

36000 mi
The driver’s door handle got stuck in, so door could not be opened from outside the car. There is a motor which is supposed to push the handle out. The whole handle/motor assembly was replaced by a mobile service technician at my home. A gear in the assembly was broken. 
Apr 2018

40000 mi
There was a small coolant leak. The 4 way valve was replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Utah, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

27000 mi
Plug on battery 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Aug 2015 - Feb 2018
Sep 2016

11000 mi
Door trim loose and falling off GPS would stop operating/tracking 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2019
Aug 2018

9000 mi

US $300
rat damage to electrical system in the front trunk. 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
Aug 2016 - Sep 2018
Jun 2017

25000 mi
Wind noise on freeway, steering squeak on sharp turns. A small gasket and some nuts/bolts/washers were replaced. All very small stuff, covered under warranty. Asked them to do this at the same time as my annual preventative service. They also washed the car. 
Tesla Model S in Ohio, United States
Feb 2015 - Jul 2020
Sep 2016

16000 mi
Wheel bearing failure 
Feb 2018

26000 mi
Door handles would not operate correctly. Both driver side handles replaced under warranty 
Jan 2020

47000 mi

US $100
Passenger front door handle would not properly present for opening, handle mechanism repaired. 
Tesla Model S in Pennsylvania, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2016
May 2015

2000 mi
Received various "car needs service" and "car will not start" errors. Was determined it was the wire harness between the battery pack and the front motor. From the invoice, "HV Harness - Front Drive Unit to HVJB (1050805-10-C)" 
May 2016

12000 mi
Replace brake pedal pin due to noise. Panoramic roof water leak in heavy rain Replaced left rear axle seal due to fluid leak 
Tesla Model S in Germany
Dec 2015 - Dec 2018
Mar 2015

620 mi
Cold air comes through the small triangle window at driver side. Got a new sealing 
Apr 2015

3720 mi
Both motores deactivated during normal driving. Was not able to restart the car. Needed a full shutdown of the car for several minutes with a complete reboot of all systems. Service center couldn't find a reason. 
Jul 2015

15500 mi
direction-indicator control malfunction 
Feb 2016

29506 mi
seat heater on back seats was defect, got new back seats Cold air comes into car through door handles, got new sealings (problem not completely gone, but better than before repair) 
Jun 2016

27900 mi
DC battery dead 
Sep 2016

43571 mi
got back my repaired DC battery SeC was not able to find the error, car charged already with 32A and not only 21A like the day before got a new charge port, was broken got a new chrome applique due to water inside rear lights 
Oct 2016

37200 mi
MCU dead 
Apr 2017

48752 mi
driver seats squealed, got some fat onto the leather to prevent it from squealing if it hits the storage shelf Rattling when car accelerates fast. They "fixed" the problem, but it comes back after some kilometers Front wheels hits the plastic housing if the drives through curves. They don't fixed the problem. 
Oct 2017

57136 mi
Car thought that a charging cable was attached to the car, but there was no cable. It didn't start as long as it thought there was a cable. The problem occured several times in the past two weeks, but service center couldn't find a reason. door handle dead 
Nov 2017

57136 mi

€244
12V battery dead 
May 2018

64411 mi

€2673
AC charger dead 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Mar 2015 - Oct 2017
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Windshield wiper motor failure 
Mar 2017

23000 mi
Door handle extend motor stopped working. ASSY, DOOR HANDLE, FR LH, NO GRIP, 1 SVC (1030273-S0-B) Brake noise. Performed burnishing procedure. 

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2015 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

422-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2018
Nov 2015

11800 mi
Popping sounds from headliner. They cleaned out the sunroof seals and reinsulated the headliner. Passenger seat has limited travel forward / backwards. They have ordered a new seat and will replace after parts are received. Sunroof opening off-center and sticking. They have ordered a new sunroof assembly and will replace after parts are received. 
Mar 2016

16000 mi
Some slight grease leaks in front axles. They replaced the relevant seals and parts. 
Jun 2016

21000 mi
Big squeaking / squealing noise coming from driver's front tire area. Was determined to be an issue with the front left lower ball joint. They replaced the complete control arm assembly. 
Nov 2016

27300 mi
Radar used for dynamic cruise control kept throwing calibration errors. This was third time in few months that it had to be reset so they just ordered a new radar module and replaced my old one. 
Jun 2017

37000 mi
Left rear Door handle was not always making the door open. They found a corroded wire harness and replaced it with a new one. 
Tesla Model S in Florida, United States
Jan 2015 - Sep 2018
Apr 2015

2500 mi
Panoramic roof had a rip in rubber in the track rail. Whole rail trim had to be replaced 
Jun 2015

5000 mi
Charger port had to be replaced. Car would not charge at normal charge rate using 240V plug. 
Feb 2016

14700 mi
Clicking noise came through the steering column when turning the wheel. Shims had to be installed. No more noise. 
Mar 2017

23500 mi
Clicking noise whenever the steering wheel was turned in either direction again. Fixed again. 
Mar 2018

32000 mi
Sunroof was making a popping noise upon opening. This is a known issue and repair. Don't know what parts were involved in the fix. 
Jun 2018

33000 mi
Chrome trim on gear selector broke. Had to remove and replace entire steering column which houses turn signals, cruise control and gear selector. Took several hours, but Tesla sent a mobile technician to my house to do the job. Very convenient! Took long time for latest software update. 
Tesla Model S in Kentucky, United States
Aug 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

7300 mi
Rear door handle had intermittent problems, was adjusted. Interior rattle, they fixed something, but not the original noise. HVAC is not keeping the car at a comfortable temperature at highway speeds in winter. "Working correctly." Not corrected. 
Jun 2016

13000 mi
Interior door panel was loose after previous repair 
Tesla Model S in Maryland, United States
Apr 2015 - Sep 2017
Oct 2015

11800 mi
Significant sunroof leak in heavy rain. This is a known issue and Tesla replaced the sunroof seal which apparently had 2 gaps. Please note high pressure car washes never created an issue. 
Jul 2016

26000 mi
@nd gen driver seat squeaked when placing excessive pressure on the right side. I'm not sure what Tesla did but it doesn't squeak anymore. I'm guessing they lubed something or applied something to the leather. No cost. 
Sep 2017

34000 mi
Annual 12K checkup. An autopilot sensor needed to be replaced. The repair maintenance took two days because the dealer was soooooo busy. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2020
May 2015 One front seat was scratched at the back.  And then it was discovered that neither front seat heater worked, and has to be replaced (not yet done, awaiting parts). Steering wheel makes a faint but noticeable creaking noise when turned at parking speeds. Repair attempted, partly helped, but noise is still there. Will wait to see if it gets worse before re-submitting for repair. 
Aug 2015

4700 mi
Seat back replaced due to scratch. Heated seats still not heating properly. Seat heaters (one of a handful of components outsourced (from a company in Australia)) apparently aren't designed properly, plus service folks misdiagnosed the problem initially. They eventually found and fixed the real issue that made the steering creak (insufficient lubricant). 
Feb 2016

10700 mi
Seat belt - sometimes locked 
Dec 2017

32000 mi
Power door handle on front passenger side stopped working (apparently a common issue with Teslas especially earlier-year models). Tesla mobile service technician came to our house and replaced it onsite in about 1 hr. Took about 1 hour. 
Apr 2019

41000 mi
As warranty was expiring, made last-ditch attempt at fixing previously-unresolved issues: seat heaters not heating properly, passenger seat belt locking up on rare occasions. Nothing was resolved / done. Bad service department experience with Tesla (worse than ever before). Fortunately, the technical issues themselves are minor. 
Tesla Model S in British Columbia, Canada
Mar 2015 - Sep 2018
Jun 2016

23560 mi
Trunk would not open, trunk latch motor failed, replaced under warranty. 
Aug 2018

56420 mi
Drivers door handle would not present, Mobile repair unit came to house and replaced handle under warranty even tough warranty [ 4 years / 80,000km ] has run out. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2020
Sep 2015

8000 mi
Left rear door trim misaligned. Removed and remounted. Applique on trunk lid not adhering well, removed and replaced. Brake pedal rattles when released. Problem acknowledged, but no action taken. Screw fell out of center armrest, causing armrest to be loose and rattly. 
Apr 2016

16700 mi
Rear liftgate (trunk lid) would not open even though sensors indicated it was already open. Replaced rear liftgate actuator and liftgate trim piece. 
Nov 2016

24700 mi
Retractable door handle (drivers side, front) would not extend. Door handle replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2017

28543 mi

US $500
Windshield replacement due to crack too large to be repaired. As far as I know this was a rock strike. None of us witnessed the actual impact. It seems to have hit the windshield below the level of the dashboard so it wasn't seen until the crack grew upwards far enough that we could see it from inside the car. 
Sep 2017

