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    Re: Tesla

    Enmanuel:
    Joost:

    Happy birthday Leawood! Enjoy in good health with your beloved ones wink

    +1 Happy Birthday !! Smiley

    You should always take the turbo out for a spin on 9/30 !

    Happy Birthday


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    Just did that!  Thanks Tony! 


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    https://insideevs.com/news/446583/tesla-model-3-police-savings-1-year/

    It's not always negative for Tesla.

    I think this is great news. More and more Police departments should switch to Teslas as their police cars. They rack up enough mileage a year to warrant the switch, just for the simple reasoning of lowering their emissions. The cost savings are just gravy on top.

    The great low speed acceleration are also great for them doing chases, thus minimizing the time they are chasing criminals dangerously. 

    Coffee and donut shops at Supercharger stops will make it perfect.


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    Happy birthday to the best 911 EV's ambassador smiley


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    Happy Birthday & don't use the autopilot too much SmileySmiley


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    Happy birthday from Austria wink


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    Happy Birthday to Leawood and your analogue Porsche 911 Turbo...  E0F26BDD-E91B-4EF4-964B-7C4204B9E420.gif

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    ...turn up the volume! Smiley

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    ...how do you like them apples? Smiley


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    Leawood911:

    Just did that!  Thanks Tony! 

    Happy birthday. Smiley 


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    Thanks guys!  I had the best birthday ever. My little granddaughter had some of my birthday cake. Awesome!  It does not get any better!  My mom was there too. Four generations. Does not get any better - unless all of you had been there too. 


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    Leawood911:

    Thanks guys!  I had the best birthday ever. My little granddaughter had some of my birthday cake. Awesome!  It does not get any better!  My mom was there too. Four generations. Does not get any better - unless all of you had been there too. 

    Smiley Smiley


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    Leawood911:

    .... Does not get any better - unless all of you had been there too. 

    Make sure you have everything from diet coke to hard liquor, and plenty of popcorn. 


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    Tesla’s Autopilot Hammered By Low Driver Engagement Score During Euro NCAP Highway Assist Tests

    Euro NCAP has just released a new series of Highway Assist tests, featuring ten models equipped with some type of higher-speed driver assistance system.

    The models tested were the Audi Q8, BMW 3-Series, Mercedes GLE, Volvo V60, VW Passat, Peugeot 2008, Nissan Juke, Ford Kuga, Renault Clio and the Tesla Model 3. The latter’s tech unfortunately failed to keep drivers as engaged as other available systems.

    While the likes of the GLE, 3-Series and Q8 managed to score ‘Very Good’ grades, the Model 3 only earned a ‘Moderate’ designation due to the Autopilot system doing “little to keep the driver engaged.”

    “Its distinct steering strategy gives the impression that either the car is driving itself or the driver has full control, and the system is more authoritarian than cooperative.”

      “Unfortunately, there are motorists that believe they can purchase a self-driving car today. This is a dangerous misconception that sees too much control handed to vehicles that are not ready to cope with all situations,” said Euro NCAP board member Matthew Avery.


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    Yes well it is by design from Tesla to require as little engagement as possible. After all, they are selling self-driving, not advance cruise control.

     


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    It does seem strange and contradictory criteria. If Tesla required more interaction they would be blamed for something else. Still not selling mine. Lol. 
    What they don’t mentioned is how aggressively the car alerts you when you need to take control. It’s like a pretty good alarm - wake the dead type. 


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    The Tesla software backend decided that I'm no longer allowed to use the superchargers, because it thinks, that I did not pay a charging bill. My car has free supercharging and I am not able to contact anyone @Tesla for 3 weeks now. I love the P100D, but the organization is a nightmare to deal with. From my POV this is the main reason to look for something else


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    That is bad news to hear. From what I have seen here in the US they are very responsive and good at compensating for any troubles. If they don’t clear this up soon or intentionally try to screw you I totally agree but otherwise I would expect some problems from a company growing so quickly and with so many different rate plans for superchargers. 
    I have seen far worse behavior from other car makers. 


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    that is soooo cooollll Leawood , happy  b-day manwink




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    Leawood911:

    Thanks guys!  I had the best birthday ever. My little granddaughter had some of my birthday cake. Awesome!  It does not get any better!  My mom was there too. Four generations. Does not get any better - unless all of you had been there too. 

