Battery failure on the Roadster

Battery failure on the Roadster

I have a 2008 Roadster with 20,000 miles that needs a battery swap out to a battery with similar use but repaired. It's due to a sensor failure that has something to do with balancing the charge in all the cells. $5,000, not covered! Not good! That's like having a blown engine in a gas car in terms of cost!

DHrivnak | February 10, 2014

I agree not good, sorry to hear that.

JohnW | February 11, 2014

Great news ! Tesla is fixing the problem at no cost! A great company gets greater!

DarrellH | February 11, 2014

That is great news JohnW. Tesla is an amazing company.

kent | February 14, 2014

That's amazing customer service. Tesla is proving every day how to be an outstanding car company.

Brian H | February 14, 2014

Are they replacing parts or battery, or remedying the balance?

Brian H | February 18, 2014

Previous "paste" of this bipolar manic nonsense was killed. So will this one be. 5, 4, 3, 2, ...

schnitt | June 5, 2016


I am having a similar problem as you with my 2010 Roadster Sport with 33.000 miles. The car is currently unusable as it will not get me to a destination and back on one charge. Tesla wants $10971.96 to replace my batter pack with a reconditioned one and give me a ONE YEAR warranty. I would love to have further dialogue with you as to how they agreed to stand by their product in your case. My e-mail is if you see this message and would be so kind as to respond.

erik | October 6, 2016

Hi There, I have a sort of simular problem. My 2012 roadster has a battery problem, they can fix it for 11K, now they offer me a 6K deduction, but still its not a gradual wear. Its a construction failure... cant expect that now can you?

so... what are your thoughts on this?