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Tuesday, 13 July 2021 23:15

Tesla Wanted $16,000 for a Simple $700 Model 3 Repair

Written by Ameya Paleja, Interesting Engineering

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...fix the leak and charged the owner $700 for labor and their expertise. 

 

The real question is whether this is safe. 

 

Electrified Garages says, unlike internal combustion engines that generate a lot of heat, electric cars operate at temperatures well below 140 degrees. Most of the heat comes from the lithium-ion batteries, which they tested during the fix. 

 

Such instances reiterate the need to allow owners the Right to Repair, whether it be smartphones or smart cars. The increasing usage of technology has allowed companies to force subscriptions or channel after-sale services only through limited outlets, causing inconvenience and larger bills for device owners. This is set to change after President Biden is expected to allow Right to Repair in different sectors, beginning with agriculture.
   

Interesting Engineering reached out to Tesla for their comments but hadn't received a reply yet. They will update the article if they get a response. 

 

We thank Interesting Engineering for reprint permission.

 

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