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Tesla Model S Problems: My Experience!

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Jacob Freedman (4 days ago)
If it happens again ask for a buyback. Or try to lemon it — unacceptable
badpizzadays (8 days ago)
That's a major safety problem, I have one word for you, Lexus.
pienzelchen (11 days ago)
Hi Marques. I just bought a second hand P85 because the Fiat I bought new 4.25 years ago broke down already 5 times! the car just sucked so much. i have a solar roof so I decided to go all electric. I hope the Tesla will be more reliable. Breaking down is not very funny.
maxhdrm100 (12 days ago)
Marques, did Tesla fix this issue? If so, can you explain what/how etc.?
Stephen Mousavi (12 days ago)
I feel like I would have moved on, sad but true 😢😭🙁
The Watchman (13 days ago)
Rubbish concept poorly executed. The insanity of 'range anxiety' ! Hybrids have to be the way.
eddye royal (13 days ago)
Thats a windows 10 or a COBOL mainframe reboot issue.
Barry Manclark (15 days ago)
Under no conditions would I accept a car with life threatening steering issues! We can buy lots of cars in this price bracket, ... I would strongly doubt that a steering issue would raise it's head in a car of any price point these days! Here in Australia it is a car with a >$250,000 price tag and only a three years warranty! Most other cars are offering 5-7 years unlimited mileage. 3 years, ... what does that tell me about the company faith in their product! I would be very worried after it is out of the warranty period! I doubt I would be willing to part with much cash to buy one that the warranty had expired. In answering your initial question: A dream with major issues is simply just a nightmare by definition. For what it's worth.
billy Martin (16 days ago)
My Ford had electrical problems it's just a Taurus X and ford told me it was my problem so if Tesla still trying to fix it I think you don't have a problem
Brian Grant (19 days ago)
Sounds like you got a lemon 🍋 🤔
Richard Sumilang (19 days ago)
I've only owned my dream cars. First BMW Z3, Jaguar S-Type (2 of them), Audi A5 (two of them), and now on my first Tesla Model X P100D. My BMW never had problems. My Jaguars were probably at the shop 1/3rd of the time but I tolerated it because it was just a few blocks from my house and it was awesome when it worked. My first Audi had to receive a new engine. They replaced it and eventually gave me a second new car. The second one had a door misalignment that just required you slam it to close all the way. They could never fix it so it just was it was. Now I receive my Tesla which is 3x as much as any of these cars and came with a handful of issues. Mostly misalignments and a few squeaks here and there. I'm used to high end exotic cars having issues and all my friends with standard cars have higher reliability. So Tesla is no different to me since older auto makers still haven't gotten it right and it really depends on your level of tolerance. If I wanted something extremely reliable I would've got a Honda Civic. Although, at this price point I'll see how far Tesla goes to make it right. For them to fly an engineer from California sounds about what they should do, like a Ferrari issue.
You Axehole (19 days ago)
Whether people want to accept it or not. Tesla is the future. Elon musk is our future. Technology needs time to refine itself but it is inevitable. It will improve. One day everyone will be driving a Tesla. Out of convenience, because they will become better and more efficient as a transportation network. Or out of necessity because oil has run out and alternative energy will have become primary energy.
Tennisboy 420 (20 days ago)
Ok, they say it's innovative. Only the fact that it's an electric car that goes fast is interesting. Interior quality is similar to loaded Honda Civic except for the huge iPad, which freezes and doesn't work occasionally. The built quality is probably one of the worst out of all. I mean just go feel the exterior by touching it with hand and seeing it with your eyes. Seriously, it is worse than any car I've seen in life. Look closely at the headlight, right above, you'll be able to see a huge difference in heights of panels. Lights in the trunk fall off pretty often, the seats feel like a simple honda leather, door panel looks like a 1999 Toyota Corolla with a leather wrapped around it. The electric motor doesn't give much of an impressive acceleration feel. Just isn't a 100k car. The quality says that it should be considered around 50k. That 50k margin, just goes to Elon Musk, buying his 100 girlfriends a Hermes bag daily.
Andy Hass (21 days ago)
Who cares if it's your dreams car! U paid 120k for a care with worse reliability than a 15k kia!! Tesla fanboys r insane!
BPRIME (22 days ago)
@Marques how has Apollo been doing since this vid? I just ordered my MX and pretty amped about it.
Carl Taylor (24 days ago)
This sounds like a real safety hazard. Lemon law?
Mr T (30 days ago)
I wouldn't have confidence driving it. Have them buy it back
Curt D (1 month ago)
Beta testing with your life. Loosing steering is a huge safety issue!!
mikeias1234 (1 month ago)
You not legend Portuguese Brazil?
