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  1. Mm2021

    Model 3 Seat and Steering Wheel Cover/ Protectors/ Coatings Recommendations

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering if anyone had recommendations for seat covers/ protectors, protective coatings etc basically anything to help protect the white seats? Was thinking about a steering wheel cover too, to protect the leather wheel so any suggestions would be appreciated! Also is there...
  2. M

    Driving model 3 without front passenger seat?

    Has anyone tried to drive a model 3 without a front passenger seat? I could use as much space in the car as I can get and removing the passenger seat would really help but I herd disconnecting the sensors would mess with the car and make it go into park when driving at very low speed. Is that true?
  3. ADEEL421

    Here is how you clean white Tesla Seats...Best way!!!

    I have white seats in my Model S and I have been cleaning my white seats by following this method and it works 100% of the time and is safe...no issues and no harm...your leather seats (not sure if its really pure leather) will stay the same and stay clean. My Seats stays very clean and never...
  4. M

    WTB Tesla Model 3 White Interior

    Looking to purchase a full white interior without door panels. I have a full black interior that I am willing to trade or will purchase a white interior outright (maybe your car is a total loss and you’d like to recoup funds or from a salvage car) May consider T Sportline Uber White Synthetic...
  5. helvio

    Folding Seats / Bags on Backseats = Annoying Seatbelt Notification!

    I'm pretty sure this also applies to Model 3s, not sure about S/X. When you get that notification card saying there's someone not wearing the seat belt on the rear seats, especially when you fold the rear seats for a larger trunk or some object is on the seat, I just recently discovered you can...
  6. N

    PUR seats option

    I’m about to order a new 3 Long Range, but I have an OPTION of “PUR seats”. What will I get if I do/don’t check that box, and which one is better in terms of feel and cleaning?
  7. NoMoGas

    2020 Interior Retrofit (2014 MS) + Heated wheel / Bio Weapons / Refresh

    Upgraded my 2014 Model S from this... To This... Also added heated steering wheel, and bio weapons defense mode... Thanks to the guys at EV FIXME in Costa Mesa, CA! I absolutely could not be happier with the work that has been performed.
  8. U

    Model 3 Black Gen 2 Seats (Front, Passenger & Rear) - $800

    Selling Tesla Model 3 Gen 2 black leather seats. coming off of vehicle with 15k miles. Asking for $800 for all.
  9. G

    ISO Tesla Model 3 White Seats/Interior

    Hey all! I just joined the Tesla family after years of obsessing and getting my own friends into electric vehicles. I now own a 2018 Tesla Model 3 with FSD already paid for and the many additions to the outside that makes it look really sleek thanks to the previous owner! Unfortunately, the...
  10. D

    FS: Model S Black Executive Rear Seats

    I'm selling the Black Executive Rear Seats out of my March 2015 build Model S Here it is loosely assembled on the floor... The worst blemish to the whole thing, in my opinion is on the headrest of the right seat, depending on the lighting and angle looks like this... I don't know what...
  11. P

    Weak Seat Motors

    Howdy y'all! I recently did a test drive of a Model Y. Amazing vehicle, but I was surprised and disappointed to find out that the seat motors for both driver and passenger are too weak to adjust the seat without me lifting myself off of them. I am a large dude (350). I've never had this problem...
  12. S

    Rear passenger unbuckled alert with seats folded down

    Whenever I have the rear seats folded down in the Y and have a light weight on it (like a box of books), I get frequent flashes on the MFD saying that the middle passenger (or sometimes a side passenger) is unbuckled. Its very annoying because even if I swipe the alert away, going over a bump...
  13. Triumphz28

    For Sale - Excellent Condition - Model X Black Leather Ventilated Front Driver and Front Passenger S

    For Sale - Excellent Condition - Model X Black Leather Ventilated Front Driver and Front Passenger Seats (Pair) Excellent Condition - Model X Black Leather Ventilated Front Driver and Front Passenger Seats (Pair) - Both Tested 100% and verified everything works as expected. All seat tracks...
  14. C

    Rocky driver’s seat?

    My 336k 2014 MS 85 has, not surprisingly, a bit of a rocky driver’s seat. That is, it rocks back a and forth slightly; both the seat back and seat bottom at the same time. It’s not a lot, but enough to be slightly bothersome. Has anyone experienced / fixed this? Just wondering if it could be...
  15. D

    Removing center console from executive rear seats

    I just bought a 2015 P85D with executive rear seats. When I was looking at it, I mainly just checked that the windows and doors worked and didn't even think about that there wasn't a middle seat. If I can get the center console out then I can put my child seat there and then I would still...
  16. CertLive

    Possible drivers seat issue model 3?

