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Tesla Model S Change Vehicle

The Tesla Model S rewrites the rulebook for cars. It's is a different kind of car from a different kind of planet. That planet is Silicon Valley, where this startup automaker is based. The fully electric Model S is a remarkable car that combines performance, agility, styling, high-tech, no emissions and low operating costs. It's one of the best cars we've ever tested.
Alerts
There is 1 recall on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Emissions
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
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Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
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Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
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Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
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Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
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Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Road Test

The Tesla Model S rewrites the rulebook for cars. It's is a different kind of car from a different kind of planet. That planet is Silicon Valley, where this startup automaker is based. The fully electric Model S is a remarkable car that combines performance, agility, styling, high-tech, no emissions and low operating costs. It's one of the best cars we've ever tested.

Tesla makes it relatively painless to switch to this electric car from a more conventional one with its usable range and the ability to charge quickly and often. In our tests the 75D was able to cruise for 235 miles. Charge times for the 75D are about seven hours on a Tesla dedicated wall connector, or 12 hours on a generic 240-volt connector. Public Superchargers are also available for the occasional topping off and, depending on battery charge level, can add 60 miles of range in 30 minutes or so. The cost to charge the battery is about $10 (calculated using the national average electricity cost of 12 cents per kWh).

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
sedan
Transmissions Available
  • 1-speed Direct
Engines Available
  • electric (463 hp)
  • electric (315 hp)
  • electric (417 hp)
  • electric (532 hp)
  • electric (328 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2017 Tesla Model S owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Air or water leaks

"Passenger side from door window did not close correctly leaving a gap between the top of the window and the seals. Tesla Service Center adjusted the window forward to resolve this problem and it now seals correctly."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"Leak from passenger front door window area and rear tail light"

Anonymous, IL (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Seals and/or weather-stripping

"On the drivers side... a small window leaked water when getting car washed. That same window generated wind noises. The company sent a repair person to my home to replace that item. No more problem."

Andre D., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)

"Passenger side front window seals were required adjustment after adjusted the front window - basically the seals were flatten when the window was originally misaligned and they needed to be pushed back out. This is something that we need to periodically check and adjust, if needed, to prevent wind/water leakage."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"at the time of purchase, there was an air leak at the drivers side window. I called Tesla, and the roving repairman came to my work and repaired it."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)
Squeaks or rattles

"Chronic rattles that have been unable to be eliminated to date. Rattles seem to be emanating from right passenger area and from steering column."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Very hard to reproduce for the service center, but they still did their best to fix it. Even provided a loan car while working on it."

Patrick D., (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Door panel clips required replacement, padding installed."

Anonymous, KS (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)

"Rattle at low speeds, most likely strut issue"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)

"Motor creaked while under high torque. The dealer fixed the issue."

Anonymous, PA (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"Rattle from rear hatch area; fixed on second visit and seems to be staying fixed."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"Squeaks at the top of the A pillars when going slowly on uneven roads. Have not bothered to take to the dealer because there has been no other issues with the car."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Sunroof needed alignment"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Passenger door rattle"

Anonymous, GA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"There was a persistent creak/rattle coming from the area above the windshield when we first took delivery of the vehicle. It took two trips to the service center before the problem was corrected. The repair was covered under warranty."

Eric S., CO (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Car had several rattles when new. Repaired at least 3 times under warranty. Still has some."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"There was a known solenoid issue in the a/c system. The company assumed responsibility and replaced it at no cost."

Anonymous, (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"Annoying rattle/squeaks in the hatch and head liner on rough roads. Service center can not replicate therefore have not fixed it."

Anonymous, (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)

"There is a rattle behind the driver on the left side. It's annoying"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60D Electric)
Wind noise

"previously asked and answered ."

Andre D., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)

"Excessive noise. Window seal had to be adjusted. Could hear bluetooth phone calls."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"wind noise from windows. Many attempts to fix, no luck yet."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"The driver side wing window wasn't properly fitted, so there was a wind created whistle above 30 mph. It took 2 visits to the dealer until the window was finished."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"Wind noise from seal in front driver's window - corrected under warranty."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"has wind noise at high speed, > 78- 80 mph."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"Drivers side window is very noisy. Tesla fixed it at the first year scheduled maintenance , but said the warranty for that problem was only good for one year ( car has a 4 year warranty"

Anonymous, (2017 Tesla Model S 75 Electric)

"annoying whistle at 60+ mph ; repaired under warranty; still whistles if there is any kind of cross-wind ; will be requesting another appointment to repair"

Daniel R., CO (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Display screen freezes up

"While unlock the car, the screen just dead and have to take a long time to reboot. It happens so many time last summer."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"After one of Tesla's automatic software updates, my screen stopped working correctly - froze sometimes, would turn off and on every 10 seconds, GPS would freeze, music would play for 10 seconds, stop and then start again, etc. Because it also controls the climate, it's problematic. Also, there is a numbered lock system (I can enter a 4 digit code that has to be put in to start the car, even with a key) - but when the screen freezes before you even start the car, you can't get to the code so the key won't work - had to turn off that safety feature because the screen is just not reliable enough. Tesla first thought it was hardware, then software, then they were not sure. And worst of all, took a month to get an appointment to have someone look at it. Not what I expect form a $100,000+ car dealer"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)
Display screen goes blank

