2008 TESLA Roadster

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1 Recalls for 2008 TESLA Roadster

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May 26, 2009 WHEELS:HUB

TESLA MOTORS, INC. IS RECALLING 345 MY 2008 TESLA ROADSTER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED BETWEEN MARCH 2008 AND APRIL 22, 2009. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES MAY BE UNDER-TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE. A LOOSE HUB COULD LEAD TO DEGRADATION IN VEHICLE HANDLING, AND A RUBBING NOISE FROM THE REAR OF THE VEHICLE.

Remedy:

TESLA WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPAIR THE VEHICLES FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL BEGAN ON MAY 28, 2009. OWNERS MAY CONTACT TESLA TOLL-FREE AT 1-877-888-3752.

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0 Complaints sent to the Center for Auto Safety for 2008 TESLA Roadster

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TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM | VEHICLE SPEED CONTROL
ODI Number: 10277260
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34 Service Alerts for 2008 TESLA Roadster

Date Description
December 16, 2008 160000 STRUCTURE

TESLA: WATER INGRESS INSPECTION. THERE MAY BE POTENTIAL WATER INGRESS POINTS ALONG BODY AND CHASSIS STRUCTURES. INSPECT AND REPAIR AS REQUIRED. *PE

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December 16, 2008 162000 STRUCTURE:BODY

TESLA: WATER INGRESS INSPECTION. THERE MAY BE POTENTIAL WATER INGRESS POINTS ALONG BODY AND CHASSIS STRUCTURES. INSPECT AND REPAIR AS REQUIRED. *PE

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August 18, 2010 980000 UNKNOWN OR OTHER

TESLA: THERE ARE REVISED TORQUE SPECIFICATIONS FOR THE BOLTS ON THE BATTERY PACK COVER. *RM

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June 5, 2013 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

TESLA: DUE TO ISOLATION OF MODEL S HIGH VOLTAGE, A MONITOR IS INSTALLED IN BATTERY TO ENSURE NO ELECTRICAL CURRENT, BETWEEN VEHICLE AND HIGH VOLTAGE CONDUCTOR, IS BEING CARRIED AND IS MEASURED, PERIODICALLY, FOR RESISTANCE BETWEEN HIGH VOL

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June 5, 2013 111100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

TESLA: DUE TO ISOLATION OF MODEL S HIGH VOLTAGE, A MONITOR IS INSTALLED IN BATTERY TO ENSURE NO ELECTRICAL CURRENT, BETWEEN VEHICLE AND HIGH VOLTAGE CONDUCTOR, IS BEING CARRIED AND IS MEASURED, PERIODICALLY, FOR RESISTANCE BETWEEN HIGH VOL

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June 11, 2014 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

TESLA: THE HIGH VOLTAGE INTERLOCK LOOP (HVIL) DIAGNOSTIC GUIDE. THIS IS NOT AN OFFICIAL BULLETIN. NO MODEL TYPES OR MODEL YEARS WERE PROVIDED. *JS UPDATED 10/21/14. *PE

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June 5, 2009 100000 POWER TRAIN

TESLA: UPGRADE FOR ALL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.5 POWER TRAINS. *PE

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June 5, 2009 102000 POWER TRAIN:MANUAL TRANSMISSION

TESLA: UPGRADE FOR ALL VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 1.5 POWER TRAINS. *PE

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May 28, 2009 204000 WHEELS:HUB

TESLA: SOME VEHICLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED WHERE THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS HAVE BEEN UNDERTORQUED. THIS ISSUE APPLIES ONLY TO THE REAR HUB ASSEMBLY. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES ARE UNDER TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE.

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May 28, 2009 036500 SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:ANTILOCK/TRACTION CONTROL/ELECTRONIC LIMITED SLIP:WHEEL SPEED SENSOR

TESLA: SOME VEHICLES HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED WHERE THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS HAVE BEEN UNDERTORQUED. THIS ISSUE APPLIES ONLY TO THE REAR HUB ASSEMBLY. THE REAR HUB FLANGE BOLTS ON SOME OF THESE VEHICLES ARE UNDER TORQUED AND MAY BECOME LOOSE.

