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Bottom out damage from a pot hole

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by CosmicOne, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. CosmicOne

    CosmicOne Member

    Jul 26, 2017
    Ottawa, Canada
    I managed to hit a pot hole while making a right turn at ~10 km per hour. Not too fast, but I could not judge the depth of the pot hole because it was full of water. My new model S bottomed out with a hit ~2 feet behind the right front wheel. After I could hear a scraping sound from the impact area. On inspection, I could see that a plastic strip was dragging on the road from the under carriage. Fortunately there are no other signs of damage. It seems to be just a piece of plastic trim that runs the length of the battery chamber, but I do not know if it could lead to further issues. Does anybody know what this plastic piece of trim does?

    I have a temporary repair with a sturdy piece of gun tape holding the damaged piece of plastic to the underbelly. Thinking of just cutting off the damaged piece of plastic. Any suggestions.
  2. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

    Nov 25, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    Id take it into the service center if you have one nearby. If not, wait for a ranger to come.
  3. Cowbell

    Cowbell Member

    Sep 1, 2017

    How did this ultimately resolve ?

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