Tesla is stealing features from you, but is it wrong?

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Today we discuss tesla's attitude that "all your cars belong to us" when it comes to removing features from the car you own.
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  • Jahsen Levy
    Jahsen Levy12 orë më parë

    Excellent video!! Big up!!

  • Lee Ming Hwan
    Lee Ming Hwan3 ditë më parë

    If you take out the simcard before Tesla disable the super charging

  • Lee Ming Hwan

    Lee Ming Hwan

    3 ditë më parë

    Can you like put the car on “flight mode “ and nobody can touch the software? Maybe 🤔

  • Sizifus
    Sizifus4 ditë më parë

    I have a love/hate relationship with Tesla. Their EVs are the best on the market, but their business practices are fucking atrocious

  • Ricardo Brisolar
    Ricardo Brisolar5 ditë më parë

    I love tesla and would love to have one, but I disagree with the control that they wanna maintain over the car after the sale, the same way I don't like apple, for the same reason. For a company that wants to save the world, I imagine that not throwing a car that can be rebuilt would be the right thing... I actually prefer to think that is a marketing campaign, on the start of the company, so they can grow first, but I don't think this will be true, i really think that is their mentality

  • Gegen alle 130 Befürworter
    Gegen alle 130 Befürworter8 ditë më parë

    Well except no. Tesla’s explode when you crash them

  • Gegen alle 130 Befürworter

    Gegen alle 130 Befürworter

    8 ditë më parë

    Not only if they are salvage

  • David Elliott
    David Elliott9 ditë më parë

    Tesla seems to be infected with Silicon Valley / Apple geek mentality. They should be hiring Rich to get their public relations sorted out. Their share price would rise even faster.

  • Gugljesmece Obicno
    Gugljesmece Obicno10 ditë më parë

    Lol, this is so old news, like 5 or 7 years old. Why do you talking about it now? Damn, you fanboys are funny.

  • Lemon Squeezer
    Lemon Squeezer13 ditë më parë

    Tesla is just another greedy company, i love the car, but hate the company.

  • Yami omo
    Yami omo14 ditë më parë

    Honestly six nine is a better rapper than most. 2pac had nothing on 69

  • Persona non grata
    Persona non grata14 ditë më parë

    Imagine buying a bmw then you can't fill it at the petrol (gas, even though its liquid but ok...) station instead they hand you a bucket of petrol/gas & a dropper pipette. Nooooo thanks

  • Shan Tiago
    Shan Tiago18 ditë më parë

    tesla has the right to disrupt peoples lives, so if you own a tesla make plans to live within that restrictions or face a lawsuit, so much for saving the planet

  • Cesar Abraham
    Cesar Abraham20 ditë më parë

    Yeah, forgot to mention , the man is running a sweat shop, in freemont, folks under the gun to work overtime..lol

  • Danny Rogers
    Danny Rogers24 ditë më parë


  • Undercover_Secret_Agent
    Undercover_Secret_AgentMuaj më parë

    Be quite, your going to lower the share price (lol)

  • David Hebert
    David HebertMuaj më parë

    Just a thought other then the web snitches 🤣 could you not pull the cellular data module so then you remove Tesla's ability to see what you have done. This removing some of the perks of having a Tesla but if it's a salvage anyways??

  • William WATKINS
    William WATKINS2 muaj më parë

    This is basically why I'm not liking where automobile is going. I'm already finding this pill difficult to swallow with a 500€ smartphone, I wouldn't not put 50k in a rentalish type of service for a car.

  • Dennis Nirmark
    Dennis Nirmark3 muaj më parë

    awesome video :-)

  • Solar God
    Solar God3 muaj më parë

    With technology you will never have privacy

  • giuliano encina
    giuliano encina3 muaj më parë

    Oh Rich did you just found out Musk trying to monopolize and make as much money to built some other shit that no body needs....

