Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

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Re: Tesla repair times

Post by SammyD » Wed May 15, 2019 12:38 pm

How does this compare to Jaguar's? Are there more 'certified' repairers for Aluminium bodied Jags?
It is over 10 years since my last little prang in a car so I'm totally out of touch with all this.
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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by Snoerd » Fri May 17, 2019 1:25 pm

Unfortunately, I can tell you soon.... Someone hit me from the back while looking at his phone (and fortunately admitted it). Went to a certified repair shop and they expect to fix it next week. Only plastic parts, I suspect. Although they have to paint the new bumper in the right color themselves. No work on the aluminium parts as far as I can see.

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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by Goshdarnit » Fri May 17, 2019 1:45 pm

The difference with a Jaguar is that they don’t attempt to control supply or repair chains so you can use any body shop. I’m not suggesting people would use some back alley cowboy outfit but there are some amazingly good body shops out there. Parts supply is obviously dependent on Jag but at least there are a huge number of repairers out there available.
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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by Thincat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:57 pm

Have you seen this very balanced and detailed report on the repairs to this Model 3 recentl?y:
https://youtu.be/QlJ7lPdazyw
I have been following this channel for several months and they have posted some very good quality reports.
Before you start, see if you can guess how much the repair bill is.

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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by McRat » Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 pm

Looks like they backed into a pole. The 360° camera must have been broke, or the ultrasonic sensors set to mute?
That damaged the hatch, and perhaps the body even.
Going to say $5000 USD.
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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by Thincat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:33 am

McRat wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Looks like they backed into a pole. The 360° camera must have been broke, or the ultrasonic sensors set to mute?
That damaged the hatch, and perhaps the body even.
Going to say $5000 USD.
They reversed into the corner of their garage doorway.... Keep guessing on the cost!
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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by McRat » Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:20 am

Thincat wrote:
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:33 am
McRat wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Looks like they backed into a pole. The 360° camera must have been broke, or the ultrasonic sensors set to mute?
That damaged the hatch, and perhaps the body even.
Going to say $5000 USD.
They reversed into the corner of their garage doorway.... Keep guessing on the cost!
$10,000 would be highest I would pay.
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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by Goshdarnit » Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:28 am

I’ve seen it so I know the answer. Keeping shtum!
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Re: Are Tesla Becoming Victims of Their Own Success?

Post by scm » Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:24 am

The cost of any repair would far exceed how much a Tesla would be worth to me so ... write-off! :D


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