Submitted by baker0706 on August 1, 2017
I have a 2013 85 Model S. I am told that I need 2 new axles. At that time I was notified of this problem I had 56,000 miles on the car. Cost of repair: $2200.00. I have owned 12 cars in my life and none had to have axles replaced. Since this is not normal wear and tear, I would think Tesla would cover all or part of the repair. I have asked the service department to ask for assistance but CA cannot provide a simple yes or no. I have also had to purchase a new charging cable. The one I had was 18 months old. Per service: it's a wear and tear issue. Cost: $535.00.
Once the battery exceeds the warranty and mile per charge may be reduced to 150 miles on a full charge, will I be able to purchase a new battery. Answer. A new battery would cost 25-30,000$ if it is available. The 85 is discontinued and therefore the battery will no longer available. Does anyone own an 85 with high mileage and what is your current range on a full charge? If you cannot purchase a new battery, I guess you simply take the car to the bone yard.
BTW, I had owned the car for 18 months when the main battery refused to charge. Ruined my family's vacation. I lot to dislike about this car. I will not be a repeat buyer.