Submitted by jinglehyme on March 6, 2013
VIN 1605 - Delivered early Dec, Now has over 4000 miles.
Creaks and rattles driving me nuts, but I still love the car.
My car was delivered a full month before expected, without warning I got the "your car is Ready" email, out of the blue. My response "what?. Would have waited another couple of months for a tighter build.
I love the EV concept so much that I just bought my spouse a Ford Focus Electric for commuting to work. It's hard to deal with the fact that the build quality on the Ford is better than my Tesla S. Tail between legs.
Anyone else suffer the following problems?
1)Creaking sunroof - (still creaking, Tesla tried to fix, not better)
2)Glove Box retainer broken - stuck in open position - (fixed by Tesla)
3)Rear seat belt not Latching - (fixed, I used tweezers to remove left over plastic that was stuck in mechanism)
4)Initial attempt at software update aborted and caused software problems - (new update complete all problems resolved)
5)New rattle at rearview mirror bracket.
6)New rattle at driver's side seat belt mount.
In addition to these problems I also suffered damage caused by service personnel:
When I picked up my care from the service center in Los Angeles after the first attempt to fix the sunroof I noticed a large scuff on the side of steering wheel - (I'm reminded of it every time I drive the car.) The plastic/rubber gasket that is exposed on the roof of the car was also gouged and damaged when the tech tried the stop the creaks and rattles.