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November 22, 2011 111100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

TESLA: DURING NORMAL OPERATION OF VEHICLE, APS CABLE GROMMET CAN BECOME DISLODGED. TO IMPROVE SECURITY AGAINST WATER INGRESS A NEW DESIGN HAS BEEN PROVIDED. *PE

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February 20, 2009 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

TESLA: LEAK POINT AROUND DOOR HINGE. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR WATER TO INGRESS INTO THE FORWARD SILL CAVITY OF THE BODY SIDE PANEL. *PE

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February 20, 2009 162310 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR:HINGE AND ATTACHMENTS

TESLA: LEAK POINT AROUND DOOR HINGE. THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR WATER TO INGRESS INTO THE FORWARD SILL CAVITY OF THE BODY SIDE PANEL. *PE

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May 14, 2008 103100 POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:CONTROL MODULE (TCM, PCM)

TESLA VEHICLE: TOLERANCES TO 14 PIN CONNECTOR ON THE TCM COULD CAUSE A FAULTY CONNECTION AND WATER INGRESS. *PE

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June 13, 2008 162300 STRUCTURE:BODY:DOOR

TESLA VEHICLE: INCORRECT BONDING PROCESS MAY CAUSE SOME PAINTED CHARGE DOORS TO SEPARATE FROM MOUNTING PLATE. *PE

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May 28, 2008 114100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING:FRONT UNDERHOOD

TESLA VEHICLE: BULKHEAD GROMMET DISLODGED. THIS GROMMET IS DESIGNED TO STOP THE WIRING HARNESS FROM CHAFING AGAINST THE IMPACT STRUCTURE. *PE

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May 28, 2008 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TESLA VEHICLE: BULKHEAD GROMMET DISLODGED. THIS GROMMET IS DESIGNED TO STOP THE WIRING HARNESS FROM CHAFING AGAINST THE IMPACT STRUCTURE. *PE

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October 15, 2009 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

TESLA: INSPECTION, PREVENTION AND REPAIR OF BATTERY PACK WATER INGRESS FROM THE APS GROMMET. APS CABLE GROMMET ON BATTERY PACK MAY BECOME DISLODGED. THE WEIGHT OF THE APS CABLE STRAINS THE J3 APS HARNESS SUCH THAT THE PASS THROUGH GROMME

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October 15, 2009 111100 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY:CABLES

TESLA: INSPECTION, PREVENTION AND REPAIR OF BATTERY PACK WATER INGRESS FROM THE APS GROMMET. APS CABLE GROMMET ON BATTERY PACK MAY BECOME DISLODGED. THE WEIGHT OF THE APS CABLE STRAINS THE J3 APS HARNESS SUCH THAT THE PASS THROUGH GROMME

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November 22, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

TESLA: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN REGARDS TO ASSEMBLING A NEW SEALED BEARING DUAL PEM/MOTOR FAN THAT IS RETROFIT DUAL DESIGN TO REPLACE TWO SEPARATE FANS WITH A SINGLE ASSEMBLY TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY AND FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION

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November 22, 2011 062200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

TESLA: INFORMATION PROVIDED IN REGARDS TO ASSEMBLING A NEW SEALED BEARING DUAL PEM/MOTOR FAN THAT IS RETROFIT DUAL DESIGN TO REPLACE TWO SEPARATE FANS WITH A SINGLE ASSEMBLY TO IMPROVE RELIABILITY AND FUNCTION IN ADVERSE WEATHER CONDITION

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November 22, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

TESLA: INFORMATION REGARDING THE MOTOR AND PEM FANS WHERE CERTAIN TYPES OF WEATHER CONDITIONS, SUCH AS SNOW, MAY ACCUMULATE TOO CLOSE AND CAUSE ADVERSE AFFECT ON THE AIRFLOW AND COOLING EFFICIENCY. THIS MAY SHORTENED THE USEFUL LIFE OF

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November 22, 2011 062200 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:COOLING SYSTEM:FAN