"Random reboots of the main screen."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"The display screen goes blank for a short time and then restart. It is annoying but did not cause serious problem."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Entire display screen went blank and would not boot up. It had to be replaced by the service center."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Screen went black on a couple of occasions. Also got random messages of problems that didn’t seem to be there. Key fobs stopped working.. Doors never would close all the way just to name a few... Tesla came & took the car in for service 4 x & never could recreate the problem- they always said car was learning.. So as for me I will never trust this car or Tesla. Mind you we had one that we loved & after this experience I will never ever recommend or buy another Tesla.."

Barbara A., NY (2017 Tesla Model S Electric)

"On start the central display failed to boot up. In fact after several attempts, the service people had to replace the entire central console (screen)."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Continuous black center console screen"

T G., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60 Electric)
External music device interface (e.g., smart phone, MP3 player)

"When listening to the radio while driving you'll hear the electronic interference or whining every time you accelerate."

Marc L., HI (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)
Hardware replacement

"MCU died completely and needed to be replaced."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75 Electric)

"About a year after purchasing, the main dashboard screen developed a yellow tint around the edges. I've had a lot of difficulty getting it fixed - I've had two service center appointments canceled with short notice due to their equipment being unavailable or "not working." Each time I was promised a follow-up call which never occurred."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"Could not get navigation and traffic info to operate at the same time. Had to be fixed by service center."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"GPS is like going back in time the way it wants to navigate you from point A to point B"

Barbara A., NY (2017 Tesla Model S Electric)

"Yellow band around screen, known problem, no fix. Just poor development"

Anonymous, MI (2017 Tesla Model S 75 Electric)

"GPS tracked car well off any road, in fact it showed me over the water when crossing Bay Bridge."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Phone pairing (e.g., Bluetooth)

"My nonsmart phone was paired once with a tech's help but it disengaged far an unknown and I have not sought help as yet again."

Alan W., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60.0 Electric)

"AFTER PAIRING INITIALLY WITH TECHNICAL HELP, IT STOPPED WORKING AND NO TECHINCAL HELP HAS WORKED SINCE"

Alan W., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60 Electric)
Software update fixes

"Software updates created problems because parameters sometimes get changed for owner and cause confusion"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Steering wheel controls

"The steering wheel control button stop working frequently. I have already changed 3 times."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"roller switches go bad periodically. Horn stops working, no hands free. They are redesigning the wiring harness and will install this summer."

Anonymous, OH (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Voice control commands

"Voice controls work with finding addresses but not with phone numbers even when my bluetooth pairing was working"

Alan W., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60 Electric)

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"The Model S has auto present handles. The driver's side handle stopped presenting. Shortly thereafter, the passenger side handle wouldn't stop auto presenting. The second was more annoying. Tesla fixed both."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Passenger door handle was getting stuck extended, which would cause the car to have to pull it in with a higher power setting. Handle was repaired under warranty. No issues using the door during the malfunction period."

Darrin V., WA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Three of my four door handles have needed to be fixed, because they stopped "presenting" (sticking out on their own, so they can be opened)."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"I had a very minor accident knocking over a mailbox says 3 mph and this has made the door openings on the passenger side in operable. Since then the driver side doors have begun to have problems as well. Because we have to go to a Tesla dealer to have these problems repaired and there's no Tesla dealer within 300 miles"¦"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Glass defects

"Glass roof out of alignment, was replaced by Tesla"

Anonymous, CO (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)
Locks and latches

"Door wasn't closing completely without a hard push. Had to be adjusted twice. Relatively minor."

Anonymous, CT (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Electronic door handle did not present (extend when I approached the car) on the passenger side"

Anonymous, PA (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)

"Glove box would not open. Seems to have been a problem in past models but mine had the issue. A new glove box had to be ordered which took months. Good news was it was installed by mobile technician so I did not have to go to shop"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)
Mirrors

"Intermittent backup camera video"

Anonymous, NY (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Driver side not fully extending."

Anonymous, NM (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Driver side mirror would not extend completely after folding when parked."

Anonymous, MD (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Remote control simply do not work"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Seat controls - movement

"the ability to move the seatback (recline) forward slowly became further and further back. That is, after the 'entry/exit' mode moved the seat back, it would return to a progressively more reclined position."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60.0 Electric)

"The seat wouldn't recline forward enough."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60.0 Electric)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Intermittent fault on rear trunk. Will not open, sensor thinks it is open"

Anonymous, (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)
Windows

"Passenger window would open itself. the seals around the windows leaked air and was noisy."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model S 75 Electric)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Alignment

"Wheels were severely out of alignment. This was a quote from the service center."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Ball joints

"Both ball joints were replaced at the same time. They were making a grinding noise every time we hit a bumb. The mechanic new this was a problem often found on the Model S."

