Tesla's quotation for replacing the guaranteed model s battery pack was $22500, but the owner solved the problem by replacing some battery modules in a third-party repair shop, spending only $5000 in total.
It is difficult to answer how much Tesla owners need to pay for replacing the battery pack, because most Tesla electric vehicles replace the battery pack within the warranty period. In the early days, Tesla provided an 8-year unlimited mileage powertrain warranty for model s and model X.
Tesla began to produce model s in 2012 and did not start mass production until 2014. Recently, these cars have gradually been over guaranteed.
When the battery pack of these cars fails, Tesla will quickly recommend replacement rather than repair. Tesla's offer to replace the battery pack is between $20000 and $30000.
He took the car to the local Tesla service center,The quotation for replacing the battery pack in the service center is US $22500.
The owner finally sent the electric car to electric garage, a third-party repair shop in Florida, USA for repair.
Although Tesla recently began to open some diagnostic tools to third-party repair shops, there are still many limitations in powertrain diagnosis. Electrified garage uses a few tricks to detect battery module failures one by one. The technician detected abnormal voltage in 2 of the 16 battery modules.
The whole maintenance process is not simple. The cost of each battery module is $1500, the total cost is $3000, and the other $750 is the cost of parts such as fuses.
If the vehicle inspection and labor costs are included, the total maintenance price of this model s is about $5000, which is about 75% lower than Tesla's quotation for replacing the whole battery pack.
Of course, replacing the whole battery pack is completely different from replacing only two battery modules, but users need to have a choice.
For an electric vehicle with a current quotation of about $25000 to $30000, the maintenance cost of $22500 is not cost-effective.
Of course, I fully understand that Tesla does not want to provide such maintenance services. The company wants to replace the battery pack, send the old battery pack to the battery pack remanufacturing team, and renovate it where there is professional knowledge and tools.
But if Tesla doesn't want to do so, it should open diagnostic tools to third-party repair shops and let them provide alternative solutions for owners. After all, more and more Tesla's early electric vehicles have been insured.
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Original link:Netease Technology