Game changer is a tired automotive term, but when it comes to the Tesla Model S the term absolutely holds true. Combining clever innovation, smart vehicle packaging, understated but distinct styling, stunning performance, and battery reserves robust enough for extended drives, the Model S provides a thrilling glimpse of our electrically-driven future.
You'll Like The 2013 Tesla Model S If...
Sure, the Tesla Model S dazzles environmentalists and fans of energy independence, but the sleek sedan's appeal goes much deeper than that. Play with the slick 17-inch infotainment screen, fill the cavernous cargo areas with gear, or just floor the accelerator and, provided you have a pulse, we're guessing you'll be impressed.
You May Not Like The 2013 Tesla Model S If...
Making the Tesla Model S your primary mode of transportation would be unwise, or at least inconvenient, if your living situation excludes the installation of a home-based charging station or you regularly partake in long distance travel.
It is a much different vehicle than traditional ICE cars and as such must be treated differently starting with the mileage. Mileage greatly varies based upon conditions such as weather and how much energy is expended (aka are you a lead foot or not?). Because of this, planning long distance trips will require stops at either a charging station or the much preferred Tesla Supercharging stations all across the nation. Performance is incredibly snappy since it lacks the traditional transmission and engine. Reliability so far has been great even for a pre owned such as mine. Small issues are paid through warranty work but it repairs are definitely pricey since labor is set a $125/hr for the technicians. I love my Model S and would definitely consider adding another Tesla to my home.
Tesla model s is what cars always should have been.
The tesla model s is an amazing car. It drives like a dream - it feels like driving a car should be. Comfortable, smooth, quiet, smart. The tech in my 2013 feels like it is from the future, not the past. It is fast and it is the safest car on the road.
Planning is important when it comes to an electric car, as far as charging.
I like charging for free on any Tesla charger. I like the way the vehicle rides, very smooth. I like the large digital screen and being able to stream music for free using slacker and the vehicle's own internet.
Dual-stage driver/front passenger seat-mounted side airbags
First/second-row head curtain airbags
Front knee & pelvis airbags
Front-seat airbag occupant sensors
Three-point second-row seat belts
(3) second-row LATCH child seat anchors
Rear door child safety locks
Inside trunk safety release
* Optional Safety Feature
Safety Recalls (3)
SeatsJan 16, 2019
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Jan 16, 2019
Tesla Motors, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain model year 2013 Model S electric vehicles manufactured May 10, 2013, through June 8, 2013. An improper method for aligning the left hand seat back striker to the bracket may have weakened the weld between the bracket and the frame of the vehicle.
In the event of a crash, the left hand seat back may not stay mounted, increasing the risk of injury to passengers.
Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the left hand second row strikers. Tesla will add additional mounting hardware to ensure a proper joint between the bracket and the frame, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Tesla at 1-650-681-5000.
SteeringJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2012-2016 Tesla Model S vehicles equipped with Bosch steering racks. The aluminum bolts that attach the power steering gear assist motor to the gear housing may corrode and fracture causing a reduction or complete loss of power steering assist.
Loss of power steering assist would require a higher steering effort, especially at lower speeds, which may increase the risk of a crash.
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the steering gear mounting bolts and add a corrosion-preventative sealer, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 29, 2018. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-18-32-002.
Air BagsJan 16, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 16, 2019
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling all 2013 Model S vehicles equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the passenger frontal air bag, these inflators may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Tesla will notify owners, and Tesla Service Centers will replace the passenger frontal air bag modules, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in early March 2018. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-18-20-001.
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