TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Aggressive mold in the front inside of the panorama sunroof

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Newbie, Feb 17, 2014.

Tags:
  1. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World
    A norwegian owner found this on the innside of the sunroof of the car ( see pic)

    I wonder if this is going to be an common problem on Teslas in wet weather conditions.

    Mugg i soltaket.

    English:

    Google Oversetter

    2anu3e5u.jpg
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,241
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    I haven't seen any other reports like this of cars in wet weather conditions. Hope the owner has this resolved quickly and it doesn't come back.
     
  3. wormhole

    wormhole Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2013
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Westchester, New York
  4. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,497
    Location:
    Redmond, WA
    I live in Seattle, one of the wettest places on Earth, and have had my car for over a year. No such problem here.

    Reading that forum it appears related to felt tape that Tesla retrofitted to his car as part of a service bulletin.
     
  5. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World
    Yes it is on the retrofitted felt tape. Doesnt look good... Mould once you have it is very difficult to remove..
     
  6. ElSupreme

    ElSupreme Model S 03182

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2012
    Messages:
    4,279
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    Not really. Icahn-bids-102B-for-Clorox-not-just-bleach-5C7NQ9K-x-large.jpg Just don't get it on the aluminum bits!
     
  7. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World

    Shouldnt be necessary on an new luxury car... And if you do you only treat the symptoms not the disease..
     
  8. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2013
    Messages:
    1,182
    Location:
    Chattanooga, TN
    Nope! Bleach kills the mold, not the symptoms (???) of the mold. Kills mold DEAD!
     
  9. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World
    One must fix what causes the problem of moist and why the mold appears...

    This is up to tesla to fix along with all the leaking sunroofs here in norway that several teslaowners report.. ( dripping water from closed sunroof when raining)
     
  10. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,241
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    link?
     
  11. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World
    Follow this link , translated with google translate: Google Oversetter
     
  12. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,241
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    Looks like two reports with the last one two months ago ... anything more recent? Otherwise, looks like it is resolved, yes?
     
  13. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World
    #13 Newbie, Feb 17, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
    Please take this serious.. Remeber our last posts from Norway about faulty UMCs and charging problems got Elon to visit Norway 1st feb :)

    Norway is the the TMS testing facility for how the car handles in cold and wet conditions.. We just got 5 yrs warranty service on the car and the posibility to have 8 yrs service package.
     
  14. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,241
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    That was an honest question (as yet unanswered). Why would you take that as an insult?

    As far as the other, I'm pretty sure posts here on TMC had nothing to do with Elon's travel schedule. :)
     
  15. rlang59

    rlang59 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2013
    Messages:
    923
    Location:
    US

    Wow Bonnie, starting to look like you can't ask a question anymore without being taken to task for being a Tesla defender. :smile:
     
  16. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,241
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    That's a fact. Not sure how else I could have asked it. I'm going to assume that the language idioms might have come into play here and a straightforward question was assumed to be something it was not.

    - - - Updated - - -

    While Tesla has obviously sold a lot of Model S in warm climes, Norway is not the first 'cold weather' climate for the Model S to be sold. You really should be talking to the Canadian, Minnesotan & Chicago-area Tesla owners. They've tested the cars in some similar conditions (there's a reason that Minnesota is so heavily populated by Scandinavians). Brutal winters, humid summers, and when it rains, it pours. Check out their regional forums. You'll get more focused answers about any cold weather issues and performance than here on the general part of the forum.

    Canada: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forumdisplay.php/95-Canada

    Great Lakes area: http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/forumdisplay.php/100-Midwest-Great-Lakes

    Good luck!
     
  17. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2011
    Messages:
    14,241
    Location:
    Columbia River Gorge
    ftr, I didn't feel like a 'victim' here. I just assumed it was a language thing. Not a big deal. Not sure why it has become one.
     
  18. Newbie

    Newbie Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2014
    Messages:
    72
    Location:
    World
    #18 Newbie, Feb 17, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
    Thanks , regarding the tires, the hard snow stiks to the interior wall to the textile that rips the interior of the wheel dome causing problems..


    yne2a9ap.jpg

    index.php


    You can se more here:
    Lite plass mellom hjulbuer og dekk - uheldig på vinter/dårlig sledeføre?
     
  19. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    13,257
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    #19 NigelM, Feb 17, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2014
  20. huntjo

    huntjo Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2012
    Messages:
    543
    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
    I'll get it back on topic:
    Thank you, OP for pointing out an isolated incident where a leaking car apparently resulted in mold growing. Please change the title of your post to no longer include the word "aggressive" since that implies that somehow the mold's innate ability to grow faster or in austere environment was a factor, when most probably it is due to excess moisture. Tesla certified service centers will handle the problem for this unfortunate client. We in the internet are unable to effect any change.

    Please know that Norway is not the only cold and wet environment on earth, and though Tesla has stated they very much welcome customer input, it is unlikely that the picture you have found represents a problem that is specific to Norway. Rather, it is specific to that car, since scores of Canadian and Great Lakes area Model S owners have not experienced it (not to mention scores of other Norwegians)

    Just because someone points out a flaw with your presentation, doesn't mean you are being dismissed as a liar. Legitimate problems and opportunities for improvement on Tesla products are posted here and on the other tesla owner/ enthusiast forums. Many get numerous echoes of support and concern. For whatever reason, it seems you are dedicated to making this one into a big deal, while those that read it with a critical eye are nonplussed.

    I have no idea how Wormhole got involved in this or why he seems to be so upset with Bonnie for playing the dual role of Tesla enthusiast/ forum member and volunteer moderator.
     

Share This Page