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TESLA MODEL 3 AUTO REPAIR & SERVICING

SERVING EAST BAY AREA: HAYWARD, CASTRO VALLEY, DUBLIN, NEWARK, SAN MATEO, CA

If you own a Tesla Model 3, you're likely aware of the vehicle's cutting-edge technology and impressive performance. However, even the most advanced cars can encounter issues. At our service center, we specialize in addressing common problems that Tesla Model 3 owners often face. Below, we outline some of these issues to help you understand what might affect your vehicle.

PHANTOM BRAKING

Phantom braking is one of the most frequently reported issues with the Tesla Model 3. This occurs when the car's Forward Collision Warning (FCW) and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) systems trigger sudden braking for no apparent reason. This issue is more prevalent in newer models that rely solely on camera-based Autopilot systems. While Tesla has issued recalls to address this, the problem has not been entirely resolved.

TAIL LIGHT CONDENSATION

Another widespread issue is the accumulation of condensation inside the tail lights. This can affect visibility and may even lead to moisture pooling inside the light assembly. Tesla will replace the tail light free of charge if the car is still under warranty and the condensation is severe enough to affect visibility.

SUSPENSION CONTROL ARM ISSUES

Tesla Model 3s manufactured between 2017 and 2020 have been known to experience issues with the front control arm's ball joints. These can produce loud squeaks and creaks while driving at low speeds. Tesla has updated the design in newer models to prevent premature ball joint failures, but the issue persists in older vehicles.

UNDERTRAY DISINTEGRATION IN WETTER CLIMATES

Tesla Model 3 owners residing in wetter climates have reported issues with the undertray disintegrating. Initially, Tesla tried to attribute this problem to drivers, blaming them for driving through water. However, the undertray is a crucial component that protects the car's undercarriage from water, debris, and other elements. If the undertray disintegrates, it can expose sensitive parts of the vehicle to potential damage.

CHARE PORT ISSUES

Some Tesla Model 3 owners have reported problems with the charge port, including broken charging pins and doors that won't open or close properly. These issues can prevent you from charging your vehicle and may require mechanical intervention.

GLASS CRAKING ISSUES

Problems in glass manufacturing have led to instances where the sunroofs and windshields of some Model 3s crack for no apparent reason. While these issues are generally covered under warranty, they raise concerns about the car's impact resistance and overall safety rating.

KEY CARD ISSUES

A less common but still noteworthy issue is the car asking for a key card, even when the owner uses their phone as a key. This can be particularly inconvenient and may require restarting the Tesla app or even reinstalling it to resolve the issue.

VISIT US TODAY

If you've encountered any of these common issues with your Tesla Model 3, it's essential to get them addressed by experts who understand the intricacies of this advanced vehicle. Schedule your service appointment with us today, and let our team of specialized mechanics provide the care your Tesla Model 3 deserves.

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