    The last handful of times I have been getting in the car to sit down I have felt my rear hit metal which I did not used to. At first I thought it was just a one off but on further investigation or at least it feels like it to me I can feel 2 bolts through the seat I did not used to feel when...
  17. Y

    White Seats Stain Very Easily

    I know people say its crazy to get white leather in a car, but I really wanted them and people have been saying the Tesla seats are easy to clean if you put in some effort. So I have been extremely careful. I don't wear jeans almost ever. I wipe down the seat with a baby wipe almost daily...
  18. ElectricLove

    Seat materials; Premium, Vegan or Leather...

    Does anyone know the story and rough dates for the Model X when they went from, I assume, originally Leather, then to a "Premium" (that wasn't designated as Leather and is presumable "vegan") and then finally to a "Vegan Leather" option for the Model X? Of course, now they are just saying...
  19. TexasTeslaRacing

    Westworld & Model X Seats

    Who else noticed the white Model X middle seats in the transport vehicle during season 3 Ep1?
  20. L

    Retrofitting front seats - experiences?

    Hi folks, I thought I'd ask here before I pester the nice people at my local Service/Sales center (goodness knows they have enough to do). We bought a new LRMS in Dec 2019, and I think the front seats are different than in the MS we test drove about a year before (maybe the design changed in...
  21. R

    Passenger seat doesn't recline

    I've noticed that the passenger seat in my 2020 P3D- doesn't recline. Up/down, forward/back all work fine. Before scheduling an appointment I figured I'd check with you guys to see if there was a simple fix.
  22. Gurujeff03

    Model S, Rear Facing Seats RFS, Halogen headlights, Pano Roof Sun shade, 4 Baolong TPMS

    Item 1) Rear faciing seats: $1050 includes shipping to US 48 states only. Seats are in good condition please see the pictures. (no bumper support) Comes with brackets that are attached see pictures. Item 2) Pair of Xenon Headlights for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 model S. $650 includes...
  23. N

    Seat Behavior Question for Post Oct 2019 Model X (7 seat) Owners

    Any recent Model X owners (Oct 2019+) with the 7 seat configuration that I can compare seat behavior with (Dec delivery for me)? The seating design was changed and I am trying to figure out if two aspects of the behavior are intended, or if there is a problem. 1. Significantly limited forward...
  24. P

    Want to buy: Jump Seats, rear facing child seats

    Hello everyone, I'm looking to purchase jump seats for a 2015 model S. Does anyone have them, or know where to find them? I've watched YouTube videos to see installation, so I know it can be done. Any help is greatly appreciated! Ian
  25. KSG-P85DL+

    Tesla Model S Heated Black Premium Front Seats

    Seats are from a fully spec’d out P85D built in December 2014. I replaced my seats at around 50000 miles. Nothing wrong with these seats other than minimal wear and tear. Only selling as a pair. Asking $600 OBO Seats: Driver's Bottom: Passenger Bottom: Rear:
  26. FilmTraveler

    A solution to mystery squeak while driving

    Shortly after adopting my Model 3, I started hearing a squeaking sound. It seemed to be coming from the dash or center console, but I couldn't pin it down or reproduce it on cue. Just whenever driving it would appear for a while and then go away for a while, though it was worse on bumpy roads...
  27. K

    New front seat design now shipping!

    Tesla just listed on their site a new redesigned front seats for the model X! Looks to improve leg room for the 2nd row and also added back pockets! Hard to tell, but looks like the head rest is now a Single piece instead of the adjustable one.
  28. M

    Any way to change front seats on the Model S?

    I'm thinking seriously about buying my first Tesla and excited about the idea. However I have a bad back and pretty wide rear end and the wings on the seats cramp me and create some back pain that I can't live with. I read on a Model 3 thread that there are there are different generations of...
  29. D

    Enhanced Interior Styling

    is there any definitive documentation of what this means on Sept 1, 2019 Performance model specs. Seats the same? Lumbar adjustment? Cooling seat fan? HUD? Better lighting? Real leather? No sarcasm please.
  30. sublimejackman

    Don't Want Software Updates? Unplug your seat!

    BLUF: Unplugging the connector closest to the center console under the driver's seat will cause software updates to fail. I have been having trouble with my drivers seat not moving. I also was having problems getting software updates. Basically they would fail and I couldn't figure out why...
  31. ahirbe

    WTB Black Next Gen Seats (front pair)

    I am very tired, so is my butt, from the gen 1 seats in my 2014 MS85. Looking for a pair of front seats to replace. I really like the Recaro Next Gen seats that are in the D and P cars. Thanks!
  32. A

    Driver Seat Wear and Wrinkles after 4k miles....

    Take a look at my driver seat, a couple of wrinkles on the bottom, is this normal, or could it be premature seat wear? Will Tesla consider this a defect? or is this normal? How are your guys seats? Sept 2018 Model 3 Performance+.
  33. W

    Is this normal? Or, defect? Leathers seats wrinkle.