  • Lennon Tedesco
    Lennon Tedesco3 muaj më parë

    3:03 thats where that meme comes from

  • jim pix
    jim pix3 muaj më parë

    Excellent video Rich. I can’t understand why the fanboys wouldn’t want the car’s faults to be sorted. It would improve their beloved’s reputation. I’m from the UK and for a long time I’ve assumed that the USA is a land of top service. The majority of companies are Big on service. But Tesla seems to ignore that ethos. Big on technical issues. Big on speed etc... Slow on quality of finish, also poor service. The Big Brother aspect really puts me off. Although I like Tesla’s Mission, I’d have to wait till they sorted out their failings before I get their car. It’s a bit like Not upgrading one’s computer till all the bugs are ironed out 🕷 🐜 🐛 Btw. A good alternative to all that complexity is the original Mini. Keep it Rich. Maybe tune it up. Fix a door make it the best it can be. You know how high they can sell for. You will love it. It is a go kart. May the Force be with you.🌀 (-: :-)

  • MrTallocks
    MrTallocks3 muaj më parë

    Tesla needs to hire you!! Make you the head of their SERVICE DEPARTMENTS world wide. It's known that service makes more profit than sales in the automotive industry. I'm surprised they haven't approached you with an offer. It's a no brainer. YOU ARE A GENIUS!!! You know what Tesla should do to keep there customers satisfied long after it's been purchased. You can make them billions if they hired you and truly put to action your ideas. I want to own a Tesla. I'm the type who buys a car for the long haul. So a good convenient maintenance department is essential. Instead of putting money on a Mars mission, Tesla needs to get their priorities straight. Dude if you came out with a vehicle, I would buy it no questions asked!!😊😊 You're about satisfied customers.

  • Ray Bickham
    Ray Bickham4 muaj më parë

    Telsa is seriously so fucking dumb...let me explain like Ruch said Tesla could possibly make 24k from one car if the car was sold three times just off of whatever feature. Rich also brought up a good point...when you buy a Tesla do you really own it????

  • movax20h


    3 muaj më parë

    Is that different from any other car really? Every car has parts that you can't replace legally really. Or if you replace them, you can't really claim it is still responsibility of the manufacturer to keep it updated or take the blame for something going wrong.

  • Scott Neal
    Scott Neal4 muaj më parë

    I feel like everyone should drop out of tesla market as nothing special since there are a lot of other companies that are doing the same. We the people are just making Elon rich when you have all these scams.

  • Эд Cárdenas
    Эд Cárdenas4 muaj më parë

    7:05 1000 pesos!!!

  • Tadeusz Tomaszew
    Tadeusz Tomaszew4 muaj më parë

    great job Rich!

  • Sir Miles
    Sir Miles4 muaj më parë

    Great points and logic young Genius! Its like renting the car since someone else ultimately controls all the electronics that are built into it!!

  • Not Telling
    Not Telling5 muaj më parë

    TLDW - yes... Simply yes

  • C 19 Commander
    C 19 Commander5 muaj më parë

    How does Tesla get away from all the shit they do, where are the consumer protection agency ? Mr Rich,does does tesla get away with all they shit they do-?

  • C 19 Commander
    C 19 Commander5 muaj më parë

    Tesla is a big scam.

  • moto nation
    moto nation5 muaj më parë

    Great job rich. I love your videos and I love Tesla but they need to be far.

  • razor yes
    razor yes5 muaj më parë

    I always thought that it is the government that certifies whether a car is road worthy or not. Looks like I am wrong in the case of a Tesla. It's the only car that you never own, even if you have paid for it and think that you own it. And Rich, you are awesome! Your mission is far more greener than these money milking a$$es.

  • David Mitchell
    David Mitchell5 muaj më parë

    I want to thank your channel for convincing me never to buy a Tesla. Typical tech rip off tactics and you don't really own the car. It is a total scam.

  • jrveloria
    jrveloria5 muaj më parë

    With all the b.s. to get a salvage Tesla charging adequately. I don't care much for Tesla cars no matter how sophisticated or fast it is, in the end my petrol car would take me further and not worry to find a charging station.