37325 mi
GPS position "stuck", condition persisted across multiple reboots of CID but corrected itself. Problem diagnosed through log file analysis and corrected with a software update. During annual service found left front half shaft to be leaking grease. Removed and replaced leaking half shaft and hardware. Torqued all hardware to manufacture specification and verified on road test vehicle operations are as designed. 
Dec 2017

42000 mi
Door handle (passenger side, rear) would not extend. Door handle mechanism replaced under warranty. 
Feb 2019

58794 mi
Replace MCU unit, presumably due to eMMC failure. 
May 2020

78351 mi

US $200
Rear liftgate latch jammed. Liftgate latch and cinch actuator were replaced. Covered by extended warranty; amount paid was the deductable. 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
May 2015 - Mar 2018
Nov 2016

17500 mi
Ranger replaced drivers seat at my house for excessive rocking and clicking on bumpy roads. 
Jun 2017

25000 mi
Replace autopilot camera that was intermittently failing. Perform yearly maintenance service as well. 
Aug 2017

28000 mi
Touchscreen replaced due to a failing section of the touch sensor. 
Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2016 - Jun 2020
Aug 2016

16120 mi
sunroof sometimes stuck in closed position and wouldn't open electronically. A little nudge with the finger will get it unstuck. liftgate applique condensation on both reverse lights due to poor sealing. New liftgate applique installed. 
Mar 2017

24800 mi
Driver door not opening from outside. Replaced failed micro switch. 
Aug 2017

32240 mi
Replaced faulty micro switch in the passenger door. 
Jan 2018

37200 mi
Trunk not opening. Replaced latch assembly and cinching actuator. Also repaired ground connection. 
Tesla Model S in British Columbia, Canada
Jan 2016 - Jan 2019
Nov 2016

33852 mi
Door handle microswitch failure - broken wire 
Jun 2017

42160 mi
Trunk electric latch mechanism replaced. 
Dec 2017

49600 mi
Rear drive unit developed some slack and an almost imperceptible 'tink' when going on and off throttle. Drive unit was replaced as an entire assembly under warranty. 
Feb 2018

50220 mi
12 volt battery replaced due to system detecting it getting below spec. 
Jul 2018

55738 mi
Front passenger door handle failed to extend. Replaced. 
Jan 2019

61752 mi
Rear hatch cinch motor replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Pennsylvania, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2020
Mar 2018

33000 mi
Passenger door would not open from outside. Passenger door handle release replaced Later in March the trunk liftgate would not open and car displayed liftgate as open. Liftgate power release and cinch actuator replaced. 
Oct 2019

43859 mi

US $200
Handle on driver's door stuck in extended position and will no open door. Replaced by "Exterior Release - Door - Front - 3rd Generation - LH - Retrofit" Liftgate Drain Plug Retrofit. 
Feb 2020

44948 mi

US $200
Instrument cluster was not displaying information / totally black. Replaced by "(1039357-00-F) Instrument Cluster Reman" 
Tesla Model S in Wisconsin, United States
Mar 2017 - Jun 2018
Aug 2017

52000 mi
Moon roof seal was leaking 
Feb 2018

57000 mi
Driver side front door handle would not present. Gear was broken internally. Tesla Ranger replaced door handle assembly on-site in the parking garage of my workplace. Part and labor was covered under warranty. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Jun 2020
Mar 2018

40000 mi
Drivers door handle failed to present to open. Replaced door handle under warranty. 
Apr 2019

44000 mi
Trunk failed to open. Tesla Ranger came to house and fixed the problem under warranty. Replaced cinching actuator. 
Dec 2019

49000 mi

US $170
Rear passenger door handle failed to present. This is the last of all 4 door handles I have had to get fixed. Two handles fixed under warranty, two under extended warranty, where I pay $200 deductible and each repair was less than that. 
Tesla Model S in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2015 - Jun 2019
Aug 2018

26660 mi
Headlight Replacement 
Tesla Model S in Ohio, United States
Jun 2019 - Jun 2020
Jul 2019

73000 mi

US $1700
Front and rear trailing arms 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2020
Jul 2019

85000 mi
Car could slow charge from AC sources, but could not fast DC charge at Tesla superchargers. 
Tesla Model S in Germany
Dec 2018 - Dec 2018
Feb 2018

44523 mi
engine made noise, got a new one 

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2015 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

362-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Arizona, United States
May 2017 - Jul 2020
Jan 2018

31489 mi
Noticed a small amount of water drop from the panoramic roof after high pressure washing (at a coin-operated car wash). This happened twice. Didn't bother to repair it since I don't frequently use high pressure car washes. Car would stop charging intermittently, usually restarting charging on its own. Often it would cycle on and off multiple times within an hour. Occasionally the charge handle seemed to make a poor connection (it would charge when pushing down on it, letting go would cause it to stop charging). Replaced trident cable (low voltage data cable between charge port and onboard charger). This significantly reduced the intermittent charging problem, but didn't completely eliminate it. Tesla accessory "drop-in center console" (a.k.a. "premium center console") storage door was stuck closed. They cleaned and lubricated the door slider. The door opens properly now, but it requires a lot of force to open. Rear drive unit was making the well-known "milling" noise (spaceship sound) due to an internal bearing that isn't properly affixed. Not a reliability problem, just annoying. Replaced drive unit with rebuilt unit. Front trunk/hood would always pop up when the release was commanded, but sometimes couldn't be lifted. You'd have to command it to release again at the same time as you pushed or pulled the partially-open hood. Replaced both hood latches. Velcro patches fell off of the original equipment floor mats, so they no longer stuck to the retainers and started bunching up. Replaced with newer design floor mats. Steering rack made a click or pop noise when the steering wheel was turned near the end of its travel at very low speeds or when the car was stopped. Installed friction shims between steering rack and front subframe. Lug nuts were distorted from normal use (impact wrench), making it hard to slide a socket over them. Replaced all lug nuts with improved parts. Brake pedal squeaks when pressed. Electromechanical brake booster needs to be replaced, but needs to be ordered. 
Apr 2018

37600 mi
Car would sometimes randomly stop charging, and usually immediately restart on its own, sometimes several times in a row (only when using the mobile connector). They previously replaced the trident cable (low voltage harness from charger to charge port), which reduced this, but didn't fix it completely. Also, the mobile connector charge handle got stuck in the charge port and couldn't be removed (the charge port wouldn't unlock the handle). I called technical support and they walked me through some tricks that eventually got it released. They checked the vehicle logs remotely and replaced the mobile connector. Works fine now, and the random charging failures are completely gone too. 
Aug 2018

48466 mi
Occasional small water leak from right front of panoramic roof. Replaced main seal, resealed "front piece", cleaned sunroof drains, lubricated and cleaned moving parts. Low volume synthetic/artificial static noises, seemingly from the left front tweeter(s) when audio is off. It happens on 1 drive out of 50 or 100. Service center was unable to duplicate. Brake booster squeaks when brake pedal is pressed or released. A different location wanted to replace the booster and didn't repair it at that time because they didn't have a booster in stock, but I knew that it could be fixed by just flushing the brake fluid. I moved and told this new location to do that instead, which they did, and it solved the problem. Panoramic roof sometimes does not open. The roof tilts up but gets stuck and doesn't slide back. You have to close the roof, then open it while pushing up on the glass to force it up enough to start sliding. Replaced seal-stop bumper. 
Sep 2018

49200 mi
After panoramic roof water leak was repaired, I left the car outside in a severe thunderstorm to make sure it was fully dry. There was significant water leakage at the left rear corner of the panoramic roof and C-pillar, and the headliner had several stains indicating previous leakage around this area. There was also water in the liftgate shell, which was dripping out of the liftgate trim panel. Service center found water coming from the rear quarter glass. Replaced rear quarter glass and brightwork, and removed the drain plugs from the liftgate shell. The brightwork and quarter glass had been replaced several times in the past before I bought the car used; it is very likely that it caused by a previous repair. 
Oct 2019

72124 mi

US $2365
eMMC failure in the media control unit (touchscreen). Known issue for Model S built before ~2018. Touchscreen would randomly not power up. Pulling the fuse for the touchscreen got it working again a few times over the course of a week, then eventually the touchscreen stayed off. At that point the car was drivable but it couldn't be charged and there was no HVAC. Media control unit (MCU) replaced with remanufactured part. Left rear door outer handle would not present (pop out). Could hear the door handle motor running continuously. The paddle gear had broken. Technician replaced paddle gear. 
Nov 2019

78000 mi
Navigation showed error message: "Navigation unavailable. Navigation maps are not loaded." You could see the map and find a business/point of interest but not navigate to it. Mobile technician said that the car had started to download a new map file in the background over Wi-Fi but the car had been moved out of Wi-Fi range before the download was complete and has not connected to Wi-Fi for a while, so the download had failed permanently. Old map data was erased when the new maps started downloading. The car had to be moved near a strong Wi-Fi network and then I had to call the technician to have her remotely force the car to start the download again. After a few hours of downloading, the problem was fixed. 
Feb 2020

