This Tesla Model S Owner Repairs His Own Car

  • Published on Aug 28, 2018
  • Greg Furstenwerth was an early adopter of the Tesla Model S, but once the car was out of warranty he had a hard time getting the parts and service he needed. So he took on the repairs himself, and found it surprisingly easy. "If you can put together Legos you can put together a Tesla.”
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    This Tesla Model S Owner Repairs His Own Car | CNBC

Comments • 7 042

  • timmy 900
    timmy 900 12 minutes ago


  • Reifa Qisthi
    Reifa Qisthi 39 minutes ago

    What is this dude youtube channel? I would watch it

  • Wilbert Collante
    Wilbert Collante Hour ago

    Tesla is the apple of cars

  • Ulises Ruesga
    Ulises Ruesga Hour ago

    I like that shirt!!! ENGINEERING ITS LIKE MATH BUT LOUDER!!! NICE!!!!

  • Castra
    Castra 2 hours ago

    Much Dank, do your work

  • Faux Craig Singhaus
    Faux Craig Singhaus 3 hours ago

    Tesla's R&D went mainly into the battery and tech features..they never claimed to be Toyota. I've read many reports that they are not built that well overall.

  • ZanyVic
    ZanyVic 3 hours ago +2

    Isn't this what your supposed to do

  • K3500HD
    K3500HD 4 hours ago

    What, an electric car continuing to be inconvenient 😧

  • Braidyn Anderson
    Braidyn Anderson 5 hours ago

    Im gunna buy a car worth almost $100000 then complain when the parts are to expensive

  • sgtusmc1 sgtusmc2
    sgtusmc1 sgtusmc2 6 hours ago

    Electric cars are the plant friendly future hahahahaha hahahahaha.

  • Dhrumil0501
    Dhrumil0501 6 hours ago

    He's an example; a person can do any job, qualification is just a myth

  • Tho Athome
    Tho Athome 6 hours ago

    American made lol and the sheep.

  • SpeedHomeAttack
    SpeedHomeAttack 8 hours ago

    Sorry guys I cant come out tonight, my car is charging.

  • Logaweed
    Logaweed 8 hours ago

    It’s sad that a man repairing his own car is mainstream news nowadays.

  • john stalin
    john stalin 9 hours ago

    This guy should open Tesla service centre

  • Elizabeth Domas
    Elizabeth Domas 10 hours ago

    Your a good person

  • Promothash Boruah
    Promothash Boruah 12 hours ago +1

    Tesla is really frustrating

  • Matt
    Matt 13 hours ago

    This takes petty to a whole new level

  • Mike Huang
    Mike Huang 13 hours ago

    nah just ship ur tesla to China, fix it and ship it back, it will be cheaper xD

  • jbohn
    jbohn 14 hours ago

    Tesla hire this man.

  • Clorox Bleach
    Clorox Bleach 16 hours ago

    People in the comments don’t understand that even though the warranty is up he has to fix it himself. All of the Tesla parts are not easy to come by online.

  • Bulletstee
    Bulletstee 18 hours ago

    I'm never going to buy a tesla NEVER !!

  • AO1337
    AO1337 21 hour ago

    If this was Apple then after modifying anything they would lock you out of their software.

  • welcome to America
    welcome to America 22 hours ago +1

    Looks like a young doug deumoro. Lol

  • That Birb
    That Birb 22 hours ago


  • LS430.3uz
    LS430.3uz Day ago

    Everyone can do it . Is just for YOU TO ACTUALLY DOING IT!! It’s a car it’s going brake down over time. Last time I remember it was a car!???. I do my own stuff on my Lexus. HahH I don’t get this vid.. any one can do this. Haha

  • marzouk115
    marzouk115 Day ago +7

    The only way Tesla could become the best car company is if Elon Musk hosts meme review!!

    • Jon
      Jon 2 hours ago

      Kevin Gonzalez ?

    • Kevin Gonzalez
      Kevin Gonzalez 2 hours ago

      Duarte Campos he didnt, the video is even out or is even know for being done on

    • Duarte Campos
      Duarte Campos 3 hours ago

      Well he did

  • Clarence Eckert
    Clarence Eckert Day ago

    Just don't buy a tesla

  • Josip Ricov
    Josip Ricov Day ago

    Shame on Tesla! They need to be called out!

