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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Comments • 6 742

  • Peter McM
    Peter McM 4 hours ago +2

    Man fixes car


  • Graeme Akerman
    Graeme Akerman 10 hours ago

    Don't use quick connectors also known as scotch locks to join wiring. You will have trouble with them late if moisture gets into the joint.

  • Mike Dee412
    Mike Dee412 21 hour ago

    Does he think tesla will fix your car for free forever. Maybe thats the problem with these cars. Parts are extremely exspensive. There goes the savings in gas

  • M. Abdi
    M. Abdi 21 hour ago

    I don't think its Tesla's fault, most cars just break after the warranty is over. It's just that there is not enough greasemonkey shops out there for Tesla vehicles, because it's a new technology and the demand is not there yet. But something tells me this video just inspired a lot of future Tesla car mechanics and after market Tesla car part shops.

  • Leo Anthony
    Leo Anthony 22 hours ago

    dude, make a TVclip video on how to make the repairs

  • kinster02
    kinster02 Day ago +1

    That's one of the reason's I won't buy a Tesla. I like to work on my own cars and I wan't to be able to get new parts from ebay, Amazon, the locals parts stores or the last resort a stealership.

  • Jens Henrik Riis

    Great video. Usefull , great argumentation. Well done mr Furstenwerth.

  • GibsonLesPaul2273

    If I knew people were this stupid sooner I would have chosen business studies at school and would be a multi millionaire now.

  • Paris Watkins
    Paris Watkins Day ago

    He can fix Legos meaning he can fix cars? This guy Is a pure Dope! The reason it costs more to fix his car is the fact Tesla is a brand new company!

  • Paris Watkins
    Paris Watkins Day ago

    Tesla SUCKS! Tesla is no TUCKER! The Big 3 will destroy Musk!😞

  • Sanyey
    Sanyey Day ago

    got the cash for it from where exactly?

  • Paladin Repetowski

    TESLA can be lego operated WITHOUT a key.

  • David Cooper
    David Cooper 2 days ago

    well i guess you could also give props to tesla for not purposely making their products as difficult as possible for people to fix themselves *cough*apple*cough*

  • Charles Johnson
    Charles Johnson 5 days ago

    He not the first.. Rich rebuilds started this hole thing.

    LD ODOM 5 days ago

    Ignoring your base, in any industry, is the kiss of death. Elon, fix this!

  • Anthony Ivanov
    Anthony Ivanov 6 days ago

    A guy saying on a TVclip video, how tail lights and door handles cost 1000$ each and basic repairs were 14000$ at least
    Makes you not to want to own a Tesla.

  • Richard RJ Blackmore

    You should have brought a BMW

  • mohider khana
    mohider khana 8 days ago

    whidbey islan, home of cabal and rogue submarine nuclear missile launches ...

  • Busy Bee
    Busy Bee 8 days ago

    Tesla is a luxury brand so my view of ‘luxury’ Is... pay the $14,000.
    Try owning a yacht: even if you told them I’ll guve you a million to fix the boat they ‘to do it right’ would still tell you to sail it back to the boat builder and even then... the boat builder makes new boats... they are not a second hand car dealer so don’t have the expertise to repair.

  • Boiling Energy / Schranz & Hardtechno

    Nice.. that's a talent ! 👍👍👍

  • H S
    H S 9 days ago

    Why are you covering Tesla, people have problems with they’re cars all the time...seems like your trying to throw people from buying Tesla’s and instead buy a petrol car.

  • john kelso
    john kelso 9 days ago

    Just think how bad it would be with a foreign made Chevy from an overseas factory.

  • Yo Ming
    Yo Ming 9 days ago

    like apple

  • iOlxmpvad
    iOlxmpvad 9 days ago

    Solution: go to rich rebuilds he will fix your Tesla..

  • Michael Martin Gertsen

    Buy a NISSAN

  • Steven Zellers
    Steven Zellers 10 days ago

    Using a rivnut for body assembly? Its not a bicycle water bottle cage! Lame. Ill take a chevy or bmw.

  • Wyatt H
    Wyatt H 10 days ago

    Good for him. Next time with cash like that fix up a 69 mach 1 or something.

  • Josh Stakey
    Josh Stakey 11 days ago


  • H T
    H T 11 days ago

    I think Hyundai has better cars than a Tesla.

  • mustang94299
    mustang94299 12 days ago

    It's a POS!