  • king rabbit
    king rabbit5 muaj më parë

    I died when he was talking about hiring the snitch and a pic of 69 popped up lmao

  • rich .cicciu
    rich .cicciu5 muaj më parë

    Regarding who owns the car.. ie supercharging....that may happen may be true regarding a lease and not owners of Tesla's...great stuff and conversations Rich...keep charging..

  • Lucas
    Lucas5 muaj më parë

    Tesla should hire Rich!

  • Macafee
    Macafee5 muaj më parë

    Don’t attack rich, pound at Tesla’s door until your voice is heard.

  • fina . com
    fina . com5 muaj më parë

    tesla is like apple control freaks this why the micro soft number one in the world, tesla will lose in the E-market. they can't sue you if own the car but they own the software. Just make new software for your tesla and turn anything on.

  • oraclewizard77
    oraclewizard775 muaj më parë

    There is an easy solution, buy a used Prius instead of a used Tesla.

  • Issac Ben Avram
    Issac Ben Avram5 muaj më parë

    Wow. Rip off. Thank you for educating the public. Amazing Rich. You are a genius.

  • The 55Miner
    The 55Miner5 muaj më parë

    Its like you ban driving in a country because you are afraid that someone will be involved in a car accident

  • ed panda
    ed panda6 muaj më parë

    If Tesla is not supporting damage and Salvaged Tesla, they should make sure the car is 100% recycled

  • TrixyRG
    TrixyRG6 muaj më parë

    Who’s the owner of that 2016 model x Tesla ? 400k miles in 4 years ?? That’s well over 270 miles per day everyday for 4 years. Wonder what they were doing

  • amazingjake
    amazingjake6 muaj më parë

    fighting the good fight. way to try and keep them honest.

  • Gene Kelly
    Gene Kelly6 muaj më parë

    Amazing how the stock is zooming-and yet the cars are poorly built and no after market service-whatever you save on these cars is all eaten up the exorbitant repair costs.

  • Diane Womble
    Diane Womble6 muaj më parë

    Rich I think it’s a great public service to call companies out (any company). As for fan boys that say what about the mission then they need to read Tesla’s mission, transition the planet to sustainability; your trying to do the same thing. If something can be repaired it should be used, that’s being responsible.

  • Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker
    Rex Kramer - Danger Seeker6 muaj më parë

    Tesla already got their money for the salvaged cars. Anything else they can milk out of people is a plus. I think people are slowly realizing that you don't "own" a Tesla, you're just paying for licenses and the privilege of driving one. I'm surprised they haven't started frying the controllers and shit whenever one pops up on the salvage sites.

  • Karan Phull
    Karan Phull6 muaj më parë

    Cus of this nonsense I won't buy a Tesla.

  • Karan Phull
    Karan Phull6 muaj më parë

    Why wouldn't they hire you. Companies are so stubborn. Typical bullshit.

  • E V
    E V6 muaj më parë

    The wording makes it sound like it’s just the supercharger tech they will sue you. DC fast charging may be different

  • Jacques Gauthier
    Jacques Gauthier6 muaj më parë

    A court could force the issue of the disabled supercharging on third party charging stations. If reach out to viewers that are in the same situation as you are, a class action lawsuit financed by the group could take on Tesla in court and the courts could have an injunction to force them to change the policy. The situation you described in another video where customers paid to have the supercharging enabled after a repair only for Tesla to disable it later sounds fraudulent to me unless they reimbursed the money. I get that this won't help your investment on the short run, but in the long run it would make Tesla a better company. Tesla's actions to "punish" you for your ALthe activities seems iffy to me. You aren't an employee, you are part owner of that company and a customer. Tesla is trying to copy how Apple is making it very difficult for third repair shops to repair its computers. Maybe it's time for people to design an open source EV where this won't be an issue. You might find Louis Rossman's channel interesting given the issues he has had with Apple.

