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bubbles on touchscreen

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by demundus, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. googlepeakoil

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    Ironically this means the problem gets worse as the situation gets sunnier. It's sunny (and hot) - the car responds "let's turn up the brightness" and generate more heat - melt the glue extra fast!
     
  2. Cyclone

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    Some bubbles appeared in my car's screen on Monday. Called the Service Center and they fixed it on Wednesday. As has been the direction as of late, they did not replace the entire MCU, but instead just the screen.

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  3. marcad80

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    I just joined the leaking screen club. Hope they replace my carpet as well.....

    MS 2013 10xxx 39000 miles

    This reminds me of the old drive unit epidemic.
     
  4. Drucifer

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    Annnnd. Today I join the bubble screen club.

    ♫ Tiny bubbles..♫...in my touchscreeen....♫

    Fortunately, still under CPO warranty.

    MS 2013, January 2013 build, P040xx, 40k miles
     
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  5. Jdcorbitt3

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    I have had tiny bubbles since March of last year. Two days ago, they expanded rapidly. What is sad, I noticed the bubbles while still in warranty and didn't say anything. Now out of warranty, I will not be replacing the display until Tesla starts covering it. This appears to be a 100% failure item, depending on temperature. I am confident Tesla will do the right thing as other manufacturers, like Toyota, which their head gasket issue, and Mazda did with their RX-8 engine. I never had a problem with my RX-8 but Mazda, extended all the engines out to 100,000 miles. These early adopter cars are where the long term bugs will show their ugly heads. Fortunately for Tesla there are relativley few (25,000 to 50,000) units as opposed to companies like Ford that have had to replace assemblies in over 1,000,000 units.
     

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  6. demundus

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    I respect your position, but I think you'll get a lot more upset when you start dripping industrial adhesive all over your floormats. I used to keep a towel below the MCU lol...
     
  7. AmpedRealtor

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    This is clearly a design defect that should be covered out of warranty. Have you considered taking Tesla to small claims court?
     
  8. SMAlset

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    Jdcorbitt3, I would highly recommend taking it in for replacement and fighting them on it afterwards if so inclined. Read enough accounts of people who waited too long and it leaked outside of the unit.
     
  9. Jdcorbitt3

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    I will reconsider. Monday, i will start with my sales rep, and then the service dept.

    John
     
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  10. Discoducky

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    Tripple_T Cincinnati Member

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    [QUOTE="although mine is smaller"[/QUOTE]

    Give the bubbles a few days and I bet it gets bigger...
     
  12. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    Four years in Arizona heat and no bubbles... (knock wood)
     
  13. Jdcorbitt3

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    Ours looked like that for over a year, and then suddenly grew.

    John
     
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  14. Discoducky

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    My 2 bubbles yesterday are now 4 today :(
     
  15. golfnut

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    Bought my Signature MS#272 just about a year ago. Had it's 4yr annual service in Oct. Of course no big issues. Two weeks ago the bubbles appear out of nowhere. The good news is my seller had purchased and passed on to me, the extended warranty. I had read here that while they have the dash opened, I might want to look into getting the LTE upgrade. My 3g service the past few weeks has been horrible for some reason. Loading problems quite often and dropping songs halfway through. So after expressing my frustration with the screen plus the 3g service problem, I was offered a waiver of the $200 deductible for the MCU replacement if I did the LTE upgrade. Decided to do it and I am so glad I did the upgrade. Songs load instantly and have not dropped or produced any load errors. So as much as I hated the screen issue, it did help me make the LTE upgrade decision at the same $500 price I would have paid last year. I don't think they really know if weather is the real reason, but they were quick to offer some $$ relief, so I think they are worried about a larger legal battle if this continues to grow.
     
  16. kevincwelch

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    I had a small number of these on my screen. At my 4y service, I brought it to their attention. It was more of an FYI, because they weren't bad. They replaced the entire unit under, as it was under warranty. I generally do not have major problems with the car, but I'm glad I purchased the extended warranty because something is proactively replaced at each service.
     
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    Oh no! I never noticed any bubbles... :(
     
  18. LoL Rick

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    I joined the bubble club yesterday at 35 months and 71,500 miles. :(
     
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  20. Jdcorbitt3

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    They were "Tiny Bubbles"
    They looked like the delamination around the front windshield which I was also not concerned with. It is part of the manufacturing process on the windshield and I have many different Car windshields with them. It is morphing into one big bubble on th top quarter of the display. No gue coming out the bottom yet, but we have a diaper there to hold the "crap" when it does start to Oooz. I am waiting for the SC to come up with a plan.

    John
     

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