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2021 Front Driver's seat rubbing on center console

Hi All,

Searched the 3 forum but couldn't find anyone else having this issue except for a couple Y owners. When adjusted to the lowest seating position, my driver's seat is rubbing up against the center console to the point where it constantly squeaks while driving or while using easy entry. You can see the passenger seat adjusted to the same position below, but it still has a small gap. Does anyone else seem to have this issue or is it worth scheduling a service appointment for?


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So following up on my response to this issue. Service department of course said it was in spec, put "lube" on seat so if it rubs it won't be a wear spot/issue. All I know is that it is documented, so if there is a problem later, they are on the hook and not me with the "in spec" response.

Same for the Rear window misalignment. They say all Tesla's with power lift have that blah blah..when I know this is a complete lie. Coworker, and plenty of other Model 3 LR/SR vehicles with power lift for 2021 don't have this at all. They just misaligned it 2mm the wrong way, along with the sun roof and windshield, which throws the whole thing off in the rear.

Not a huge issue, but again, if there are any leaks etc...I had it documented. They will need to deal with it worse case. That isn't spec.

They did fix my front bumper/quarter panel alignment issue and got it tighter and fixed the sunken door handle. Most of these things are all well documented with people and Tesla just refuses to perform and have any real quality/pride and tolerance with their product sadly compared to other "premium brand" of vehicles.

Good luck.
 
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See this solution for the MS, a little Krytox grease will do ya...

 
I mentioned earlier, but felt tape for the rubbing noises. As for the rocking, maybe try moving the seat a teeny tiny bit. It could be that the gears are sitting in a weird position.
Tesla service center changed my seat tracking and that fixed everything including the driver seat rubbing the center console and finally no more rocking like the seats going to snap off. Turns out it’s just poor Tesla quality control and the seats rubbing is just poor aligning of the seat tracking which throws everything off.
 
Glad I found this forum. I also have my drivers seat rubbing against my center console (I sit low) and also makes a rumbling noise/feeling when I move the seat forward and backward. Passenger seat has no such problem. Service appointment this Friday, hope they fix it among others things.
 

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