Everything Wrong With My Tesla Model S (Part 1): Build Quality Problems


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  • missbamm
    missbamm 4 minutes ago

    I’ll take the Tesla off ur hands at a fraction of what u paid. I’ll make u a deal u can’t refuse cuz ur car is shitty according to ur impossible standards. 😊

  • rayhend100
    rayhend100 Day ago

    I took delivery on a brand new, beautiful silver on black TESLA Performance Plus Model 3 and have had zero issues. Not a single complaint so far.
    The car is absolutely amazing. 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 155 mph top speed (computer limited), handling out of this world! I’ve owned BMWs, Mercedes, Infinity, Lexus and a couple of Jaguars over the years. This one car is the best I’ve ever owned. I thoroughly enjoy every tine I get in the car!
    Any car can have issues. To have this many issues in one car before even hitting 10,000 miles is unacceptable. It really says a lot about the kind of man you are that you have such a good sense of humor about it.
    I can only hope these things get rectified satisfactorily, and you can get about the business of enjoying your ride. It is a beautiful one.

  • Sirkildalot
    Sirkildalot 5 days ago

    The rear passenger door is a common issue. Mine was the same and as an early adopter (mine’s 3 years old) I was ok living with this. I’m just replacing my car with a new one and was hoping that Tesla had actually done something to fix this by now. I live in hope!

  • H Sig
    H Sig 7 days ago

    Tesla fanboys are a disgrace. Facts hurt my feelings.

  • Nik Man
    Nik Man 8 days ago

    Crap american cars!!!

  • Mike S
    Mike S 10 days ago

    So i8 instead!

  • Gabe M.
    Gabe M. 11 days ago

    I've bought a 1200cc 2017 FIAT Panda for almost 12k USD... and it hasn't got even a tenth of the issues this over-60k piece of paper-machée :D

  • lucky luke1983
    lucky luke1983 11 days ago

    Everything wrong with tesla. all of it.

  • Litecoin John
    Litecoin John 12 days ago

    A lot of cults have married Elon, a pathological liar.

  • Zero Cool
    Zero Cool 14 days ago

    Worse part is even owning one.

  • Lao Thao
    Lao Thao 15 days ago

    Why bought a car don't service available nearby? You made mistake for yourself.

    • Lao Thao
      Lao Thao 15 days ago

      +Gur814 , you are not alone. Many Tesla owners have had problems too.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  15 days ago +1

      Huh? Service was available nearby. Tesla has service techs here.
      They're not good, but I fail to see how that's my fault or how I could have predicted that.

  • jintae kim
    jintae kim 16 days ago

    fucking made in china

  • RJ Wood
    RJ Wood 16 days ago

    Cracks me up in 16 seconds you said you did research and knew they had problems, yet you GO BUY ONE ??? Then you start into your nightmarish life with your new Tesla, God I'm happy I'm not this stupid.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  16 days ago

      What was that? It was the sound of a big ol woosh!

  • Zack Smith
    Zack Smith 16 days ago +1

    Salty cultists

  • epicdeuce
    epicdeuce 16 days ago

    Sorry stopped watching at smudges and dust...

    • Gur814
      Gur814  16 days ago

      Yikes. So you intentionally missed nearly all of the video and all of the problems but still decided to leave a comment. Sounds like you had your mind made up before you even hit play.

  • Scott Lavoie
    Scott Lavoie 16 days ago

    No ty, not worth it as of yet.

  • Scott EB
    Scott EB 18 days ago

    Are you sure your car wasn't in an accident prior to you owning it? It sure sounds like it.

    • Scott EB
      Scott EB 18 days ago

      +Gur814 Eek I hope not!

    • Gur814
      Gur814  18 days ago

      I bought it new.
      Unless they crashed it at the factory. 😂

  • Scott EB
    Scott EB 18 days ago

    Tesla can have a million problems and take my car back in service as much as they like. Why do you ask? Because they typically give you a higher end trim loaner that would be newer than mine so I can't complain.