  • Adam Engle-Sorrell
    Adam Engle-Sorrell6 muaj më parë

    I’m sure that guy on the forums is also tasked with watching Rich’s vids

  • Lovro Pirkl
    Lovro Pirkl6 muaj më parë

    You can't ask Tesla for supercharging access, but if they blocked you from DC fast-charging, as far as my limited knowledge goes, they don't have any right to do that, my advice is : pay for an add (if you can afford it) on youtube that will surely make everyone realize what Tesla is doing behind the scenes, then Tesla will probably allow DC fast-charging

  • Nicolas Raimo
    Nicolas Raimo6 muaj më parë

    I made a video comparing how there direct sales methods causes issues that wouldn't occur under a franchise model and the tesla fan boys NAILED me to a cross for it. Same with you i LOVE Tesla and want them to improve but it seems am unable to convince the fan boys these issues exist even with physically proof

  • R. T.
    R. T.6 muaj më parë

    can tesla pease put a PS4 in the car for fortnite.

    I FIX BOATS6 muaj më parë

    Upstart sux buttts

    I FIX BOATS6 muaj më parë

    I'd never buy. Or want one. Im good with my old mechanical diesel pickup

  • Find Manny
    Find Manny6 muaj më parë

    I dont know about this one. I still think as a new product that people are still unsure still seems smart to reduce the potential risky super charging. Remember how people made a big deal when the tesla auto driver crashed, even though the statistics were in their favor, its still hurt their sales. Its not they dont want you to share their charging services, its that they dont want to risk a tesla blowing up in ANY SUPER Charging, because thats exactly what the competition is waiting for. Im still glad you've made people aware. especiialy the DIY auction hunters.

  • Rodrigo Rosas
    Rodrigo Rosas7 muaj më parë

    Try rivian lol

  • _latch_key_
    _latch_key_7 muaj më parë

    Man the way you wrapped that up. Ice gotta get my act together

  • Question Mark
    Question Mark7 muaj më parë

    Elon's brutal deadlines force him to do SUPER SHADY shit to get cash in the building.

  • Mike Mohr
    Mike Mohr7 muaj më parë

    I do all the work on my own cars now. I cannot imagine having to go to Tesla for every little thing. I also do not like the idea that they have more control over the car than I do! I feel with you Rich!

  • Teslafaninsight
    Teslafaninsight7 muaj më parë

    Rich show great and impact of your questions great. one other thing I can't figure out with Tesla is their pricing of used model s. very hard to buy them when they are priced within a few thousand of a brand new model 3. I supposed resale is preserved but if no one will buy why bother

  • new & improved 305
    new & improved 3057 muaj më parë

    Porsche should make affordable electric cars

  • jeff
    jeff7 muaj më parë

    400k miles ? I’m exhausted thinking about all the charging to get that many miles on a tesla

  • Gregory Clarke
    Gregory Clarke7 muaj më parë

    Proud of this guy. He's very intelligent. Keep it up bro!

  • John Trout
    John Trout7 muaj më parë

    Awesome video as always Rich!

  • stamina4days
    stamina4days7 muaj më parë

    So wait. If I sell my Tesla, the next owner doesn't get Full Self Driving, because it follows me and not my car, right? So does that mean on my next car, I get it for free because I paid for it on my last car and it doesn't stay with the last car? If not....I smell a class action suit

  • Ts 3dPrints
    Ts 3dPrints7 muaj më parë

    Didn't we go threw this lawsuit already with farmers vs John Deere?

  • pl topper
    pl topper7 muaj më parë


  • Jack White
    Jack White7 muaj më parë

    Imagine paying for fsd and they disable it wtf

  • Hunter Lovering
    Hunter Lovering7 muaj më parë

    hey man, I'm looking to buy new model 3, what do you think the chances are that Tesla would be dicks and disable supercharging for it?

