Tesla Shopper Gets $15,000 Model S Due To One Faulty Battery Cell

Not long ago, we told you about Gruber’s new Tesla Model S battery pack repair process. Essentially, Gruber can analyze a battery pack, figure out if there are bad cells, replace them, and have you back in action. The company did just that with a used Model S, saving the used buyer some $15,000 or more.

A used 2014 Model S goes for around $30,000 or more. However, due to the bad battery pack, the buyer picked it up for just $10,000. It was going to cost about $20,000 to have Tesla replace the car’s battery pack. Gruber was able to fix it for just $5,000. In fact, the issue was just one single faulty battery cell out of over 7,000.

Once we learned that the single cell repair/replacement cost a whopping $5,000, we were a bit shocked. If you bought an expensive Tesla and then had to drop another $5,000 for a cell repair, you certainly wouldn’t be happy. However, it’s a very involved process, which you can see in the video below.


Tesla Shopper Gets $15,000 Model S Due To One Faulty Battery Cell