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ACCIDENT!!! Oh No!!!!

Discussion in 'Model X' started by K-MTG, Oct 5, 2017.

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  1. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I wasn't the one driving but this just happened....

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    Any body shop recommendations?? The bottom bumper seems to be scratched while the top has a slight dent...mostly just scratched... Any body shop recommendations in O.C?? How much will this cost - replace or repaint?? I have the solid black paint..


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  2. DrivingRockies

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    Condolences :(
     
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    Oh no!!!
     
  4. Gwgan

    Gwgan Almost a wagon

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    So sad!! I hope you parts wait is a short one.
    Next time let the car back itself out.
     
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    #5 SMAlset, Oct 5, 2017
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    Ouch! Sorry to see. Can I assume it happened at home too? It doesn't look too bad compared to others I've seen and hopefully won't be too expensive. Let us know how you make out.

    Oh I just watched the video and heard the crunch! Was this driver error or was it on summons? If it were me, I would disassemble the planter there though to make sure it doesn't happen again.
     
  6. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    It was a drivers error....wheel wasn’t straight. It would have been better if the car hit the house...it hit solid stone

    It’s bad but not that bad...should I contact Tesla or go directly to the body ship?
     
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    Camera-Cruiser Fully Charged

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    I'm sure it's the pilasters fault!
     
  8. buttershrimp

    buttershrimp Click my signature to Go Mad Max Mode

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    So sad.... Hey, I'm just impressed no one blamed Autopilot only to get busted by Tesla
     
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  9. RayW

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    Well, there's City Center Collision in Stanton, which I would give a solid 3-out-of-5 stars. They seem to be capable of good work, but are overwhelmed with Teslas -- they had 70 Teslas in various states of disassembly when mine was there. Their dent removal work was excellent, but I had to return twice to get panels/bumpers aligned properly, and had to take the car to a detailer to remove the swirls they left in the paint from over aggressive polishing.... OK, maybe 2-out-of-5 starts after reading what I just wrote.
     
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  10. TOBASH

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    Looks totaled. Let me grab the battery pack for use elsewhere. ;-)~~~

    All you need is the fender flare. Everything else is easy to fix. Be glad the rear lights are undamaged.

    Take a deep breathe. Exhale. Then find out if the local Tesla shoppe has a preferred shoppe.

    Best,

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  11. outie

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    That hurts. Hopefully you won't be part with the car for months!
     
  12. thecloud

    thecloud As rhythm raced inside, the ship came alive

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    Ouch! Shouldn't have turned the wheel toward that stone. I hope it's not gone for long and you can still carry on.

     
  13. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Does anyone have experience with
    European Motor Car Works - Santa Ana?

    It’s across the street from Tesla SC so will take it to Tesla first tomorrow and body shop afterwards.
     
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    5 to $10k?
     
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    If there is much of a crease/dent in the sheet metal they will recommend replacement vs. repair and I would guess the cost would be close to $17k. (But I would love to be wrong and find out that costs have come down.)
     
  16. polymathic

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    My MX was damaged while in service in the same spot. This is bad news. It means replacing the quarter panel, full disassembly of the lift gate, internal trim removal. It took months, and this was a case where Tesla was handling the repairs while I had a loaner, so there was no part wait time.

    I hope you are more lucky, and it's a quick fix.
     
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  17. Ski_

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    So sorry to see this! Wishing your ride a fast recovery. :)
     
  18. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    @SDRick & @MP3Mike - I am hoping it's in the $5k to $7k range...this is the worst damage I had in any of my cars so I don't know what to expect.

    Oh wow! My lift gate is fine but I will see what the shop says tomorrow. The car did hit solid stone so I don't know what to expect. What do you think will happen to my resell value?
     
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    We took delivery Dec 2016 and there was a paint issue
    Tesla first mentioned European Motor Works, but there was a 6 week delay
    Instead they used Spectrum in Irvine. I was happy with the result tho no body work was involved
     
  20. ckwong

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    sorry to hear and hope for a speedy recovery and doesn't cost an arm and a leg or both arms and legs
     

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