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  1. J

    Flat Tire in Remote Location

    Prayed to God that you had cell service...
  2. J

    Your Maintenance experiences / Cost to own

    $1300 for new tires at 30k miles, $240 in tire rotations ($70 each from Tesla), and $70 for air filter replacement and coil cleaning. That was for my 2018 Model 3 with 37k miles.
  3. J

    "Acceleration Boost" option, discussion as to which models and how much quicker

    If Tesla offered a discount on Black Friday then I would probably not be able to resist buying it. I really don't need it though and thus far have convinced myself to keep my wallet closed.
  4. J

    How's your experience of Model 3 viewing the speedometer?

    My 2nd grade son constantly tells me I am speeding and the cops will arrest me.
  5. J

    Reducing weight

    Replace the roof glass with paper thin carbon fiber. Or just remove it all together...
  6. J

    Baby Car Seat

    Yes. Car seats fit fine. You can easily fit two in the Model 3. If you need a third you have to make sure they are smaller seats.
  7. J

    Recently introduced serious software bug [with auto wipers]

    This makes no sense. Mode I, II, III, IIII are manual settings, of course it will continue wiping.
  8. J

    Rear facing side camera chrome cover peeling off

    Mine came loose on my 2018 and service glued a new one on.
  9. J

    Soft brake pedal after AutoX

    You boiled your brake fluid and now some air is trapped somewhere in the brake lines.
  10. J

    Advice needed on waking up Model 3 [salvage car sitting for 1 year unplugged]

    Then you are buying batteries from a shitty manufacturer who can't assemble the cells properly. I work in the automotive industry and can tell you that any Samsung, LG, Saft, Energizer, etc. will have a VERY low self discharge rate. Just look at your typical "good until" date on any energizer...
  11. J

    Got a bad tint job. Not sure what I should do.

    Tint installers often hold the roll of material on the outside of the window to cut it because it is less awkward. They could have easily done this.
  12. J

    Advice needed on waking up Model 3 [salvage car sitting for 1 year unplugged]

    Lithium Ion batteries can sit for up to 5 years actually. They have very little self-discharge. The problem is that the car's computers always have some parasitic draw which runs the battery down.
  13. J

    Rear-ended | Diminished value claim

    When I got rear ended the insurance company offered me $2k diminished value. I pulled comps, mentioned loss of use of my vehicle (I didn't accept their rental), etc. We eventually settled for $6k, $3k for diminished value and $3k loss of use. However used cars prices are up a ton right now, so...
  14. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    I received confirmation today that Tesla resubmitted the check with the appropriate info and it cleared.
  15. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    You are right, and it isn't my fault. It is theirs.
  16. J

    Is the WiFi on the Model 3 really this weak or is it just mine?

    No. Sounds like the antenna may not be plugged into the board or it got broken.
  17. J

    Auto headlights with wipers function deleted

    Hopefully someone at Tesla sees this.
  18. J

    rust under front seats

    Looks like a welding issue with inadequate shielding gas during welding/while cooling.
  19. J

    Is my driver side seat cushion falling apart?

    I had that issue on my 2018 Model 3. It seemed to slow down the amount of foam being shed after the first two years though.
  20. J

    Tesla removes regenerative braking strength option

    I have said that here many times before and fully agree. The cars were obviously designed in California where they don't have to drive in the shitty North East US snow/ice storms.
  21. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    Good luck. Tesla still hasn't redeposited my check yet. It is now over 30 days so the check will probably bounce because of it when they do. I texted the person handling my account at Tesla corporate HQ today and reminded them.
  22. J

    Regen setting LOW-Standard

    I have experienced the same thing in my new 2021 AWD vs. my 2018 Model 3 RWD.
  23. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    I was liquidating stocks for my down payment and with them being volatile I wasn't sure of the exact amount. So it makes things far easier.
  24. J

    Has anyone done the ceramic coating to the white seats?

    Similarly, my first Model 3 hit 37k miles and the seats still looked brand new.
  25. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    It bounced because Tesla did the equivalent of not signing their deposited check...
  26. J

    Tesla navigation history

    Sure a teenager didn't take it out for a spin?
  27. J

    Software stuck on 2021.3.104, but Tesla thinks I am on 2021.4. How can this be?

