Submitted by pmbarker on November 30, 2019
Since taking delivery of my Tesla Model 3 Performance I managed to get about a month of care free motoring before the problems started. I’m not sure these cars are really design for English weather as I’ve had problems with the cameras and the lights. The right Repeater has had to be replaced because water got in to it and it failed. This in turn cause Auto Pilot to completely fail. Which also stoped the auto wipers and auto dip from working too. They sent a mobile Tesla mechanic to fix the repeater but he couldn’t get the new camera to calibrate so it still doesn’t work. I’ve now gotta wait till halfway through Jan to get it in to a service centre. But having the new camera has fixed the auto pilot issue except the lane changing and blind spot detection are permanently off.
The rear lights keep misting up with condensation so badly that large water droplets have formed. Tesla tell me this is normal. I’ve NEVER seen this on any other car I’ve owned. They are refusing to replace them at the minute.
The windscreen auto wipe is pretty terrible. I’ve had a screen full of water and no visibility and they still done operate. Like others I’ve taken to using them manually.
With all these little issues I will say the car is a dream to drive. None of the issues I’ve had, have prevented me from driving it but I’d expect better from a car that cost almost £60k