Tesla Model X: used car test – How To Cars
A used one Tesla Model X should be up to date
One for the used buyer Tesla Important: The cars that have already been built are constantly being improved and bugs removed. This is often done with a software update via mobile communications in the vehicle or via WLAN if the router at home is beaming so far onto the driveway.
That Model X mainly suffers from being overweight and the front axle being overloaded as a result. The bearings and joints there often give out well before the 100,000 kilometer mark, which is noticeable at the latest during the next general inspection. A fresh sticker is therefore offered with a used one Model X important because the play of bearings and joints is checked during the main inspection.
all wheel drive
Force distribution v:h
Length Width Height
trailer load used/unused
one electric drive at the front and one at the rear
el. slip control by braking intervention v+h
self-supporting, sheet steel body
150-215 mm (with air suspension)
75, 90 or 100 kWh/Lithium Ion
2250/750 kg (support load: 90 kg)
187 l at the front, max. 2180 l at the rear
There are many problems with the Tesla headlights
Second typical Tesla weak point: the headlights and their control unit. There are a lot of disturbances here – such as different light levels on the left and right, delayed flashing of the high beam, striking daytime running lights, intermittent turn signals. Since all of this is also checked during a general inspection, the fresh sticker is also important here.
There are almost no reports of weaknesses in the drive. The electric motor and single-speed gearbox units placed on each axle appear to be solid. Only the drive shafts – especially the front ones, which also have to cope with the steering angle – are sometimes overwhelmed by the enormous torque of the electric motors. Good lubrication must be ensured here, which is why intact cuffs are important.
Over the years, users get used to the peculiarities of their Tesla
So far, we have not received any reports of the battery capacity declining. Model X owners are much more upset about the delayed delivery of spare parts after accidents, but also about Tesla peculiarities such as scratch-sensitive surfaces in the interior or the non-folding two-row seats of the seven-seater. Too slow or faltering electrical support for the rear wing doors and the tailgate are also criticized.
But there is another parallel to Apple products here: users apparently get used to the peculiarities over the years and also accept the sometimes down-to-earth treatment by the Tesla customer center (own jargon: Tesla store) and stay with the brand. This stands like no other for the restart with battery cars. One should acknowledge that without envy.
Front brake discs (one set)
Front brake pads (one set)
Rear brake discs (one set)
Rear brake pads (one set)
Drive shaft front left
Suspension control arm in front