Tesla’s body damage repair cost and time is insane. It needs to be fixed. [Reference]

Tesla’s are notoriously expensive to fix after an accident. On top of that, the repair time is also very long. Here are a few stories from YouTube. It shows these issues are common. If you are on the market and thinking about buying a Tesla, just keep this issue in mind. We encourage watch each video in full to better understand these situations.

MKBDH, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFtxYb-GN9k Apollo is Back – My Tesla Repair Process! 
Damage: Sideswiped by a truck.
Repair Cost: $49,011.
Repair Time: 3 months. [All the needed parts were present at the body repair shop.]

Billion Dollar Twin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3TBZEvORPE How Much to Repair a Tesla Bumper. 
Damage: Rear end collision. 
Repair Cost: $15,696. 
Repair Time: 2 Months.

Andy Slye. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5mPaktF8oo Tesla Model 3 Repair Process: How Bad Is It?
Damage: ½ inch dent from flying rock on the highway. 
Repair Cost: $1633. 
Repair Time: 7 weeks.

The Fast Lane Car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXS5xgKk-mU The Tesla is Finally BACK! So Why Did It Take 3 MONTHS To Fix It?. 
Repair Cost: Over $10,000.
Repair Time: 3 months. 
[Note: Parts ordering process was not smooth. According to their own admission, they got preferential treatment. We guess MKBHD also got the same kind of preferential treatment.]

Teslanomics Highlights. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=206xIJOlfnQ. Tesla Model 3 Body Damage and Repair Costs – My Story. 
Cost: $6,000 
Time: 2 Weeks.

Teslatunity. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-YC5q5-xuE. The Tesla Repair Process. 
Damage: Minor Scratch. 
Cost: $7174. 
Time: 7 weeks.

Young Tesla. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeNdU6pF1OU How Much to Repair a Tesla. 
Damage: Minor front damage. 
Cost: $9300. 
Time: More than 1 month. 

CBS Los Angeles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7bQ8FKdpCQ Tesla Repair Problems. 
Damage: Front.
Repair Time: More than 12 Months.

Samcrac. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18MItauAgKo. This is why bodywork on a Tesla is Ridiculously Expensive.
Please watch the whole video. Dent Repair Cost: $34,000

CNBC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR4CFiuR3tQ This Tesla Model S Owner Repairs His Own Car.
Excerpt: The car is out of warranty. Multitude of issues, enormous cost to fix anything.

Rich Rebuilds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nq5c4jGR2gM. Tesla. The real cost of being out of warranty. 
Excerpt: Model S issues of one owner. 3 drive units, 2 Battery Packs, 1 MCU, 1 Charge Port Door, 9 door handles, 4 shocks, windshield wiper linkage, tail light condensation. See the whole video. It has a lot of information.

Engineering Explained. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6sPc9dFsGw Hitting a pothole in a tesla cost $2600.

Service Center:

Teslanomics with Ben Sullins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ql195XZhLA Every Tesla Model 3 Repair I’ve Had and Outcome – Body Damage Update.

aDigitalNomand . net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT5TBEHgJ2Q My Horrible Experience w/ a Tesla Service Center Repair!

Frugal Tesla Guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBlSGBuBKEk Tesla Service Center Experience.

The Fast Lane Car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFMtl2JgxIo. Tesla Repair Hell is a THING as We Find Out From This Tesla Owner – Thrifty 3 Ep.12. 
Excerpt: Lost a lug nut. Took 1 month to replace it. Bent the wheel, 1 month to replace it from Tesla. According to the owner, little issues will blow up for Tesla.

Few Stories On Net:

Model 3. This is What 36,000 of Damage Looks Like. https://www.tflcar.com/2019/06/tesla-model-3-repair-story/

Here’s what $7,000 of damage Looks Like on a Tesla Model 3. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/20/heres-what-7000-of-damage-looks-like-on-a-tesla-model-3/

This is What $30,000 of damage looks like on a Tesla Model S. https://cleantechnica.com/2018/05/20/heres-what-7000-of-damage-looks-like-on-a-tesla-model-3/

We love Tesla. We want Tesla to be wildly successful. But these repair issues need to be fixed. Otherwise, it will taint Tesla’s reputation in the long run.

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