    • Scott EB
      Scott EB 18 days ago

      +Gur814 True but I guess I just don't mind as much.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  18 days ago

      Eh, I only received a newer loaner once and it rattled worse than my car.
      I'd prefer my car. I configured it just how I like it so driving another car with different features doesn't really appeal to me.

  • Jesse Fritz
    Jesse Fritz 19 days ago

    There is no quality control with Tesla because he's under the gun to just get the cars out!!! Really really bad idea! Quality is job 1!!

  • Chris Heiligers
    Chris Heiligers 19 days ago +2

    All your problems, and especially the way they deal with it, sound unfortunately very similar to our experience with a fleet of 15 Tesla's in total. Replacing faulty parts with (again) faulty (but apparently new) parts, saying that problems have been solved but they clearly haven't, it's Tesla's way of dealing with issues. Before I started working with Tesla's I also knew that it wouldn't be perfect since it's a new car from a new company. But that it would be this bad, I couldn't have guessed... currently the problems with our fleet of 12 Tesla's are so big that I have to stop my electric car rental company because of this.

  • cl
    cl 20 days ago

    3:14 that door sounds like my kitchen cupboard. What a horrible car.

  • Samurai Fingers
    Samurai Fingers 22 days ago

    Wow. Rattles in a vehicle that continues to move and travel and vibrate over roads? Dude NEVER EVER buy a used car. Seriously. I get the pain with stuff not aligning, and parts not working etc but rattles are just part of car ownership man. And they will continue to get worse as the vehicle ages. Just let it go you’ll be faaaaaaar happier.

    • Samurai Fingers
      Samurai Fingers 22 days ago

      +Gur814 I get it for sure. But realize that with 8000+ miles yours is no longer a "new" car. And there will be constant vibration and bumps making more new rattles and noises as the car ages. I'm just saying for your piece of mind. If it's under warranty - and they are willing to try to address your issues, great - but at some point you may have to just live with it. Sucks when you spend that much on a new vehicle and it isn't perfect - but thus is the price to be on the cutting edge and an early adopter of new technology, no?

    • Gur814
      Gur814  22 days ago +1

      I've owned several used vehicles. They had rattles but none were this bad. A brand new car shouldn't rattles worse than my 1999 Chevy Cavalier. Just imagine how bad it'll be in 5 or 10 years.

  • Gowtham V
    Gowtham V 22 days ago

    Why din't you take photos of door panel issues and show it here.

  • Dave S
    Dave S 23 days ago

    These vehicles won't be drivable once their warranties expire... it would be too costly to make repairs. So they will all retire early to the scrap yards and be ground up to a ton and a half of plastic and metal.
    $100,000 POOF.

  • Nick S
    Nick S 24 days ago

    Good review. Thank you for sharing. The teething problems I hope will resolve themselves before long.

  • Eric Liang
    Eric Liang 25 days ago

    Sounds like Tesla's technicians need more trainings.

  • Darren Channell
    Darren Channell 26 days ago

    What a hunk of junk

  • Stephen Gollomp
    Stephen Gollomp 26 days ago

    A very fair critique, but this specific experience is probably worse than most. I am on my second model S. My first was a 2013 & I owned it for 4 years & 54000 miles. I had no major mechanical issues with it, but there were some minor paint & body misalignments that were irksome for a 94K vehicle. Nonetheless, it was a positive enough experience to replace it with a 2017 Tesla 2.0 100D, which I have now run for over a year at 17K miles. Paint is CLEARLY better, body fit is generally better and reliability for actually driving remains exceptional (& I still get free supercharging). So it's a nuanced picture. Clearly, Toyota, Honda, (Daimler & Volvo-not always!!) and BMW (have owned them all so I know), to name a few have better build quality, but none of them drive like a Tesla S.

  • Ricsi bacsi
    Ricsi bacsi 26 days ago

    overpriced junk,sorry but true.

  • Tommy Schroeder
    Tommy Schroeder 28 days ago +1

    Are thos zoids in the backgroud?!

  • nes goombas
    nes goombas 29 days ago +2

    model 3 price is out of question for the general public.. insurance is super expensive.. need a house with garage so you can charge it at home.. need to buy wall charger/solar panel.. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww the price is off the hook.. tax credit already expired..

