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    My 2018 model 3 got rear ended today - car won't go into drive

    @AlanSubie4Life do you know what the cost for getting it fixed will be? The rear is banged up too
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    My 2018 model 3 got rear ended today - car won't go into drive

    I see. Yes, the seatbelt did seem to get damaged. It wasn't going into the slot correctly after the accident. And there was a bit of a burnt smell too at the time of and right after the accident
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    My 2018 model 3 got rear ended today - car won't go into drive

    My car got rear ended today on the highway. Thankfully, no one was hurt. But my car got really rattled - besides the damage to the back. It refused to switch to "Drive" and by the time it was towed away, it's battery (the 12V one) was dead. It doesn't turn on at all now. I've scheduled an...
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Yes I did. I ended up getting it fixed at a local auto body shop for ~3.5K :( Cheapest I could find
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    Autopilot can be unreliable on winding roads

    I’m pretty stoked about all they’re planning and have already seen the AI day videos. I even bought the FSD package and can’t wait to try out the beta. However, I do think they can do a better job at communicating to the customer situations where AP is unreliable or should not be used. At...
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    Autopilot can be unreliable on winding roads

    Ah, I did not know about the disclaimer on the manual. Regardless, narrow and winding are not objective measures. Ideally, Tesla should either disable AP or give a fixed banner warning when it deems it cannot safely drive a stretch (like it does if the camera is obstructed, for eg.)
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    Autopilot can be unreliable on winding roads

    There were advisory speed post signs for many of the curves. However, I don’t believe AP follows them (the speed limit on screen remains the same) - this maybe another issue. However, I would expect AP to reduce suitably even if the max limit is higher.
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    Autopilot can be unreliable on winding roads

    I do think this is an engineering flaw then. It’d be safer for Tesla to disable AP for streches where system confidence is not high. Or reduce speed on curves to be on the safer side. Otherwise, driver reaction time may not be enough to take over in the middle of AP. Of course, I’m with you in...
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    Autopilot can be unreliable on winding roads

    Took a trip yesterday along the North cascade highway. I had set it to autopilot (no navigation since this was a state road). For certain stretches, the car would slow down appropriately on curves. But for many sections, it did not and there times when I had to take over. Some were close calls...
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    Rear quarter panel + bumper repainting and slight dent

    Hello, i backed up and scraped my 2018 red tesla against a pillar recently :( I was told by several body shops the rear quarter panel and bumper would need to be repainted. There’s also a slight dent which would need to be fixed. Estimates from tesla approved shops were 4k-6k (!!). A non...
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Thanks- I'll consult with a detailing shop as soon as I can!
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Makes sense, thanks! So if it's the primer showing through, buffing will make it worse and I should just get a repainting done? I'm just trying to see if I can get more of it buffed out.
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    That's what I'm thinking of doing - 1. Get it buffed out first 2. See if the remaining paint can just be done with the Tesla paint correction kit/Dr. Colorchip 3. Get the dent fixed with a paintless dent guy Can I get the dent fixed after the buff/paint, or does it have it be before?
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Hello, I recently has some external damage to my red Tesla model 3. I'm trying to see if just buffing it will get most of the scratches removed. Will only consider repainting if that's not enough. Here are some pics of the damage - https://photos.app.goo.gl/dwYeYcVa4fw2fpbv6 Do folks have any...
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Haha might be so. I'll try to see if just buffing it will fix it though
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Oh for sure - it's just that I thought the costs would be much higher to fix this.
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    In retrospect, you're right. But I'm so bummed out that I probably missed that :P Yup, taking it in tomorrow. Going to check if just getting it buffed out would repair most of it.
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    When you say totaled, do you mean the costs will be above 10K? Thanks, do you say that because the premium bump will be less than the cost of getting it repaired?
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    Red Model 3 repair cost estimate

    Hi, Really sad to say I scraped my red Model 3 against a pillar while backing up on the rear driver side. I put up 3 pictures of the same damaged area, some slightly zoomed out/in. There seems to be a slight dent in the center of the scratches as well. I want to get this fixed, but would really...

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