Model S

Loose Ground Stud

edited November -1 in Model S
Being have some odd electrical quirks recently so called Tesla. Told them the symtoms and quickly determined likely cause is loose ground stud. They said its fairly common. Car is in getting fixed now. Anyone have this issue? Is it related to corrosion at all? Im in Ontario Canada so lots of salt. Have the improved tbe design if it is a weak point?
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  • edited November -1
    Never read of this before on this forum. I have been here for four years.
  • edited April 2017
    Id take that with a pinch of salt.
  • edited November -1
    Yes, there is a ground that is prone to corrosion on the passenger side frunk--lots of mysterious electrical symptoms can develop from it. It's a known issue. Results from two different metals and is exacerbated in salty environments. Another member photo documented a DIY fix recently, also in Canada..
  • edited November -1
    Photo of the bad ground:
    https://m.imgur.com/8CJkYro?r
  • edited April 2017
    In four years with two Teslas have never had this issue or heard of it.
  • edited April 2017
    @Mike
    You and Anthony both have somewhat selective attention when it comes to faults with Tesla. There are probably half a dozen people in that link who've reported the exact issue the OP is querying. That won't be news to most people, but it might be helpful to have a modicum of self-awareness regarding your inherent biases. Sorry if that seems critical--it's what I've observed in my four years.
  • edited April 2017
    I don't recall that.
  • edited April 2017
    But perhaps NHTSA will.
  • edited November -1
    No Bighorn. I have not heard of this or from the Service dept. Lots of strange information on these forums and much of it FUD .I did the seat belt check and a replaced drive and 12v battery all for free but that.s about it.
  • edited April 2017
    Frightening
    Unforeseen
    Defects
  • edited November -1
    No reason for service to have mentioned a problem that doesn't pertain to you. There is tons of useful information to be garnered from the forum if you don't pre-judge it all to be chaff. The above links are prime examples. Do with that what you will.
  • edited April 2017
    I get factual information from the chat on Tesla.com page and owners I meet at Superchargers. Trusting anonymous posters is a waste especially if as you say it doesn't pertain to reality. Any issues have been handled by calling the Service dept. which most rational people would do.
  • edited November -1
    Galvanic corrosion between copper and aluminum connection could be the culprit. A few decades ago aluminum house wiring was popular but not anymore.
  • edited April 2017
    So if you intentionally maintain a narrow scope, why offer a useless and inaccurate answer to the OP? Waste of bandwidth don't you think?
  • edited November -1
    You like to argue.I suggest the OP call Service and/or chat. If you want a solution try finding one.
  • edited November -1
    You said:

    "In four years with two Teslas have never had this issue or heard of it."
    after I posted pertinent information that addressed the OP's question.

    I had oatmeal for breakfast.
  • edited November -1
    I missed your post as I posted that I don't have this issue. That is cool.

    I am having a cappuccino as I just woke up. Oatmeal with maple sound good.
  • edited November -1
    I was making a diagnostic assessment, not starting an argument. I thought I was pretty clear.
  • edited April 2017
    All is well Enjoy your day :)
  • edited November -1
    Many owners, myself included, come here first before calling service to see if others have experienced an issue. That is an inherent quality of car forums. Just today someone posted about an issue I have experienced recently an I offered what service told me and to send him a recording. It is a valuable resource that you can dismiss if you choose - but I find it useful and don't automatically assume everything posted is BS.

    I just did the exact same thing for our ICE with windows not operating - simple fix that would have been a waste of mine and service's time.

    Because of posts here, I have recognized things as known issues (fog in tail lights, bugs after updates for example.)
  • edited November -1
    Is johnfrum another Whompywheels reincarnate? How many people are NHTSA-obsessed?
  • edited April 2017
    It's a great day. Enjoy the day Bighorn.
  • edited April 2017
    I do take any of these posts, especially from new posters which op of this thread is not, with suspicious eyes. Posters who report such issues owe us as much details as possible. Many of them just hit and ran and left us argue among ourselves without any idea whether it did or did not happen. It's good to have correct info but it's so much worse to let fake news to contaminate our info base. It does no one any good. I don't have any doubts that this op is legit though.
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