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Crash Test Data for 2018 Tesla

Tesla Vehicle Front Star Rating Side Star Rating Rollover Resistance Rating
Driver Passenger Front Seat Rear Seat
2018 Model 3 AWDNot TestedNot Tested
2018 Model 3 RWD

 

Service Bulletins for 2018 Tesla

2018 TESLA MODEL 3
Bulletin Number: SB-18-10-003
Certain Model 3 vehicles were manufactured with the upper bolt of each rear door lower hinge being longer than necessary. These bolts might rub against the front seat belt retractor spools, leaving a cosmetic mark on the belts. This will no
Bulletin Number: SB-18-11-005
On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially making the front windows inoperable.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-11-005 R1
On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially make the front windows inoperable.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-11-006
On some Model 3 vehicles, water might leak inside the motors of both front window motor/regulator assemblies. This might cause the motors to fail and potentially making the front windows inoperable.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-14-001
On some Model 3 vehicles, the top surface of the Instrument Panel (IP) carrier is prone to premature outlines or stains, such as an object left on the IP carrier in the sunlight. These outlines or stains can be temporarily removed, but can
Bulletin Number: SB-18-14-002
On some Model 3 vehicles, the glove box solenoid might have been lubricated with incorrect grease, and might require excessive force to unlatch the glove box.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-16-004 R1
On certain Model 3 vehicles, the one-time use bolts that attach the high voltage controller to the penthouse cover were not torqued to Tesla?s internal specification.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-16-005
Some Model 3 vehicles might have been manufactured without one or both HV battery breathers.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-31-005
On certain Model 3 vehicles, the front stabilizer bar link ball joint studs might crack at the flange. As a result, the nut that attaches the stabilizer bar might lose torque. This might result in noise coming from the front of vehicle whil
Bulletin Number: SB-18-32-005
On some Model 3 vehicles, the steering column control module connector retaining clip may have been reused following repairs. This clip is one-time-use.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-34-002
Certain Model 3 vehicles were delivered with 18 inch pinwheel caps (aero wheel covers) that have minor discoloration.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-40-004
On certain Model 3 vehicles, an issue in the CAN transceiver internal to the drive unit might result in intermittent communication errors, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode or not start.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-40-004 R1
On certain Model 3 vehicles, an issue in the CAN transceiver internal to the drive unit might result in intermittent communication errors, causing the vehicle to go into limp mode or not start.
Bulletin Number: SB-18-44-001
On some Model 3 vehicles, an electrostatic discharge might damage the charge port ECU radio transceiver. As a result, an alert displays on the touchscreen, and the charge port door is unable to be opened using the button on a charger handle
Bulletin Number: SB-18-44-001 R1
On some Model 3 vehicles, an electrostatic discharge might damage the charge port ECU radio transceiver. As a result, an alert displays on the touchscreen, and the charge port door is unable to be opened using the button on a charger handle
Bulletin Number: SB-18-44-001 R2
On some Model 3 vehicles, an electrostatic discharge might damage the charge port ECU radio transceiver. As a result, an alert displays on the touchscreen, and the charge port door is unable to be opened using the button on a charger handle
Bulletin Number: SB-18-50-002
Certain 2nd generation Universal Mobile Connectors (UMCs) supplied to Tesla vehicles were not screened and might not indicate their status or charge the vehicle.
2018 TESLA MODEL S
Bulletin Number: SB-18-13-002
On some Model S base trim 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect performan
Bulletin Number: SB-18-50-002
Certain 2nd generation Universal Mobile Connectors (UMCs) supplied to Tesla vehicles were not screened and might not indicate their status or charge the vehicle.
2018 TESLA MODEL X
Bulletin Number: SB-16-90-003 R3
Some customers have a due bill for an Accessories Hitch. The Accessories Hitch has been discontinued. In place of the Accessories Hitch, these customers are to receive the Hitch Package, which can be used to attach hitch accessories. These
Bulletin Number: SB-17-13-005 R1
On some Model S and Model X 1st row seats, the Huck BOM fastener and pivot bushing used on the front lift links may develop an interactive clearance condition, which might result in a rocking motion in the seat. This does not affect perform
Bulletin Number: SB-18-50-002
Certain 2nd generation Universal Mobile Connectors (UMCs) supplied to Tesla vehicles were not screened and might not indicate their status or charge the vehicle.

 

Recalls for 2018 Tesla

No recalls exist.