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Auto park curbed my rims!

Dude85D

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Nov 3, 2015
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LA/OC
Aaaaahhhhh....my fault for trusting it on my first try. Be careful! This never happened on my S or 3 before.

I really need to invest in rim touch up once that’s available.

I have wheel band but don’t like the way they look. I may have to suck it up and use them.
 

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Klau2

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Mar 25, 2019
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Boyds, MD
man, that sucks. The S was bad since it's so wide. Thought the Y will be better. Definitely won't be using the auto park feature. I can parallel park myself pretty well.
 

Aarons12

Enjoying my Pearl White LR AWD with inductions
Jan 24, 2020
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long island, NY
i got mine (myself, no FSD) the second day. fortunately it wasn't that bad and a little sanding and black paint took care of it. but that's all it took.
 

frankvb

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Feb 29, 2020
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San Diego, CA
if it's Tesla's faulty software autoparking - wouldn't the wheel be covered under warranty?
Fair question - we're almost getting to the point where if the FSD causes an accident, who is responsible. I'm pretty sure all the legal terms will put the liability on the driver. At least for now until full level 4/5 FSD is rolled out.
 
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vinny84

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Aug 6, 2018
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Central, NJ
Aaaaahhhhh....my fault for trusting it on my first try. Be careful! This never happened on my S or 3 before.

I really need to invest in rim touch up once that’s available.

I have wheel band but don’t like the way they look. I may have to suck it up and use them.
Aaaaahhhhh....my fault for trusting it on my first try. Be careful! This never happened on my S or 3 before.

I really need to invest in rim touch up once that’s available.

I have wheel band but don’t like the way they look. I may have to suck it up and use them.
I had a similar experience with my 22’’ MX wheels. Got it fixed at a local wheel shop for $140/wheel. Fix was amazing. Like it never happened
 

diegoC

Member
Mar 3, 2020
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Corona, California
I’m sorry to hear about the damage to your rims @Dude85D. But I’m glad to hear that we have options for rim gash repair locally like Dr. Wheel. I have several experiences like yours in the past and I know how it feels.
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That is why I’ve invested in rim protectors like I have on now for my Uberturbines. Not sure how they will hold against the curb, but I am not looking forward to it if I can help it.
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linux-works

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Dec 23, 2019
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mtn view, ca
it sucks that such a costly repair is needed due to faulty engineering by the oem (that's tesla).

yes, I blame them for continuing this poor design. lots of cars seem to be able to find tires/wheels that don't stick out like this.

I really wonder how much dissent there was inside tesla; surely some people saw this during alpha test and complained. why were they ignored? this is the part of tesla that turns me off. obvious stuff that is not rocket science, and they continue to get it wrong.
 
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NY_Rob

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Feb 13, 2020
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it sucks that such a costly repair is needed due to faulty engineering by the oem (that's tesla).

yes, I blame them for continuing this poor design. lots of cars seem to be able to find tires/wheels that don't stick out like this.
Yes. redesign the rim, or... offer overhead view when in reverse like many less expensive cars already have. I have the overhead view on my lowly $30K 2017 Chevy Bolt and have never curbed the rims in 3+yrs of ownership.

It would require redesigning the side cam housing, but plenty of smart engineers at Tesla would be able to get that done quickly using the same wiring they presently use... or just one down facing cam in each outside mirror housing like the Bolt has... easy peasy!

IIRC, you can set the side view mirrors to tilt down in reverse, so that will help till when/if Tesla ever addresses this $$$ issue.
 

linux-works

Active Member
Dec 23, 2019
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mtn view, ca
more cams are good; we need more angle coverage and redundancy. I'm all for that and would pay more for such a vehicle.

simple things like how stretched the tire is (or isn't) would also fix it. why make tire installs such a nightmare? what a drag.

I like designs that take the customer into consideration. that take 'simpler service' into the design. to me, that's the diff between a 'just ok' product and one that you rave about and want to tell everyone about.
 

mathewbeall

Member
Mar 4, 2020
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Mission Viejo, California
Man - I did this to MYSELF today.... first time parking against a curb - i guess all my other cars - the wheels haven't stuck out beyond the tire.... so - I just asked Dr. Wheel for a quote :(

Matt
 

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sling

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Mar 23, 2020
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Georgia
Can anyone tell me if the default 19" and 20" wheels also stick out past the tires making them easier to be curbed? I can't tell from any pics posted so far.
 

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