The car Edmunds owns is going back to the shop ..... again.
(((( With well over 20,000 miles on the odometer, our 2013 Tesla Model S has some solid wear on it. At this point I would expect a few squeaks and creaks to pop up in the interior, but the noise I heard last night wasn't like that at all.
The noise I heard was coming from the steering rack, but only as it approached full lock. It was a loud creak, too, not a faint tick that turning up the radio would cure. )))
My Volt has 38,000 miles. I am seeing the tires worn about 1/2 way. Might need a set at 55,000 miles next year. Might consider an air filter this summer - man, my TCO is going waaay up on that one. And windshield wiper blades. I hear Tesla owners get them for free but I have to pay for mine.
((( My Volt has 38,000 miles. I am seeing the tires worn about 1/2 way. )))
That seems unlikely unless you have been extremely attentive to tire rotations and such. This could be an optical illusion where your mind tries to remember the tread depth when the tires were new and you estimate the amount of wear. New tires usually don't last 76,000 miles.
Edmund's Tesla tires wore out ( steel cords were showing ) at about 10,000 miles. The electric motor has been replaced twice, the steering rack is now making noise at 20,000 miles.
They sure have quality problems at edmund. Let's get that guy on TV to say that edmunds is trying to brake the car. Come Tesla! you sure may have a stellar initial 5 star quality rating but reliability sure looks like #$%$.
The Tesla car Edmunds bought has already had the motor replaced twice.
Tesla is putting Titanium shields on 16,000 cars.
There is a lemon lawsuit in play.
There are videos on youtube showing the cars breaking down and dying on the road.