    Just read your birthday was a couple of days ago. Belated Happy Birthday.Smiley

     I wish for you a couple more years of wisdom so that you can get out from under Trump’s spell. Smiley


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    schmoell:

    The Tesla software backend decided that I'm no longer allowed to use the superchargers, because it thinks, that I did not pay a charging bill. My car has free supercharging and I am not able to contact anyone @Tesla for 3 weeks now. I love the P100D, but the organization is a nightmare to deal with. From my POV this is the main reason to look for something else

    This sounds really bad. Smiley 

    Can't be that expensive to put up a small call center for customers??? Doesn't even have to reachable 24/7.


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    nberry:
    Leawood911:

    Thanks guys!  I had the best birthday ever. My little granddaughter had some of my birthday cake. Awesome!  It does not get any better!  My mom was there too. Four generations. Does not get any better - unless all of you had been there too. 

    Just read your birthday was a couple of days ago. Belated Happy Birthday.Smiley

     I wish for you a couple more years of wisdom so that you can get out from under Trump’s spell. Smiley

    It’s easy to confuse being under Trumps spell with not wanting higher taxes and less freedom. I get that. Mostly I’m not ready to give into class warfare or any of the proposals I see coming from the democrats.  Perhaps the way to defend the democrats best these days is just to claim the other side is racist and evil. No harm done. There is no substance.   Cheers! And thanks for the birthday wishes. 57 sneaks up on you! 


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    Democrats are moving the US towards Europe, politically, economically and culturally. Germans/Europeans may call this a social democratic approach but while I agree, social democratic societies can easily make the jump to socialism if they aren't careful. It has never really happened in a Western country but this doesn't mean it cannot happen. Just let a bigger economic/financial crisis loom and people will be more willing to vote with extremist sides.

    Republicans are (hopefully) still standing for the good old USA but I'm afraid Trump added a little bit of drama and a little bit of disappointment to the mix. I was always 99% behind all Republican presidents in the past since Ronald Reagan (this was the time I got interested in politics), I even liked G.W. Bush and I know how the media made him look, not only in Germany but Trump is a different story. A president needs to be more than only tough or proud and a president needs to be president even for those who didn't vote for him. Actually, the job of the president of the United States is in my opinion the toughest diplomatic job on this planet. I do not think that Trump is a diplomat though, even if I really think that he learned a lot of the past three years or so.  

    More in the Politics forum (by invitation only!!!) please... Smiley


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    This is incredible, I'll never own a Tesla because of the general build quality, interior, ugly design, poor service here in Europe, and lack of sportiness, but things like this just put the final nail on the coffin...

    https://insideevs.com/news/447075/teslas-suspension-issues-terrifying-200-kmh-autobahn/


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    Amen brother Smiley


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    Yeah. You guys should avoid Tesla’s. 
    I had a suspension break in the rear of my 996. I recall having slid into a curb at low speed and giving it a good whack. Do you think that maybe this driver might have hit a pothole or curb?  It seems a bit strange for a part to just fail.  Tesla is maybe not focused on adding interior bling but they do their engineering using state of the art computers and have an incredible crash and safety record.  You can choose to let this article know influence you or you can reflect on the actual and overwhelming safety numbers these cars have achieved.  My guess is that any car you choose will not be as safe. Up to you though. You can do your own research. I would just caution that it appears that Tesla is not your average product when it comes to being attacked by the media. Seems they have made many people very nervous. 
    @15000 miles my car has run flawlessly with perfect fit and finish. No issues. People stop and talk to me about the far more than the Turbo. Guess what - when I recommend it I don’t feel like I’m sentencing them to death. Lol. 
    Enjoy you Sunday!  Go Chiefs vs Patriots. 


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    Leawood, do you have your reading glasses on?  BF822CAF-50E5-4C47-9B23-F36F9B8F5A9C.gif

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    This Is Bad: "Whompy Wheel" Syndrome Causing Teslas To Crash

    (1 August 2020)

    What started off as a post about a guy with a brand new Tesla Model X that snapped a lower control arm turned into more. A lot more. The Tesla forums and news reports continue about a dangerous problem with Tesla lower control arms snapping. There are a bunch of these instances profiled in detail online. It’s so infamous it has a name: “Whompy Wheel.” Punch Whompy Wheel into Google search and the computer shudders from the upload. This is bad. It seems pretty basic that the Whompy Wheel syndrome is causing Teslas to crash.

    In most circumstances, this could be catastrophic, in case you were wondering? 

    As Tesla production ramps up there are more Teslas whizzing down the highways and byways of the world. But there appear to be more and more issues, too. Some are small, and some, like this one, can be life-threatening. What we have here is a Model X snapped lower control arm. The upper ball-joint has also snapped. In most circumstances, this could be catastrophic, in case you were wondering? 