  • Osama Bin Mohammed Bin Awad Bin Laden

    Has this guy never owned a car before, any other company wouldn't have done near as much as Tesla did

  • Joe .J
    Joe .J Day ago

    I wonder how much he was paid to say this s*** oh, what a crock. Tesla has a mobile service and they treat me like gold. There's service guys are the best in the industry in my opinion. They actually respect your vehicle and wipe everything down when they're done. I needed a back seat plastic replaced because it had a scratch on it and they did it for free. They came out an hour away and rotated my tires for me so I didn't have to drive to the service center. Again how much did he get paid to say this?

  • Son Goku
    Son Goku Day ago +2

    What an unreliable car

  • Vaughn Randle
    Vaughn Randle Day ago

    Do they not realize that that is an earlier model and Tesla will care more for people who have the 2017, 2018 and etc...

  • Art The Great
    Art The Great Day ago


  • Xq Ciaran
    Xq Ciaran Day ago

    Why is he complaining. You have a car. If it brakes down and you no longer have your warrantee, tough luck, you can pay like the rest of us.

  • Dilly Billy
    Dilly Billy Day ago

    Vertical integration shouldn't end once the product has been sold.

  • Nick710420
    Nick710420 Day ago

    seems like a nice guy

  • Based Nick
    Based Nick Day ago

    This should’ve been rich rebuilds. More knowledge and experience. He does way more troubleshooting and disassembling on tesla vehicles than this guy taking apart his panels.

  • Finn De Graaf
    Finn De Graaf Day ago

    Did anyone else notice that he said kilowatts instead of kWh at 0:55

  • Sam Sung
    Sam Sung Day ago

    They couldnt do a story on RICH REBUILDS who's been doing this for years and now has a shop for this type of stuff, but do this story?👎🏽🤔🤷🏽‍♂️

  • M. Flint
    M. Flint Day ago

    Money pit apparently


    Lesson of the video. Don't buy a tesla.

  • Hamad Ahmad
    Hamad Ahmad Day ago +4

    “If you can put together Lego, you can put together a Tesla” what a joker 😂

  • Christian Arcos
    Christian Arcos Day ago

    Elon musk?

  • T0WL1E 0B3Y
    T0WL1E 0B3Y Day ago

    This guy is an amazing human being Elon need to kiss this guys feet 🦶

  • Hefipale Burp
    Hefipale Burp Day ago

    Sorry but this is ridiculous a car that expensive with all this issues?

  • S K
    S K Day ago

    Guess I'm not buying a Tesla any time soon

  • sjcongo
    sjcongo Day ago

    Tesla 👿 take care of your costumers !

  • Loading
    Loading Day ago

    Lesson learnt don't buy a tesla if you live on a island👍

  • Packie
    Packie Day ago

    *Tesla viewers watch this*

  • Holly Wood
    Holly Wood Day ago +30

    Wait until Toyota start to get real serious about making electric car. Bye bye Tesla.

  • Ninad Lohar
    Ninad Lohar Day ago

    a lawsuit would have done the job

  • Holly Wood
    Holly Wood Day ago

    I really hate the humongous huge iPad

  • YouTube Algorithm
    YouTube Algorithm Day ago +1

    After hearing the problems he' facing I think I'll just stick with my good ol early 2000's toyota camry.

  • Eliut Juarez
    Eliut Juarez Day ago

    S/o to this guy for fixing his own Tesla but we can’t forget about my man Rich Rebuilds he was one the first to do this.

  • Jackson
    Jackson Day ago

    Is he complaining that the engine unit costing 12k? That’s what you get for buying a 100k+ car lmfaoo brand new bmw engines cost more

  • Fastfishbruh
    Fastfishbruh 2 days ago +1

    Oh yeah yeah

  • bigbangnone
    bigbangnone 2 days ago

    TESLA IS ALREADY A FAILURE.....Because they disrespected all the technical potential Tesla owners who enjoy working on their own vehicles...... This is the Primary reason why I will NEVER own a Tesla. That and the obvious fact that Tesla designers know nothing about system engineering. Why? Because the idiot in charge made the same mistake the the F-35 Program Managers made. They tried to cut costs by just building it..... without requirements traceability !!! I know this, because I am a very capable senior designer.

