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 • 7 911

  • Raffioli
    Raffioli 40 minutes ago

    2:11 welcome to the world

  • one two
    one two 3 hours ago

    This car is 6 years old lol imagine having to go thru all that with a 6 years old car...

  • Brett
    Brett 5 hours ago

    love how this exposes how not expensive teslas actually are. They sell it to the public as a crazy technological car, yet its built as if it were a set of legos. Hopefully tesla doesnt keep fooling people

    GΔUZE 15 hours ago

    He moves and talks like an autistic

  • iTz Command
    iTz Command Day ago

    99% of the problem was because he was trying to fix the first problem lmaoo

  • I Can Animate M. Sianipar

    It's just a Tesla model S for Christ sake.. even the Ford model T isn't as good as the Ford models today. I'm pretty sure Tesla is gonna get better soon!

  • Hunter Vook
    Hunter Vook Day ago

    well... usually when a warranty expires thats what happens...

  • cdm386
    cdm386 Day ago

    Ive only changed oil and filter to my Rogue lmao.

  • peter doellefeld
    peter doellefeld 2 days ago

    I'm fed up with all car companies. I've fixed my own cars since I started driving. That being said it's seems Tesla is exceptionally bad. Rich rebuilds knows so he started fixing his own.

  • Kauṭilyan
    Kauṭilyan 2 days ago

    I thought this was the case only in India. With Indian car sales and services behaving that way as always.

  • Leonards Nose
    Leonards Nose 2 days ago

    This dude and rich rebuilds need to collaborate

  • Jayden Lawson
    Jayden Lawson 2 days ago +1

    This is a good metaphor for anything that you have that stops working. TV, Washing Machine, Marriage. They're all quite easily fixable.

    *Ok maybe not the marriage

  • The Church of Truth
    The Church of Truth 2 days ago

    Clearly this guy hasn't owned other luxery brands that have limited dealerships

  • Athena S
    Athena S 2 days ago

    He should meet up with Rich Rebuilds!

  • Farel
    Farel 3 days ago

    Why would he get a car that he knew he couldn't get serviced in town? Sounds like, based on he's circumstances, he made a bad decision when he bought it.

  • K G
    K G 3 days ago +3

    Everyone in awe of this guy must not know about RichRebuilds -_- my dude made a running Tesla out of other broken Tesla’s 😭😭😭

  • StivksTv
    StivksTv 3 days ago

    Why didn’t that black dude who does this for a living out of his garage get his own segment?

  • Antonio Renteria
    Antonio Renteria 3 days ago

    an expensive car is expensive to fix, good lord.

  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama 4 days ago +1

    My man just called a Tesla a "Lego Car"

  • Bcuz Why Not
    Bcuz Why Not 4 days ago

    Subaru served my family well for 8 years

  • fgn bwusb
    fgn bwusb 4 days ago +1

    *next vid* man destroys his tesla trying to fix it

  • sugar candy
    sugar candy 4 days ago

    @5:07 i thought fruit fell on car 😌

  • Alex Alucard
    Alex Alucard 4 days ago

    Tesla hire this guy

  • Real Meat
    Real Meat 4 days ago

    I’m glad James Franko fixed his car!

  • Arouxayis
    Arouxayis 4 days ago

    I have a feeling that although he would work on his car and "fix" a problem, he didn't wire it properly so it had a snowball effect of future failings.

  • Cyberdemon Mike
    Cyberdemon Mike 5 days ago +1


  • Drew G
    Drew G 5 days ago

    TVclip that channel now🚘🚘🚘

  • Eon FN
    Eon FN 5 days ago

    Sounds like Ryan Reynolds looks like that one tik tok dude with a square chin

  • predator y jing kai
    predator y jing kai 5 days ago

    Elon musk wants to know your location

  • Sapo 9
    Sapo 9 5 days ago

    Oh wow God forbids his mirrors never fold again.

  • BigJetSki
    BigJetSki 5 days ago

    Ok and almost every person around the world fixes their own car. Dumb title

  • Iszak Hunter
    Iszak Hunter 5 days ago

    Which two wires you say??

  • Vasp 19
    Vasp 19 5 days ago +4

    I think he should make a yt channel about fixing their tesla

    • Vasp 19
      Vasp 19 7 hours ago

      +K G Oh sorry I was not aware

    • K G
      K G 3 days ago

      Vasp 19 look up RichRebuilds, he’s a famous on YT for building a running Tesla from other broken Tesla’s (and fixes em lol)

  • Mauricio Sanchez
    Mauricio Sanchez 5 days ago +1

    Breaking news. Man works on car...yes with his own two hands

  • syndicaterx
    syndicaterx 6 days ago

    For a sec, I thought that was Doug DeMuro

  • saipan420
    saipan420 6 days ago

    (Lego's!! )😂

  • Austin Tigner
    Austin Tigner 6 days ago

    Tesla... the Apple of the car world

  • Bongani Mazibuko
    Bongani Mazibuko 6 days ago

    Bro, your warranty expired tho

  • Edward cocom
    Edward cocom 6 days ago

    Okay I did a motor swap where my news reporter interviewing me?

