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Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?

Tesla Model S Drive-Unit Replacements: How Big A Problem?

It was a car company's worst public-relations nightmare. Edmunds.com, the widely-read automotive website, bought a Tesla Model S for long-term testing in February 2013. After nine months and 11,000 miles, the car developed an ominous grinding noise under acceleration and deceleration. Under... read more

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Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Nissan To Offer Leaf Battery Replacement Plan: $100 A Month

To allay fears about loss of capacity in its Leaf electric-car battery packs, Nissan announced today that it would offer what amounts to a battery leasing program after the... read more June 20, 2013 by  65


 
2013 Tesla Model S before DC-to-Boston road trip, Feb 2013 [photo: Aaron Schildkraut]

Tesla Tunes Up Model S Warranty, Loaner Cars, Service Plan

On Friday, Tesla held a media call to reveal another in the series of announcements touted in tweets by CEO Elon Musk. This time, the news covered enhancements to the... read more April 29, 2013 by  10


 
2013 Nissan Leaf (Japanese trim)

Nissan Leaf Battery Capacity Loss: Covered By Warranty, Now

Nissan is becoming the first manufacturer to offer limited warranty on battery capacity loss, when it implements a new warranty in Spring 2013. Announced via the... read more December 27, 2012 by  19


 
2013 Suzuki Kizashi

Should I Buy A New Suzuki (Now That It's Leaving The U.S.)?

There's nothing like a bargain price on a brand-new car. And since Suzuki has announced that it'll stop selling cars in the U.S., there are bargains galore on new Suzuki... read more November 8, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Tesla Model S beta vehicle, Fremont, CA, October 2011

Tesla Model S Service Contract: $600/Year, Or Warranty Voided

One big advantage of electric cars is reduced maintenance. With no internal combustion engine, there is no oil to change, no exhaust system, no transmission, no myriad of... read more October 8, 2012 by  69


 
2011 NIssan Leaf Battery Warranty Information

Nissan Leaf Battery Warranty: What You MUST Do To Keep It Valid

Yesterday, we covered a story about several Tesla Roadster owners -- and one in particular -- who claim that Tesla caused them to turn their $109,000 cars into very expensive... read more February 23, 2012 by  6


 
2011 Tesla Roadster Sport. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.

Is Tesla 'Bricking' Story Just An Angry Owner's Warranty Claim?

And now perhaps it all becomes clear. The Tesla battery 'bricking' post that was today's electric-car news story and generated reams of coverage may simply be an attempt by... read more February 22, 2012 by  97


 
Tesla Roadster 2.5

Tesla Battery 'Bricking': The Real Story Behind The Scare

Late last night, a sensational blog post circulated through Silicon Valley. It claimed that several $100,000-plus Tesla Roadsters were now useless as the result of a... read more February 22, 2012 by  23


 
Tesla Repairs Roadster Just Before Warranty Expires

Tesla Keeps Roadster Owner Happy, Rebuilds Car Before Warranty Ends

When you buy any new car, it comes with a warranty which guarantees the automaker will replace or fix any defects in the car for a set period of time. Generally, warranty... read more February 7, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Hyundai Gives 2012 Sonata Hybrid Battery A Lifetime Warranty

What happens if the battery in your hybrid car starts to fail? If your car is still within warranty, you’ll get a replacement battery at no cost to you. If your car or... read more January 13, 2012 by  1


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Got An Electric Car? How About Pre-Paying For Its Next Battery Pack?

We’ve all heard the shock stories -- generally from media outlets which haven’t fully researched the topic -- saying that the battery pack in your electric car... read more August 19, 2011 by  8


 
2011 Chevy Volt front air dam, after modification, on worst slope in driveway

2011 Chevrolet Volt: Air Dam, Display Issues Fixed By Dealers

The first 2011 Chevy Volt was delivered in December 2010, and GM’s rollout of this engineering achievement has seemed quite smooth thus far. Still, after six months... read more July 6, 2011 by  7


 
Leaf Trio

Should Nissan Offer Warranty Options For The 2011 Leaf?

 What is an acceptable warranty for an electric car? Three years? Four years? Ten Years? And should customers be able to choose what that warranty level is? That is the... read more July 26, 2010 by  7


 
2011 Chevrolet Volt

GM Backs Up 2011 Chevy Volt With 8-Year, 100K-Mile Warranty

Today the silence ended. We've driven the 2011 Chevy Volt Test Mule, We've cringed through the Volt Dance and we watched the Freedom Drive unfold over the July 4 weekend... read more July 14, 2010 by  10


 
First 2011 Chevrolet Volt built on production tooling at Detroit Hamtramck plant, March 31, 2010

2011 Chevrolet Volt Battery Pack Warranty: 8 Years, 100K Miles

General Motors announced today that it would offer an 8-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the battery pack, the charger, and the Voltec electric drive components of its upcoming... read more July 14, 2010 by  1


 
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