Yep. The Model S DUs were pretty terrible until they hit a certain revision.Lothsahn wrote:The drive unit swap percentages are... plain terrifying. Nearly 40% of 2012 Teslas have had the drive unit replaced? I can't think of any car in the last 15 years with reliability that bad. I had... no idea.cwerdna wrote:
The battery swap percentages at https://survey.pluginamerica.org/model-s/charts.php are pretty terrible for model year 2012 for when this survey was done in 2015.
You gotta "love" some of the fanboys over at TMC. See https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-2788639. https://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic. ... 26#p531626 has pointers to two other guys who are on at least their 7th+ DU.
Edmunds on their "long term" S at https://www.edmunds.com/tesla/model-s/2 ... ap-up.html within 17 months and ~30K miles had a DU replaced for noise, then that one failed completely (HV battery pack and 12 volt got replaced too) then that one developed noise, so replaced again.
There's also this guy who I've called out more than once: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads ... st-3137992.