  • skinny scrambler
    skinny scrambler 6 days ago

    Sounds like he should have thought things through before preordering a first generation vehicle

  • De'Angelo F
    De'Angelo F 6 days ago

    Some of Elon Musk's interviews portray him as the type of guy who would love to hire someone like you.

  • Frizzy
    Frizzy 6 days ago

    Gut the Tesla & Drag Race it might aswell

  • Mr skafloc40
    Mr skafloc40 6 days ago

    Buy a real car problem solved F tesla

  • greycat god
    greycat god 6 days ago

    Tesla should offer him a job lol.

  • Richard Go
    Richard Go 7 days ago

    Cnbc and this guy made money for this video

  • The Hardcorps
    The Hardcorps 7 days ago

    So Ur saying that U had to take it to a mechanic when it was broken out of warranty

  • rusty8mm
    rusty8mm 7 days ago +18

    Expensive luxury cars are expensive to fix? That doesn’t make sense! How could this be?

  • Tom Green
    Tom Green 7 days ago

    Well look at that, another victim. Have some common sense and research the product you're buying. It never occurred to you that a brand new first of its kind electric car, wouldn't have that many mechanics qualified to work on it? You were expecting to buy a Tesla and just take it anywhere for maintenance or repair??

  • Farquaad Castle
    Farquaad Castle 7 days ago +30

    To all of you scrolling down,
    LOADS of butthurt Tesla fanboys and stakeholders await in the depths below

  • Cowboy 78
    Cowboy 78 7 days ago

    Wow a guy does the same thing many Americans do on the daily. WOW

  • Alias Fakename
    Alias Fakename 7 days ago

    This is why no-one wants electric cars

  • chris mcguire
    chris mcguire 7 days ago

    Ive heard nothing but problems and issues with tesla cars being money pits

  • Jimmy Hill
    Jimmy Hill 7 days ago

    Expensive car expensive maintenance what do you expect? haha

  • Eclipse Winks
    Eclipse Winks 7 days ago

    Ma M a N
    is liVing iN A dIFfeReNt Y 3 A R

  • Samuel Evans
    Samuel Evans 7 days ago

    Dumb Millennials drinking the Elon Juice finally realizing they’ve been swindled. We tried the Electric thing in the 80s, it failed. All they have to do today is listen and they wont have any problems.

  • KoyotBravo
    KoyotBravo 7 days ago +6

    Tesla hates him!
    Check out this one simple trick...

  • BoZo
    BoZo 7 days ago +2

    Anytime corporations, companies, industries...etc are put in the spot they always end up emailing the person

  • Lisichka
    Lisichka 7 days ago

    this guy hasnt heard of scotty kimbler

    • rusty8mm
      rusty8mm 7 days ago

      Most people haven’t. I think Scotty Kilmer is a little more famous.

  • absolut cabbagery
    absolut cabbagery 8 days ago

    I wondered if this would start happening with Teslas, there are reasons that it's hard to break into the auto industry and it's because it's important to have a playbook and set of standards borne from experience

  • fwaz hasni
    fwaz hasni 8 days ago

    Do you think it will last 10 years because i have a mustang 2010 and 200k + miles one thing I changed on it was the fan resistor it was 20 $ .

  • Jgod Happyfish
    Jgod Happyfish 8 days ago +1

    He looks like Mass effect: Commander Shepard

    • Sekou Abdullah
      Sekou Abdullah 5 days ago

      Jgod Happyfish realist ting I ever heard 🤧

  • Leroy Le
    Leroy Le 8 days ago

    135k MILE vehicle it’s out of warranty get over it

  • Scot Rule
    Scot Rule 8 days ago +2

    Someone just was offered a job with Tesla...

  • Yazzy Mercado
    Yazzy Mercado 8 days ago +3

    Elon musk left the group chat.

    • Wub
      Wub 6 days ago

      It's because they demoted him his own company he started because he took ONE hit from a blunt once.

  • Michael Angellotti
    Michael Angellotti 8 days ago +5

    This is a huge issue with/against many companies. I.e. Apple, John Deer
    The right to repair

  • rednebula317
    rednebula317 8 days ago +5

    Isnt this with all car manufacturers....Tesla or electronic cars dont have 2nd party repairs shops...YET

  • Old man Goat
    Old man Goat 8 days ago

    Stick wth toyota

  • Old man Goat
    Old man Goat 8 days ago

    Car has not been tested

  • BlackWeeeb
    BlackWeeeb 9 days ago

    Tesla ain’t the future in my opinion

      METTRIIK 6 days ago

      Electric is the future tho

  • Ojdaweedmane
    Ojdaweedmane 9 days ago

    Elon musk wants to know your location.

  • LxstGoon
    LxstGoon 9 days ago

    Why did i read "this fed up tesla driver fixes his own tesla car" 😂

  • Leumasku -
    Leumasku - 9 days ago


  • Red Redmon
    Red Redmon 9 days ago

    This is why you never buy first generation cars.

