Recently we could hear from few sources that 2015 Tesla Model S and its predecessors had few problems with their drivetrains and that those needed to be changed on few vehicles. Even in some cases, changes were done more than once making it a good question what will happen when the warranty expires.
Original warranty was set to four years and 50,000 miles whatever comes first and when we take into account that there were more than a few drivetrain changes even before 10,000 miles many asked what will be the price of these repairs after that period. Battery has eight year warranty period and after few changes we are now getting eight years on entire drivetrain. This applies on infinite number of miles, simply put, no matter how many miles you cover during those eight years. Also, another great thing is that the warranty is transferred to new owner so you do not need to worry when buying used Tesla Model S.
Not only that private owners had few problems with their vehicles we could see and hear from Consumer Reports that their 17 months old vehicle also had more than a few problems. This simply is not acceptable for the vehicle that will cost you so much and on the paper offers a lot. It is comparable with many luxury sedans in both segments like performance and comfort so Tesla really needs to solve these problems. Over the last couple years but especially in the last few months we could hear many critics on the quality issues with this EV but with prolonged period of warranty we are sure that many will be quite happy.
Tesla Model S Warranty Changes
When this announcement was delivered Tesla CEO Elon Musk also added that the company made a mistake when it introduced this model and because there was a limit in first place. He stated that: “If we truly believe that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines, with far fewer moving parts and no oily residue or combustion byproducts to gum up the works, then our warranty policy should reflect that.”
For many years one of the main goals of Tesla Motors is to please their customers and we could hear many positive critics on their support team and customer service that always managed to provide great service. With this latest improvement we are sure that it will further push the line and it is a great example for other car makers.
At this point we do not have any details if the 2015 Tesla Model X will be a subject of the guarantee change but we do expect that it will happen. As a result we might see longer guarantee period for this vehicle as soon as it comes to the market which is expected in the next few months.
2015 Tesla Model S
This is not all that Elon Musk said and we could also hear that these changes could affect stock price and that could drop slightly at first but that it should recover quite fast. Looking on a long term it certainly should improve and we could see it much more stable.