80000 mi
There was a notification that maps had been updated, but also an error: "Navigation unavailable. Navigation maps are not loaded." The icon next it showed MCU_w007, which is an internal fault code. I had the same problem before; maps can be seen and location lookups work, but navigation is not functional. I scheduled mobile service with the app. The night before they were supposed to come out, I was driving and noticed that the location text at the bottom of the map was again showing the current road and correct city (indicating that the navigation was working properly again), so I cancelled the appointment. My guess is that someone remotely fixed something, but I didn't get any communication from Tesla to confirm it and wouldn't have even noticed that it was fixed if I hadn't been driving the car the night before the appointment. 
Apr 2020

83300 mi

US $157
Left front door handle didn't present (pop out) when approaching the vehicle. Mobile service technician came out and rebuilt the door handle. 
Jul 2020

85040 mi

US $4
The chrome trim ring on the shifter lever broke in half and fell off. I reattached it with super glue. 
Tesla Model S in Florida, United States
Jun 2017 - Jun 2020
Jun 2019

30000 mi
Clear screen on the instrument cluster was delaminating from the cluster. 
Jan 2020

34000 mi

US $300
Driver door and passenger door exterior retractable entry door handles both failed within 1 week of each other. dealer replaced exterior passenger door handle complete unit and repaired exterior drivers door handle with new parts. 
Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Mar 2015 - Apr 2017
Apr 2017

32860 mi
Drive Train (includes motor assembly) 
Tesla Model S in British Columbia, Canada
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
Dec 2015

9300 mi
Door handle not responding to touch Charge port occasionally does not close door 
Tesla Model S in Norway
Feb 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

65100 mi
Had to replace the battery, car would not start. Warranty covered repair 
Tesla Model S in Florida, United States
Mar 2017 - Dec 2018
Aug 2017

21500 mi
Replace entire drive unit due to noise - non-functional issue but noise only. known on this car from 2012-2014/15 self-presenting door handles did not present on drivers side 
Mar 2018

28000 mi
door handles would not present, window stopped functioning 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2018
Feb 2016

12400 mi
Driver floor vent very weak. Cold feet in winter. Service center said "normal for VIN range" and did not repair. Covers for the roof rack mounting location loose - will flip up and down in the wind and while driving. Loud rattle from center console area, only in cold temperatures. Service center applied lubricant between seat and center console. Noise persists. 
Apr 2018

39000 mi
Partial failure of LED's in light ring around charge port Front trunk lid did not unlatch reliably. Panoramic sunroof would not open - misaligned. 
Tesla Model S in Georgia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2020
Jun 2017

7000 mi
Liftgate Latch replacement 
Dec 2018

7600 mi
Bluetooth not connecting properly 

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2015 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

329-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in Indiana, United States
Mar 2016 - Dec 2016
Aug 2016

11400 mi
When window was rolled down it would come back up with black tar-like substance. There was a cover that had fallen off that blocked the lubrication from the window. 
Tesla Model S in Michigan, United States
Jul 2015 - Oct 2018
Jan 2017

5200 mi
12V battery was detected as not operating correctly. 
May 2018

15000 mi
12V battery fault came up and the battery was exchanged by Tesla under warranty. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2020
Apr 2017

24500 mi
Rear left door handle broke and would not open. Tesla repaired for free. 
Apr 2018

39000 mi
12v battery failed, replaced for free by Tesla mobile service. 
Aug 2018

44000 mi
Passenger left door handle replaced after sticking in the retracted position. 
Jan 2020

56 mi

US $200
Right LED taillight failed. 
Tesla Model S in North Carolina, United States
May 2016 - Jun 2020
Aug 2016

27000 mi
plug adapter for universal mobile charger melted 
Jun 2017

48000 mi
wind noise from door handle backing failure panoramic roof open/close issue 
Jul 2017

50000 mi
rear passenger door handle failure. replaced door handle assembly 
Oct 2017

57834 mi

US $535
Driver door handle failure, handle failed to present when doors unlocked. Result, can't open door from outside car. Entire door handle assembly was replaced. 
May 2018

71000 mi

US $600
12V battery replacement - no charge from dealer Driver side rear door handle replacement 
Sep 2018

80000 mi

US $5
Passenger door handle paddle gear broke. Removed door handle assembly and replaced broken paddle gear. 
Apr 2019

90690 mi
High voltage battery replaced due to a car fault warning message. Dealer said it was the connector between the car and the battery that was actually the problem. 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Jun 2015 - May 2017
Jan 2016

4700 mi
Missing door handle seal on right front door--had fallen off into door. Finally solved chronic wind noise issue! 
Tesla Model S in Quebec, Canada
Apr 2015 - Jun 2020
Feb 2017

27900 mi
Faulty ground connection on cable in the front of the car. 
Feb 2020

69440 mi

C $1200
Battery heater failure 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
May 2015 - Jun 2018
Sep 2017

76000 mi

US $300
The door handle(s) on the driver’s door and front passenger door both failed. These are known problems, with two failure modes. The first common failure is the wires connected to the micro switches. The second common failure is the small gear that breaks. 
Tesla Model S in Quebec, Canada
Jul 2015 - Dec 2016
Mar 2016

13640 mi
Squeaks caused by the pano roof, especially annoying in cold weather. Problem partly came back after a few days despite following work: Install additional isolation foam on headliner and anti-pinch strip, Lubricate sunroof sliding glass sea 
Oct 2016

21480 mi
Passenger side radiator cooling fan stopped working. Car could still Supercharge without issue as system is fully redundant. Squeaks caused by the pano roof were entirely fixed after better diagnosing the source of the problem. Tesla went above and beyond to make sure any source of noise was found and fixed. Passenger-side door handle stopped presenting when pressed, but would still present when door were unlocked using key-fob, or by approaching the car. 
Tesla Model S in North Carolina, United States
Apr 2015 - Dec 2019
Oct 2015

7800 mi
Loose armrest 
Dec 2017

49950 mi
Front half shafts repaired for clicking on start from a stop. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
Oct 2015

11000 mi
Leaking sunroof Dash rattle Headlights and fog lights fogged. Told "normal"... Car jolts after being stopped. Issue send to engineering, no repair made at the moment. Leather on B-pillar bubbled. Ordered new piece. 
Tesla Model S in Michigan, United States
Oct 2015 - Jun 2020
May 2016

12700 mi
There was an issue with the charge port door motor and coupling assembly. Tesla, entirely at their expense, remotely diagnosed the problem and sent a technician to my wife's work to repair the car while she was working. 

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2014.5 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

463-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic AWD

Tesla Model S in New York, United States
Apr 2015 - Apr 2018
Apr 2015

8000 mi
Insulation was added to reduce wind noise from small triangular window on driver's side. Wind noise was reduced, but other wind noise still exists. 
May 2015

9200 mi
The remaining wind noise from previous wind noise problem was addressed, but could not be solved. Tech claimed it was noise from wind rushing past mirrors. I do not agree. A minor adjustment was made to hatch, but did not help. 
Sep 2015

15000 mi
Charge port door was sporadically opening after closing. It was replaced under warranty, during annual service. 
Oct 2015

15800 mi

US $550
After LTE upgrade, car was returned with GPS not functioning at all. GPS affects many aspects of the car including navigation, homelink, etc. 
Apr 2016

25700 mi
The wind noise issue was again worked on. This time it was mainly resolved in one area, and made much worse in another area. Front Driver's Seat Made Clicking sound 
Jun 2016

29000 mi
New wind noise that was introduced at last repair was resolved. Front Driver's Seat Replaced 
Dec 2016

37000 mi
Rear hatch would not open. Actuator was replaced. The 12V battery was replaced for the second time in less than two years. A control arm was loose, and needed replacement. 
Jun 2017

44500 mi
The driver's door handle would not present. The internal mechanism required replacement. 
Dec 2017

54000 mi
Rear hatch release 
Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Nov 2014 - Jun 2020
Aug 2015

9200 mi
Saw error:"12V battery power low, car may shut down unexpectedly." Removed and installed HV battery pack for power switch replacement. 
Apr 2017

31000 mi
12 V battery replacement 
May 2017

31500 mi
Power steering intermittently became tougher than normal 
Jan 2018

39370 mi
Power steering rack and shaft had separated due to sheared bolts. Power steering rack was replaced. Tesla has since issued a recall for this issue for affected cars fleet wide. 
Dec 2018

49979 mi
High Voltage (main, large) battery replaced 
Jun 2019

56000 mi
Door handle motor replacement Condenser fan replaced 
May 2020

62681 mi

US $200
Main control unit (big screen) replaced along with micro sd card, Bluetooth antenna, and rear view camera jumper A host of parts Jackshaft and halfshaft assemblies. Output axle seal 
Tesla Model S in Arizona, United States
Nov 2014 - Dec 2017
Feb 2016