  • Paopolomololl
    Paopolomololl 12 days ago

    Rich Rebuilds is starting a revolution! Way to go!

  • NYRM1974
    NYRM1974 12 days ago

    It would have been interesting to see what Tesla Motors response would have been today's video including commentary from Elon Musk himself.
    I wholeheartedly agree with this gentleman being forced to repair his own vehicle. I could share my personal experience dealing with General Motors all my Chevy Trailblazer when it was out of warranty. I think respectfully automakers need to take into consideration that most car owners elect not to purchase a new car and say 3 to 5 years but would rather keep their current vehicle and just maintain it to get as many years of use out of it without going into debt.
    Frankly I think us automakers for starters are missing a lucrative opportunity to work with car owners that have older models of their products. There's really no part support structure from the automaker's usually auto mobile owners like myself have to go to third-party vendors even eBay has been phenomenal in facilitating replacement parts for my vehicle as an example. Ask for Tesla there was a time when I thought about buying one but there was really no true support structure ever explain to me when I went to a Tesla showroom they were more concerned about getting me to do a test drive and finance options no mention of support structure that is why I never bought a Tesla

  • Matthew Henderson
    Matthew Henderson 12 days ago

    And this is different with any other car manufacturer how?

  • stellingbanjodude
    stellingbanjodude 12 days ago

    If you choose to own one of those cars, you have to realize that there are consequences to your decisions, and not be a prima donna about it.

  • Jeremy Rundle
    Jeremy Rundle 13 days ago

    shame on tesla

  • Daniel Callins
    Daniel Callins 13 days ago

    Jesus this car is unreliable.

  • Hiho Wego
    Hiho Wego 14 days ago

    Looks like a hyped up auto. I'll pass..

  • Douglas
    Douglas 14 days ago

    Its a lot of problems for a car that just got out of warranty.

  • rolf johansen
    rolf johansen 15 days ago

    Tesla has become like Apple for car manufacturers.

  • Paul Bickley
    Paul Bickley 15 days ago

    I like Telsa, but if your going to produce a car in the information age! WORD of mouth really gets around, this is the second person on you tube that has talked about customer service after the sell. After buying the car they expect car owners to sink a whole a lot of money fixing problems with their cars after the warranty has gone... Like I said I like Telsa but I would never own or buy one, nor would I recommend anyone buying one... What a money pit, I thought mine old RX-7 was bad... But this is a brand new TELSA for crying out loud. Telsa you need to do better, don't just make a great car. Care about your customers that's how you get people to keep buying your cars, what were you thinking!!!

  • johnny blaime
    johnny blaime 15 days ago

    Good man he's a real get stuck in Guy

  • Edward Charles
    Edward Charles 15 days ago

    y'all gotta give rich rebuilds some love. rich rebuilds really built his from scratch

  • Sapient Budgie
    Sapient Budgie 15 days ago

    I still see late build 2018 model 3’s with horrific panel gaps. If this can leave their factory without notice, I’m scared what’s under the skin.

  • A.S
    A.S 15 days ago

    Him ripping apart the car and shorting electric wires without the schematics explains why hes having so manu issues.

  • Nexus 7
    Nexus 7 15 days ago +1

    So, basically Tesla's are not reliable. How can a window regulator go bad/malfunction? LOL My Japanese car is 20 yrs old and still has the original factory installed regulator which has not failed.

  • melted cheetah
    melted cheetah 15 days ago

    I dunno. I get a weird vibe off this guy. Can't be pleased and a sense of "I can do it better" with no background in fixing the thing. Going from "I want to tear it apart with my truck" to "I love my car". The thing cost $100,000, it's no model T. On the flipside, Tesla is far from perfect

  • Sean Hollingsworth
    Sean Hollingsworth 15 days ago

    4:21 . . I once had a car that could be entirely powered by jumping the two top wires that came into the hazard light switch. Were it not for the mechanical steering wheel lock, it was an easy way to steal it.

  • Rudolfo Grease
    Rudolfo Grease 16 days ago

    I think you speak from the heart. You understand that Tesla is also a new company and their gearing themselves to get better. I don't want to see them fail too. After all its Made in USA.

  • Rudolfo Grease
    Rudolfo Grease 16 days ago

    Thumbs up to you. I think you made a break-through. Keep doing what youre doing its great. I learned a lot from your video its great. Thanks,

  • Jose Acosta-Vasquez
    Jose Acosta-Vasquez 16 days ago

    Rich Rebuilds!!!!!!!