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Shopping for extended warranty on my Model 3. Any recommendation would be great. Thanks.

dukengu | February 4, 2020

Any recommendation would be great.

spuzzz123 | February 4, 2020

Why? How many miles do you have on yours now and why worried about extending it? My experience with third party warranties is that they are a waste of money. They are great at making it sound like anything will be covered, but they exclude the most common problems.

RayNLA | February 5, 2020

Just put 4k in the bank incase something breaks after the factory warranty is up. Done!

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"Just put 4k in the bank incase something breaks after the factory warranty is up."

New battery is $20k plus $5k install.

WW_spb | February 6, 2020

There is no extended warranty for battery jackass

bjrosen | February 6, 2020

Fish@ The battery warranty is 8 years, 120,000 miles. Even if there was such a thing as a extended battery warranty why would you buy it? If the car has more than 120,000 miles on it and the battery fails that's good news, it means that you have an excuse to buy a new car. By the time that happens a new Tesla will be much better, certainly the range will be much longer and I'd expect many other improvements as well.

As for extended warranties, they are a well known scam.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"Even if there was such a thing as a extended battery warranty why would you buy it?"

To protect myself from $25k battery cost?

Tesla Service centers are packed with 1-2 month waiting list for repairs and that's for mostly new cars. The service is not going to stop but the warranty will.

derotam | February 6, 2020

Well too bad there isn't an extended battery warranty for anyone to buy.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"As for extended warranties, they are a well known scam."

Tesla offers extended warranty on Model S and X.

That it doesn't offer this "scam" to Model 3 owners makes one think Tesla is making an exception for some good reason.

derotam | February 6, 2020

Good thing this is a Model 3 forum in a thread that specifically asked about an extended warranty for a Model 3.

derotam | February 6, 2020

Ohh yeah, and Tesla's extended warranty does NOT cover the battery either, but thanks for playing.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"Tesla's extended warranty does NOT cover the battery"

No one said it did but thanks for dissembling.

spuzzz123 | February 6, 2020

How do we know a new battery is $25k?

hokiegir1 | February 6, 2020

+1 @Spuzz. I'd love a source on that. I found some random posts without documentation saying 15k, but that's all.

Passion2Fly | February 6, 2020

Battery and power-train is 8 years 120,000 miles for the LR. Everything else is 4 years 50,000 miles...
Honestly, nothing is really expensive if you exclude the battery and the power-train. The screen is the most, $2k...
Someone mentioned putting $4k on a bank account. I think that's about right.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"How do we know a new battery is $25k?"

Just going by some posted experiences and sell offers.

andy.connor.e | February 6, 2020

Posted Experiences? Who has paid to replace their Model 3 battery?

WW_spb | February 6, 2020

Other words just throwing shit around as usual, right FishyTroll?

WW_spb | February 6, 2020

In other words*

Haggy | February 6, 2020

People like to ask what a battery costs for the same reason that they used to think that way about cell phones, and to a large extent still do. Those won't last the life of the device with good performance.

With a Tesla, the battery should last as long as the car, and even with the Model S, with some cars getting close to the end of warranty and some some having no more battery warranty, there's not exactly a huge line of people needing new batteries. It would have to be a defect that doesn't manifest itself for 8 years. And it would be like taking any car and asking what it would cost to replace some component that people don't normally ever change.

Warranty companies are in business to make money, and the only way to do that is to charge more on average than the average car costs to fix, plus enough to cover administrative expenses and factor in a profit. Aftermarket comprehensive warranties will give a long list of parts that they cover, most of which a Tesla does not have, and EV specific parts don't show up on the lists.

I don't see posted experiences from people who need new batteries, and when people make that claim, if they don't provide a link to a first hand account, I don't give it any weight.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"Warranty companies are in business to make money..."

Tesla makes money on S and X warranty but did not think it could make money with Model 3 extended warranty and does not offer it as it does for S and X.

andy.connor.e | February 6, 2020

So no one has paid to replace their Model 3 battery yet?

hokiegir1 | February 6, 2020

@andy - I came across 2-3 posts on other forums/reddit from people with damage (large rocks that bounced, basically) that were quoted 15k...but their posts were as unsubstantiated as the one here.

andy.connor.e | February 6, 2020

Cool. As long as we can clarify that the numbers presented have no basis

hokiegir1 | February 6, 2020

Yup. Closest thing to "official" I've seen is a tweet that said it should be $3-7k for module replacement, but that's not for the whole pack.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"but their posts were as unsubstantiated as" your posts here.

crmedved | February 6, 2020

Isn't the battery split into like 4 modules that can be replaced independently? I wouldn't think the WHOLE battery would just crap out... unless it has a few hundred thousand miles fueled by supercharging. By the end of the warranty for a normal person though, I expect batteries to be much cheaper.

Physical damage excluded, which should be covered by your insurance. Unless you're insane and didn't buy comprehensive coverage.

andy.connor.e | February 6, 2020

Yes but the question at hand was the cost to replace the battery which is a cost we do not know right now.

RayNLA | February 6, 2020

Gotta love Fish!

-TheJohn- | February 6, 2020

Btw the service centers are in no way backed up for months by work. In No Way At All.
You should be able to get most things fixed in a day or two. Heck for most things they'll come to your house or work.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"You should be able to get most things fixed in a day or two."

People posting about major problems here have gotten service dates 4-6 weeks out. Suffice that the Service Centers are packed, a car in every stall. Service business along with charging is going to be a big money maker for Tesla as cars move out of warranty and into the shop.

Atoms | February 6, 2020

There is no reason for an extended warranty, they are scams and Tesla is not a scam company. But it would be appreciated if Tesla could push their warranty to 75% and 150k miles or 200k miles.

FISHEV | February 6, 2020

"There is no reason for an extended warranty, they are scams and Tesla is not a scam company."

Tesla sells extended warranty for S and X. I'll let you finish the sentence.

-TheJohn- | February 6, 2020

So many things that are only true in your head dude. You peddle lies.

WW_spb | February 6, 2020

Too bad Fish didn't get extended warranty for his pee sized brain when he was born.