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    Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

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    John Cover decided to share his story on a Facebook group on February 3. He has a 2018 Tesla Model 3 Long Range RWD. When taking his children to school, he often heard a rattle on rough parts of the road. Once, backing out from his driveway, he heard a pop. That was when he decided to have a look at the front suspension. Cover took the picture above on that occasion.
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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    If the owner of these vehicles is being advised to check for loose bolts, something is really wrong.

    I wonder if Tesla vehicles come with a tool kit?









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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    At least they aren't being told to be on the lookout for Loose Chevy Bolts.

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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Stuff like that kept me from seriously considering a Model 3. Tesla has some stuff they need to get figured out, right now they're getting a pass because they're relatively new to auto manufacturing but eventually that leeway is going to dry up.

    One thing I particularly like tho is that an actual Tesla engineer chimed in to assist. Can't get that level of service anywhere with other OEMs.
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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Stuff like that kept me from seriously considering a Model 3. Tesla has some stuff they need to get figured out, right now they're getting a pass because they're relatively new to auto manufacturing but eventually that leeway is going to dry up.

    One thing I particularly like tho is that an actual Tesla engineer chimed in to assist. Can't get that level of service anywhere with other OEMs.
    You see situations like that with Tesla, but then you can hear the complete opposite like the other fella in this story who had his right wheel fly off his model 3 and tesla tried to blame the owner, it was until the insurances company used the data from the vehicle to prove he was not driving erratic like Tesla had claimed! This company imo seems to have a Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde type of personality when it comes to customer service.

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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    Tesla has some stuff they need to get figured out
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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    If the owner of these vehicles is being advised to check for loose bolts, something is really wrong.

    I wonder if Tesla vehicles come with a tool kit?









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    Yea, it just seems like Tesla has this issue and only Tesla. Never mind the fact my brand new 2016 Camaro, that had 300 miles on it, from a company that's been in business over 100 years did not have the radiator fan plugged in all the way and was throwing all kinds of faults and caused the car to over heat.

    https://www.camaro6.com/forums/showthread.php?t=461953


    SHAME on them.

    Yea, it took GM 6 months to "diagnose" the problem and send out the recall.
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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    If the owner of these vehicles is being advised to check for loose bolts, something is really wrong.

    I wonder if Tesla vehicles come with a tool kit?









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    This is almost as serious as the recent GM safety recall involving the electronic braking system on many vehicles - where the “fix” created a worse condition that could lead to the complete failure of the braking system while the vehicle was being driven.

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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    The quality and safety gaffs Telsa can get away with their mindlessly loyal customers is amazing.

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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by Perian View Post
    If the owner of these vehicles is being advised to check for loose bolts, something is really wrong.

    I wonder if Tesla vehicles come with a tool kit?


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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Tesla is an overrated company in every sense of the word. Overrated stocks and overrated products. I sure would not buy one and not because I can not afford one. I'll stick with GM products which I've had much pleasure with them and I've have many different vehicles in my life. GM makes the best.

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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by 1958carnut View Post
    At least they aren't being told to be on the lookout for Loose Chevy Bolts.


    This is a stunningly perfect marketing opportunity for GM, like when they sent a Bolt to that actress who's Tesla burned down... !!!!!

    The commercial just writes itself!!

    Tesla owner on the side of the road picking up some bolts, Bolt owner rolls up and offers assistance... Tesla owner says "No, it's ok, just a loose bolt" *holding up said bolt*

    *Fade to tagline* Chevy Bolts have been loose since 2017 and still going strong....



    SO. MUCH. BETTER. than the Jetson's one!
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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    One thing I particularly like tho is that an actual Tesla engineer chimed in to assist. Can't get that level of service anywhere with other OEMs.
    GM engineers don't need to chime in. I have a dealer with an actual service department to handle issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    GM engineers don't need to chime in. I have a dealer with an actual service department to handle issues.
    That's all good that you have a good dealer service dept....but a good chunk are run by janky conmen. They didnt earn the nickname "stealership" for being honest most of the time.
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    Re: Website Tells Tesla M3 Owners To "Check for loose bolts"

    Quote Originally Posted by sdotjeezy View Post
    That's all good that you have a good dealer service dept....but a good chunk are run by janky conmen. They didnt earn the nickname "stealership" for being honest most of the time.
    I can just go to a different dealer, which beats the hell out of having nothing.
    Oh yeah... they give you Uber credits when they get around to fixing your car. Some "luxury" experience that is.

    I have a Cadillac, so I get a Cadillac loaner every time, which is how it should be.

    Check for loose bolts, that's laughable. "I" don't check for anything!
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