  • soccerjoker95
    soccerjoker95 29 days ago

    People need to understand that Tesla is a NEW car company and are still trying to figure out a lot of things as a company. These stories of customers having all kinds of problems with Tesla are expected. People buy into this company thinking they have everything figured out and it's going to be like other auto manufacturers out there. They haven't even figured about how to build these cars efficiently in the assembly line nor are they profitable. And you expected their customer service department to be flawless? Didn't they just fire like 3K employees?

  • rolling choncho
    rolling choncho Month ago

    I don’t blame you for nitpicking but Fr? Just appreciate owning a Tesla.

  • awesome7407
    awesome7407 Month ago

    I always enjoy reading dump tesla fanboys make every excuse under the sun for that crapy company.

  • Lizzie Martin
    Lizzie Martin Month ago

    Wow what the hell are you giving this man thumbs down for? Butthurt much? He's just doing a favor for anyone dumb enough to consider buying one!

  • Dan R
    Dan R Month ago

    Part "ONE" yikes!!!!

  • kv pi
    kv pi Month ago

    I really don't understand all the Tesla fanboys. Those Tesla's are way to expensive for what you get.

    oBLAH BANGBANG Month ago

    My new Tesla S is coming in 3 weeks....yay? I hope they resolved alot if not all these issues by now. Thanks for the video!

  • Dikesh Joshi
    Dikesh Joshi Month ago

    Was it lemon car?? How was your problem resolved after all those services? What was the resolution??

  • Exotic World Channel

    Fuel cell cars are the future forget about tesla

  • Daniel Shara
    Daniel Shara Month ago +1

    Not to be harsh but Tesla should buy back your piece of shit Tesla and give you a new one for all the torture that they put you through you're wasting your life's Energy picking up poop after a company that didn't get it right. Tesla needs to focus on fit and finish. Elon Musk get your ass off the assembly line and go see how a S Class Mercedes is put together! By the way I talked three of my friends into buying Teslas 1 X model, 1 type3 and 1 model S. The product asked to be right I've had enough rattles in my 1966 Mustang and I'm not going backwards with my car purchases.

  • Daniel Shara
    Daniel Shara Month ago

    You Deserve a New TESLA ! Your car should go to Hertz or Avis Rent a Car Company! I wanted a used model S but you convinced me my car would drive me crazy! You failed to mention your insurance on that aluminum Tesla S is about $3000 a year that's a dirty little secret that Tesla doesn't want anybody to know with that much money I can drive my TwinTurbo V8 Mercedes-Benz 550 CLS at the same cost as buying a $50,000 used S90 and with Mercedes my build quality is a 10! My last Mercedes-Benz S class S430 I kept for 14 years and 180,000 miles and had zero rattles I had zero repairs on any part. I had a bushing go out on the front suspension causing a squeak that was The only flaw in 180,000 miles. I love the Tesla cars and as soon as they get them up to the build quality of the Mercedes I will continue to own a Mercedes!

  • Jason Green
    Jason Green Month ago

    Think you just got a lemon off the production line . shit happens . I would of taken it back and demanded a replacement car.

  • Irina D
    Irina D Month ago

    That is so sad....this car is costly and electricity is costly even more and you have to deal with these problems...ugh....I was thinking to buy it, but now will wait till I get the Audi version electric car....

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      Electricity is not costly. Especially compared to gas for a similarly priced combustion vehicle. I also have solar so it's even cheaper for me.
      I agree with the rest of your comment though. I can't wait for Audi EVs.

  • aneesh89
    aneesh89 Month ago

    its the worst reliable car your problem is that you bought an electric bullshit car go with a proven ic engine car and a proven manufacturer

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      Proven manufacturer, good idea.
      Proven ICE... Eh. No thanks.

  • Pete Zak
    Pete Zak Month ago

    You are a very patient man I would have driven the car through the dealerships front show room they could have it back
    YUGO s were built better lol

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      Thanks! My patience ran out after the 10th service visit. I had Tesla buy the car back from me. Wasn't worth the headache anymore.

