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Braking (or not!) in snowy conditions! Used P90D
Hi Everyone. New owner here and very grateful for everyone on the board ready to discuss details.
I just purchased a 2016 Model S P90D from the dealership in Littleton, CO. I have driven it with no problems in the past 5 days of ownership from the Denver area now into the rf valley, dealing with mild to moderate snow and icy conditions. No real problems in temps ranging from 30-36 (mostly parked in a semi-indoor parking structure) but today I drove the 50+ mins to Aspen where it was more like 19 degrees AND parked outside on the street for about four hours.
Returning to the vehicle I immediately noted that braking was NOT responsive in a timely manner.
Brakes are crunchy and slippery, and rolling a good 1-2 feet gradually after fully engaging brake pedal! This happened multiple times at speeds between 5-30 mph until I plugged in at a supercharger and called roadside asst.
They state there's no alerts from the car about the brakes and therefore really don't think there is an issue. I spoke with another driver charging next to me who recommended I return the vehicle as they are pumping these cars out and he returned multiple vehicles because of various strange issues. He also stated his brakes are working perfectly and he's obviously as cold as me.
This return would be a major inconvenience since I don't lived in Colorado (I know, purchasing in a different state might be inadvisable, but I live in a remote area so I would have to travel to purchase no matter what).
I'm concerned that the issue will not display for folks in less extreme temperatures and therefore it will be deemed unworthy of brake adjustment and I will be left with a potential lemon that I can only keep in warm dry places.
Does everyone park their Tesla in a garage who lives in mountainous/snowy regions?!
Should I return it and just eat the cost? Will my deposit and payment go towards a replacement, will my financing have to be redone, etc etc?
Thank you for any and all insights!