I don't think this is just me but I believe cars should be able to last longer than 4 years and not get bricked by fault of the manufacturer and then not at least easily give me the ability to fix it myself if they won't.
 - https://www.motor1.com/features/253277/comparing-new-vehicle...
The article is wrong to say these cars are bricked, but it is not a small issue, either.
Is Telsa not fixing things or did they just use something that had a short life span? Not sure why I read this article.
What makes this somewhat egregious is the lack of foresight, as well as the fact that Tesla uses standard socketed SD cards in other modules in the vehicle.
Replacement cost of the entire board is unfortunately high at around $2,700.
 - https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/2700-to-fix-mcu-migh...
>I think we are on drivetrain #5 and it is now that one clunking intermittently, so maybe we take that one back in. We are on battery charger #2 and battery rebuild #3. We had most of the upgrades (wind noise on the door windows, etc). We had a left rear door handle start to go bad, took it to the shop and they fiddled with it and wanted to replace it, but afterwards no problems so we did not replace it.
Drivetrain #5, charger #2, and battery #3. All under 125k miles. Wow I’m not so sure I’ll be buying a Tesla for my wife.
Time will tell with the Model 3 how reliable it is. A major selling point is the reduced complexity of an EV. The Tesla drivetrain and battery is now widely considered the world's best and most reliable. Tesla has claimed the Model 3 drivetrain can be re-used on the semi and that it's tested to 1,000,000 miles . Take that with a grain of salt, but it's a world different from a 2013 Model S.
 - https://www.greencarreports.com/news/1101153_two-thirds-of-e...
 - https://cleantechnica.com/2018/10/16/tesla-model-3-motor-gea...