17000 mi
Passenger window trim loose 
Jun 2017

39000 mi
Slightly warped rotors. Front brake pads and rotors replaced under warranty. 
Tesla Model S in Michigan, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2015
Feb 2015 Driver's side door handle would not extend when pushed. Door handle was replaced. 
Mar 2015

3000 mi
After replacement of the driver's door handle, the interior door trim would not stay fully attached on the upper back corner due to a faulty retaining clip. 
Jun 2015

6000 mi
Water leak into interior at right front corner of sunroof after being exposed to rain. Rear center console lid hinge assembly cracked. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2019
Apr 2015

5200 mi
Charge port door not flush, adjustment made Adjust misaligned chrome trim 
Aug 2015

12200 mi
Headliner rattle, door squeak; service kept car for 2 days, applied deadening foam to address rattles including those I didn't report.  Upon pickup, 1 minor rattle (very difficult to repro) remains; will have them look at it next time. 
Dec 2015

18000 mi
Rattle in dashboard panel that is located above the speedometer; insulating foam installed to eliminate rattle 
Tesla Model S in Florida, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2018
Aug 2015

5000 mi
12V battery failed. Tesla Service Center replaced battery and checked all systems. Spectacular service. Within an hour tow truck arrived, gave me another Model S to drive. I do not want a failure but Tesla makes a failure almost painless. 

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2014 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

416-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Sep 2014 - Aug 2018
Jan 2015

1200 mi
Short in tail light 
Oct 2016

11000 mi
Rear taillight was leaking water into the trunk area. 
Sep 2017

20000 mi
Center infotainment computer died. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Nov 2014 - Mar 2019
Apr 2017

18000 mi
During yearly maintenance appointment a "noise" was discovered in drive unit. Entire drive unit; AC motor, inverter, and gear box were swapped out. 
Feb 2018

21000 mi
The 12 volt battery needed replacing. 
May 2018

25000 mi
Auto raise/close trunk would not work. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Sep 2015 - Oct 2015
Sep 2015

22000 mi
A/C fan squeak & wiper motor failed 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2020
May 2018

31050 mi
Fixed a creak in the steering wheel / steering column Used car was delivered from Tesla with loose lower body cladding. This was a due bill repair. 
Aug 2018

33000 mi
12V battery replaced 
Jan 2019

37000 mi
Driver's door handle failed. Paddle gear replaced. 
Feb 2019

38022 mi
Front passenger door handle failed to extend (paddle gear). 
Nov 2019

45000 mi
Fabric separating from driver's side b-pillar interior trim. Replaced. Instrument cluster LCD developed multiple bubbles from leaking adhesive. Replaced instrument cluster. Airbag recall Driver's door inner panel was loose. Spring clip was weak - adjusted and reinstalled inner panel Front U-Joints making noise and vibration on hard acceleration. Infrequent, and difficult to reproduce. Was unable to reproduce on a test drive on the day of the repair, so no repair was performed. 
Jan 2020

46000 mi
Driver's exterior door handle failed. Replaced module with gen 3 door handle. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
May 2014 - Dec 2018
Aug 2014

1000 mi
Noise from A/C unit; Condenser fan replaced. 
Dec 2014

2000 mi
Condenser fan loud; replaced again. 
Jul 2015

4200 mi
Condenser fan loud; replaced again. 
Jun 2018

12500 mi
MCU replaced. 

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2014 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

362-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2015
May 2014

10000 mi
Replaced sunroof seal 
Aug 2014

25000 mi
The door handle quit working, there was an electrical issue that was fixed under warrantee 
Sep 2015

30000 mi
Front bushing was replaced 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Feb 2015 - Oct 2017
Feb 2016

23300 mi
Noticed a intermittent,very slight noise from the electric motor. Tesla was able to replicate and replaced the main drivetrain motor 
May 2016

27900 mi
Right-front door handle stopped working. Was replaced at my office by mobile technician. 
Tesla Model S in Norway
Sep 2015 - Dec 2018
Mar 2016

37820 mi
Passenger door handle unable to open the door. Works from the inside. 
May 2016

40320 mi
Replace Rear Drive Unit Due To Coolant Leakage. Replaced broken door handle LED On RL side adjusted door handle tested works as designed. The chrome on the door handle is peeling off. Replaced Grip door Rear right side,adjusted door handle works as designed. The button the UMC cable fails to open the charge port door on the vehicle. Confirmed customer issue, button not working. Replace cable. 
Dec 2016

50220 mi
Door handle for the left passenger door didn't work. Opens from inside, but not from the outside. 
Oct 2017

64480 mi
Small cracks in the light housings in the rear 
Dec 2017

66960 mi
Replaced calipers and pads for the parking brakes. 
Aug 2018

79097 mi

$1800
Both sway bar links in the front was replaced. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
Jun 2014

2000 mi
Crooked chrome trim piece around window Creak from rear seat area. 
Nov 2014

5000 mi
Three rattles. Two were fixed. 
Jan 2015

16700 mi
Pano roof sometimes failed to close properly. Opening & reclining would fix it. They replaced the track/trim on one side. That fixed it. You need an entry for motor, since I don't have an engine! Car had a subtle low frequency hum around 70 mph. They replaced the motor to fix it. Rattle coming from passenger side A pillar. rear passenger window would go half way up, then reverse and go back down. I figured out that I could raise it an inch at a time to get it up all the way. Rattle coming from hatch area, possible rear center speaker grill. Repair was successful initially, but rattle returned after about a week. They're aware of it and will make another attempt at the annual service in late April. 
Apr 2015

10500 mi
Rattle coming from rear cargo area. Probably the rear center speaker. Rattle is still there. Rattle in right rear door. Still there. Lower dash panel on passenger side of center screen creaked oddly when a passenger would rest their knee against it. Pano roof rattled when open. 
Aug 2015

14400 mi
Rattle from cargo area Rattle in right rear door Rattle at base of left C pillar. They found a broken piece but didn't have replacement in stock. Ordered new part and will fix on later visit. 
Feb 2016

19100 mi
Panoramic roof won't go into "vent" position. Works correctly otherwise. Rattle coming from driver's side C pillar Rattle from driver's side A pillar Rattle from right rear door. Seems fixed initially, but noise returned after a few weeks. Right rear outside door handle did not present when pushing on it. It would come out as part of the group if you pushed on another, or put the car in Park. 
May 2016

21100 mi
Rattle in headliner directly over passenger Rattle/creak front center of headliner Rattle coming from passenger side rear door. Rattle is still there after attempted repair. Edge of headliner coming loose and exposed over driver's door. The rubber seal along the edge of headliner is supposed to cover it, but the headliner fabric keeps coming free of it. Repaired, but problem came back after a few weeks. 
May 2017

29000 mi
Big center screen developed a small bubble under the glass. Cosmetic, no functional problem. Replaced under warranty. Panorama roof had a squeak when closed. They noticed the rubber seal was out of alignment and replaced it. It still squeaked but when I added some wd-40 to it, it was quiet. I had done that before and it didn't get quiet, so maybe it needed both replacement and lube. 
May 2018

36000 mi
Outside, front passenger door would only open if you pulled towards the right side of the handle. They adjusted the sensor and that fixed it. Piano roof “skitters” or kind of shakes in its tracks as it opens past about 50%. They ordered a new roof panel. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Apr 2017
May 2016

35400 mi
Drive unit repair for slight noise 
Feb 2017

53000 mi
Door handle motor failed. Replaced by Tesla Mobile service in under an hour 
Tesla Model S in Pennsylvania, United States
Sep 2014 - Jun 2020
Mar 2015

8000 mi
12V battery replaced 
Feb 2016

21000 mi
Milling noise 
Aug 2016

28000 mi
Master onboard charger 
Aug 2017

42000 mi
Replace door handle 
Nov 2019

64000 mi

US $200
Speedometer display delaminating Charge port cracked Trunk hatch close button 
Tesla Model S in Hong Kong, China
Nov 2014 - Mar 2015
Feb 2015

2360 mi
Charge port door sticky 
Tesla Model S in North Carolina, United States
Feb 2015 - Feb 2018
Oct 2016

32000 mi
Entire sunroof replaced due to unexplained "bowing" of the glass 
Apr 2017

38000 mi
More work on sunroof for stutter, wind leaks, and rattles. 
Nov 2017

43000 mi
Sunroof! Took them a couple more attempts to get the new sunroof installed properly. 
Tesla Model S in New Jersey, United States
Feb 2014 - Jun 2015
Jun 2014

6000 mi
stress facture in rear window shim added to eliminate noise when turning wheel 
Sep 2014

12000 mi
driver door handle was replaced after it stopped working after firmware upgrade. 
Tesla Model S in District of Columbia, United States
Mar 2015 - Dec 2018
Jan 2017

20000 mi
Wiper sensor in windscreen failed; replaced windshield. 
Tesla Model S in Iowa, United States
Dec 2016 - Mar 2018
Mar 2017

43000 mi
Replaced engine unit 
Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2017 - Jul 2019
Oct 2017

54000 mi

US $350
Door handle would not present. Removed and replaced internal drive gear. 
Dec 2017

57000 mi
Wires for lights in door had been plugged in wrong sockets on previous repair. This was corrected. 
Mar 2019

80000 mi

US $70
Right rear door handle would not present. Paddle gear was broken. I replaced it with an aftermarket part, instead of same $2 part from Tesla. 

