This Midnight Blue Roadster owner was concerned about the age of his Power Electronics Module (PEM), and decided to pro-actively rebuild it rather than wait for a failure. Some customers, who wait for this major electronics assembly to fail, pay a price by ending up with damage to critical electronic driver boards, which are no…

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This gorgeous pristine 2011 Electric Blue Roadster is part of a collection. It came to us with a PEM problem, and received the full treatment upgrade and overhaul. One morning, he came into the office and posted this story on Facebook: I always thought Hugh Heffner had the best job in the world, and then…

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Some Roadster owners are confident in, and anticipating the future collectible status these cars represent. Such is the case with a pair of Roadsters we had the privilege of working on for this savvy customer. These owners do not turn their Roadsters into daily drivers, realizing future value is often contingent on condition, low mileage,…

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This 2010 Tesla Roadster had a Power Electronics Module (PEM) fire. The only other PEM, one of our European partners saw with damage like this, was a resistive Electrolytic Capacitor blowing up inside the PEM. Miraculously, both PEMs were able to be rebuilt and repaired, which is vital since these large electronics assemblies are the…

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Not every customer puts this much money into a Roadster. When you start with an immaculately maintained low mileage car, it begs for more options, and what you end up with is an over the top, low mileage, Tesla Roadster, ready for a night out on the town. This customer was not afraid to experiment…

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This Fusion Red 2008 Roadster is one of the first 100 “Signature series” Roadsters released in the USA. It came to us because of a parasitic cell, progressively reducing standard charge range down to 81 miles by the time it got to our Service Center. Roadsters in this condition have a dying brick which is…

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Every once in a while, a one-of Roadster comes in for service.  This particular one car belonged to a Tesla executive, and as a result, demo products were installed for beta testing including a performance brake package, and limited slip differential. The backstory on this one includes a collision, and auction purchase, and a daring…

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This 2008 Roadster is one of the first 100 “Signature series” Roadsters released in the USA, VIN #48. Midnight Blue is a popular Tesla Roadster color. This Roadster came to us with failed ESS Battery Pack bleed test errors.  This early Roadster engineering problem has to do with the selection of Pop Rivets on the…

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Epilogue – This iconic 1 of 3 built inspiration behind the Tesla Roadster sadly perished in a fire at the Gruber Motor Company EV Service Center May 5, 2017 in which a number of cars were lost including 7 Roadsters. This tribute article, written nine months before the fire, describes this early legend which helped…

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Every once in a while, an over the top, low mileage, Tesla Roadster shows up at our Service Center The historical backstory on this one was told in our “Three Bricked Roadsters” gallery post. This 2010 “Electric Blue” Roadster was the most highly optioned Roadster we have seen with premium executive full leather interior. The…

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