I picked up my Certified Pre Owned Model S last Tuesday from Tesla. I could never afford a brand new and did not want a model 3 so that’s why I went with the only viable option, a used model S. Car comes with 50k or 4 years of warranty. 2015, 32K miles, normal wear and tear on the car, definitely feels like the previous owner (3 year personal lease) could’ve taken a better care. You don’t get to test drive used Tesla, only can see photos.
After finally taking the deliver of the vehicle at around 8 pm ish (appointment was at 5:30 but they had to replace part of the battery, 12 volt?, 4 tires, software factory reset, etc.)
and on my way home I hear a very weird and loud noise at speeds of 60+ miles and higher. Below 60 miles no abnormal sound. Did some research and the only closely matching issues I found was motor whining/miling sound, thumping during acceleration, etc.
Took the vehicle to Tesla Service Center, and they did a road test with me and the technician definitely agreed to the noise, he called it a humming noise. The car has been at the service center for a few days now and today I was informed it’s an issue with wheel bearings and some parts need to be ordered and at least one more week! While very happy and appreciative of the service center’s service, my only question (concern) is:
The used Model S vehicles are advertised as free of mechanical or other major issues, the 70 point multi point inspection, etc. to make them certified, is this not considered a major issue? Any input is greatly appreciated.