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2014 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

302-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jun 2018
Jan 2016 Ventilation noise, which has not yet been fixed. Rattle from dashboard, which they "fixed," but just moved it elsewhere on the dashboard. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Oct 2017 - May 2019
Jan 2018

49000 mi
Rear passenger door would not open. Motorized activation was failing. 
Tesla Model S in Colorado, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2020
Aug 2016

17000 mi
Faulty door handle replaced under warranty. 
Oct 2017

40000 mi
Drive Unit was replaced under warranty due to noise. 
Feb 2018

44000 mi
Right front knuckle joint, and associated parts, replaced under warranty. Media Control Unit (main computer screen) failed and was replaced with a newer version under warranty. 
Mar 2018

46000 mi
12 V battery replaced under warranty at my house by a Mobile Service Technician. 
Mar 2019

68000 mi

US $125
Car wouldn't start or release charge cable — dead in garage. Car was transported to service center for diagnosis and repairs. Problem was a corroded wire to the charge port. Tesla service said it took nine hours to find the problem but they comped me all but one hour. My car is long out of warranty (except for the battery and drive unit). Service also paid for a rental car to get me to the service center to pick up my car. 
Jan 2020

91863 mi

US $168
Driver's door wouldn't open — door handle micro switch replaced due to broken wire. Work was done at home by Tesla mobile service. 
Tesla Model S in Alabama, United States
Apr 2016 - Jun 2016
May 2016

75000 mi
alignment issue 
Tesla Model S in Quebec, Canada
May 2016 - Jun 2020
Jul 2016

30360 mi
Rear left door handle would not work (expand but will not open door) when it's hot outside. Was replaced under warranty, took 2-3 hours before getting back the car. Tesla gave me a P90D as a loaner, whooooooooo wheeeee !! 
Mar 2017

38601 mi
Loose stabilizer bar joint, driver side. Driver mirror does not always get back to its original position (with auto-tilt enabled). No issue if auto-tilt not enabled. Was replaced, but issue persists. 
Aug 2017

42160 mi

C $575
Front shocks replacement. 
Apr 2018

46500 mi
Loose stabilizer bar joint, passenger side. Was replaced. It started just after they did the repairs on the front shocks last year. Car can work for a while even if those joints are a bit loose. 
Aug 2018

50147 mi
Replace Bolts In Steering Rack Housing, Bosch part recall. Corrections: Oil Seal - Differential to Rear Halfshaft Assembly - RH Corrections: Condenser - Gas-Cool - LH Leak Corrections: Pipe - High Pressure - Gas Cool to Sub-Cool Condenser Leak 
Apr 2019

54935 mi
No power brake, occurred twice after a day with snow melting and the next day it was frozen. I could brake but I had to press hard. The issue disappeared by itself after some time, but I didn't want to take any chance so I sent the car to the service center on the second occurrence. They tried to reproduce the issue without success. They did some performance test of the vacuum pump with their equipment and saw some incorrect voltage readings, so they replaced it. They suspect that moisture was inside the pump. Replaced trunk drain plugs with new model. Parking brake warning light. Replaced left parking brake caliper assembly. 
May 2019

55466 mi
Had a "Low coolant" message in the car occasionally, getting more often each day. 2 days ago I saw liquid under the car, took pictures and sent to mobile service team which was supposed to come a week later. They told me to go to the service center ASAP, which I did. They found leak from the 4 Way Coolan Valve - Series/Parallel. They replaced it, it was quick work. Charge cable didn't work with 110v or 220v. Replaced universal mobile connector. 
Jun 2019

57040 mi
Replaced 3-way coolant valve (chiller bypass) Replaced front bumper carrier due to corrosion. Engine noise when using air conditioning. Noise intermitent. Perform thermal test to be sure. No noise present. Replaced right condenser fan. Replaced swollen lug nuts. 
Jul 2019

57040 mi
A/C leak following last repair, a seal had been crushed while reinstalling the tubes. 
Nov 2019

59520 mi
Defective rear passenger door handle. The handle motor did not work, the handle did not expand. 
Apr 2020

62751 mi
Cracking when over speed bumps at low speed. Tesla replaced suspension control arms and sway bar. I also asked to check for a possible cooling fluid leak, but they did not find anything. The problem came back once after this trip but nothing afterward. The leak was in the middle of the car, so it was possibly an overflow as this is where it goes. I also asked for a knocking when going from forward to reverse and reverse to forward as I was getting close to the end of the warranty, they did not hear it, but it's still there. I assume it's a normal wear and will not break soon. 
Jun 2020

63240 mi
Brake vacuum pump made a strange noise early in the morning. Mobile service came and replaced it within one hour. Afterward the hood did not latch anymore, he had to come again with the latch part the next week. Hood latch broke during the last service from Tesla mobile. He replaced the latch. 

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2014 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

Tesla Model S in Utah, United States
Apr 2016 - Dec 2018
May 2016

28000 mi
Passenger side door wind noise Ultrasonic sensor would not reliably detect objects Passenger sided vent was not blowing air 
Mar 2018

50500 mi
Driver side doorhandles no longer presenting 

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2014 Tesla Model S 4-door

Engine not specified

Tesla Model S in Quebec, Canada
Jun 2016 - Oct 2016
Jun 2016

40920 mi
Park assist was not working properly; FR FASCIA CENTER APPLIQUE was changed, and waiting for electric harness to fix the pb Corrections: Exterior NVH General Diagnosis Road tested vehicle. heard rattling noise coming from front left and right wheels. Noise comes from both front bearings. Need replacement. Corrections: Hub - Front - LH Hub - Front - LH replace 

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2013 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

416-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Aug 2015 - Apr 2017
Sep 2015

33000 mi
Charge port door wouldn't open ~20% of the time. Charge port and door were replaced. USB port wasn't working. Cable was replaced. Water was entering rear lights when car was washed. Seal on exterior trim was replaced to prevent water entering. 
Dec 2015

34000 mi
Map light wouldn't turn on when pressed, though worked fine when doors opened. They just replaced the light / housing. The physical button was broken. 
Mar 2016

40000 mi
Drivers side rear view mirror goes to the wrong position after switching from reverse to drive. Mirror housing and electronics replaced. 
Sep 2016

47000 mi
Main battery needs to be rebuilt, so a loaner 85 kWh battery was put in while they rebuild it. 12V battery replaced. 
Apr 2017

55000 mi
Read Axel replaced due to premature wear 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Jul 2015 - Jun 2018
Aug 2015

46000 mi

US $1700
right front passenger door sags out of alignment over time 
Sep 2015

48000 mi

US $1700
right front door misaligned, interfering with closure, generating wind noise 
Oct 2015

48500 mi

US $918
rear right window will not stay rolled up and makes grinding noise when operating mechanic noticed excessive wear on rear suspension and replaced 
May 2016

56100 mi
battery contacts fused causing a catastrophic failure of the powertrain; car gracefully shut down, but would not operate until serviced; had to flatbed it from the freeway where it broke to dealer for service which was covered under warranty 
Oct 2016

59200 mi

US $200
a/c stopped cooling -- compressor fault 
Jan 2017

60000 mi

US $200
door handle failed to retract and stopped opening the door 
Mar 2018

72000 mi
12v auxiliary battery replaced 
Tesla Model S in Arizona, United States
May 2016 - May 2018
Sep 2016

11000 mi
12 volt battery "replace soon" showed up on screen 
Dec 2016

12000 mi
Replaced drive train motor replaced rubber moulding around pano roof 
Tesla Model S in Nevada, United States
Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
Sep 2016

60000 mi
Drive unit replaced due to water intrusion 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Dec 2013 - Jun 2020
May 2014

6900 mi
Creaking noise when turning at low speeds. Fixed by tightening sub frame bolts. 
Feb 2015

11000 mi
Wind noise from driver's side door. Service center removed door panel and found ext door handle shield loose. Re-attached shield and noise was fixed. 
Feb 2016

15900 mi
Wind noise from sunroof. Fixed by adjusting tracks/mounting. 
May 2017

23000 mi
Replaced drive unit as it had developed a clunking noise when getting on and off the accelerator at low speeds. Touchscreen developed an air bubble. Service replaced screen. 
Dec 2017

