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drowninginjello
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I had been over taking a look at my reservation and making sure everything is current, and managed to see this little detail (highlighted text). Is Fisker going to be charging extra for regular maintenance?

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BayouBob
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There should be no maintenance beyond tires and possibly a cabin air filter. 


   
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@drowninginjello They don't charge for oil changes.


   
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Tires, brakes at 100k miles, replace 12v battery every ~5 years should be only maintenance.


   
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Posted by: @drowninginjello

I had been over taking a look at my reservation and making sure everything is current, and managed to see this little detail (highlighted text). Is Fisker going to be charging extra for regular maintenance?

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Here is a site that tell's at a high level about EV maintenance. Shouldn't cost much, but periodical checks might be mandated by Fisker in order to support the warranty.

https://www.myev.com/research/ev-101/what-does-it-take-to-maintain-an-electric-vehicle

 

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BayouBob
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@kvk1947 Oh my goodness, no! This list looks like a Nissan dealer list with a bunch of made-up stuff to keep their service department employed. 

 

Every 7,500 miles:

Have the tires rotated. - Costco does for free maintains your tire warranty (not usually worth much but on the Ocean it will be because of its power and weight.

Totally unnecessary to bring in for service on any of these: Check the coolant level for the battery, cabin heater, and the power inverter, accessory power, and charger modules. Visually check for fluid leaks. Inspect the brakes. Visually inspect the steering, suspension, and chassis components for damage. Inspect the power steering, halfshafts and drive shafts for excessive wear, leaks, or damage. Check the restraint (airbags) system. Lubricate body components (door locks). Check the accelerator pedal for damage, high effort, or binding and replace if necessary. Visually inspect the gas struts (suspension) for signs of wear, cracks, or other damage. Check the tire sealant expiration date, if equipped (this is used to temporarily seal and inflate a damaged tire).

 

Twice a year:

Flush corrosive materials (i.e. road salt) from the underbody using plain water. - sure, wash your car periodically. 

Every 15,000 miles:

Replace the windshield wiper blades. - Uh, no. These will typically last 50k miles or more. Replace when they stop working well. 

Every 36,000 miles:

Replace the cabin air filter (more frequently if necessary). - Definitely DIY, typically $15 - $30 on Amazon.

Every 75,000 miles:

Replace the hood and/or body lift support gas struts. - Uh, no. They will typically be fine for at a decade or more, replace when they start acting up

Every five years:

Drain and fill the vehicle coolant circuits. Replace the brake fluid. - No, no, no! Just not necessary. Tesla recommends testing brake fluid for contamination every couple of years. As long as it is not contaminated it is not needed. 

Every seven years:

Have the air conditioning desiccant changed. (it absorbs and holds moisture in a mobile air conditioning system to help prevent corrosion). - Sure. Pretty easy to do.

Bottom line: You should not ever need to see Fisker service, ever unless something breaks. The rest is 10 minute DIY or free Costco. 


   
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I should add: brake fluid tester for contamination is $14 on Amazon. Takes like 2 minutes to test. Good practice is to test it when you change your cabin air filter. 

https://www.amazon.com/ITEQ-Liquid-Tester-Indicators-Calibrated/dp/B076SC377J/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=brake+fluid+tester&qid=1658522237&sr=8-3

 


   
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Here is the Maintenance Schedule for Model 3:

Service Intervals

Your vehicle should generally be serviced on an as-needed basis. However, Tesla recommends the following maintenance items and intervals, as applicable to your vehicle, to ensure continued reliability and efficiency of your Model 3.

  • Brake fluid health check every 2 years (replace if necessary).
  • A/C desiccant bag replacement every 6 years.
  • Cabin air filter replacement every 2 years.
  • Clean and lubricate brake calipers every year or 12,500 miles (20,000 km) if in an area where roads are salted during winter
  • Rotate tires every 6,250 miles (10,000 km) or if tread depth difference is 2/32 in (1.5 mm) or greater, whichever comes first
Note: The above intervals are based on typical driving behaviors and scenarios. However, Model 3 should generally be serviced on an as-needed basis; depending on various circumstances such as driving behavior, usage, environmental conditions, etc., the above maintenance items may need to be replaced more or less frequently than specified. Additionally, the above list should not be considered comprehensive and does not include consumable parts such as windshield wipers, brake pads, etc.

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BayouBob
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@ttrinchi Thanks for posting. Also from Tesla:

Does my car require an annual maintenance service?
Your Tesla does not require annual maintenance or regular fluid changes. Check your Owner’s Manual for latest maintenance recommendations for your Tesla.

If I choose not to service my Tesla car, will this void my warranty?
Your New Vehicle Limited Warranty or Used Vehicle Limited Warranty will not be affected if recommended service is not performed.

 


   
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Brothers correct me if I'm wrong but eu laws dictate anyone can service and will not affect warranty. 


   
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BayouBob
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@drshahali10 US law says same. There is a thing here called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. "The MMWA prohibits tying arrangements that condition coverage under a written warranty on the consumer's use of an article or service identified by brand, trade, or corporate name unless that article or service is provided without charge to the consumer." It also "prohibits product manufacturers from conditioning consumer warranties on the use of any original equipment part or service. Furthermore, a manufacturer can only deny warranty coverage if it can demonstrate that a non-original equipment part or related service caused a defect to occur in the original product."

So you can get any vehicle serviced anywhere without impacting the warranty. You can use any aftermarket parts without impact the warranty unless the OEM can demonstrate that the use of that part caused the problem. 


   
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CarlH
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OK, so I'm thinking about brake fluid and the fact that these cars have a hood that can only be opened by service personnel.   If that's correct and the car does have brake fluid, how are we to check or add same ourselves?   What about AC / heat pump refrigerant?  How truly locked down is the hood - can non-official service shops open it?

I'm imagining that, at the very least, all fuses that might reasonably blow are accessible somewhere else, and those that aren't accessible are high voltage items that are never supposed to blow unless something drivetrain related is seriously broken.


   
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@carlh I haven't checked the brake fluid on one of my cars since my '74 camaro back in 1987.  Unless you have a bad leak or stand on the brakes everytime you stop, it should not be a concern. 

On a side note, as I own 2 VW's, I always keep a sheet of cardboard on the floor in my garage. Granted, they are both late model but I have owned VW's before and never want to see the oil stains or reddish brown tranny fluid on my floor again. Now, after taking delivery of the ONE next year, I'll be able to 86 at least one sheet of that ugly cardboard..  🙂

Will I get my Fisker One delivered before my VW needs its 100K service?? The race is on..
and…… will we still get the $7500 tax credit? Only HF knows…


   
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CarlH
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@seaphil My 2015 Subaru Crosstrek calls for brake fluid replacement every 30,000 miles.   I'm not expecting anything of the sort to be needed on this EV, but if the brake fluid gets low, as it sometimes has in my experience with older cars, I'd certainly like to be able to top it off on my own.    And I do hope to keep this vehicle until it is an "older car".   I also expect it to be my last non-self-driving car!


   
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SeaPhil
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Well, regular scheduled intervals is entirely different than just checking.  Nobody with a car built in the last 15-20 years should need to check brake fluid unless they are seeing an obvious leak or feeling performance lag in the pedal pressure.

 

If the manufacturer recommends a 30K fluid replacement, its pretty much guaranteed that you are bringing it in for the service and they will figure out the workflow to service it.  No one needs to/should perform these types of services on a car still under warranty anyway. 

Will I get my Fisker One delivered before my VW needs its 100K service?? The race is on..
and…… will we still get the $7500 tax credit? Only HF knows…


   
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