  • Shane D
    Shane D7 muaj më parë

    Or.. if they hired him to do repair and or inspection. Rich, keep up the great work and thank you for showing the faults in the system. I love gas but tesla has proven electric can compete so it is a love hate deal. Lol

  • rolf johansen
    rolf johansen7 muaj më parë

    as an electrical engineer, I can potentially built my own super(whatever) charger ... it's my car , and I modify it

  • Daniel Howard
    Daniel Howard7 muaj më parë

    Tesla: Disables supercharging Me: Disables the WHOLE Tesla company

  • Jason Franqui
    Jason Franqui7 muaj më parë

    They both need to go on Joe Rogan and smoke a blunt

  • irfan ataulawal
    irfan ataulawal8 muaj më parë

    Lol Rich is Louis Rossman of Tesla

  • Theodric
    Theodric8 muaj më parë

    I'm sitting at my computer watching your damn video, Rich, what do you think I'm doing? Gosh!

  • RT 1979
    RT 19798 muaj më parë

    We so need a federal right to repair bill. Also, company shouldn't be able to take off an option, it was sold as an option not as a subscription service. I'm surprised i have heard of more lawsuits on this.

  • Hyphed
    Hyphed8 muaj më parë

    All you Tesla cucks glorifying Tesla and calling elon a god smh

  • Eli Vega
    Eli Vega8 muaj më parë

    Hey Rich, maybe you know what’s going on here. But Tesla keeps adding and removing unlimited supercharging on me. I called Tesla but they can’t seem to find out why this is happening? Have you encountered this issue?

  • Alex Bonardi
    Alex Bonardi8 muaj më parë

    I'll tell you what i'm doing: driving an EV that's not a Tesla and actually own it. I really don't get why you want to put all that talent and resourcefulness you have to try to fight a clearly Don Quixote battle. There are so many other EVs out there with interesting drivetrains that could benefit from your abilities, so why not start throwing a bit of those in the mix? No one has yet started seriously modding EVs rather than just strip them down to feather weight (if that is ever possible in a 2 ton vehicle), the only really cool ones are the conversions, where imagination is the only limit (see EV West). Tesla started with the best of intentions (sharing patents) but seems to me they have fallen back into a very corporate, protect every ounce of my IP, kind of mentality. And that is ok as long as they don't overreach on the most basic of contract between a seller and a buyer. Honestly i would be much funder of the car if it would lose all the expensive "add ons" and make a truly pure EV (impressive drive train + Battery + simple creature comforts) ...nothing more (imagine if all that HW wasn't installed on the lowest costing version...how much less would it cost?). Again just a thought...space to the haters.

  • Jerome Watson
    Jerome Watson8 muaj më parë

    Hey brother thanks for standing up for us for we the people need help in every way possible for the bigger Tesla gets it's us the little people who gets shafted for buying into a cleaner planet greed money will always bring out the Judas in us

  • Elliander Eldridge
    Elliander Eldridge8 muaj më parë

    Your idea put in the protocol on the superchargers themselves is a very good one. Not just because it allows their Network to be protected without keeping you from using the supercharger that you buy and have installed in your garage but also because if you were to hack your car to turn it back on then their Network would treat it like it's back on. It is essentially gives the end-user power over their Network, and I am not confident that their legal language would fly especially when you consider states with right to repair laws and first sale Doctrine. Add in the fact that if you buy a charging station directly from Tesla they are keeping you from using Hardware that you paid for. I'm extra concerned that if I were to buy a Tesla and let's say something happens to me and my significant other takes over the title, well, Tesla would disable its core capabilities purely on the basis of a transfer of ownership. They would literally kill it if the owner died and that there's nothing else wrong with it.

  • Guessagain KK
    Guessagain KK8 muaj më parë

    Iphone in a Tesla

  • Dan Mortimer
    Dan Mortimer8 muaj më parë

    Hey Rich. Im watching your channel and coming to the conclusion that Tesla sucks. I wont be ever getting one, not that i can afford one. Your solid observations are awesome. Keep up the good work man.

  • youmadbro _1
    youmadbro _18 muaj më parë

    Tesla is basically the car industry equivalent of apple

  • Mike Gervasi
    Mike Gervasi8 muaj më parë

    I think if i owned a rebuilt salvage I would be looking to hack the software, enable everything, and cut the connection to Tesla completely. It's MY car, I own it and I can do whatever I want with it. We fought this same fight years ago with Apple and the jailbreaking/unlocking of iPhones.

