Submitted by wmyers on December 11, 2019
I've never had this with a car company. Tesla literally refuses to check my X for issues. My problem is that the computer doesn't predict battery charge or drain at all. So if I plug in to charge, it will say I'll be done in 40 minutes. 90 minutes later it finishes. I do understand that people charging next to me, weather, and near-capacity batteries will slow the charging. However, I would expect the computer to take that into account and not assume a 300mph charge throughout. Also, I have to hear from Tesla sales and fanbois that I only need a 20 minute charge. It's bullshit. Next, when I'm taking a trip, the car always wants me to slow down to make it to the next station. Example. 120 mile trip and I have 180 miles of charge. 10 minutes into the trip (driving across town at 50mph) the car warns me to stay under 70 mph or I won't make it. WTF? I have a 50% buffer on the car's range and I need to slow? On other trips we've had to drive (illegally) 50 MPH on the interstate just to limp to a supercharger when we had a 70 mile buffer at the outset. Again,Tesla refuses to allow me the privilege to drive 2 hours to the nearest service center to even look at it. Their response? The car works as designed. Designed to strand me in the middle of nowhere? Designed to make me sit for hours at superchargers?