    I have also been stuck on 2021.3.104 since I picked up my car a month ago... I really want Disney+ and the mirror dimming control.
  28. J

    Quality difference between a 2018 and 2021 Model 3

    Heated steering wheel. More range. Faster 0-60. Heat pump. Dual pane front door glass. Power Lift gate. Wireless phone charger. Sentry drive included and hidden in locked glove compartment. Updated interior with no piano black. Different wheels. Other people have covered some of what was removed.
  29. J

    Is regen same across all models?

    Regen on my AWD definitely stops the car slower than on my LR RWD. I don't know if the regen limit is different or if it's the 450 lbs of extra weight for the AWD.
  30. J

    I wish the headrests were adjustable

    Agreed that the headrests are very uncomfortable. I don't think they need to be adjustable, but they are way too hard.
  31. J

    WhiteSeats and Car Seats

    Birth control.
  32. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    It was a blank check auto loan. These are pretty standard in the auto industry and Tesla knows all about them. It isn't the first one they have gotten from me either. The check has fields with the price, VIN number, etc. that needed to be filled out in order to be valid. The fields were listed...
  33. J

    Vendor TeslaShields update #10

    Word sent. The under seat storage looks awesome, I'll show it to my wife. Her Y gets delivered in November (hopefully).
  34. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    Update: I talked to my bank today. They rejected the check because Tesla didn't fill out any of the required sales info/paperwork for my loan when they made the deposit. Tesla incompetence pure and simple.
  35. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    If that's the case I will happily do it, but Tesla would just need to communicate that to me rather than threaten me over the phone. If that is the case I would also hope they would compensate me for having to take 2.5 hours off of work to go get another check from the bank (it isn't evenly...
  36. J

    Tesla lost bank check, then claimed it bounced, now threatening repo

    I picked up my car 3 weeks ago and gave Tesla two certified bank checks. I got a call 2 days later from the local service center claiming I never gave them one of the checks. I told them that I handed the checks directly to the sales advisor and we ended the conversation. I got a call a week...
  37. J

    How often does your M3P get rebooted? Disillusioned after 25 days.

    Picked up my 2021 a week ago. I'm on my third reboot due to problems while driving and had a screen crash already too. My 2018 Model 3 went the past 3 years with only ~6 reboots and 3 screen crashes.
  38. J

    2021 Trunk Damage Upon Open/Close

    Not good... Hopefully this doesn't become more widespread.
  39. J

    help me finish my shopping on my new M3P

    Got a link? I haven't seen that. I have only seen positive reviews.
  40. J

    help me finish my shopping on my new M3P

    Perfect, it will only cost you $23 per Tesla pad adapter for your stands then.
  41. J

    help me finish my shopping on my new M3P

    If you DIY stuff for your car and don't have a 2-post lift I would recommend Safe Jacks over a puck style jack pad: https://shop.teslarati.com/products/tesla-jacks-stands-model-s-3-x-y-rennstand-red These act like the jack pucks but once raised turn into jack stands.
  42. J

    How Long After Delivery Until You Receive Referral Miles?

    I had to call my service center and ask them about it after a week because my referral miles didn't show up. They took care of it for me.
  43. J

    2021 Refresh Rattle Help

    Check to see if the passenger seat belt buckle is rattling against anything (easiest way is to plug it in) . Also, make sure your windows aren't open as the air flow can cause the seat belt webbing to flutter and make a rattling sound as it smacks against the pillar.
  44. J

    Anyone else dislike the black/dark accents?

    I love the black on my 2021 White Model 3. I hated the chrome on my 2018 Red Model 3. I really wish the 2021 had also come with black badges and a black license plate cover too.
  45. J

    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    Yes, they will fix paint issues. The message I got in the app is that they will send my car to the local Tesla certified body shop to fix my scratches.
  46. J

    Ordered Wall charger

    Credit card dispute if Tesla doesn't respond in a timely manner.
  47. J

    New owner and some things that I do not like

    The old mirror glass just pops out and the new glass pops in.
  48. J

    Master thread: Delivery issues (panel gaps, delivery delays / issues / problems etc)

    My issues on the Model 3 LR AWD I picked up today: Two deep scratches in the hood. Passenger window not rolling up after door is shut. Sagging trim on the lower part of the dash (~1/8"-1/4" gap where there shouldn't be one). Some really loud rattles when I hit a section of asphalt that had been...
  49. J

    Selling OEM parts for all Models

    How much for the Nema 14-50 adapter?

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