November 28, 2022



Tesla proprietor is saved out of his automobile after refusing to pay over $21,000 for a alternative battery

A Tesla proprietor’s TikTok video highlighting the car’s obvious flaws went viral. Mario Zelaya claimed that the battery in his Tesla Mannequin S died, locking him out and costing him $21,000 to interchange.Zelaya, a resident of Toronto, Canada, claimed to have spent $140,000 (Canadian) in 2013 on the brand-new car. Based on Elon Musk, the batteries in these playing cards are meant to final 300,000 to 500,000 miles, or round 21 to 25 years, earlier than they must be changed. Zelaya’s EV, in the meantime, required a alternative after solely 77,000 kilometers.Zelaya claimed that the reason for his battery’s demise was a defect in some 2013 and 2014 Tesla Mannequin S vehicles the place liquid from the air con system’s drainage hose leaked onto the battery and brought about it to rust. Technicians at Transport Canada’s regulatory physique concurred that this was the reason for his battery’s demise.When a “excessive voltage battery” warning discover got here, Zelaya took the automobile to Tesla however was informed the guarantee didn’t cowl it. He requested a complimentary battery however was denied, so he had to decide on between forking over nearly $21,000 for a brand new one or promoting the car.@supermariozelaya Replying to @Mario Zelaya Right here’s an replace and a few clarifications on my useless ‘ Tesla. Additionally, somebody is shopping for it tomorrow for $19K and is taking up the duty of opening up the automobile. I bought 85 messages on FB Market on it …. Guess I’m promoting it for affordable? #tesla #automobile ♬ authentic sound – Mario ZelayaZelaya couldn’t entry the automobile or the possession papers inside as a result of the battery was useless. He claims that it wouldn’t react to an accusation both. Within the video, he remarked, “This is the reason you shouldn’t ever purchase a Tesla, guys.The proprietor thinks the leaking and corrosion started whereas the car was nonetheless below guarantee. Zelaya additional asserts that Tesla terminated his Uber credit after he continued in enquiring as to why the car required a brand new battery. The credit had been given to him when he went to have the automobile serviced.Zelaya admits that he had the choice of getting into the Tesla via the tire properly or by eradicating the entrance bumper however “didn’t have time for that.”Zelaya offered the car after shelling out $30 for brand spanking new possession documentation to cease the state of affairs. It seems that the brand new proprietor did have time to take the bumper off to get entry.Zelaya declared, “I’ll by no means rebuy one other Tesla,” making it appear uncertain that he’ll buy one other mannequin sooner or later. “That’s prolonged saying, “Keep away from Teslas just like the plague.” They make horrible vehicles; worse, they’re a 10-year-old enterprise.”A Finnish man used a YouTube explosives channel final yr to explode his 2013 Tesla Mannequin S after studying that the battery would must be changed as a result of it “outlasted its 8-year guarantee” and would price $22,600. 

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