Tesla Used Vehicle Warranty Receives Adjustments

Following the cancellation of its 7 day “no questions asked” return policy, we are now learning that Tesla is ditching another key confidence builder. The California based company has made significant changes to its used car warranty. In the past, used Model S and Model X vehicles had the option of a 2 to 4 year warranty:

Model S and Model X that were under 4 years old and under 50,000 miles at the time of Tesla delivery: 
-Used Model S and Model X are protected by a Used Vehicle Limited Warranty for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first, starting from your delivery date.
-The balance of original Battery and Drive Unit Limited warranty still applies for used vehicles.  
-The Tesla Used Vehicle Limited Warranty does not extend or otherwise alter the original warranty.

Model S and Model X that were over 4 years old or over 50,000 miles and under 6 years old and 100,000 miles at the time of Tesla delivery: 
-Used Vehicle Extended Limited Warranty provides   coverage for up to 2 years post-delivery or up to 100,000 miles, whichever comes first.   
-The balance of the original Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty still applies for used vehicles. 
-The Tesla Used Vehicle Limited Warranty does not extend or otherwise alter the original warranty.

Looking at the company’s website today, the used vehicle warranty has been adjusted to only one year or 10,000: “Tesla used vehicles are covered by the remainder of 4 years or 50,000 miles left on the Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty. After expiration, the Used Vehicle Limited Warranty provides additional coverage of 1 year or 10,000 miles. If the Basic Vehicle Limited Warranty has already expired, the Used Vehicle Limited Warranty will provide coverage of 1 year or 10,000 miles, starting from your delivery date.”

Although this may be good news for recent Tesla used vehicles, Tesla vehicles from 2016 and before seem to have received the short end of the stick. These units warrantees went from 2 to 4 years to now just 1.

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