  • Tristan N
    Tristan N 2 days ago +1

    2:34 typical American

  • Tristan N
    Tristan N 2 days ago +1

    Rich rebuilds is better

  • Great Lakes Doug
    Great Lakes Doug 2 days ago

    I hope you made TVclip videos on everything you repaired. Also, open your own Tesla repair shop and you'll be all set for life.

  • Jankee Rohan Kumar
    Jankee Rohan Kumar 2 days ago

    This reminds me of my iphone

  • Gustavo adolfo
    Gustavo adolfo 2 days ago

    I didn’t know this rich rebuild

  • betatalk357
    betatalk357 2 days ago

    The car is junk with that many problems. Mechanics are also potentially worthless in this day and age. Either they charge too much, can't do the repairs, don't want to do the repairs, or joyride customers' cars.

  • Jeremiah Freeman
    Jeremiah Freeman 2 days ago

    "when the car was out of warranty".

  • Charlie Adams
    Charlie Adams 2 days ago

    Old teslas= bad quality
    New teslas=good quality

  • Germaphobic
    Germaphobic 2 days ago +33

    Leaking tail lights? What were they leaking? Blinker fluid?

    • Thomas Daleboudt
      Thomas Daleboudt 3 hours ago

      pΔndΔkєч 7 don't woosh when he's already corrected

    • pΔndΔkєч 7
      pΔndΔkєч 7 8 hours ago +2

      +Xiang Chen r/woooosh

    • Seven Ηaze
      Seven Ηaze Day ago +7

      +Xiang Chen It was a joke but at least you tried man 👌

    • Xiang Chen
      Xiang Chen Day ago +1

      Probably meant rain was leaking into them

  • GreamEzyYT
    GreamEzyYT 2 days ago

    3:23 Oahh, thats a big step

  • RyuJI12
    RyuJI12 2 days ago +2

    3 different license plates shown in just first 30 seconds. Really makes me doubt journalism in these days

    MITHUN DEVADAS 2 days ago +2

    we love tesla...
    he is paid actor hired by competitors to defame tesla....we love tesla...we love elon musk....tesla is the best car in the world

  • Blake Petersen
    Blake Petersen 2 days ago

    Tesla is trash.

  • hashas bashbash
    hashas bashbash 2 days ago

    Don't buy American cars

  • Manik Chauhan
    Manik Chauhan 2 days ago

    BuT TeSlA Is ThE FuTuRe! have fun with 14k repairs on your new car😂 *LAUGHS IN MUSK*

  • Hanz Regalado
    Hanz Regalado 2 days ago

    Red necks

  • E-Rock
    E-Rock 2 days ago

    Why would anyone want a Tesla? Junk!

  • Dennis Khualring
    Dennis Khualring 2 days ago

    Optimistic person

  • Remco Kroon
    Remco Kroon 2 days ago

    He doesnt repair it... that just mechanic freak who wants to rip his car apart.

  • Salman
    Salman 2 days ago

    Elon musk has left the chat

    NCS CENTRAL 2 days ago

    Tesla should shut down

  • TheSlavic Player
    TheSlavic Player 2 days ago +46

    Elon Musk needs to hire this guy with fixing Teslas

    • Coastaku
      Coastaku 50 minutes ago +1

      +Vance Kwan Did you even watch the whole video, he wants the company to succeed, He loves Tesla, just not their service center locations

    • Holiday
      Holiday 10 hours ago +2

      Vance Kwan no need to be literal, lighten up.

    • Vance Kwan
      Vance Kwan 20 hours ago +4

      No he doesn't, the whole point of him fixing his own Tesla is he is fed up with the company

  • Tj Cherry
    Tj Cherry 2 days ago +1

    Moral of the story....dont listen to people

  • joao rodrigues
    joao rodrigues 2 days ago

    This guy is awesome.

