Dutch taxi drivers prove that Tesla cars fall apart on the go

Dutch taxi drivers prove that Tesla cars fall apart on the go

14 December 2020, 20:37Technology
Dutch taxi companies have already filed millions of claims against the manufacturer.

Norwegian blogger Pavel "Sigmund-rod", a big fan of electric vehicles, devoted his next post to the extremely low quality of the legendary Tesla, complaining that its manufacturer is trying to sell its products first, and then repair it under a 5-year warranty...

For example, one Dutch taxi company acquired 167 Tesla Model S electric vehicles back in 2014, and despite the fact that Tesla herself was very proud of such a deal, the Dutch sued her for 1.3 million euros! Moreover, many defects were found: both the suspension and the power steering broke, and so on. The Dutch car fleet manager even said that it was the first time he encountered such a number of defects. Even the wishbones, which usually withstand more than half a million kilometers, were out of order.

Among the defects, the power reserve is also mentioned: despite the promised 500 kilometers for the cars of the S model, they were limited to only 360 ... It was because of this that the Dutch changed 64 S models for the XY model, but they turned out to be even less reliable: their upper levers were flying suspensions, air suspension system, drive shafts, power steering, cameras, touch screens, air conditioners, doors, sensors, 12V batteries and autopilots!..

Tesla promised to repair everything for free, but it took several weeks and even months, and last year Tesla even began to take money for repairs, referring to some "warranty conditions" that the Dutch did not even know about. But after all, cars that are being repaired or waiting for it are not used, and drivers still need to pay a salary...

The situation is no better for another Dutch company, which bought 10 Tesla electric vehicles to work at the Amsterdam airport. In addition to the usual complaints about the quality of cars, they also have this: the majority of electric vehicles have a difference between the readings of the built-in odometer and the electronic taximeter. In one case, they differed by almost 5 thousand kilometers! In response to the complaint, Tesla experts simply offered to "adjust" the odometers - that is, to cheat, and this is regarded as a crime in Holland. The Dutch did not wait for an official answer from Tesla on the competence of this kind of "adjustment"...

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