Yup……. VERY excessive!
Hello and welcome to Teslabears.
I’m the one and only Keith Leech aka Keef Wivaneff. My hobbies include exposing Green Scams, Whompy Wheels, Exploding Batteries and SlaughterPilot. More of that later……..
(A bear is an investor who believes that a particular security or market is headed downward and attempts to profit from a decline in stock prices ).
The original site was running for about three years and was a place for folks with a bearish view about Tesla Motors and Elon Musk to discuss all the problems with the company and its products.
The site was set up in order to warn the public about just how dangerous these vehicles are and so that those wishing to bet on the probability of Tesla going out of business can discuss the best way take out a short position on the stock.
I took over the site from its original owner about one year ago. The site had a whoopsie a few weeks back and much of the content has gone missing. You can still find some of it on the WaybackMachine
I will be attempting to copy some of the most interesting posts across from the old site and also posting more recent and more interesting developments.
Please stay tuned and feel free to add your comments.
In the case of any other manufacturer this would result in an immediate compulsory recall. But not for Tesla. They have a very special relationship with NHTSA.
NHTSA ID Number: 11208159
Incident Date May 8, 2019
Consumer Location CONCORD, CA
Vehicle Identification Number 5YJSA1DP8CF****
Summary of Complaint
I HAVE A 2012 TESLA MODEL S P85 WITH 90,000 MILES. I NOTICED THE CAR FISHTAIL AGGRESSIVELY WHEN I ACCELERATED A FEW WEEKS AGO AT FREEWAY SPEEDS OF 55MPH AND ABOVE, TOOK IT IN TO TESLA SERVICE AND THEY EXPLAINED THAT I HAD A CRACK IN MY SUBFRAME. THE CAR HAS NEVER BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, NEVER BOTTOMED OUT OR BEEN DRIVEN OFF-ROAD, JUST NORMAL STREETS AND HIGHWAYS. I WAS QUOTED $3,300 TO HAVE THIS FIXED, THEY WILL REPLACE WITH A NEW OR RE-MANUFACTURED SUBFRAME . I HAVE ATTACHED A PICTURE OF ANOTHER PERSONS SUBFRAME WHERE THE METAL SHEARED AWAY. THE AREA IN THE MIDDLE IS WHERE THE DRIVE UNIT IS PLACED, APPARENTLY THERE ARE NO MOTOR MOUNTS (RUBBER) THE DRIVE UNIT SITS DIRECTLY ON METAL (ALUMINUM). COULD THIS BE CONSIDERED METAL FATIGUE OR A BAD BATCH OF METAL RECEIVED BY TESLA.