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    So I noticed in the Press Kit it said:

    • 4 year, 50,000 mile limited vehicle warranty
    • 8 year, 100,000 mile battery warranty (Standard)
    • 8 year, 120,000 mile battery warranty (Long Range)
    But for the S, Tesla's Website says:

    The Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty covers the repair or replacement of any malfunctioning or defective Model S or X lithium-ion battery for a period of 8 years or unlimited miles/km, with the exception of the original 60 kWh battery (manufactured before 2015) that is covered for a period of 8 years or 125,000 miles (200,000 km), whichever occurs first. To provide you with even more assurance, the Battery and Drive Unit Limited Warranty will also cover damage to your vehicle from a battery fire even if it is the result of driver error, subject to certain exclusions.

    So my question is, Will the Drive Unit and "transmission" be covered under the Battery Warranty or will it fall under the Limited Vehicle Warranty? This is a less expensive car than the S or X, so will the warranty be less as well?
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    The former. I assume Tesla will do the same thing that they are doing for the S. I assume this applies to the X as well.

    Infinite Mile Warranty
    Elon Musk, CEO August 15, 2014
    The Tesla Model S drive unit warranty has been increased to match that of the battery pack. That means the 85 kWh Model S, our most popular model by far, now has an 8 year, infinite mile warranty on both the battery pack and drive unit. There is also no limit on the number of owners during the warranty period.
    Moreover, the warranty extension will apply retroactively to all Model S vehicles ever produced. In hindsight, this should have been our policy from the beginning of the Model S program. If we truly believe that electric motors are fundamentally more reliable than gasoline engines, with far fewer moving parts and no oily residue or combustion byproducts to gum up the works, then our warranty policy should reflect that.
    To investors in Tesla, I must acknowledge that this will have a moderately negative effect on Tesla earnings in the short term, as our warranty reserves will necessarily have to increase above current levels. This is amplified by the fact that we are doing so retroactively, not just for new customers. However, by doing the right thing for Tesla vehicle owners at this early stage of our company, I am confident that it will work out well in the long term.
    – Elon
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