This is my take on George response at http://tinyurl.com/8zf383e
First and foremost I appreciate GeorgeB adding color to maintenance/warranty blog, herewith some outtakes that I want to comment on.
So, to answer the question clearly about whether failure to do Annual or 12,500 mile Inspections voids your warranty, yes it does.
I think many of us can attest to fact to that OEMs rarely void warranties in practice if you don't service your vehicle with them. I've never had an issue, neither did anyone I know in my life where OEM made me pay for repair and yet I've never felt the need to pay more than 100 for a simple oil change or 300 for pads I do my own oil changes and brake jobs and I think many others choose avenues other than dealer/stealer.
Wiper blades, brake pads, brake fluid, and light bulbs are all included.
Let's face it, other than wiper blades, brake pads, brake fluid, and light bulbs what else is really going to fail on this EV. These are among best build cars in the world, quality is superb that's why we pay 50K-100K. Even then items referenced above will likely need to be replaced every second or 3rd year, which begs the question as to why 600/yr. The crux of the matter that TSLA is missing is that we had an expectation that maintenance will be lower than ICE vehicles not on par or higher, hence the disappointing responses. BMW - no maintenance for 4yrs, however I'm sure it's baked into MSRP anyway.
We provide 24/7 Roadside Assistance 50mi
Just about all of us already have this with your normal vehicle insurance or AAA at minimal cost.
I think my single biggest fear is that the 600/yr will remain in place for Gen3 vehicle and paying 600 annual maintenance on 30K EV to maintain your warranty just does not seem right to me.
Anyway, that's where I stand on this one, I'm sure many will disagree with me, but I'm still huge Tesla fan and share holder and Elon fan boy.
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