Submitted by seenhear on 20. Februar 2017
Can a 2nd owner buy an ESA (aka extended warranty)? Or does the original owner have to buy it and transfer it? I thought it was the latter, but upon reading the Tesla FAQ, nothing says it has to be the first/original owner; it just says this:
"Owners (excluding 3rd party dealers and vehicles purchased from a 3rd party dealer) with Model S or X vehicles subject to the New Vehicle Limited Warranty which are still within the eligible purchase period can purchase the Extended Service Agreement."
I'm looking at a car from a private party, he's the original owner, car is still under original factory warranty. Sounds like I could buy the ESA myself later if I choose to, before the eligibility period is up (shortly after the warranty is up) thus making the purchase from him less complicated.
Is this true?
The quote above specifically disallows "3rd party dealers" and states that "Owners" can buy the ESA within the eligibility period. A 2nd owner would not be a 3rd party dealer, IMO, but what do I know.