  • Justin C
    Justin C 9 days ago +1

    everything is engineered to fail just after warranty these days.. even fridges..

    • SegoMan
      SegoMan 7 days ago

      Planed obsolescence..

  • Wud Dad Noiz
    Wud Dad Noiz 9 days ago +1

    Why is it news that a guy fixed his car?

    • tHeShadyLuGia
      tHeShadyLuGia 9 days ago

      Because the tesla car is roughly 5-6 yrs old and you can only get the “repairs” done at a tesla specified dealer. You cant just take a tesla to any shop

  • Mr. Redsnake
    Mr. Redsnake 9 days ago

    Well your out of warranty fuckwit

  • Amer Darwich
    Amer Darwich 9 days ago

    Companies starts complaining when someone figures out that there is no pay companies to fix your car , while you can do it your own... such as apple biggest company that scam people in a legal way ...

  • verbal kent
    verbal kent 9 days ago

    Get your self a 99 civic

  • kimchi
    kimchi 9 days ago

    It’s cause Elon Musk is from Africa

  • Wittletaungy Marchbank

    46k kw? 46 mw

  • Louay Kiwan
    Louay Kiwan 9 days ago

    Can’t u get paid to exploit their system?

  • Jacob Giordano
    Jacob Giordano 9 days ago

    Stick to the sport car. Even a regular Chevy has no problems comparable to Tesla

      METTRIIK 6 days ago

      Electric is the future.

  • Homer Thompson
    Homer Thompson 10 days ago +1

    At the end he said he wasn't trying to trash Tesla but spent the entire video trashing Tesla. Also, I get that the inflated repair prices are something to be mad about, but he's fed up over minor inconveniences, which are not much more inconvenient than servicing a regular car, with the exception of having to drive out far to a Tesla dealer.

    I think the dude just wanted something to be mad about. Ultimately when, you buy a Tesla, you're not only buying a car. You're also buying into the idea that they're trying to change the way people travel, so there's going to be things that they don't get right/not able to do especially in these early stages.

    ᎾDD DIᎯMᎾND 10 days ago

    1:39 OMG! I can see the lake that I live right by (silver lake in Everett) on this map!

      ᎾDD DIᎯMᎾND 6 days ago

      +-Star_27- same, I love all the wildlife that live around here

    • -Star_27-
      -Star_27- 7 days ago +1

      ᎾDD DIᎯMᎾND you are lucky to live in a cool area. I like the North West

  • mike devaney
    mike devaney 10 days ago

    The problem with these new super tech cars....once you're out of warranty any repairs (which will happen obviously) will cost you a fortune

  • MakeYourOwnLuck777
    MakeYourOwnLuck777 10 days ago

    Moral of the story
    You should of bought a GTR

  • 1D 1R A C U 1L A 209 !!
    1D 1R A C U 1L A 209 !! 10 days ago +1

    Teslas are garbage go buy a real luxury car. Mercedes or BMW.

    • Dane
      Dane 8 days ago

      BMW and Mercedes are luxuray cars. Looool. Sucks being dirt poor huh?

    • GABY
      GABY 10 days ago

      1D 1R A C U 1L A 209 !! You probably cut off people on the road and honk at someone after the light changed 0.0000000001 secs ago

  • WillC 69
    WillC 69 10 days ago

    Tesla is failing and loosing millions of dollars a month so it’s all good for all the other manufacturers

  • Vic Marq
    Vic Marq 10 days ago

    He should of bought a Lexus hybrid

  • videospawner
    videospawner 11 days ago

    Guy is correct. Repair your own stuff people.

  • TurdSandwich
    TurdSandwich 11 days ago

    This guys is ridiculous. You exceeded the warranty dummy.

  • Brad Beining
    Brad Beining 11 days ago

    Tesla isn't going to make it

  • JohnDoe
    JohnDoe 11 days ago

    So, does any car provider keeps honoring warranty even after warranty period is over? Does any thing that comes with a warranty do this, be it electronics or anything. Once warranty runs out your on your own. This is not a novel concept

  • Let'sSeeHowLongGoogleWillAllowMeToHaveMyUsername

    To be fair that would be ridiculous if companies offered support through out life of a car, bmw has also a paid one and once it finishes tough luck, that’s how all companies operate. They make money on service. And I don’t see why he is so surprised his fault of buying a Tesla where there are no stores around him. I mean you can’t just say oh I bought a house here and no supermarket is nearby by so that’s their fault

  • Pedro Brambila
    Pedro Brambila 11 days ago

    Get used to it

  • DR. Dufenshmurtz Evil incorporated

    Normal people works on their own cars. Media.... rich person works on car. Media give me interview omg wow

  • VC
    VC 12 days ago

    Did he try turning it off then turning it back on?

  • RicoLord1
    RicoLord1 12 days ago +1

    *Still in beta*

  • Alex Ciampa
    Alex Ciampa 12 days ago

    Do people honestly believe this guy can make proper repairs?

  • Jerm
    Jerm 12 days ago

    *elon musk has left the chat*