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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Nope, color is black. That’s what made it so difficult to catch. On delivery, it was obviously “cleaned”, but it wasn’t clean. The last thing I wanted to do was run my hands over the paint full of dust, etc and scratch the paint. My overspray on the glass was like yours - I first noticed it...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Most may have been a bit too harsh. I think in order to comply with VOC standards, they are using a water based paint. While water based paints have come a long way from what I understand, they have much different properties when compared to the urethane enamels used on other cars. That...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    What color are you planning to order? My neighbor just ordered a white, and he found no paint issues. I’m also in a white ‘19 loaner, and both the loaner and his have what looks like PPF on the rocker panels. I’ve heard this is not actually PPF, but the rocker panels on this ‘19 are in WAY...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I have seen a VIN breakdown before, but don’t have it handy. I’m sure a quick search will find it. I do believe most of the paint issues are due to the CA emissions restrictions. That, plus Tesla trying to squeeze as much production towards the end of the year. Between Tesla and SpaceX, I...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I wish I would have noticed it. It was really hard to see until the car was washed, and even then some may not have noticed. The windshield was more obvious, but mostly when wet.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    It must have been overspray from another car, because the overspray was over the entire car.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I did take a picture of the spinning camera and submitted with the service request. They still wrote it up with camera obstructed, could not duplicate problem. I personally think it has less to do with the camera and more to do with the other computer issues. We’ll see if it comes back...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    On the detail work, the shop Tesla sent me to is a high end detailer, and does a lot of supercars, so I trust their opinion. Their recommendation was to have Tesla paint the car or buy it back based on the condition. If it wasn’t for all these other issues, I would almost overlook it since it...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    I have not, but as I understand, if you compound/buff enough you could potentially get rid of them. The problem is that in the process of getting rid of the pitting, you could potentially go through the clear coat - especially with how thin Tesla paint is know to be. I’d be worried to do it...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Thanks guys, next service appointment scheduled for Monday. Hope to have more to report back by then at the latest.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    @GreenHokie Understand your point, but I took no offense. I was really happy about the 2021 because of the heat pump, and the black trim was a plus. If I had the choice to buy a pre or post refresh 2020/2021, I would have chosen the post-refresh every time.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    @UncertainTimes About now, the heat pump, black trim and new console don't seem like that great of upgrades given they come with all these troubles.
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    Thanks for the confirmation. All said, I understand that things happen, and I want to be understanding, but I’ve got 1,700 miles on the car and I’ve been through all this. I’d say almost 500 of my miles are to or from Tesla for service. don’t know if that’s an option, or how I’d go about...
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    2021 Model 3 Problems

    First off, I want to love my M3P. This is my first Tesla, and I took delivery of it on 23 Dec. Upon delivery, there were a couple issues. Minor scratch/gouge on front bumper, spoiler wasn't stuck on well, and after getting home, realized there was some type of overspray on all of the glass...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    Funny how if my memory serves me correctly, you ordered before me, took delivery after me and still managed to get the headlight upgrade! Congrats, that’s an awesome color!
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    Noob question - firmware update frequency

    I have my first service appointment tomorrow to take care of a couple delivery issues. Unfortunately, I’m stuck on 2020.39.103 because although I saw an update (2020.48.12.1) the same day I brought it home (23 Dec), the update failed and went away. Hopefully they can get that sorted out...
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    Model 3 “running” while parked

    When you swipe from left to right from your first iPhone screen, you can add the Tesla app to that screen. Let me know if that doesn’t help, and I can post more details.
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    Model 3 “running” while parked

    Care to share how? Been searching but coming up dry aside from 3rd party apps.
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    Model 3 “running” while parked

    Thanks for this info. I did have sentry mode enabled, and after disabling it, it seems to have stopped. I’ll reenable it tomorrow and see if it comes back or not. Also, is there an iPhone widget still available? I couldn’t find anything about it.
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    Model 3 “running” while parked

    Hi all. Relatively new here - been hanging out in the waiting room until I took delivery of my M3P on the 23rd. As a new Tesla owner, I’m still learning, so excuse my ignorance... My car is parked in the garage, and while parked and locked, it sounds like something is still running. It’s a...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    When I picked up on the 23rd, there were two trucks at the Tysons DC unloading, and my car was scheduled to arrive the day prior. I have a feeling they are turning them around pretty quick and have a steady flow of them arriving. Hopefully you’ll be fine.
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    Made it out of the waiting room on the 23rd. Had a few minor issues that will hopefully be taken care of at my service appointment on the 30th. Overall, I’m happy!
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    I’d guess no based on my 22 Dec delivery date getting pushed back a day. I got an automated call this morning at 0900 asking to confirm my delivery for 1600 tomorrow, along with a text: Tesla Delivery Appointment: Please reply YES to confirm your Model 3 delivery on 12/22/2020 at 4:00 PM...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    I don’t understand how I got lucky and ordered later than some but still ended up with a delivery date (22nd at Tysons). I can’t seem to find any common threads as to why mine came before others based on the spreadsheet. The other thing that would be nice is if once you were VIN matched...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    it appears that if you “x” out any of the digits, the spreadsheet replaces those digits with 5’s.
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    @SpringfieldM3P What’s your config? Do you have your VIN? I just called Tysons yesterday to see if they could give me any update - they looked up my VIN and said it was still in Fremont. Given the order dates, unless your config is what’s causing the delay, hopefully you’ll get something...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    10 minutes ago I received the long awaited text, and scheduled my delivery appointment at Tysons for 22 Dec. my config date was 11/22 and VIN match date was 6 Dec. Hopefully you hear something soon!
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    Just talked to the delivery center - my VIN is still in Fremont, so I have a couple days to wait.
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    Based on the unresponsiveness of my SA so far, can anyone confirm if there is something they have to do after VIN assignment for it to move to the next step? In other words, if someone locally drops the ball on something, can it delay my delivery?
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    Today my delivery estimate is updated to show 17 - 23 December. This is about the 5th or 6th slide one way or the other on delivery dates. VIN assignment was on 6 Dec, and as of now, no word back from my SA (or any other communication from Tesla) on status since reaching out yesterday. I may...
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    Refreshed “2021” Model 3 Performance Waiting Room

    New guy here, new (soon to be) M3P owner. ordered 11/22, VIN on account page 6 Dec (visible) Estimated dates originally 14-31 dec, but keep shifting almost daily forwards and backwards. Not that I check it daily. Multiple times. Texted my SA today to see if he had more info, but didn’t...

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