  • Avi Ram
    Avi Ram8 muaj më parë

    The wise man on the mountain.

  • Louis Van Dyke
    Louis Van Dyke8 muaj më parë

    I love your videos, and I am so happy I found this channel! Keep up the outstanding work!

  • IcebergMM
    IcebergMM8 muaj më parë

    You're not making Tesla look bad, Tesla is.

  • J
    J8 muaj më parë

    They basically sell you the privilege to use their car, it has all the hardware and features but they only unlock them if you pay more. So who really owns the car if you can’t do anything with it. Welcome to the future

  • Craig E
    Craig E8 muaj më parë

    Tesla is the new apple

  • Primo Gonzales
    Primo Gonzales8 muaj më parë

    Good information about supercharging. We can't choose to do third party supercharging because Tesla can sue the car owner who does not really own the car. It's videos like this one that makes me NOT want to reserve a Tesla whenever I get that Cybertruck itch like a Tesla-buying bitch.

  • Kieran Nicholas
    Kieran Nicholas8 muaj më parë

    Loving your vids.. I think its safe to say I have been put off the Tesla's due to, as you say, who owns the car. When I buy a product, I want to be able to do whatever I want to or with it, while its in my possession. So of course if I want to Enable and Disable features on it. Should have the power to do so. Totally understand warranties would be void etc, but this would be my decision as to whether i want them enabled or not. I'm not sold on the whole autodrive thing as I would still prefer to have control. Fast Charging or supercharging. I'm sorry, this should be enabled regardless. There should be safeties in the car when you plugg it in to decide how much power it draws for charging. To disable it completely. Nah, not my bag. I mean what if I decided I wanted to stick a Solar panel on the roof to keep the car topped up on Long journeys, like I do in my Motorhome. Surley I should he able to do this if I decide I want to.. Again its all down to control of what you are allowed or not allowed to do, or what they think they can allow you to do.. If this makes sense of course

  • Kunta Chente
    Kunta Chente8 muaj më parë

    I was getting a Tesla but I will not be buying one for being ass holes

  • Mjcjael Ryan
    Mjcjael Ryan8 muaj më parë

    Here's an idea I know you're for Tesla not so well finding good but I'm sorry in the end gas powered vehicles is still going to be number one elecktronicks vehicles will never go over completely it's a novelty complete and total novelty I would rather drive a vehicle that has gas power then a vehicle that thinks it knows everything and where I wanna go I'm visually impaired and Tesla would be a perfect vehicle for me but I'm not going to put my trust and a vehicle that a bunch of smart guys that think they know everything and they don't know Jack ship about common sense I'm not going to put my faith in the that product I'm sorryEgotistical people get people hurt and EI musk isn't eating disco person he thinks whose product is on fallibleHes want more money for people that don't have the money to give hes a greedy lowlife piece a ship he just has a suit and tie that's itAnd go ahead come at me I don't care I think is designs are good but I think hes shooting at the moon and hes bissingQuit rolling about the environment because global warming and all the bullship that people push and push and push its just like fall Winter Spring summer it's seasons it happens every 100 to 200 years look at the process of everything look at that and then and then and only then come at people with knowledge don't listen to these India Arctic scientist that think they know everything they don't know Jack ship it sorry it's true it's just like this covert 19 bullship it because trump is pushing for people to get along hes a racist he tried to shut down everything all imports everything that way we could be protected but no that's being racist Eli musk and all the other idiots that think they are big Badin brave think they know everything that's going on they don't know Jack ship you ought to be ashamed of yourself for backing people like that I hope this finds you and you do research and actually think about what you're putting out there instead of blindly following somebody just to follow somebody quit it be a leader not a follower

  • Robert Goff
    Robert Goff8 muaj më parë

    Why hasn't Rich hooked up with the "right to repair" people?

  • Richard Moniz
    Richard Moniz8 muaj më parë

    I am not a Tesla owner but the issues aired reminds me of Apple computers IOS and Microsoft OS and computers. Some entity will eventually clone the Tesla system and make it better. Apple/ Mac tried and lost.

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