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Old 03-09-2019, 12:52 AM   #976 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by JSH View Post
I expect the same things to fail on Teslas as any other car.

HVAC systems (Compressors, condensers, lines, o-rings, controls, fans)
Suspension (tie-rods, bearings, struts, CV joints, bushings)
Doors: (Door handles, Lock systems, Window Regulators)
Wires harnesses: (Wires will age and crack, rub on stuff and short, grounds will go bad)
Coolant will need to be changed and coolant pumps will wear out.

I expect brake calipers will seize up quicker than those in an ICE car because they get little use.

Then there are collision repairs....
Regen's effectively gone by 5mph, so the brakes get used on every stop.

All the other stuff will need repair eventually, but in over a half million miles with three cars I've only had an issue with the AC and door lock on one car, and the 3 has a relatively simple door handle/lock system.
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