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    Front passenger door trim bubbling

    I noticed material defect on my passenger door recently I put in a appointment and Tesla Mobile service seems to auto deny any interior defect claims as wear and tear. I found a thread on reddit with similar issues however they were able to get it repaired under warranty. Anyone have any...
  2. N

    Smelly stinky socks / mold in Model 3 AC

    Has anyone have any luck with understanding the warranty on the AC filter. We had the car for a few months when it started smelling like stinky socks and mold. We did not call it in right away since the car is not driven that much initially. Then when the passenger door did not close...
  3. F

    2021+ Model 3 Magnetic Sun Visor Scrapes?

    This is minor, but it seems like a design defect and I am just wondering if others are having the same issue. On 2021 onwards (?) I think the sun visor clip is magnetic now. The magnet seems strong enough that it has started stripping the plastic when I flip it down. It is like this on both...
  4. L

    Bought a used 2018 X with 19,500 miles and I can see defects... does warranty still apply?

    Hello fellow Tesla owners! The last time I bought a car was 2005 and I am sure warranties have changes. I do know the basic warranty is 4 years 50K. Can I still bring it I’m for defects on the car? -Like it is not smooth lines in certain places and there is some shotty work near the roof where...
  5. R

    Lemon Law for Faulty Turn Signal Stock?

    I’m writing this post in hopes of gettings some thoughts and opinions on my situation. Also, to possibly hear of other owners that have gone through similar situations with Tesla. I got my Model 3 SR+ in August 2019. After a few months of ownership, I started having issues with the turn signal...
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    M3 lemon law arbitration with Tesla resolutions team

    My model 3 which is under 1 year old, with recurrent safety restraint issues, repaired 4 times, the first time just diagnostic, second, third and fourth with parts replaced. Did well for a month after last repair, back to same issues, including complete brake failure last time. I have initiated...
  7. N

    Distorted windshield

    Straight from the factory, why no one from Tesla decided to correct this before giving out to a customer is beyond me. Of all the cars that I have ordered used and new, I've never seen anything like this before. looks like the glass was not cooled correctly and now there's a difference in...
  8. markli

    Model 3 Rocker Panel Paint peeling off

    So one day I was walking around my car and make sure my center cap on all my tire are still in, I noticed a mark on my R side rocker panel by FR door. I when ahead and touched the layer of paint just slide right off my car leaving base paint behind.
  9. Tyger

    Battery defects

    Hi all, I was wondering if any of you had the battery replaced, probably under waranty. ( would be intresting to know what it costs) A friend of mine bought a secondhands S and the battery was replaced within the first year of its production. Some battery's seem to be dead instantly (the car...
  10. Seth2020

    Rocker panel trim is bowed out - will not push back into place

    I noticed gaps on both the passenger and drive side rocker panel trim (the plastic piece along the bottom of the car under the doors). For the passenger side I was able to push it back into place. Fro the drive side no such luck. I can see the clips, but they do not seem to engage. It almost...
  11. ZachieD

    Is this a defect (Crack) or per design in M3 Rear Trunk ceiling?

    Hi All, I was looking at the ceiling in the rear trunk of my new 2020 M3 and noticed something funky in the metal ceiling cuts. Do you see this in your M3’s as well? Or is this an issue with mine where they cut it and then tried to glue it back together? Please see attached pics.
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    Tesla in Park suddenly moved forward [air temp 33, snow on ground, parked on incline, OEM tires]

    Good evening folks. I know this will sound nuts, but I recently leased a new 2019 Tesla Model 3 long range. The car is amazing. I leased it in central CA where we don't have much weather, and other than a few odd issues that have all be explained and/or resolved, I took it on a road trip to...
  13. E

    Broken back window

    I know there's more than a few posts on this but none of them fully addressed my issue. The back window on my 3, which has 826 miles on it cracked last weekend. It's the inner laminate layer is what cracked and the outside and inside of the window are perfectly smooth. It appears the...
  14. djroberts

    Continuously upgrading paint protection

    I was pretty ignorant about PPF, ceramic, etc. I bought a black Model 3 and someone recommended I put ceramic on it so I did. Started finding rock chips in the paint so upgraded to Front PPF and rocker panels. As soon as I got the car back I noticed a bunch of scratches near the passenger door...
  15. drewpost