25000 mi
Power brake booster was squeaking. Service replaced booster. Service had not torqued control arm bolt enough during alignment. Came loose making banging noise and car started pulling. Tesla agreed to tow to service center at their expense and fixed it. 
May 2018

28000 mi
Magnet holding charge port door closed detached. Service replaced charge port door. 
Dec 2019

32000 mi

US $190
Replaced rear toe links with updated parts from Tesla. Original design kept coming loose making car pull right when accelerating. New design part fixes this. 
May 2020

33000 mi

US $240
Window regulator failed. Replaced with new one from Tesla. 
Tesla Model S in New York, United States
Oct 2015 - Jul 2020
Oct 2015

17000 mi
HAD A CLUNK WHEN I HIT A BUMP 
Apr 2018

52000 mi
Brakes were mushy so replaces front breaks and flushed break fluid.  Replaced noisy compressor (air conditioner)  
Jul 2019

70000 mi
AC quit, needed a new compressor 
Sep 2019

74000 mi

US $2300
This is an electric vehicle and the on board charging mechanism was not working so it was replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Sep 2014 - Sep 2017
Sep 2014

12000 mi
Multi Function Display (MFD) bad, replaced under warranty 
Dec 2014

14000 mi
No 3G or Wifi signal. Network card tested by engineering at the factory, found stuck in download mode. Since the network card is part of the multifunction center display unit (MFD), entire MFD was replaced (again). 
Tesla Model S in Florida, United States
Nov 2016 - Jan 2017
Jan 2017

54000 mi
Sunroof Rattle. 
Tesla Model S in Colorado, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2016
Jan 2014

6000 mi
85 kWh Battery Pack, tripped Circuit Breaker. Reduced Car Performance, Notified to Pull over and Call Tesla. Rangers came and took care of business. Replaced Battery Pack 
Jun 2016

22000 mi
Drive Unit failure 
Tesla Model S in Wisconsin, United States
Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
Mar 2014

22000 mi
Drive unit replaced 12V Battery replaced Several rattles and squeaks repaired 
Oct 2014

44000 mi
Onboard charger replacement Tail light condensation 
Jan 2015 Primary Charger replacement 
Sep 2015

64000 mi

US $200
Drive unit replaced for minor gear lash clunk End-link replaced (again) Ball joint or tie-rod end noise in left front corner 
Oct 2015

65000 mi

US $200
Portable charger cord failure 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Aug 2014 - Sep 2017
Nov 2014

25000 mi
The driver's map light push switch broke. The light itself still worked and came on when all lights were turned only. But it could not be pushed on individually. Both the driver and passenger vanity mirror covers were loose. The service center replaced the whole sun visors with updated versions. 
Apr 2015

28500 mi
Subtle friction noise coming from the rear of the car. Intermittent and apparent at highway speeds only. Tesla replaced the "drive unit" under warranty. So far the noise has not reoccurred. Passenger side A pillar rattle. Tesla inserted extra padding or insulation material in the A pillar. The rattle is gone. 
Jun 2015

31000 mi
The driver's map light button became difficult to press. The light still worked, only the button action was bad. One flap from a passenger air vent became disconnected from the actuator tab. Both were replaced or repaired under warranty. 
Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Nov 2014 - Sep 2020
May 2015

18100 mi
Replaced sun visors (cracked plastic) Windshield wipers "clicked" when wiping. Parts replaced and it's now fine. 
Jan 2017

17800 mi
Rear hatch squeaks/rattles when going over bumps. Adjusted the bump stop height. Modest improvement, but the problem is still there. Rattle/vibration from behind the dashboard, seemingly related to the air ducts / ventilation system. Repair made it rattle/vibrate less, but the problem still persists. Windshield wipers "clicked" when operating. This problem was fixed in 2015 and came back in late 2016. Now it's fixed again. 
Mar 2017

31000 mi
Battery pack failed, reporting 0 charge when it was nearly full. Tesla towed the car to their shop and sent us home in an Uber. The battery pack was replaced with a loaner pack while ours is headed to California for repairs. After previous attempt, hatchback was still rattling. Retaining clips now insulated and latch lubricated. We'll see. Right rear window regulator was "detecting false objects" and automatically going down. Replaced regulator assembly. 
May 2017

32000 mi
Tesla has a "charger" in the car which converts 240VAC from the power mains to DC for charging the battery. Mine failed. Tesla diagnosed this remotely and said it was safe to drive the car to the shop. The charger was replaced under warranty. Yet another attempt at fixing the rattling noise in our dashboard. Despite giving them video, they were "unable to reproduce it." 
Dec 2017

37000 mi
Our original battery, shipped to the factory after a defect, finally returned home and was reinstalled in the car. Curiously, the "loaner" battery gave 2.5% more range at the same charge level. The continuing saga of weird noises coming from our HVAC system was finally isolated to the doors that change airflow to different vents. They were vibrating. Totally replaced. Also, bits of foam insulation tape were coming out of the air vents. This turned out to be an unrelated issue, but they disassembled and reassembled the dashboard to fix this as well. Tire pressure monitoring system had dead batteries in three wheels. The fix was apparently to upgrade all four wheels to a completely new TPMS that now reports the pressure for each wheel, versus the original that would only report good/bad status. 
Feb 2018

38000 mi

US $250
Yet another attempt to fix the odd noises coming out of the HVAC system. They replaced something else in the doors that switch the air to the different vents. 
Jan 2019

44000 mi

US $200
The drive unit (motor) was making a "milling" noise, commonly attributed to bearings wearing down. Also, there was some play in the connector from motor to drive shaft resulting in clunking noises. The motor was replaced with a remanufactured unit under warranty. Noise in the HVAC system. Replaced some internal part. (This has been a recurring issue on this car.) No heat. Replaced the "DC-DC converter" and heater. 
May 2020

50000 mi

US $540
3G cellular modem failed. Similar costs for replacement 3G vs. 4G upgrade, so went with 4G. 
Jun 2020

51000 mi

US $200
Driver door handle would not present itself. You could hear the motor spinning, but the gears or something related was busted. 
Sep 2020

51000 mi

US $200
Louver doors in the cooling system (used for both in-cabin and battery cooling) we're stuck, and the fan was spinning much faster as a result. Parts replaced, but no details provided. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Jul 2020
Jan 2014

2000 mi
electrical heating element failed; replaced under warranty 
Tesla Model S in Arizona, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2017
Nov 2013

8600 mi
Window washer need adjustment. 
Mar 2015

34000 mi
Front of tire housing missing 
Jul 2015

40700 mi
cowl missing and replacd 
May 2017

74000 mi

US $150
Passenger door would not open, replaced the mechanism. 
Tesla Model S in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2014 - Dec 2018
Jul 2014

7720 mi
Clicking sound as steering approached extreme left or right ends of travel. Shims added and bolts re-torqued. Problem fixed, no charge. 
Nov 2014

12400 mi
Driver's seat was loose, noticable movement and clunking noise on harder acceleration and braking. Replaced seat base and lower frame assembly. 
Apr 2015

16720 mi
Drive unit was louder than normal at speeds between 80 and 100 km/h. Reported to Service Center. SC diagnosed and found faults with inverter, replaced complete rear drive unit. 
Jan 2017

35960 mi
Exterior rear door handles were not extending. Found blown fuse, replaced. New fuse blew immediately. Service Center diagnosed and replaced all four door handle mechanisms. 
Feb 2018

44640 mi
Charge port LED array was failing, making it difficult to assess charging status. Charge port replaced. Media Control Unit (MCU) was rebooting at random times. Replaced MCU. 
Aug 2018

49600 mi
High Voltage traction battery complete failure. Ran from 80% charge down to 0% overnight and subsequently would not accept charging. Reconditioned replacement battery installed under warranty. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Apr 2013 - Jun 2020
Sep 2013

8000 mi
Rear window dropped into door panel 
May 2016

50000 mi
Door handle required replacement. Wasn't opening door 
Jul 2017

67000 mi
Door popped open by itself. Tesla Ranger replaced the handle mechanism 
Jan 2019

86000 mi
12 volt battery needed replacement. Mobile service did it. 
May 2020

98000 mi

US $200
Motor replaced due to difficulty in getting alignment done properly. Under warranty 
Tesla Model S in Georgia, United States
Dec 2015 - Jul 2018
Mar 2018

46000 mi
Main nav screen replaced DC Converter replaced 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Jun 2013 - Jun 2014
Sep 2013

5000 mi
slight rattle above 70mph from rear passenger area on certain roads only. 
Jun 2014

17000 mi
Rattle from front passenger side dashboard A pillar. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Sep 2017 - Jun 2018
Jan 2018

