It’s essential to have learn one thing from Bozi Tatarevic at the least as soon as. This proficient freelancer motoring author has written or nonetheless writes for a number of magazines and web sites. Curiously, he created a Twitter thread that really deserved to grow to be an article. Since he didn’t write it, we did, however who deserves credit score for the analysis. Tatarevic analyzed technical service bulletins (TSBs) and located some bizarre ones from Tesla.

They point out issues that you simply examine right here at InsideEVs, however not in all instances. Test the TSB he began his thread with. The SB-20-16-003 talks about lacking bolts on the contactor DC hyperlink busbars. That is one thing we’ve got by no means lined right here. But, Tesla asks technicians to test if they’re in place. If they don’t seem to be, the corporate requires them to take photos, most likely to test what failed within the meeting course of.


One other one that’s new to us is ASR-9 radar interference with Autopilot. But, you’ll be able to examine it on the SB-20-17-001, printed on January 2, 2020. The answer for that’s putting in an “EMI gasket on the Autopilot ECU (Model S and Model X) or automotive laptop (Model 3).” 

The primary one we’ve got lined is in regards to the overflush cost port door. It’s a frequent grievance from Tesla homeowners, usually related to panel gaps. The answer for it’s bizarre: utilizing “a PDR cost port knockdown equipment (if obtainable) or a useless blow hammer.”


In the identical SB-20-10-001 that talks about this restore, Tesla recommends that its technicians “apply contact up paint to broken areas, and permit at the least 5 minutes to dry.” The reassuring half is that they need to do it solely “if vital.”

The thread ends its remarks about Tesla with the SB-20-31-012, which talks in regards to the FUCA. No, we aren’t being impolite: FUCA is the acronym for Entrance Higher Management Arm. It could have lacking bolts to the steering knuckle fastener on each side. We have now reported lacking elements on the Mannequin Y already, however they have been the nuts for the entrance suspension decrease ball joint.


Tatarevic continues the thread with different model’s curious TSBs, however none are from electrical vehicles. FCA has essentially the most mentions (six), adopted by Lamborghini (4), and Ferrari (4), however none of them are for lacking parts or aggressive restore directions.

Certainly one of his followers seized the possibility to share a problem together with his Mannequin 3 when he makes use of a Supercharger.


As you’ll be able to see, the issue impacts the high-voltage (HV) battery breathers, and the SB-19-16-010 was issued on July 17, 2019. Tesla Service Centers ought to learn about it for a very long time already.

Supply: NHTSA by way of Bozi Tatarevic