TESLA: INFORMATION REGARDING THE MOTOR AND PEM FANS WHERE CERTAIN TYPES OF WEATHER CONDITIONS, SUCH AS SNOW, MAY ACCUMULATE TOO CLOSE AND CAUSE ADVERSE AFFECT ON THE AIRFLOW AND COOLING EFFICIENCY. THIS MAY SHORTENED THE USEFUL LIFE OF

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December 22, 2009 356000 EQUIPMENT ADAPTIVE/MOBILITY

TESLA: FLOOR MATS WERE NOT ANCHORED TO THE FLOOR. THEY HAVE NOT INTERFERED WITH THE OPERATION, BUT ARE A NUISANCE. *RM

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June 5, 2013 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

TESLA: WHEN REMOVING THE BATTERY PACK THESE PROCEDURES NEED TO BE FOLLOWED IN ORDER TO ENSURE PROPER SEALING OF THE HV RAPID MATE. NO MODEL OR MODEL YEARS GIVEN. *JS

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October 15, 2008 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TESLA VEHICLE: ISOLATION FAILURES INSIDE HVAC HEATER MODULE. THE PTC HEATER INSIDE THE HVAC HAS THE POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP AN ISOLATION FAULT. THIS FAILURE ARISES WHEN OPERATING THE A/C IN HUMID CONDITIONS. *PE

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July 25, 2011 061000 ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING:ENGINE

TESLA MOTORS: ROADSTER 2010-2011. THERE IS WATER ENTRY THROUGH THE HOOD RELEASE CABLE GROMMET. *RM

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July 25, 2011 114000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

TESLA MOTORS: ROADSTER 2010-2011. THERE IS WATER ENTRY THROUGH THE HOOD RELEASE CABLE GROMMET. *RM

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April 8, 2009 111000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:12V/24V/48V BATTERY

TESLA: POTENTIAL NO START CONDITION OR FAILED HEATER OPERATION DUE TO FAULTY COMPONENTS IN PTC HEATER BOARD. SOME HVAC 400V CONTROLLERS MAY HAVE INCORRECT COMPONENTS INSTALLED ON THE PTC CONTROLLER BOARD. THE BOARD CONTROLS THE HEATER OPERA

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April 8, 2009 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TESLA: POTENTIAL NO START CONDITION OR FAILED HEATER OPERATION DUE TO FAULTY COMPONENTS IN PTC HEATER BOARD. SOME HVAC 400V CONTROLLERS MAY HAVE INCORRECT COMPONENTS INSTALLED ON THE PTC CONTROLLER BOARD. THE BOARD CONTROLS THE HEATER OPERA

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April 8, 2009 117000 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM: INSTRUMENT CLUSTER/PANEL

TESLA: POTENTIAL NO START CONDITION OR FAILED HEATER OPERATION DUE TO FAULTY COMPONENTS IN PTC HEATER BOARD. SOME HVAC 400V CONTROLLERS MAY HAVE INCORRECT COMPONENTS INSTALLED ON THE PTC CONTROLLER BOARD. THE BOARD CONTROLS THE HEATER OPERA

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April 8, 2009 021700 SUSPENSION:FRONT:HUB

TESLA: FRONT/REAR HUB UPRIGHT ASSEMBLY. INSPECT BOTH THE FRONT/REAR-LEFT AND RIGHT HUB-UPRIGHT ASSEMBLIES FOR TORQUE MARK ALIGNMENT. *PE

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December 22, 2008 357100 EQUIPMENT:APPLIANCE:AIR CONDITIONER

TESLA: BENT PINS ON THE COMPRESSOR CONTROLLER CONNECTOR OF HVAC 400V CONTROLLER. THE MISALIGNED PINS BENT DURING INSTALLATION OF CONNECTOR ON ASSEMBLY LINE. *PE

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December 22, 2008 355200 EQUIPMENT:OTHER:OWNERS/SERVICE/OTHER MANUAL

TESLA: BENT PINS ON THE COMPRESSOR CONTROLLER CONNECTOR OF HVAC 400V CONTROLLER. THE MISALIGNED PINS BENT DURING INSTALLATION OF CONNECTOR ON ASSEMBLY LINE. *PE

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