  • Stephen Ferris
    Stephen Ferris Month ago

    I keep seeing minor and major problems that seem plague these cars that have less than 5000 miles. Whereas the only problem I've had with my Camry was a water pump. Otherwise just basic maintenance oil and tire. I can understand that Tesla wants to offer as many ev options as possible. I'm starting to think their roadmap is faulty. Besides the roadster and semi. There should be no more unveilings and attempt to follow Toyota's example and strive for perfection in the current models. Get prices cheaper for all parts not just for the batteries, allow vehicle repair histories to be seen by potential buyers, model x removal falcon doors with regular doors, paint quality issues resolved, regular door handles in s and 3, grounding bolts securely fastened in model 3. These numerous issues makes me nervous about owning a Tesla.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago +1

      Agreed. Quality doesn't seem to be a priority for them and it's worrying.

  • M/v Ocean Star Pacific


  • Chris Crosson
    Chris Crosson Month ago +1


  • peruface
    peruface Month ago

    Quit whining. These aren’t any big problems

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      Oh, boy. Another one of these that completely miss the point. Watch out everyone, the TVclip content police are here! You must run everything you say through this guy from now on.

  • Robert Sao
    Robert Sao Month ago

    Please ask Elon for a new one as these issues are no good for Tesla.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      They bought the car back a year after making this video. I was considering a Model 3 but decided against it for now.

  • mikke jalonen
    mikke jalonen Month ago

    My 2008 bmw has 220000 km and it still feels like a new car

  • Pete Miller
    Pete Miller Month ago +1

    I have to give you credit for being so patient with Tesla. Taking care of the faults seems like a full time job. I probably would have popped a gasket by the 7th tech visit. I think I'll wait 10 years before I get a Tesla, or maybe buy a Kona or Niro instead. I would have bought a Bolt, but it's seats are awful. Cheers and good luck.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      Thanks, I appreciate it. I gave up after the 10th service visit and asked Tesla to buy the car back. Thankfully they did without any fuss.
      Kona and Niro look great! I hope they sell well. I agree with the Bolt seats. It's the one thing that stood out to me when I sat in one. I own a Volt now and the seats are better than the Bolt's.

  • Subscriber
    Subscriber Month ago +4

    Should have bought a Subaru.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      If only they had a good EV.

  • d B
    d B Month ago

    great video for r/mildlyinfuriating

  • Mark Barry
    Mark Barry Month ago +1


  • Artwertable
    Artwertable Month ago +4

    Customer: My mirror wont unfold completely.
    Engineer: Yeah that has to be an mechanical error.
    Tesla: Deploy Software Patch.
    Engineer: How dafuq will this fix anything?
    Tesla: just do it.


    My 2013 Lincoln navigator has never given me problems NEVER. I do rutine maintenance every 3 months.

  • Marc Hidde van Haaften

    Thank you!

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    Tesla spends more money on marketing than on training that is evident

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    I hope you learned Tesla is not ready for the retail market

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    The rear door delay is because of an incorrect switch used on the door I’ve changed almost 50 of them

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    Lies lies lies by tesla

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    Many of the thumbs down are also Tesla employees and they were instructed to do so

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    The drones that give this video a thumbs down couldn’t possibly afford are used tesla and they are mind numbed robots they want oil gas and cold to go away they want to live in a panacea of EV cars not going to happen

    IRON60 BITCH Month ago

    I have repaired a few teslas in the last 18 months and you would be stunned if some of the absolutely silly engineering designs that are still being billed to this day

  • Carlos Merighe
    Carlos Merighe Month ago

    Once your warranty expires, buckle up!!

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      My thoughts exactly. Thankfully I won't have to deal with that. I sold it back to them. It's someone else's problem now.

  • Carlos Merighe
    Carlos Merighe Month ago

    Pieces of junk

  • Keith Adams
    Keith Adams Month ago

    You fucked up...

