My Baby Gets Hurt

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Less than 1 week of ownership and my baby gets hurt! Driving down one of the major highways in VA today I hit a pothole and destroyed the rear passenger tire. Stuck on the side of the highway with my son, I was glad to have Tesla roadside assistant. It was my first experience ever using them and they were fantastic. Had the towtruck there in less than 20 minutes and we were in and out of Tesla in less than an hour. Absolutely fantastic service all around. Im extremely impressed.

Side note, my baby is ok. They ran a full diagnostic and said everything was fine. Rim is even good. Just had to buy a whole new conti tire.

Crazy day.
 

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Sorry to hear that, but glad to hear damage was minimal and the car held up well. Impressive the 19s held strong!!
 

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I was glad to have Tesla roadside assistant.
Is this something you need to activate somehow, or at delivery they give you the number to call and that's all? Is it only while the warranty is valid, or during the life of the car?
 

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Is this something you need to activate somehow, or at delivery they give you the number to call and that's all? Is it only while the warranty is valid, or during the life of the car?
I was just checking the manual and found the answer to this:

Tesla Roadside Assistance is available to you, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for the duration of your warranty period.
When contacting Tesla Roadside Assistance, please provide:

  • The Vehicle Identi cation Number (VIN). The VIN is displayed when you touch the Tesla "T" at the top of the touchscreen. The VIN can also been seen on the upper dashboard by looking through the driver's side of the windshield.
  • Your exact location.
  • The nature of the problem.
    Tesla Roadside Assistance is available to speak with roadside service professionals 24/7/365 to answer any questions and explain the proper procedure for transporting your Model 3.

    Regional Phone Number(s)
    Mexico: [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 0.000000%, 100.000000%)]1-800-228-8145[/COLOR]
    United States and Canada: [COLOR=rgb(0.000000%, 0.000000%, 100.000000%)]1-877-79TESLA (1-877-798-3752) [/COLOR]
    Note: The phone number is also available by touching the Tesla "T" at the top center of the touchscreen.
 

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I was just checking the manual and found the answer to this:

  • top center of the touchscreen.
Yep, that's the easiest way to get to it. Also saved the number to my phone so I have it at all times.

Interesting though that they cannot track the car. The rep told me it was about the privacy concerns more than anything. However, not very reassuring if my car gets stolen...no way for them to track, disable, or get it back.
 

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Glad it was just a tire, and the rim was all right! Also that Tesla roadside arrived so quickly.

But....pothole? Big pothole? Seattle streets, even the highway, are a moonscape. I replaced four tires prematurely on my ‘03 Insight and hoped the tires were a little more durable ten years later with the extra vehicle weight.
 

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Less than 1 week of ownership and my baby gets hurt! Driving down one of the major highways in VA today I hit a pothole and destroyed the rear passenger tire. Stuck on the side of the highway with my son, I was glad to have Tesla roadside assistant. It was my first experience ever using them and they were fantastic. Had the towtruck there in less than 20 minutes and we were in and out of Tesla in less than an hour. Absolutely fantastic service all around. Im extremely impressed.

Side note, my baby is ok. They ran a full diagnostic and said everything was fine. Rim is even good. Just had to buy a whole new conti tire.

Crazy day.
Sorry to see your baby getting hurt. I guess I am going to be vigilant on watching out for potholes...fortunately, we do not have huge potholes in my area.
 

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I guess I am going to be vigilant on watching out for potholes...fortunately, we do not have huge potholes in my area.
Then you might want to avoid the streets here in Denton. They're like a geological jigsaw puzzle.
 

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Then you might want to avoid the streets here in Denton. They're like a geological jigsaw puzzle.
I think I’ve been to Denton once for a wedding in the past 20 years. :)
 

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It's a nice little town. Except for the roads. And the occasional wrong way driver.