There was a time limit on any claims where they had to be filed by a certain date, sometime in 2010 if I recall correctly. If the problem occurs after that, you're SOL. Therefore, the E46 unibody issue is NOT "A-OK". It is a perfect example of why it is much better to have a problem when you first get a new car, rather than a ticking time bomb which can kick in many miles and years down the line.Honest owners usually do not take these issues lightly, but there seems to be Tesla owners that think otherwise.
At least inquisitive minds may search for clues of the failure models, maybe the robot just happened to sneeze occasionally?
Also, to use your logic, the E46 unibody issue is A-OK, since it is covered by recall/class action.