Rhand Taru (1 month ago)
Nope not worth it. It could kill you next time.
CCFerrariF1 (1 month ago)
Lemon Law if it happens again MK. P.S. I’m the dude that used to work at your building in Kearny
Nick Volkov (1 month ago)
In college, we had to build a model car. My car was garbage, but the steering worked, tesla needs to fix this.
Nick Volkov (1 month ago)
It is a reoccuring issue for me. The steering assist is a serious issue on the teslas.
jerrell johnson (1 month ago)
I would have to let it go. The problems were not I the dream and the next ti.e it happens could prove fatel. Not worth the risk.
the Remixer _rmxr (1 month ago)
Instead get e mercedes. I have a 20 year old vw gti mk4. Bought for 2k$ and no such problems, i thought expensive vehicles are worth spending the money but it seems that not every new car is worth it. Anyway the best car for me is a reliable car, in any condition or situation.
Brice massage (1 month ago)
Your dream car is just like your dream girl. High maintenance and will always disappoint with problems popping up everywhere. It's the ugly ones that usually don't give you too much trouble same with the plain boring Toyota Corolla. No Frills but very reliable.
JP Bautista (1 month ago)
Rich rebuilds - check this problem out
Tony Lemont (1 month ago)
How about slowing down your huffing voice and eat a sandwich or McRib?
GLR (1 month ago)
Everyone things it’s easy to make a new car then they get a hard slap every 500m
Audible Quest (1 month ago)
I have a 2013 VW golf diesel. drove it 130K the electronic power steering failed on the highway like ur tesla. dealer wanted 2600 bucks. took it to a 3rd party, they did it for 1200... still want a model 3 tho
Michael So (1 month ago)
I'm scared.. ain't buying it now!
ruanfernando (1 month ago)
It surely is a serious problem, but the other day I was thinking: what happens when these cars are 5 years old? 10 years old? (I don't think the US market keeps cars this long, but where do they go?) If it breaks down, like yours did, and Tesla has other 7.239 cars to fix before yours? The more technology is added to cars the more irreparable they become, at least by local mechanics.
thewalloby (1 month ago)
I got a 3 year old used car and on the first visit to Tesla i wrote off a 12 page list of issues that the car had some of them as serious as loose drive shafts on DU. And they still treat me like shit without even getting a loaner when i go to service and you say that a loaner is standard procedure... right. If you are a youtuber with 10M views maybe it is... Tesla is a baby company that has their users beta test ridiculously expensive cars. You hit the nail on the head. We are mr.Elons guinea pigs. If i bought my dream car an M4 and every 2 months i had to take it to the shop i wouldnt have an M4 after 8 months. But then thats just me. I guess there are a lot of suckers out their in the world that are willing to put up with Teslas crap for years after years for whatever perverse reason they have of liking to drive to service all the time. And to think that i fell in the trap when i heard Elon saying that these cars can go 1M miles without service .... hahaha yeah, your steering wheel wont work, the battery will be on 60%, the door handles will be stuck on open position but it will still go... somewhat... ridiculous.
Boats N Hoes (1 month ago)
I really hope they make them more affordable
kruff39 (1 month ago)
Sounds like GM!
Isaac Kamau (1 month ago)
Dude! Take the battery out then replace it back to reboot. That used to work with my android phones back in the day. Funny thing is that they were all named Apollo. Coincidence? I think not! 😂🤣🤣
FamilyFirstJ (1 month ago)
to answer the question as someone who also is an Model S owner (my dream car) i'm not scrapping it I will do what you have done and i know for a fact ford chevy hell not even mercedes would fly a specialist out to fix anything. True its a new company but the price does warrant a different mindset. I am more easy going, good luck
Helder De Almeida (1 month ago)
If I was you I would wait for a better company to make there electric car like BMW or Audi you can always count on them because they been in the car business for decades. Telsa is a young company you cannot trust at all
Daryl Kearney (1 month ago)
What I can't figure is you give major $$$'s for a brand new car & say the company is only young to defend, indefensible problems like door alignment, interior quality etc. for the price you pay yet, if some cheap Chinese company came along selling cars for almost nothing people would laugh at them & the would get all sorts of bad reviews & you would be told not to but them, I think people need to take their rose tainted Tesla glasses off & admit if the car they have is a piece of s*** because the only thing you can defend on a Tesla as being young is the running gear
Klaus Heinz (1 month ago)
Well, my 2001 toyota don't have any issues. Telsa su*ks lol.
Aram Garibyan (1 month ago)
$130,000 well spent lol
dontex7 (1 month ago)
Pull the keyboard up...control alt delete... works everytime 😉👍✔️🙅🏾‍♂️
Grant Harlor (1 month ago)
Most important thing in a car is reliability. If I need to use my car and it fails it is worthless.
chandra moili (1 month ago)
I would move on as it is my dream car........
