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Are these normal for the passenger seal/lining?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by mistax, May 13, 2018.

  1. mistax

    mistax Member

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    I just picked up the car 5 days ago and I didn't notice these gaps until my dad opened the door and mentioned it. I double checked it with the front seal/lining and those are not hanging.

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  2. maybaycao

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    No. Service center will fix it. Mine had same thing which got me to look closer and noticed the door was misaligned. That was puutting pressure on the rubber liner unevenly causing what you see there.
     
  3. alseTrick

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    Ridiculous that things like that have happened at all, and are still happening 6+ months after starting the production ramp.
     
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  4. Stellavator

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    Curious what your VIN is
     
  5. SDKoala

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    Not normal. I had the exact same issue and it had to be fixed by the service center. This is the type of thing that I would expect should be caught at some step before the car gets delivered, yet problems like this are still getting through.

    They'll have to order the part. Don't let them keep your car sitting in the service center lot for days waiting for it while they give you a POS ICE loaner. Ask them to order it and take your car back when they have it in hand.
     
  6. mistax

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    Vin was 142xxx was part of the wave of MSM with Aero waiting from 3/22.

    Since i've been away for work since picking up the car I didn't really get to do a second walk around until today. I found minor sag on the frunk, scuffs on both the interior crosspoint back panels, and rear left panel is even.

    Going to call ISA about it tomorrow

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  7. nexusone

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    Totally normal. Tesla Quality Control is awful. Keep complaining and making noise until it gets resolved.
     
  8. mistax

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    Scheduled an appointment with service on Wed and see what they can do.
     
  9. classicjoy

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    NOT NORMAL.
    I had this, too ... among a half dozen other issues ... my car been in service forever now and definitely longer there than with me..

    They will fix it if you insist.
     
  10. mistax

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    Scheduled for next week when im off of work. Lets hope this doesnt take more than a week to fix.
     
  11. SDKoala

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    Like I wrote earlier, they will have to order the part and they will just keep your car at the service center for days waiting for it to arrive. It's a non-critical fix, so I'd insist that they contact me when the part gets in and let me bring the car back at my convenience. Even better, see if mobile service can come to you to do the repair.
     
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  12. mistax

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    I've updated my google drive with some more photos. Did another walk around

    Tesla Model 3 - Google Drive

    Some stuff with the A pillar, headlight gaps (which i think are normal), and a few more gaps here and there. I'm not sure what falls into the "MUST Fix" and what are cosmetic/within parameter gaps. I feel like I am just paranoid
     
  13. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    Not cool that this is still happening.

    They really need to hire some retired orthodontists.
     
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  14. Lerha

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    You just posted dozens of photos of absolutely horrible workmanship. These faults are unacceptable, recall-tier.
    "I feel like I am just paranoid" What are you on about?
     
  15. Legolas

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    This is another reason, I want to delay placing my order. Hope additional time will allow them to fix fitting issues. Still would like to make my $7500 rebate though :D
     
  16. alseTrick

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    It's been more than 6 months. I knew they were going to struggle with the simple stuff early on (not that that's right, though it's too be expected with Tesla). but I thought they'd have crap like seals and linings solved by now.

    I'm ok with waiting until December if i still get the $7500 credit. We shall see though. Not even sure they'll have ramped up enough by then to get to me.
     
  17. AMIYY4YOU

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    I had this exact same issue - went to SC and they re-situated it perfectly fine. Not a problem.
     
  18. mistax

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    Looks like my priority for the service visit next week will be the window seals and having them take a look at both driver and passenger front door / A pillar. I think everything else should be okay and are more cosmetic than anything
     
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    July 2019 build - delivered to me 3 days ago. My tinter just found seal warping/bubble out issues. Obviously the seal issues have not been resolved from over a year ago. Time for warranty work. :rolleyes:
     
  20. tvad

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    I had a mobile service appointment this week for this issue. It was an easy fix. It took 10 minutes. Had I known how easy it is I'd have done it myself.

    The seal pulls away from the frame. It is pressure fit...no adhesive. Just pull the seal away from upper corner to upper corner and re-seat the seal. It may take a few tries to smooth the dimples.
     

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