Sources: Consumer Reports, Motor Trend, Edmunds, Seeking Alpha [Earnings Call Transcript]
quote: As someone who rarely if every posts
quote: but constantly belittling and denigrating others
quote: Edmunds’ long-term test vehicle -- albeit a pre-production model -- had its drive unit (electric motor, inverter, gearbox) replaced three times over the course of 30,000 miles
quote: But in this case, the "drive unit failures" weren't actual problems with the unit. It was a misdiagnosed problem that resulted in the entire drive unit being replaced. It was a loose cable [outside the drive unit] transmitting harsh vibrations to the chassis.
quote: it wasn't a matter of the actual drive unit crapping itself.
quote: The assumption that there is an issue with the drive unit.
quote: You should at least give Musk some level credit on how they have handled this issue.
quote: Recall Date:MAR 21, 2012Model Affected:2012 Porsche 911Summary:PORSCHE IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 911 CARRERA S VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM OCTOBER 26, 2011, THROUGH JANUARY 24, 2012. INTERFERENCE BETWEEN A COOLANT LINE AND A FUEL LINE MAY CAUSE THE FUEL LINE TO BECOME DISCONNECTED AT THE QUICK CONNECTOR.Consequences:IF THE FUEL LINE BECOMES DISCONNECTED, A FUEL LEAK MAY OCCUR. A FUEL LEAK COULD LEAD TO THE ENGINE MISFIRING OR STALLING, INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH. A FUEL LEAK IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE COULD INCREASE THE RISK OF A FIRE.
quote: But in this case, the "drive unit failures" weren't actual problems with the unit.
quote: But the real problem was that a cable was not adequately attached, vibrations made part of the cable to disconnect from where it was attached
quote: And besides, that replacement is much more drop-in/out than regular vehicles (exception to some land rovers).
quote: Some people just can't see the forest for the trees.
quote: The customers don't care about replacing the drive-train or nailing the issue down to a $3.00 part
quote: at zero additional cost to them.
quote: Replacing the drivetrain without bothering? Kenneth summarizes the most relevant points here.
quote: So if your Tesla isn't catching on fire and exploding for no reason, the entire drive-assembly is failing before the car is even broken in.
quote: It's ridiculous and only makes you look like Chicken Little.
quote: In life, some people see the glass as half-full and others see it as half-empty. It's just a fact.
quote: Just not making a mountain out of a mole hill like You and 77
quote: So yes, all vehicles, especially Japanese vehicles, have their share of problems.
quote: debating the issue
quote: Which other dealers offer such a seamlessly delightful experience when something of theirs goes wrong?
quote: I don't hate Musk or everything he does.
quote: Nice trolling though, as usual.
quote: 77 is just over reacting as usual.
quote: The only agreement here is that some of you are willing to bend over if you love the thing bending you over.
quote: I don't care who you are, having this happen in a vehicle as expensive as the Model S is completely inexcusable.
quote: I don't think there's a single ICE car on Earth that this has happened to recently. But I know, people here are going to give three total powertrain failures in only 30k miles a free pass.
quote: Fires, complete powertrain failures after 15k miles!?? No thanks, stick with a Japanese brand folks.