21000 mi
Computer operating system updates. Power rectifier/battery temperature control. Hi power battery connection modifier. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
May 2016 - Jan 2019
Mar 2017

31824 mi
Retractible door handle problem. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Jan 2014

31200 mi

US $450
Rubber seal on door needed adjustment and replacement 
Feb 2016

36400 mi
Bubble present in 17" video screen. New video screen replacement. 
Apr 2018

61000 mi

US $400
Replace and upgrade faulty tire pressure monitor system Minor rattles and wind noise 
Tesla Model S in New York, United States
Sep 2013 - Oct 2017
Oct 2015

17000 mi
Sunroof squeaked 
Sep 2016

25000 mi
Loose - replaced 

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2013 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

362-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in Texas, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2017
Jul 2014

11300 mi
The dealership contacted me to warn me that one of the battery cells had an abnormally hi drainage. I was unaware there was a problem with the car. They sent a tow truck and a loaner car. The drive battery was replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
Mar 2013 - Feb 2016
May 2013 Replaced lock on glove box 
May 2014

14000 mi
Loud clicks in steering at low speeds. Mosquito-type whine from the drive unit After software update 5.9 media system no longer displays artist or album named in non-English characters. Still displays folders and song names correctly. 
Jul 2015

24000 mi
Media system randomly starts playing at night. Does not keep position in the current music title in the USB stick. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Sep 2017
Dec 2013

19000 mi
Retractable door handle on passenger side operated intermittently 
Jun 2014

26000 mi
A/C relay replaced 
Jan 2015

34000 mi
Traction battery display symptoms of failure. Traction battery serviced and reinstalled. The vehicle was picked up by Tesla and a loaner was provided. 
Sep 2016

68000 mi
Noisy electric traction motor 
Apr 2017

73000 mi

US $1375
The tire Pressure Monitoring System failed and was upgraded 
May 2017

78000 mi

US $2100
Controller board failure 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
Jan 2014 - Dec 2019
Dec 2014

21000 mi
12 Volt battery needed replacement. 
Feb 2016

38000 mi
Drive unit replaced for noise. 
Feb 2017

46500 mi
This was a scheduled 12.5K maintainance trip, but my charger socket was replaced as its lights no longer worked. 
Apr 2018

51200 mi

US $200
Battery air intake baffle replaced. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
May 2013 - Sep 2013
Sep 2013

6000 mi
Loose gasket on panoramic roof caused wind noise 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Oct 2013 - Jun 2017
Jan 2014

7000 mi
Seat front elevation motor not working. They ordered a seat in case they needed to replace it, to get the car back to me that day. But only needed to plug in a connector that was disconnected from the factory. 
Jun 2014

3000 mi
Gasket around sun roof needed to be reseated. Slight misalignment with hatch. 
Oct 2014

4200 mi
Front trunk latch replaced due to corrosion 
Nov 2015

7000 mi
Loud clicking when turning wheel significantly. Problem with charging cable not locking in port while charging. 
Tesla Model S in Tennessee, United States
Jan 2014 - Sep 2017
Dec 2014

22000 mi
The home link button would not operate my garage door. Tesla came to my home and replaced my home link antenna with a updated antenna. No charge. 
Feb 2016

36000 mi
Tire pressure monitors. Tesla replaced all 4 under warranty 
Dec 2016

47000 mi
Replaced my nav. Screen had small bubbles at top of screen. Warranty no cost. 
Feb 2017

49780 mi
Navigation screen had small bubbles and was replaced with new screen. Under warranty 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Jan 2013 - Jun 2020
Dec 2013

6000 mi
Noise with low-speed steering. The fix involves adding shims to the bolts that attach the steering rack. Forum thread: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showthread.php/15528-Steering-quot-Click-quot-at-stop-and-low-speed-normal-or-not/ 
Feb 2016

17500 mi
automatic trunk closing needed adjustment 
Dec 2016

23000 mi
sunroof rattle (again--fixed twice previously) 
Jan 2018

29000 mi
airbag recall replaced 12V battery 
Jul 2019

37000 mi

US $270
replace 12V battery 
Jun 2020

42000 mi

US $1800
AC compressor failed and needed replacement. Steering rack bolts had broken, resulting in the steering rack needing replacement. 
Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
May 2015 - Jun 2020
Jul 2015

38940 mi
Tail light condensation 
Oct 2015

42040 mi
Replaced cabin heater 
Oct 2016

53100 mi
New rear electric motor. Tesla replaced the motor to reduce the noise. Car was perfectly functional before and after repair. Amazing service! 
Jul 2017

60140 mi
Battery heater failed. 
Oct 2018

73780 mi
Wiring harness to garage door opening system needed replacing, had frayed causing loss of door opening functions. Rear hatch strut replacement. Was rusting out at connection point. New strut works sometimes, but periodically car will fail to auto close. Manual open close works. Door handle squeak. Pulled door panel off and shifted mounting of handle. Squeak gone. 
Tesla Model S in Norway
Nov 2013 - Mar 2016
Jul 2014

7840 mi
Would not charge using a third-party cable, only with Tesla's cable, which doesn't fit public outlets in Norway. Malfunctioning master charger replaced. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Sep 2017
Jul 2017

62000 mi

US $2500
Check engine light initiated repair. DCDC inverter replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Indiana, United States
Apr 2018 - Jun 2020
May 2018

66400 mi

US $2300
Replaced front rotors and pads 
Sep 2019

90000 mi

US $300
Replaced window regulator $300 
Tesla Model S in British Columbia, Canada
Feb 2013 - Jun 2020
Jan 2019

37200 mi
Replace motor/drive unit under warranty 
Nov 2019

42160 mi
Replace main propulsion battery under 8 year warranty. The battery failed to only 77km of capacity from the normal 400km. It was technically drivable, but it would not have made it to the service center without at least two charging stops. Tesla recommended not even trying and covered the towing and ferry costs. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2020
May 2019

102000 mi

US $250
Headlight replaced 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2017 - Dec 2018
Nov 2018

77000 mi
Rear drive unit failed and was replaced under warranty 
Tesla Model S in Wisconsin, United States
Feb 2016 - Jun 2019
Nov 2016

75600 mi
Repair of broken electrical connection to drivers door handle. 
Mar 2017

87000 mi

US $400
Upper control arm replaced due to wear in joint 
Sep 2018

143000 mi
Battery to drive motor Contactors replaced. Half shafts repacked, rear suspension bushings replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Massachusetts, United States
Jun 2017 - Jan 2018
Jan 2018

101000 mi

US $3500
heater replacement ($1250) DC-DC converter replacement ($2250) 
Tesla Model S in Liechtenstein
Jun 2014 - Oct 2015
Jun 2015

11780 mi
Loading 2 of 3 chargers that convert AC to DC failed and needed to be replaced. So it loaded only slow with normal plugs but normal at superchargers 

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2013 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

302-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2014 - Jan 2017
Jun 2016

53000 mi
Electric door latch needed tweak. 
Tesla Model S in Washington, United States
Jun 2013 - Mar 2017
May 2016

26700 mi
Drive unit replaced by Tesla for free 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2018
Apr 2013

4500 mi
creaky moonroof 
Sep 2017

56000 mi
Touchscreen had bubbles . touchscreen replaced 
Dec 2017

59000 mi

US $1700
onboard charging unit required replacement 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

8400 mi
Main Control Unit ("MCU" aka main touchscreen) had a faulty gyro, which caused some issues in nav/mapping. Tesla replaced entire unit. 
Sep 2015

19000 mi
Gasket around panoramic roof bulged and was replaced. 
Apr 2016

23300 mi
"Clunking" in front right of car. Tesla replaced upper right control arm due to excessive play. Door handle making slight grinding noise 
Tesla Model S in Missouri, United States
Dec 2012 - Nov 2018
Aug 2013

15100 mi
Added shims to eliminate click in steering at low speeds. 
Sep 2013

17000 mi
Rear door would spontaneously open. Tesla Ranger came day after reported and replaced all 4 door handles 
Feb 2014

26000 mi
Windshield developed a non-impact stress fracture along the mid driver's side. Repaired as warranty item. squeak in head liner 
Mar 2014

28000 mi
Auto tilt side mirrors stopped working. I simply hadn't turned a switch back on after a firmware update. Dash rattle developed, loose trim Optional underbody protection added 
Jul 2014

35000 mi
left rear axle spline wear was causing clicking, replaced. Louder than acceptable inverter whine. 
Aug 2014

39000 mi
Squeaky passenger side A-pillar 
Dec 2014

45000 mi
TPMS error, all 4 sensors replaced. Apparently one that was replaced showed low voltage. 
Nov 2015

61000 mi
Driver's side door handle required replacement due to a "click" and microsensor issue. 
Apr 2016

65800 mi
Water leak recurred at the passenger side behind the back door at the ceiling causing staining of headliner 
May 2016