    I've owned the MR3 for about a month. I just noticed that the front passenger leather seat has some wrinkles in it. It doesn't get much use, especially considering the driver's seat has no such wrinkles. Is this expected? Or, yet another service appointment?
  34. N

    Next Generation Seat Swap

    I have a 2013 Model S P85 and the seats are terrible. I purchased a pair of Black front Next Generation seats from a private party but they are too new. My car can only swap for 2015 Seats from a Model S. If you have a 2015 Model S and youre interested in new Next Generation seats, lets make a...
  35. E

    When will Tesla create luxury COMFORTABLE seats?

    I love the X but come on! SO hard and narrow, even for a small female like myself. Please take a cue from Lexus and Mercedes in ergonomics!
  36. 1

    Any Recommendation on Leather Conditioner / Cleaner ?

    Hi I just got a model 3 With White seats, Does anyone has any recommendation or experience with what leather conditioner is the best and how often to condition seats to make them last a very long time ? How would you treat and clean them ? Thank You!
  37. N

    Changing seats 6 to 7

    Has any one have ideas on changing seats from a 6 seat to 7 seat config. In Australia 6 seat config seems to be the most popular. If one came up at the right price would I be able to change to 7 seat config ( I need 7 seat )
  38. RGloverii

    Help Requested - Seat scratches

    Hello all, Seeking some help / advice here. Yesterday, I was working around the house and was wearing an old pair of jeans. Come to find out that one of the metal grommets on the jeans was deformed, and caused several bad scratches on my driver seat leather! While it might sound trivial to...
  39. C

    Model s, Tan Interior

    hi, looking for a model s tan interior...
  40. M

    Driver Seat Trying to Kill me

    slightly clickbait but is anyone else’s X constantly trying to squash them into the steering wheel with the seat every time they enter or exit the car? It’s like easy entry sensors reversed and instead of reclining and lowering it’s going up, forward, and then tilted as far forward as possible...
  41. S

    Head rests - so narrow and far forward

    The headrests are one of the strangest design decisions in my opinion. They jut forward into your head and are extremely narrow. I think they would be especially annoying for a front seat passenger who wanted to recline and take a nap to balance their head on that 6 inch wide section. I read...
  42. J

    Driver Seat Adjustment

    The my drivers seat does not go as far upright as the passenger seat, i.e. it's always a bit too reclined. I took it to Tesla and they reset the seat once and all was good. Now a couple months later it is happening again. I have Easy Entry setup, not sure if this is a cause, however, even...
  43. E

    Suncream Stains on Model 3 Seats

    Unbeknownst to me, a friend wore Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-touch sunscreen, an 85+ helloplex broad spectrum uva-uvb while a passenger in my Model 3 last Thursday. He wore a tee and shorts and so the lotion was transferred to all surfaces of the black seats and arm rests, leaving white stains on...
  44. Dolphindefense

    Wider seats with diff pattern in newer M3s

    just saw this on Reddit: r/teslamotors - Model 3 Seat Pattern Change Imgur Curious which seats folks in Canada got (whoever has an M3 already)
  45. I

    Very uncomfortable bottom seat cushion

    I have never seen this issue in a forum. I can't believe that I am the only Model S owner (2017) that experiences pain in the butt when driving over 1 hour. This pain is extreme and not just inconvenient. The seat frame under the vegan leather and padding consists of a metal platform from the...
  46. K

    Fixing/Changing Seat Ergonomics

    So, there's no two ways around it, my Model X seats are not great. I've been in touch with a couple of local upholstery shops to see if it's possible to change the lumbar support and extend the seat base for better thigh support, and maybe look at any other issues. Curious if anyone else has...
  47. JChris

    Looking for Glossy Seat Backs

    I have a 2017 X (6 Seater) and I'm looking for 4 glossy seat backs from the 2016. Also, does anyone know if it is a simple swap out? I'm assuming so. Much appreciated,
  48. JohnnyLounge21

    Heated Seats last exactly 20 mins. . .

    My heated seats run great for about 20 mins and then they fizzle out. I tried to see if anyone else has observed this exact problem and I couldn't seem to find it. . . I want my seat to run and run hard until I tell it not to. . . Instead, it heats for exactly 20 mins and then starts...
  49. Q

    buying a test drive vehicle with no tow package

    1) Is there any downside to buying a test drive vehicle with 2,000 miles? 2) test drive vehicle built 9/17 after the Tow package standard (7/17), but doesnt have it. How hard is it to convince OA that it should be included. 3) between ultra white and cream seats, which one is better with kids...
  50. Freedom101

    Are your Ultra White seats defective?

    Hi all, Thought I'd post my recent experience with the ultra white seats. I'd suggest checking yours to make sure they aren't showing this type of ware and if they are get in touch with your service center to have them replaced.

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