How Long Is The Tesla Battery Warranty?
Jun 22,2022 | Chloe Lacour
Tesla batteries have different warranty periods depending on the model. The Model S and Model X batteries have a warranty of 8 years or 200,000 kilometers. A Model 3 with a standard or mid-range battery has a range of 8 years or 160,000 kilometers and has a battery capacity of at least 70% during the warranty period.
The Model 3 with long battery life is 8 years or 192,000 kilometers, and the battery capacity is at least 70% during the warranty period. If Tesla's batteries are really faulty, the manufacturer has the right to decide whether to repair or replace them. It's worth mentioning that a replacement during the warranty period may not return the vehicle to like-new condition, but the guaranteed battery capacity is at least equal to the original capacity before the failure.
After Tesla drove 50,000 miles (about 80,000 kilometers), the battery capacity of the Model S/X shrank by 5%. After 300,000 kilometers, most Teslas can guarantee more than 90% of the battery capacity, and after 500,000 miles (800,000 kilometers), they can still maintain more than 80%.
Tesla batteries are not covered under warranty in the following cases:
1. Tesla also guarantees vehicle damage caused by battery fire but does not include damage that existed before the battery fire or damage caused by battery fire after the vehicle is completely damaged.
2. Willful misuse or damage to the vehicle or disregard of a valid vehicle warning or service notice.
3. Damage caused by non-Tesla or non-certified personnel repairing or opening the battery and drive unit.
4. Damage the battery or intentionally attempt to prolong or shorten the battery life by physical means, programming, or other methods. 5. Put the battery directly into the flame or immerse the battery in water