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Tesla Advises Model S Owners: Don’t Tune-Up Your Cars

Tuning your car is not only an old practice in the automotive industry but this trend also has plenty of followers. Some Tesla Model S owners seem to fall in that category, but according to Tesla, pimping out a Model S is bad both for the owner and the company.
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Elon Musk was already worried by the safety of lithium-ion battery packs used in his cars or by the high production costs of the Model S, but we never thought people who customize the Model S will pose such a danger.

“If our vehicle owners customize our vehicles or change the charging infrastructure with aftermarket products, the vehicle may not operate properly, which could harm our business,” says the report.

Tesla also mentioned that some customers installed seats that elevate the driver but airbags and other safety systems could be compromised. In addition, there were cases of customers changing the wheels and tires and even installing large speaker systems that may impact the electrical systems of the vehicle.

As a final warning, Tesla Model S owners should be aware of the fact that Tesla neither tested nor approved such changes or aftermarket parts and it goes without saying (because common sense) that there’s also a great risk of getting electrocuted while playing MTV and Xzibit on the Model S. So remember, the Model S is a fine-tuned piece of technology and customers’ intrusiveness can quickly damage this balance.

Of course, owners could argue that since it’s their money and their car at stake, Tesla shouldn’t interfere. However, as nosy as Tesla might look with this request, we have to admit they do have a point.

 
 
 
 
 

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