67000 mi
Same problem recurred with water leak near rear passenger door. Required replacement of entire windsheild (to remove headliner), headliner and another piece of glass. New seals applied. 
Jan 2017

66300 mi
wind noise at high speed passenger front window 
Apr 2017

77000 mi
Redo front passenger window wind noise issue. This time the window was shimmed to close more tightly against the seal. 
May 2017

83000 mi

US $600
Right rear parking brake locked and would not release making the vehicle undrivable. 
Dec 2017

89000 mi
Door handle that was previously replaced/repaired would not work properly. Would not retract. 
Jun 2018

95000 mi
Wind noise rear passenger side window, adjusted and resolved. 
Aug 2018

96000 mi

US $1100
Replaced touch screen which had developed air bubbles. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Apr 2016 - Feb 2020
May 2018

59000 mi

US $127
One of the tire sensors had come loose, and had to be replaced. 
Aug 2018

65000 mi

US $200
Brake calipers replaced due to wear 
Sep 2018

65000 mi

US $200
Battery management system, high voltage contactors needed to be replaced. The car would not come on or stay on when jumped. 
Mar 2019

74000 mi

US $200
The drive unit was replaced. The axles were replaced. And an arm was also replaced. The arm was the only item charged, paid $200 deductible of my extended warranty. The drive unit replacement and axles were still under warranty. 
Aug 2019

78000 mi
Suspension parts replaced (control arm), plus regular annual maintenance visit 
Dec 2019

83000 mi

US $772
Replaced one tire sensor, and the charge port ring 
Tesla Model S in South Carolina, United States
Nov 2013 - Oct 2015
Apr 2014

5000 mi
DC to DC converter failed, causing the 12V battery go below its operating range. 
Mar 2015

29000 mi
Tesla tech heard a barely perceptible gear whine, which apparently indicated an unacceptable level of gear wear, so the entire drive train was replaced with a remanufactured one at Tesla's expense. 
Tesla Model S in Minnesota, United States
Sep 2013 - Sep 2016
Dec 2013

10000 mi
There was a humming noise coming from the differential from 60-65mph only. Tesla replaced the drive unit (including differential). 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Mar 2016 - Jun 2020
Feb 2017

60640 mi
Passenger side front and rear windows would not fully roll up after being rolled down. They would act as if they contacted something about 1/3 of the way up and roll back down again. Technician removed and replaced the window regulators. REGULATOR ASY RR DOOR RH (600637799-G) REGULATOR ASY FR DOOR RH (600665100-G) 
Jun 2017

71000 mi
Same as the passenger side windows, the driver's side rear window needed the window regulator replaced. 
Nov 2017

82700 mi

US $176
Although the driver's door handle presented itself, it would not unlock/open the door when pulled on. Technician removed and replaced the door handle position switch. 
Jun 2018

91000 mi

US $1000
Cracked windshield was replaced. 
Dec 2019

113894 mi

US $1300
Tire monitoring system communication error. Correction: Retrofit Continental TPMS Module and Harness 
Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Apr 2015
Mar 2015

20460 mi
Noise from power unit (electric motor) 
Tesla Model S in Connecticut, United States
Apr 2015 - Jun 2018
Jun 2015

42000 mi
Service center replaced rear appliqué after discovering that the adhesive had detached slightly enabling water to get in through the snap fit holes. 
Apr 2016

53700 mi
Turn signal indicator would not engage (though light would flash) and fan produced a strange humming noise. Service Center replaced a poor ground connection going to the front headlamp and radiator fan. 
Sep 2016

63000 mi

US $465
Passenger side upper control arm had wear/corrosion which caused a squeaking noise whenever turning hard right or left. Rear drive unit started making a high pitched whining noise when accelerating at low speeds (up to 30mph). Volume/intensity progressed over several months until noise was distracting. 
Dec 2016

71000 mi
Replaced RH side AERO SHIELD OUTER STRAKE, after rubber part had come unglued from flange. Wind noise on the LH side corner glass, foam tape and new door seal added. 
Mar 2017

75794 mi

US $500
Replaced two front rotors because of warping (shuddering felt when braking hard), also performed a brake fluid flush and pad replacement 
Jul 2017

80443 mi
car was making a CV joint clicking noise noise with torque changes, service center inspected and replaced both rear axles and hubs. drivers side lower trim was making a rattling noise when going over rough pavement or bumps. Service center found no broken or unattached pieces and opted to add foam tape at the joints between trim 
Tesla Model S in Connecticut, United States
Jan 2015 - Dec 2018
Aug 2017

83000 mi
Touchscreen failed 
Jun 2018

98000 mi

US $250
12V Battery replaced Bolt replaced on steering 
Dec 2018

104000 mi

US $975
Replaced Tire Pressure Monitor Module. Replaced windshield washer pump Valve within cooling system replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Illinois, United States
Oct 2013 - Apr 2017
Jun 2014

7000 mi
Drivetrain replacement. Was driving on highway and car sensor said to pull over. Lost all ability to accelerate and could only steer and break to get to the side of the road. Once turned car on / off, it worked fine, but took in next day 

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2013 Tesla Model S 4-door

Engine not specified

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Nov 2013 - Sep 2018
Mar 2014

3000 mi
Replaced A/C Condensor fan 

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2012 Tesla Model S

Engine not specified

Tesla Model S in Alabama, United States
Mar 2014 - Aug 2014
Apr 2014

12700 mi
They had to replace the battery. 
Jul 2014

14300 mi
Multiple problems with the charging and other mechanical issues. 

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2012 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

416-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
May 2014 - Jun 2019
Jun 2015

34000 mi
Drivetrain stopped working. 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Jan 2014 - Apr 2015
Feb 2014

31000 mi
Battery was not operating properly 
Apr 2015

60000 mi
Bracket for battery cover fell off because it was not properly installed. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Sep 2015
Nov 2014

23000 mi
The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) continually reported an error message beginning in August, calling for service visit. 
Apr 2015

28300 mi
windshield developed a crack on the edge on the passenger side in the middle. Tesla agreed this was a warranty issue. Tire Pressure Monitoring system intermittently reported an error and to call for service. Tesla service bulletin to remove the main battery pack and send to factory for refit of contactors. Installed a loaner replacement battery. They said 3 months or so for rework and would need car back to reinstall the original repaired unit. 
Tesla Model S in Virginia, United States
Oct 2014 - Mar 2017
Nov 2014

36000 mi
Sun visor hinge was replaced. Wind deflector arm was replaced. Steering wheel volume control switch replaced. 
Tesla Model S in Ontario, Canada
Dec 2015 - Jul 2020
Nov 2017

65720 mi
Replaced rear, driver's side strut (under warranty) 
Apr 2018

68820 mi
Replaced rear, passenger side strut (under warranty) Replaced air bag 
Nov 2019

84940 mi

C $200
Replaced video display screen under warranty to correct cosmetic defect 
Tesla Model S in Indiana, United States
Feb 2015 - Dec 2018
Jan 2016

US $200
Door handles malfunction, replaced 
Apr 2016

57700 mi
Sway bar 
Jan 2017

56500 mi

US $200
Ground fault 
Jun 2017

70000 mi

US $200
Window regulator 
Sep 2017

71000 mi
Drive motor died 
Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2013 - Jan 2019
Jan 2013

3415 mi
replaced door handle 
Jan 2014

18200 mi
cracked windshield 
Mar 2014

20796 mi
HV contactor failure 
May 2014

24059 mi
new design funk latch 
Nov 2014

30683 mi
clicking shims fixed 12v power switch went bad 
Sep 2015

41000 mi
charge light Led replaced 
Jun 2017

65000 mi

US $1300
DU replaced And axle splines lubed sunroof. still making intermittent noise when closing, works fine otherwise. 
Jul 2018

80000 mi

US $190
taillight plastic cracking from sun exposure replaced right taillight 
Jan 2019

83000 mi
Rear upper links replaced 

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2012 Tesla Model S 4dr Hatch

362-horsepower Electric 1-speed automatic RWD

Tesla Model S in California, United States
Dec 2012 - Jun 2020
Sep 2013

20000 mi
Wind noise front right door. 
Jun 2014

49000 mi
The original battery Rev-A had the High Voltage Contactor fail. The battery was swapped with a Refurbished Rev - A. Tesla service was fantastic. Tesla trailered a Model S loaner car to my home (80 miles from service center) and returned my car as well. 
Jul 2014

50800 mi
The replacement battery started exhibiting strange behavior after about 4 weeks (reduced range and charging failures). Tesla determined one of the cell groups was significantly unbalanced. Tesla swapped the battery with a much newer Rev - D battery. The Drive train (motor/inverter/gearbox) was swapped for a new unit at the request of TESLA engineering due to gearbox noises. My understanding is TESLA swaps the full unit so engineering can analyze the failure or early units to determine the root cause. 

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