I don't know about the X, but on my 2013 S the air bubbles have not affected the functionality yet in any way, which is why paying so much to replace something like this that is still working is questionable. However based on other posts my worry is that it might stop working all together at some point (due to the gel leaking on the MCU or etc?) and put the car out of service for days/weeks waiting for a reactive fix rather than doing it proactively. The bubble do not move in my case as the screen is still rigid. No other affects yet and I haven't taken the dash apart to see where the gel has gone but if air is getting in the gel is getting out so I expect a pool of it somewhere in the local dash area. I've written to customer service and hope they will offer a goodwill replacement or at least sharing of cost as reported by others so as to limit the cost to $1200 or so but don't know yet. All that said I am still a loyal and enthusiastic Tesla owner- 5 years and 129K miles later I still love this car and still have 91% of battery capacity left even with aggressive full range charging all the time. My previous car, a BMW 335i was awesome for a gas car and it had 4 high pressure fuel pump replacements and a slew of out of pocket $1K to $3K repairs after the warranty expired at 50K miles. Ditto with previous high end cars I've had, so while it would be nice to get perfection from a high priced car that isn't realistic to expect with complex machines and the Model S is as reliable or more so than my previous BMWs, Audis, and Infinitis. As Tesla finds that certain components needs to be better engineered I hope they are reacting and improving them, and indeed they have and have comped several out of warranty repairs on my S thus far including a heater core failure a few years ago. In their words "something like that shouldn't fail in just 3 years" and so they replaced it at no cost. So overall they have been a pretty stand up company to me thus far...I just hope they continue that with this leaky screen issue...and that instead of throwing these things away they set up a subcontractor that will perform a simple fix and put them back in service, I mean seriously how tough could it be to replace the gel and reseal the darn thing properly?