  • Godspeeds Spacebender
    Godspeeds Spacebender 2 months ago

    You definitely deserve a better customer experience. It seems as if the Tesla technicians don’t really understand the car. Probably due to their history as the company hasn’t been out that long. Not trying to make any excuses for them though. Was this even a new car? It sounds like you purchased a used car for sure.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  Month ago

      It was new, unfortunately. And I agree. Some of the technicians didn't have a lot of experience with the cars. That's partly because they're so new but I feel Tesla could train them better as well.

  • N. Davidsng
    N. Davidsng 2 months ago

    These are minor things. The drive drain is all good, right?

  • Ryan Hart
    Ryan Hart 2 months ago

    How hard is it to dust a touch screen

  • Joey Ortiz
    Joey Ortiz 2 months ago

    Sounds like a lemon my guy.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  2 months ago

      I agree, but it doesn't qualify as a lemon in Arizona. The same issue has to happen 3 times for it to qualify. I've just had many different issues which they're usually able to resolve on their 2nd attempt.
      Tesla did end up buying the car back anyway which was pretty cool of them.

  • E. K.
    E. K. 2 months ago

    He should have bought a Toyota, I mean TOY-YODA...

  • Learning to Compound
    Learning to Compound 2 months ago

    What year is your Model S?

  • Roy BM
    Roy BM 2 months ago

    Unbelievable what a waste of your time, not something you would expect in this price range.

  • Sandy BoleYT
    Sandy BoleYT 2 months ago

    My 19k VW has had no problems over 180 miles a day and in total 200,854 miles

  • Carlos Segura
    Carlos Segura 2 months ago

    It is insane how a "premium" car has weird and irritating shit like rattles and random noises, it would be disappointing for me if I encountered that on a vehicle with such a price. I have a 2008 BMW and its super quiet and I haven't had any irregular or eerie problems ever since I acquired it years ago!!!

  • Sandu
    Sandu 2 months ago

    You might consider that your car wasn't new at the time of delivery

  • K Heimsoth
    K Heimsoth 2 months ago

    They have shoddy manufacturing processes and repair tactics...don't waste your money

  • Dennis Neftleberg
    Dennis Neftleberg 2 months ago


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  • Carlos Roldan
    Carlos Roldan 2 months ago

    alot of bull repair issues. you seem to be way too picky, this is how you cause more problems by constantly having it touched.

  • Tralaeon Star
    Tralaeon Star 2 months ago

    A woman parked her model S next to the kerb to take a phonecall as I was walking nearby. I was roughly 10 metres away and I could hear both her and her caller loudly as if she wasn't in a car at all. There's obviously nothing to block sound leaking from these cars.

  • Michael Seo
    Michael Seo 2 months ago

    Its bc they dont use a unibody chasis and instead bolt together different areas of the car. Unwise.

  • Andrew hope
    Andrew hope 2 months ago

    The service centre may be friendly and professional, but it's interesting that they repeatedly omit your concerns about rattles on the service order. Hopefully, they tighten up on their "listening" and "reporting".

  • DIOSpeedDemon
    DIOSpeedDemon 2 months ago

    Gur, as a car guy, my tesla going under was just spoken by The CEO using his own words. The tax credits are ending this year. There is a huge payment I hear due in March? These cars are in the service center way more than any new car? If Tesla lasts the first half of 2019, I would be very surprised. Good luck on getting spare parts on ebay, because there is not very many. Good luck to you and your car. RIck

  • roky36
    roky36 2 months ago

    Picky, picky, picky........what do you expect for $65,000?

    • Gur814
      Gur814  2 months ago

      Eh, that's a bit of an apple to oranges comparison. Someone shopping for a Civic probably isn't even thinking about Tesla. No offense to Civic drivers. They're great cars and Honda is one of my favorite auto makers.

      ABCDE FGHIJK 2 months ago

      For $20,000, you can get a Civic that is fun to drive, extremely fuel efficient, reliable as hell and arguably has a better interior. Teslas have quality issues that you would expect to see on a 15 year old Buick, not a new car.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  2 months ago

      I just realized that your comment was probably sarcastic... Sorry if it was.
      I've just had way too many comments like this who were completely serious. My sarcasm detector is failing.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  2 months ago

      ...a car that doesn't need 10 service visits in under 2 years and 20,000 miles.
      A $20,000 car should be able to meet this expectation.
      This car was $83,000 btw.

