I took delivery of my new model S less than two months ago. Within 3 weeks of delivery, my car shut down in the middle of road. It wouldn't drive at all, and my car had to be towed to the nearest service center. This experience left a really bad taste in my mouth. We had planned to take an 8-hour road trip the next day, imagine if this had happened in the middle of the road trip in the middle of nowhere! I am now very leery about driving the car long distance.
Turns out the MCU had to be replaced, the explanation was it was corrupted. On top of it, the bottom of the front bumper was scratched during the towing process, and a chrome piece on one of the vents is missing after service. Now I have to schedule an appointment to fix those things too.
2-3 weeks after the MCU problem got fixed, another problem cropped up. This time, it is "autopilot camera unavailable". I see that the right side camera does not work.
Am I just unlucky to have gotten a car with these two problems within two months of ownership? How prevalent is it to have the car just suddenly shutdown and become undrivable?