Gregoire B., QC (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)
Electronic or air suspension

"Problem with air suspension caused the rear suspension to lower and car was not drivable. Telsa paid to tow car to their service center and fixed the car within 2 days."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"3 of the 4 Air Suspension Modules were defective. They all went out at different times in the first 4 months of service."

Wayne S., IL (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"I had a warning the that the suspension was not functioning properly in the first month while I was a thousand miles from home. After calling Tesla service the problem and warning seemed to correct itself. Over the next five months I got similar messages that the air suspension was not functioning. Numerous call to Jacksonville Tesla: they thought it was a software problem but it continued. Then six months after buying the car while in Chicago I got a similar message. I could drive but as suggested I took the car to the Chicago Tesla where they replaced a part that they had ordered for someone else. I have had no problems since then. It was hardware not software."

Anonymous, GA (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)

"One of the air struts was not maintaining pressure and had to be replaced."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)

"Error message. Suspension would not raise or lower vehicle."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)
Shocks or struts

"The strut inside the air suspension makes a rattling noise. They are scheduled to replace the strut"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Springs or torsion bars

"Clunking sound over small bumps required replacement of both front control arms to fix the problem."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"just stopped working"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"AC takes over 5 minutes to get cold in hot weather- and it cycles off and on at times making the car cabin hot when starting the vehicle and when it cycles offthrough"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"The ac system was not functioning on our ride home from purchasing the car in San Francisco, so we stopped at a tesla center in San Rafael CA AND THEY FIXED IT IMMEDIATELY. no trouble since then."

Anonymous, (2017 Tesla Model S 75 Electric)
Automatic climate control

"Air conditioner would stop working about 5 minutes into driving car and would eventually recover about 15 minutes later"

Arunkumar N., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

"A/C can't hit target temps."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S P100D Electric)
Heater system

"In very cold weather, heater cycled off and on leaving the car cabin very cold in times the heater cycled off."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)
Refrigerant leaks

"Small leak is scheduled to be fixed. Still enough refrigerant to cool car. There is no automatic braking system to prevent collision forward or back; only an alarm. Lane changing alarm is too soft or does does not work."

Alan W., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60.0 Electric)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Other/unsure

"With all the cameras and electronics on my Tesla, there should be real blind spot capability as virtually all other high end cars have."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)

"Rear facing sensors & cameras were intermittent, limiting the blind spot assistance of vehicles approaching from the rear."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)

"The vehicle failed to give any warning and did not stop to prevent a rear end collision."

Tyrone S., CA (2017 Tesla Model S Electric)

"The car in front of me had to stop abruptly to prevent running over a bicyclist who fell and my car failed to stop and my car rear ended the stopped vehicle."

Tyrone S., CA (2017 Tesla Model S Electric)

"Lane changing either does not work or is s=too soft to hear."

Alan W., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 60.0 Electric)

"Autosteer worked flawlessly for 16 months and then in the last two, the car constantly corrects to stay centered - always still stays within lane but sways / corrects from one side to the other within the lane"

Arunkumar N., CA (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose interior trim or moldings

"The driver door panel is loose. I've already brought it in for service once already for this problem, but it has reoccurred"

Anonymous, MA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"hood paint is not very durable."

Mike R., MN (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"paint on hood is very soft, lots of chips, easily damaged."

Mike R., MN (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"swirl marks and bubbles in the clear coat were discovered at delivery."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"The dealer discovered a significant scratch on the front bumper when preparing the vehicle for delivery. We scheduled a time for the bumper to be repaired and repainted. The dealer did a great job on the repair, and we had a very nice Model X as a loaner for the 2 weeks it took."

Eric S., CO (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Cruise control

"The automatic cruise control would not stay in the lane on the highway. It kept on drifting crossing lanes unexpectedly."

Wayne S., IL (2017 Tesla Model S 75D Electric)

"Very infrequently, but occasionally, it just stops working. Tesla has addressed the issue twice for me, replacing a part once. Problem had only occurred once since last repair three months ago."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)
Exterior lights (other than headlights)

"turn indicator stopped functioning. Repaired with replacement of a fuse."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)
Keyless entry

"had to buy a new battery, $ 0.50"

Anonymous, BC (2017 Tesla Model S 90D Electric)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"front drive motor unit had a computer failure and required replacing the drive unit under warranty. The failure resulted in some loss of maximum normal power."

Donald S., NV (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)
Electrical failure

"A faulty charging unit for the secondary battery running all systems malfunctioned. The car had to be placed on a flatbed truck and returned to the dealer for repairs."

Henry V., ON (2017 Tesla Model S 100D Electric)

"2 instances where car went into safety mode, operating under reduced power, due to a drive unit problem."

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model S 75.0 Electric)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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