Tesla Model 3 Owner Files Warranty Claim Over Damage Caused from Snow Tracks Mod

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Even though it’s an electric vehicle, the Tesla Model 3 is no stranger to modifications. In a recent warranty claim, a Model 3 owner damaged his drive train. The cause of the problem? The driver installed snow tracks on the Model 3.

Interestingly enough, the vehicle in subject comprised the subject of a YouTube video posted in February.

YouTube video

As you can see, the modification was meant to create a hybrid “electric snowmobile.”  After owning the vehicle for just three months, its drive train gave out. The mod caused significant pressure on the frame’s axles, leading to a damaged drive unit and rear axle. Interestingly enough, the owner filed a warranty claim with the company.

According to the Owner’s Manual, damages that result from a modification such as the snow tracks seen above, do not fall under Tesla’s Model 3 warranty. There was evidence to suggest that Tesla, in accordance with its original warranty policy, would deny the claim. However, a recent YouTube comment suggests otherwise. As of two days ago, the top comment on the original video, posted by the creator himself, states “Tesla has accepted my warranty claim, I have regained faith in the company. Thanks to everyone to engaged to help them take notice ;)”