    Stuttering Audio/Low FPS Rear Camera/Stuttering Alert Tones

    Hey - New M3 SR+ owner here in the UK. I am on 2019.28.3 fd63a5e. I'm having a lot of trouble with my the infotainment system right now and the issues all seem to be interconnected. It feels like when you're running an iPhone on beta software and it just gets too overloaded or an old computer...
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    Glass Roof Cracks

    Today I seem to join many Model 3 owners who have suddenly noticed a large crack in the glass roof without any sign of impact. My car is only 3 months old, and not seeing a sign of impact or hearing any noise whatsoever, I can only assume a manufacturer defect / stress crack, etc. As such, I...
  17. FSDIN2020!

    I told service about a tire defect, they said it was fine.....

    Hello everyone first time poster, long time reader. First and foremost, I love my MX I think it is literally the best car in earth. I didn’t come here to smash on my favorite brand. I took the car to service with a large list of minor repairs and concerns all due bill stuff in mid March. One...
  18. Reeler

    Did you have a delivery issue and did Tesla put the issue in writing?

    Of the 7 Tesla's I purchased, three of them had issues. Two had very small dent and one had excessive scratches in the paint. Tesla would not write up a Due Bill on the two most recent incidents in the last year. When I asked for an e-mail at least, no luck either. Bizarre as this is...
  19. ForeverFree

    Paint Quality -- Progress ... or Regress?

    A disturbing data point to share here. (And, for calibration purposes, I'm a fervent Tesla and Model 3 fan.) Here in the San Fernando Valley (LA area, CA), we're lucky to have a premier PPF and coatings wizard, Anthony Alvarado. He's corrected and coated our 2015 Model S, our 2017 Model 3...
  20. houstonian

    Late 2016 / Early 2017 S Owners: How Are Your Daytime Running Lights Holding Up?

    JAN 2017 S75D-nee-S60D high-mileage owner here. Curious to see if other members with a S (or X) built in this time frame experienced any issues with the DRLs. By DLRs, I mean the "halo" which borders the LED headlight enclosure. Earlier this year the passenger side DLR partially failed where a...
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    Rejected delivery, now what?

    TLDR: 10days ago (June 3rd) we rejected delivery of our Model X (upgrade from Model 3 reservation). Yesterday I got snailmail from Wells Fargo (the Tesla lender) along with a courtesy call, with my loan account details and notification the first payment is due mid-July. Is that normal practice...
  22. Lanzer

    Seat Belt Stuck

    I've read about it happening on the Model S, but looks like the problem is happening on the Model 3 also. At slightly over 1000 miles the passenger side seatbelt will not release past 3 or 4 inches as the locking mechanism is engaged. I just called Tesla earlier today on the steering wheel...
  23. Lanzer

    Leather peeling on steering wheel cover

    On the way to work I saw some dust resting on my steering wheel cover near the Tesla logo. While trying to brush off the dust, I found even more dust around the logo. I soon realized that it wasn't dust that was sitting on the steering wheel cover, but the leather was peeling, and me wiping...
  24. SoCal Tsla

    How I reproduce the Model X Homelink failure and my analysis

    Greetings my friends! I've been posting videos on my Tesla Model X everyday since I get the car. Yesterday I was able to reproduce a Homelink failure happened before. Let me know if you guys tried to reproduce it with your garage door opener as well and what you found!
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    Paint defect? Spots on every panels!

    Hello, I took delivery of my Model S 90D 1 week ago, during the delivery i've noticed these spots and DS advised that these spots are "polishable" so its safe to take delivery first and they will re-polish the car for me once the service center is less occupied. Since I am planning to do...
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    Feeling misinformed on my CPO order (substantive previous damage) -- what should I do?

    So... the time had finally come. After months of searching EV-CPO and carefully watching all of my custom alerts, I'd found a CPO that matched exactly what I was looking for (the day after it was added). The CPO specialist I'd been working with gave me a call about it as well, saying he thought...
  27. Vger

    Alas, new problem: Windshield Stress Fracture. Anyone else?

    While washing the car yesterday, I noticed a significant crack in our new (2+ week-old) windshield. I believe that this is a stress fracture, and hence a manufacturing defect, and not related to a road hazard or other accident. Note that the crack proceeds from the free edge of the glass at its...