Tesla CPO Warranty – A Comprehensive Guide

With a 50% increase in sales compared to 2018, Tesla sold 367,500 units in 2019. If you just purchased a Tesla, you might want to know if the Tesla warranty protects you.

We’ll take a closer look at Tesla CPO warranty in this post. We’ll go through what’s covered, what isn’t, and how long the policy is in effect. As part of our service, we’ll assist you in deciding whether or not to get additional coverage and evaluate Tesla extended warranty choices.

Tesla Warranty Coverage Overview

There is a bumper-to-bumper guarantee of four years and 50,000 miles, as well as a battery warranty of eight years and 100,000/120,000/ 150,000 miles depending on the type of Tesla you own. Any manufacturer flaws that may impact your car will be covered by these warranties.

All new Teslas come with the following coverage under the Tesla warranty:

Except for a few restrictions, Tesla’s Basic Limited Warranty is considered bumper-to-bumper coverage.

Coverage for the powertrain is unnecessary since Teslas do not run on gasoline. Tesla, on the other hand, provides a battery guarantee. Previously, Tesla offered an unlimited-mile guarantee for its batteries, but the company has since modified its terms of service for 2020 and subsequent models. 

Following are the current limits: 

  • Model X and Model S: Eight years or 150,000 mileage
  • Model Y and Model 3 Standard Range or Range Plus: Eight years or 100,000 mileage
  • Model Y and Model 3 Long Range or Performance: Eight years or 120,000 miles

It was also stated in 2020 by Tesla that their battery warranty will include coverage for battery degeneration and capacity retention. This warranty covers a minimum of 70% of the battery capacity for Tesla’s batteries. Repairs or replacements are covered if they fall below certain criteria.

Does the Tesla Warranty Transfer?

The original owner of a Tesla may request the warranty be transferred to a later owner. There are no costs involved with coverage transfers, according to our research, although you may want to clarify this with a dealership.

What’s Excluded?

Tesla’s factory warranty contains a few exceptions, just like any other manufacturer’s guarantee. Damage from the following, for example, is not covered by the Tesla warranty:

  • Abuse or misuse
  • Accidents
  • Environmental causes
  • Failing to service your car properly
  • Improper maintenance
  • Improper modifications or alterations
  • Improper towing
  • Non-Tesla parts
  • Normal wear and tear
  • Off-road driving 
  • Paint defects
  • Overloading the car
  • Theft or vandalism

Additionally, Tesla provides a list of things that may invalidate your warranty coverage. With expensive car warranties like Porsche’s, we’re all too familiar with this kind of limitation.

If you do any of the following acts, your Tesla warranty may be voided:

  • Damaging or altering the VIN or odometer
  • Improper service or repairs
  • Not complying with Tesla recalls
  • Not installing the software updates after being notified
  • Not making necessary repairs
  • Not respecting the vehicle’s load limits

Even while Tesla doesn’t require customers to have repairs performed at Tesla Service Center or an approved repair shop, the company strongly encourages it. Unauthorized repair shops may do subpar work, resulting in extra damage to your Tesla that isn’t covered by the manufacturer’s warranty for your car.

Tesla Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Tesla Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles are covered by Tesla CPO Warranty. Tesla’s Certified Pre-Owned Warranty (CPO) is much like its Drive Unit and Battery Warranty.

Model S and Model X

To qualify as Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) automobiles, vehicles must be under 4 years old and have less than 50,00 miles on the odometer. A 3-year-old CPO Tesla having 35,000 miles on the odometer will have a total of 7 years or 85,000 miles of coverage under the Used Vehicle Limited Warranty if purchased.

Additionally, Tesla CPOs come with the balance of the drive unit and original battery warranty. When purchasing a CPO car, the battery is covered for a total of eight years/150,000 miles, regardless of the vehicle’s age or usage.

The Used Vehicle Limited Warranty covers Tesla models that are between 4 and 6 years old and have 50,000 to 100,000 miles on its odometer for two years or unlimited miles from their delivery date. The original owner’s battery and drive unit warranty is still in effect, as well.

Model 3

It is only covered by the original owner’s Battery and Drive Unit Warranty and New Vehicle Limited Warranty for certain used vehicles.

How to Know If You Have Tesla Warranty

Model 3 owners are the only ones who need to be concerned about warranties being transferred, according to Tesla’s policy on used warranties. You should be informed of the warranty that you have at the time of your purchase by Tesla.

When purchasing a Tesla via a private party, Model 3 owners should be aware of their warranty conditions since Tesla does not respect any automotive warranties when the vehicle is sold privately.

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