Jack Cox (2 months ago)
You've never owned BMW or Mercedes have you? My experience is worse with both and the dealers are a serious pain!
mctwerker (2 months ago)
Houston we have a problem!
Gene Martinez (2 months ago)
Dude who is Apollo? Please don't tell me that you named your car... what are you a girl?? Dude you were the coolest tuber out there until I heard that. And don't tell me that you named a car after watching "Rocky I-V", lol.
M R (2 months ago)
better sell it quick, Tesla will be out of business within 2 years.
Quentin Garcia (1 month ago)
M R how do you figure that?
Charles Gadt (2 months ago)
Yes can't keep a headache even if its small headaches
steve Vandendop (2 months ago)
0 emissions my ass if technicians have to FLY all over the country to fix your car. And how about all the replacements they do. All these parts have HUGE CO2 footprints ... I accually believe a good old diesel engine is better for the environment then this toy crap car ...
Bye Bye (2 months ago)
Your not the only one with the steering problem.
Fredin Antony (2 months ago)
If the problems get repeat ....then it's not worth any more
Art T. (2 months ago)
I’d keep my 2018 F150 Raptor twin turbo (dream car) if it was having intermittent issues similar to the Tesla as long as it was covered under warranty and the dealership was handling it as well as they are with you. But I doubt Ford would be handling it as well as Tesla honestly. IMO a large percentage of the car or vehicle experience is how your treated by the company and the dealership when you’ve spent that much money and your experiencing problems with the vehicle. If I were you, and Tesla was my dream car, based on how their handling the issues I would definitely push through the problems and stay with it. As always, great video.
allied1394 (2 months ago)
Bro the thing you need to realize is your lucky because what if this decides to happen while your at speed on the highway and you crash or you slam into a car head on in an intersection because car won’t turn. I’m not a fan of these cars they are making them to quick just pumping them out and letting the customers suffer with the issues
HARISH CHANDRA PRADHAN (2 months ago)
move on man... she just dumbed u...make u feel disapointed
Rogerio Freitas Pinto (2 months ago)
Tesla is an overhype. Can't produce relaible cars. BMW, Renault, Nissan, Hyundai or GM are much better at producing EV cars.
alfonso florio (2 months ago)
that steering issue could have been deadly :-(
Richard Sheetz (2 months ago)
My dream car isn’t going to be scrapped it’s going to be fixed until it works. Think of it like your ship. It’s supposed to cater to your needs but new ships in the navy break I.e engine quits, toilets don’t flush so you have to quickly use another berthings bathroom. It’s a new start up they have to iron out the kinks. I love playing WoW. Vanilla sucked and I almost quit playing but patches came out to fix the bugs. If you quit and give up on your dream car what else are you going to give up on? Your dream girl? Dream job?
tequila_Shark (2 months ago)
So what was the solution? Did they fix it or you replaced it with another model?
Michael Hill (2 months ago)
I thought you just gave your opinion about cell phones now you are the new Doug?🤔
Tom Jacob (2 months ago)
I would repair and drive the old one 😉
thegangstagentle (2 months ago)
It cannot be the best car on the road if it has big critical issues like your Tesla.
sada das (2 months ago)
If you had 150k for a freacking dream car- why did you buy an OVERPRICED WASHING MACHINE? For that money you could get ferrari, laborghini, jaguar, pagani... And you bought a Tesla model S(hit). Nice one man. :) Hope you enjoy your overpriced washing machine.
The Stino (2 months ago)
No, I would want my money back and buy a German car
Joseph Coleman (2 months ago)
oh they're just not that good at QC ..Lol oh like that's no biggie..For every little thing wrong that's obvious to you there's probably 5 more that you don't see or hear or feel...Yet. ok i didnt finish watching before...No way am l driving a car that the steering fails..You are amazingly nonchalant Of course they're going to fly people out and take great care of you. The last thing they want is the word getting out that you can very possibly die driving one of their cars. My answer to you is once it happened twice..(and actually twice is pushing it considering that if you are going 80 and your cars just won't turn you're gunna die) I'd say give me my money back i'm buying something else. I'd also be warning everyone l know that the steering failed. My title for the video would say MY TESLA ALMOST KILLED ME! Not Tesla Model S Problems: My Experience!
Tony Luk (2 months ago)
Junk the dangerous lemon !
Ayush Dubey (2 months ago)
Soo much tech on something makes it vulnerable to defects... company should try to figure out how much power should be vested in tech and humans.
