Taking Care of Your Tesla Model Y Battery - Get 8 Year/100,000 Miles Warranty and Know Your National Laws for Protection.
Tesla's Model Y long range performance battery is designed to last for 8 years and 100,000 miles. However, after only a year and a half of use, the battery had to be replaced under warranty. After another four months, the battery needed to be replaced again, this time out of warranty at a cost of $12,000. Tesla quoted an additional $28,000 for a brand new battery.
The customer was using their vehicle as a car service transporting people back-and-forth to the airport which may have caused excessive wear on the battery. The customer asked if they could extend the warranty on the replacement battery but unfortunately that is not possible when it is replaced under warranty.
The customer also asked about charging the battery up to 100% daily with DC fast charging. This can cause damage to the battery and reduce its life span significantly. If the log records show that the customer did not abuse the battery, then they are eligible for one year of warranty on parts/labor for the replacement work.
If you live in the UK, you will have protection from the Consumer Association if anything bought is judged to be ‘unfit for purpose’ within 6 years of purchase. It is important to note what country you are in before asking questions so that you get accurate advice.
Overall, it is important to take care of your Tesla Model Y battery by avoiding overcharging it or putting too much strain on it through heavy usage. Being aware of your national laws and regulations can also help ensure that you are protected against any faulty products or services.It is also important to note that Tesla has a battery warranty of 8 years and 100,000 miles. If you are having issues with your battery before this time frame then it may be worth looking into getting the replacement done under warranty if possible.
Tesla offers an extended service plan for Model Y batteries which can help cover any unexpected costs associated with replacing or repairing the battery in case something goes wrong outside of the standard warranty period. This plan covers up to 4 years/50,000 miles after expiration of original coverage and includes 24-hour roadside assistance as well as access to Tesla’s mobile app for remote diagnostics and repair scheduling.
Finally, it is always best practice to keep track of your vehicle's maintenance records so that you know when certain parts need servicing or replacing due to wear-and-tear over time. Keeping these records will ensure that you have all necessary information on hand should anything go wrong down the line so that repairs can be made quickly and efficiently without any hassle or additional cost incurred by yourself!
I bought my model Y long range performance, July 2021, battery failed July 2022, replaced under warranty, 74,000 miles. Four months later battery needed to be replaced again, out of warranty $12,000 customer pay. They quoted me $28,000 for a brand new battery. Is the new battery warranted for 8 years/100,000 miles?
No, not for a warranty replacement. It's only warranted to the end of the original battery warranty.
Are you charging it to 100% daily on a supercharger?
No, this was my third Tesla and I drove the other two same length of time and distance (11/2 years ,125.000 miles) and I never had this problem. If you can get Tesla to check your charging log and prove you didn't abuse the battery, it should have a year of warranty on the parts/labor for the replacement work.
If I am a UK resident do I have protection from the Consumer Association if something is judged to be ‘unfit for purpose’?
Yes, if you are a UK resident you will have the protection of the Consumer Association behind your claim for anything which is bought and is judged to be ‘unfit for purpose’ And under 6 years from you buying it.
Is there any other way I can get a replacement battery for my model Y?
Yes, you could look into buying a used battery from a third-party seller. This could be a cheaper option than buying a brand new battery from Tesla. You should make sure to do your research and find out the condition of the battery before making any purchase.
Are there any other options available to me?
Yes, you could also look into getting a battery repair or refurbishment service. This would involve replacing some of the components in the battery, such as the cells, and then testing it to make sure it is working correctly. This could be a more cost-effective option than buying a new battery.