    From what we can glean in most cases Tesla says it’s not their fault and the owner will have to get it fixed on their own dime. Since most failures cause some type of accident Tesla says the crash caused the damage, not the other way around. Now there are lawsuits.

    A SoCal actor Mena Massoud is suing Tesla after he crashed his Model 3. Upon investigation, his insurer Geico found that the accident was caused by a suspension failure. In a statement to Business Insider in 2019, Tesla said the car’s “wheel was torn off because the driver crashed into a tree at high speed.”  

    Now there are websites with images of “Whompy Wheels in the wild.” There are a lot of crashed Teslas on these sites. Going to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration site there is a gang of anonymous complaints about suspension failures, too.  

    Tesla has not issued a recall for the problem, but it has issued multiple technical service bulletins. The TSBs call out suspension issues with Model S and X Teslas. A TSB issued for 2016 Model S and X cars in February 2017 warned: “Some Model S and X vehicles may have been manufactured with front suspension fore links that may not meet Tesla strength specifications. In the event of a link failure, the driver can still maintain control but the tire may contact the wheel arch liner.”

    Internal investigations have shown that Model S and X suspension failures were caused by fore links that are fractured at the ball joint. They show visible flaws and/or improper forgings. Instead of issuing a recall, Tesla issues TSBs. Lots of them. 

    One of them noted in 2016 that the Model S “front lower control arm ball joints might develop greater free play than is expected” leading to “accelerated wear” and “premature replacement of components.” Then just last year another warned that the “lower rear control arm might crack, causing excessive negative camber of the rear suspension.” 

    Rumors persist that back in 2016 Tesla covered up the issue by having affected owners sign an NDA. In exchange, they get a new Tesla. This was first discovered in the Daily Kanban in 2016. A Tesla spokesperson told Business Insider that the company has never “used an NDA or confidentiality agreement preventing customers from speaking with safety regulators or other government agencies.” 

    After this was first covered by Business Insider a Tesla spokesperson reached out to it. They said the story is “misleading because it conflates Model 3 and Model S, which are entirely different cars with different suspensions. We routinely work with NHTSA and other government safety regulators around the world to investigate potential safety problems and perform recalls where necessary.”

    Link: https://www.motorbiscuit.com/this-is-bad-whompy-wheel-syndrom-causing-teslas-to-crash/ 


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    People only sees what they want to see.

    Tesla is under enormous pressure to lower their production cost. They have yet to make money selling cars. All their profits ever was from selling EV credits and those are not everlasting. Cheaping out on components is one way to lower cost. Changing their battery sizing is another. Stripping the interior down and calling it 'minimalist' is also another trick. 

    Elon literally is trying everything to try and squeeze some profit out of selling cars. 

    I mean this isn't rocket science, Porsche can do it, Hyundai can do it, Kia too, even GM, so why can't Tesla?


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    Whoopsy:

    People only sees what they want to see.

    Tesla is under enormous pressure to lower their production cost. They have yet to make money selling cars. All their profits ever was from selling EV credits and those are not everlasting. Cheaping out on components is one way to lower cost. Changing their battery sizing is another. Stripping the interior down and calling it 'minimalist' is also another trick. 

    Elon literally is trying everything to try and squeeze some profit out of selling cars. 

    I mean this isn't rocket science, Porsche can do it, Hyundai can do it, Kia too, even GM, so why can't Tesla?

    And not only reducing costs, also lack of expertise in developing cars, lack of knowledge in building factories and their production problems, and also rushing those cars through production to meet deadlines sacrificing quality control as we have seen with so many different build problems poping up every other month, but this one takes the cake.


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    You guys crack me up more than my model3 suspension. I must be sooo stupid and brainwashed and I can’t read. Do I need to sell my car or should I roll it off a cliff to protect others from it?  How many cars failed like this and killed or even injured people?  Are we concerned that they may kill someone?  Numbers?  Computer shuddering from the download. Don’t buy one then. And for gods sake get a new computer.

    maybe you should assume Tesla can’t build cars and will cease production due to this. I would short the stock.  There is no need to send me repeated warnings or ridicule me for pointing out that you are a little overboard when it comes to any story about a Tesla fault. I’m certain all the other car manufacturers are delighted by this story and have written off Tesla as any type of competition.  I mean they are literally murdering people with their complete lack of understanding of how to make a wheel roll.  
    Cheers guys. I suggest you don’t buy a Model S or X. The new models will be even better. 
     

    Despite this failure a Tesla is still far less likely to be in an injury accident. Imagine the cars which have had this corrected?  I challenge you to post the actual injury accident rates of Tesla’s vs all other automakers. Crickets. 


     
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