Mr S (2 months ago)
Any car with that many issues is a lemon end of story
betterinsodapop (2 months ago)
I would def rather have a slightly lesser car that was more dependable/low-maintenance than my absolute dream car. But, that's just my take.
Hidden Arizona (2 months ago)
Gee, you pay mega $$$$$$$ for a Tesla, and they have QC problems. Such a deal.
ELStands (2 months ago)
Scary problems to have. That's so dangerous!
Fire (2 months ago)
Did you try putting it rice
Brandon Garcia (2 months ago)
I'll buy one when they're actually ready to be bought.
Shlok (2 months ago)
Think of this. Would you use the samsung note 7 which exploded once even if samsung fixed it ?
Cymaped (2 months ago)
hell no. as far as its my dream car, no matter the problems I will continue using it. because having the car alone is my pride and i have worked long for it. i will just make sure it gets the necessary servicing. And in the case of Tesla, i will compromise my money for the car because i know its a new car company and the very 1st in the market it only it is
Dino d (3 months ago)
Be it car, bike, gf or wife....if u really waited for most exotic one and it gives u problems..nothing tops Ur peace of mind at the end of the day. U shud move on..
Andy Derps (3 months ago)
No car is worth risking your life.
RC 420 Guy (3 months ago)
If my dream car nissan gtr r35 had problems id fix it myself and get upgraded parts for what went wrong .... if i had the money 😂😂😂
J Mingo III (3 months ago)
I’m doing my research now to get a Model 3. But thanks for the pros and cons on Tesla, it’s helping me to determine weather i should get one or not.
Asif Sarkar (3 months ago)
nice vid
Yogesh Arora (3 months ago)
I bought this car from one of the largest car manufacturer of India named as "Maruti Suzuki" and it's been nearly 4 months the car has gone about 7 times to the service centre in which 3 times was just for the clutch barring issue. They had to replace the whole part twice to get it fixed. Although, I really not expected such a horrible experience from such esteemed car company, but it was a nightmare.
Scrap it. It a certain point a car can become too problem some. Maybe that model is no good but with a car like that it can cause you to lose money.
theAppleWizz (3 months ago)
This has happened to me in a BMW x3
Johannes Hügel (3 months ago)
JUST SUBSCRIBED...Great video...great presentation!!!
Dulana Wijeratne (3 months ago)
Tesla, a dream car, what ??? Marques your taste in gadgets are good but cars it's a zero man
ebin belji (3 months ago)
I have driven a car without a power steering and it's not a big deal when the cars moving
GutsRage (3 months ago)
You put your life at the ones around you at risk, no amount of money or car made out of gold is worth it.
GKAtascosa (3 months ago)
Wouldn't that qualify as a lemon under the Lemon Law? 3 identical failures within a certain time frame that wasn't fixed properly?
Tomi Nykanen (3 months ago)
Tesla is like a iPhone. Its a religion and You are not allowed to criticize it. 😃
Xavier Evans (3 months ago)
My favorite car is any Tesla except roaster 1
Jay Dabhi (3 months ago)
Buggy car
Günter Guttroff (3 months ago)
if it was a horse you'd have shot it already twice!
Ayush Jajodia (3 months ago)
Hey Marques, was the steering problem fixed after the second repair? Did you face any other problems after this?
Thepsychodoc (3 months ago)
dream r34 gtr its old no point in scarping a master piece get ut fixed
Avisek Mitra (3 months ago)
If I face issues with my dream car than I sell it and move to the 2nd car in my dream list
Darth Awar (3 months ago)
No the answer is just No it is not worth it try a swap/exchamge with a car from a different batch but same model they try a different model altogether
Antonio Aguilar (3 months ago)
It happened to me with an Audi and now with a BMW. In my opinion, premium cars are not too good compared with the “normal” cars.
Joseph Coleman (2 months ago)
buy Acura the cars are flawless and last forever. was going to buy a BMW my friend told me they're great cars if you don't mind spending a ton of money fixing them..It's true they are a dream to drive but only last 3 or 4 years before you start having to put money in..i've had two Acuras now and 10 years each and only had to change to oil change to timing belt at 120 k miles
James Driscoll (3 months ago)
That's a critical issue I would not keep a car if it did at the third time due to the fact it's a driving thing it's not a luxury thing if it dies Midway through a left turn you could be in for a head-on impact
Little Cripple (3 months ago)
Old Italian sports cars were legendary for having terrible electronics. And they had years of experience beforehand making cars. Tesla is new but it seems like a lot of their problems comes down to shoddy workmanship such as chrome not lining up etc. People expect it cause it's new but it's not the worse story that's out there
Юрій Гонта (3 months ago)
What to do with a car, that tries to kill you and your passengers every couple of month?

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