  • stmsaiya
    stmsaiya 2 days ago

    I was thinking only bmw and Mercedes are money pit, always on the mechanic shops oh so also junk Tesla as well is a money pit

  • stmsaiya
    stmsaiya 2 days ago

    Well stay way from Tesla cheap made cars and buy a better car

  • Joseph Ramos
    Joseph Ramos 2 days ago

    Same thing happens with Apple stuff. Something malfunctions out of warranty and they pretend you BUY A NEW DEVICE! WTF!? That’s why I learned how to repair my own iPods and iPhones saving thousands of dollars in parts and ‘service fees’.

  • Dunk Master Darius
    Dunk Master Darius 2 days ago +4

    So a man doing man things. I can’t believe this is happening?! 🤦🏼‍♂️

  • Edo Reinaldo
    Edo Reinaldo 3 days ago +1

    This is why i like old car with few electronics, they're more durable and less expensive to repair

    • Big Boy
      Big Boy 2 days ago +1

      Like the 80s ford f150s and 80s Chevy Silverados, easiest trucks to fix

  • spooky boi
    spooky boi 3 days ago +21

    How do you even learn this stuff?!

    • Yusof Arif Azhar
      Yusof Arif Azhar Hour ago

      +ReyNico I quit the degree program and join the engineering diploma instead b'coz they provide more practical knowledge and highly recognized by the industries. Even company such as Schlumberger prefer diploma graduate with hands-on experience compared to theoretical degree graduate.. That's the fact they don't tell you when you enroll to any engineering school. You had to refer to companies and experienced engineer before studying, so that you will really know what you study and practice in real life.

    • Wreck-It Ralph
      Wreck-It Ralph Hour ago

      All working on a car is, is trial and error. You learn as you go

    • ReyNico
      ReyNico 3 hours ago +1

      +Yusof Arif Azhar how can you be an ex graduate

    • Yusof Arif Azhar
      Yusof Arif Azhar 19 hours ago +1

      Sadly even a degree in mechanical engineering would'nt teach you to replace a broken light bulb moreover headtail light.. True story from an ex- mechanical engineering graduate.. :(

    • Ojileb M
      Ojileb M 20 hours ago +1

      Shantanu Cr7 it does actually lol

  • Wout Deley
    Wout Deley 3 days ago

    Cnbc are a bounch of sell outs

  • Johnny Boy
    Johnny Boy 3 days ago

    What's the likelihood of Elon's space ambitions being realized if he is not able to build a reliable car?

  • NavyPanther54
    NavyPanther54 4 days ago

    This guy is so wholesome.

  • Greg Lawson
    Greg Lawson 4 days ago

    Wait until he has to replace the rechargeable batteries. 🤑

  • Francisco Urrutia
    Francisco Urrutia 4 days ago

    The sad thing is All the 90s Toyotas and Honda's still running around out there will probably Outlast this car..

  • kosta1605
    kosta1605 5 days ago

    yeah it just doesn't seem worth it to buy a tesla yet, maybe in 10 years or so. His car last what, 5 years before it started having issues? Thats so bad for how much he bad for it.

  • toobeer
    toobeer 5 days ago

    I will always drive my 20 MPG truck cause these things just ain't ready for prime time and maybe never will be.
    They are waaaaay overpriced and built for yuppie libs that don't realize charging them not only costs a lot but also causes pollution on a power plant level. They are not saving the planet.

  • Crescent Fresh
    Crescent Fresh 5 days ago +1

    It's all about planned obsolescence. Tesla wants you to buy a new car every two years like it's a cell phone.

    • kungfoochicken08
      kungfoochicken08 3 days ago

      It's more that all the little motors and electronics can't be designed to last forever. This is particularly true of cars manufactured during the first model year. All luxury cars have this same problem. All the complicated little gizmos end up failing eventually and the small market for the cars makes repairs more costly.

  • nazirdjon
    nazirdjon 6 days ago

    Looks more like a hidden advertisement paid BY Elon himself. The massage is hey, it is cheap to fix it by diy

  • Christopher McSwain
    Christopher McSwain 6 days ago

    Check out RichRebuilds on youtube!

  • v v
    v v 6 days ago +6

    The more the electronics the more will be the complications.
    I like cars with less of computerization and more of pure mechanical stuff.

  • Michael Cuff
    Michael Cuff 7 days ago

    Ritch does!