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Defective Wheel?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tstafford, May 21, 2016.

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  1. tstafford

    tstafford Member

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    All,

    Has anyone had any issues with the paint flaking off of their wheels? This has happened now three times to me in 7500 miles.

    I thought that it might be "user error" the first two times, but this chip happened during a three mile drive that didn't include any incidents or parallel parking.

    The wheel repair guy I used to fix it the first two times said he believes the wheel is defective.

    Comments? (Other than telling me I hit something which I didn't)

    Thanks.
    Tim
     

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  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I just read recently here on the forum of others having this issue. I don't think you are alone.
     
  3. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    My 19" wheels are still perfect after 21K miles.
     
  4. hiroshiy

    hiroshiy Supporting Member

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    It looks like chipping by some hard objects or stones, not paint flaking off. Can you post a zoomed photo?
     

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