  • Joshua K
    Joshua K 3 months ago

    Thanks. i was planning on buying an S Model in the next 12 months or so, but should wait or look at other options.

    • Joshua K
      Joshua K 3 months ago

      +Gur814 i was very happy with two Infinities and a Lexus last 10 years or so with absolutely no quality issues. All i had to replace was wearables. They got me set expectations high. Need more research on Tesla. Thanks for your video. Definitely helped.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  3 months ago

      Have you test driven? I know a lot of happy owners. Most people do end up having a few issues though. As long as you are aware that there might be some problems and are ok with that then it should be a solid purchase. It's the best car I've ever owned when ignoring the issues. But it's a gamble if you'll have problems or not.
      My experience does seem to be at least a somewhat abnormal though. I've had more issues than nearly all other owners that I know.

    MALAYA CHOUDHARY 3 months ago

    see its very simple.......it has take more than 100 years for american to Germans fix sweeky doors, do u guys think teasla can do it so quickly, cars on computers or a computerized cars is totally different from any car running roads/roads are rough place/its a taxing place

  • g naka
    g naka 3 months ago

    I sold my Model S and bought a Dodge.

  • GND,EI Holmes
    GND,EI Holmes 3 months ago

    no one likes to ear you

    • Gur814
      Gur814  3 months ago

      I hope no one ears me. That sounds awkward.

  • B Kerson
    B Kerson 3 months ago +1

    Do I see ZOIDS in the background?!?! Love it!

  • Venatacia Moon
    Venatacia Moon 3 months ago +2

    That old excuse of "we will fix it next service" means we can't be bothered and by then you would of given up because we have done this many times on other customers. On my old car I did let there shoddy work go but on a car that price, no way.

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  • larry mack
    larry mack 3 months ago +1

    Dude I drive s 15yr old mercedes e class. It handles and drives like new. Also has almost 200k miles on it. Maybe it's time to switch cars.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  3 months ago

      Agreed. I ended up selling it. Too much of a hassle.

  • Anthony Harris-Bey
    Anthony Harris-Bey 3 months ago

    You are a better man than me, as an anal retentive gear-head, I would have gotten rid of the car. And for the people saying that you are being too "Picky" I would say if it were a $30k or less car then I would yes you're being a little picky, however, we are talking about a $60k to $70k car.

    • Anthony Harris-Bey
      Anthony Harris-Bey 3 months ago

      +Gur814 not yet, right now I'm just in the looking phase.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  3 months ago

      My car was from 2016. I'm hoping they've improved quality since then. Have you test driven one yet?

    • Anthony Harris-Bey
      Anthony Harris-Bey 3 months ago

      +Gur814 oh ok, I've been looking at the Tesla for next year to celebrate my 50th birthday. But I'm starting to wonder if it's a good idea. One of the other cars on my list is the GENESIS, but I'm having a hard time trying to justify spending $70k for at the end of the day is a Hyundai...........LOL. Well, I still have almost a year to decide. Thanks for the video.

    • Gur814
      Gur814  3 months ago +1

      Thank you. I did end up getting rid of it. It was just too much of a hassle.

  • Goat From Hell
    Goat From Hell 3 months ago

    I don’t think alignment on cars is a perfection thing, they get it into some specs as good as they can

    • Gur814
      Gur814  3 months ago

      That's true and a very good point. In my opinion the car was out of spec. In part 2 I talk about this a bit more. After a 3rd attempt they were able to improve it significantly.

  • Goat From Hell
    Goat From Hell 3 months ago

    I didn’t even buy one and I already have major issues concerns about those cars😂😂😂😂😜 and from all videos and reviews I saw about Tesla cars right now I still haven’t see reassuring things

  • Paul Riggs
    Paul Riggs 3 months ago +1

    Thanks for being so honest, a lot of Tesla owners are no quite so honest and objective.