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Anyone else have this issue with rear hatch?

BestRadar

Member
Nov 14, 2013
698
559
NJ
My rear hatch struggles sometimes to open. When checking my lift struts I noted they are heavily rusted. Sunce water flows in the channel when it rains shouldn't the hardware chosen be resistant to rust?


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Airforcebj

R1143 Blue/Black/21s (Switched from 19s 5 Jul)
Oct 29, 2017
51
36
Drexel Hill, PA
I had my ball joints replaced by mobile service a few weeks ago. I replaced the struts myself with powered struts since the car didn’t have a power lift gate when I bought it used. I bought it from person in NJ where it looks like the OP is from. Maybe it’s the weather up there?


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analRaviOli

Member
Nov 13, 2018
224
67
Patchogue, NY
There are many parts of the tesla that rusts including those struts. My frunk joints are also rusting like crazy. I told them to replace it, but they never did when i brought it into service.
 

analRaviOli

Member
Nov 13, 2018
224
67
Patchogue, NY
I think these are learning pains for Tesla as a company only 10 years old or so. Their whole design center is in California where it doesnt rain at all. Northeast folks like my self we see the entire seasons and then some during the year. Things like Salt on roads, and heavy rains and icing, etc all within the same month not to mention living near the sea doesnt help ( Long island, NY ). Eventually they will catch up to the german quality, but i think their focus is on getting cars on the road, and updating them within revisions.
 

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