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Fri May 10, 2024, 05:49 PM May 10

Tesla Tells Cybertruck Owner Coolant Leaks Aren't Covered By Warranty After Only 35 Miles

Tesla Tells Cybertruck Owner Coolant Leaks Aren't Covered By Warranty After Only 35 Miles

The Cybertruck owner drove just 35 miles after picking up the new truck before it broke down during charging.

By Lawrence Hodge Published 7 hours ago

The hits just keep on coming with the Tesla Cybertruck. Yet another owner has reported having problems mere miles after picking up their brand new, low-resolution electric pickup.

First spotted in a tweet by @jonesjason74 and later on the Cybertruck Owners Club forums, they detail how they picked up their new Cybertuck from Tesla’s Pensacola service center. Just 35 miles later, after stopping at a Supercharging station, the Cybertruck starte leaking cooling while charging.

Picked up my beast today in Pensacola. Drove to the super chargers about 35 miles away in Crestview on my way back home to Destin, Fl. While supercharging, coolant started pouring out of the rear of the truck. Called Tesla service. First they told me they don’t cover coolant leaks under warranty. After a few choice words they said they would send a tow truck.

Telling the owner of a new vehicle they just picked up that’s leaking coolant that the defect is not covered by the warranty is some next level stuff. It’s even more wild since this is well within the warranty period; it’s a brand new truck. Delving into the Cybertruck’s warranty, you’ll see that even with its basic vehicle limited warranty period of four year/50,000 miles, this should have been covered. Could they have hit something while on the highway that caused the coolant leak? Maybe. That’s doubtful though considering that they stated — and provided visual proof — that the coolant leak didn’t start until the truck was charging.

Like any other Tesla owner (follower?) that’s online these days, @jonejason74 reached out to Elon Musk and Tesla to get their attention and ask for help. Apparently the online attention this started to receive worked.

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1. That reminds me of when we picked up our new 1969 Chevelle.
Fri May 10, 2024, 05:54 PM
May 10

We drove it a half mile from the dealership to the insurance office to get insurance. When we came out, the gas tank was leaking. No bullshit from the dealer, however.


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2. But idiots continue to buy this stupidity.
Fri May 10, 2024, 05:59 PM
May 10

Short of shouting “I’m an idiot” I can’t understand why anyone wants to own one.

marble falls

(59,528 posts)
5. At least Hummer owners weren't driving around with a self rightous grin on their face. But they were ...
Fri May 10, 2024, 06:08 PM
May 10

... expensive pieces of crap, too, but with a warranty.

marble falls

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4. Cybertruck stories remind me of what a sports writer for "Monday Morning Quarter back" wrote about cocaine 30 years ...
Fri May 10, 2024, 06:03 PM
May 10

... ago, it's gawds way of telling you that you make too much money.


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9. Some batteries have their own cooling system.
Fri May 10, 2024, 08:09 PM
May 10

Prius has a cooling system for the gas engine and a separate cooling system for the EV batteries.


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10. Broken electric vehicles heading for the junk yards... Often too expensive to repair
Fri May 10, 2024, 08:13 PM
May 10

Broken electric vehicles heading for the junk yards...

Often too expensive to repair


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13. This video dispels the myths of electric cars being less expensive to repair and more reliable that IC cars.
Sat May 11, 2024, 04:37 AM
May 11

Teslas sure aren't worth the trouble. Hybrids are the way to go.

Junk yards full of totaled electric cars with only minor damage but too expensive to fix...WHO KNEW?

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