So last year around October, I ordered a white M3 Performance online which didn’t include the enhance auto pilot, but at the time of delivery I declined it. The car had paint issues and other problems that weren’t going to be fixable for me to take it. When this happened I contacted a sales person I had met locally and he tried to look for another M3 so that I would not loose the free supercharging and the tax credit.
That same day he called me and told me he had matched me to another M3 performance locally, but it was going to be silver and it was also going to come with Enhanced Auto pilot from factory as someone else had declined the delivery. For this reason there was going to a be a price increase. So I decided to accept it and told him that I would give a higher downpayment to compensate for the change in price and ensure my payments would not go any higher. My original down payment was going to be $6,500
So I went to the Tesla delivery center in Deerfield Beach, FL and waited many hours while others were being taken care off. It was almost around 9pm as they were getting ready to close and finally A delivery lady came out with delivery paperwork and I gave her a check for around $9,9942.51 which was around 3.4K more than what I was going to originally put down. Once the paper work was signed we went over all the features, lady said they would mail my paperwork and I was on my way.
There were some initial issues with my front glass and the glass was replaced 2 times. Also other minor issues but it was all taken care off. I had the vehicle perfect for 11 months until this September. I reach into my pocket open my Tesla app and saw that the image of the car looked white and when I open my M3 to drive off my EAP was gone. It seemed as if Tesla put me back into my original ordered configuration and not the final vehicle I purchased.
I immediately contacted service and then my sales person but neither knew what was going on. So customer service ask me for proof that I had purchased EAP, because they were not seeing it in the delivery paperwork or the system. So I freaked out and started to do research. Come to find out I didn't have my paperwork since it was not mailed. I went online and saw my the original paperwork but didn't see it in there. What was weird was that I had just received an email from Tesla offering me FSD. Email info below
"As an owner who has purchased Enhanced Autopilot – you can now upgrade to Full Self-Driving Capability at a reduced price of $3,000. Get access to current convenience features and future Full Self-Driving features to continually increase the capability of your Tesla over time.
Use Navigate on Autopilot for assisted driving from on-ramp to off-ramp, including interchanges, merges and exits – while Autopark and Summon take the hassle out of finding a parking spot and getting out of tight spaces.
The price of this upgrade will increase on August 16."
So I sent copy of this email, along with pictures of my EAP functioning and the salesperson told the story of what happened with the change of vehicle to the one with EAP. To make a long story short I proceeded to contact customer service for follow ups and explained the entire story multiple times but in the end they requested that the story be verified with local sales manager. So the local sales manager verified my story and what had happened but STILL Tesla Corporate was not satisfied.
It’s now been 2 months with no resolution and run arounds.
At least the app is now showing my silver model color but no EAP. So at this point the sales manger told me they are trying to get this resolved but no guarantee.
PS. Make sure to go over everything paperwork wise because if there are mix ups with the computer not even managers can get the ball rolling I guess. Not Fun and might loose 3k from downpayment