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factory 19" wheel cracked?

sbradbury

Member
Sep 7, 2015
37
186
St. Paul, MN
I picked up my new 70D at the end of September, and today while getting the car detailed and opti-coated the detailer pointed out a crack in one of the wheels. I'm not losing any air, but aside from that I don't know of any way to tell if this is structural or just a paint issue. Haven't hit any large potholes or curbs. I'm not one to make a big stink over something cosmetic in a very un-noticeable place, but obviously concerned if this were a safety issue. Looking for opinions.

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Electricfan

Active Member
Aug 24, 2013
1,250
283
Houston
I have no expertise in tires or wheels. My two cents - its a safety issue and I would most definitely show it to Tesla for their opinion. If you keep driving it I would check it once in a while to make sure its not getting bigger. Gut feeling is it will get bigger over time. Good luck.
 

sbradbury

Member
Sep 7, 2015
37
186
St. Paul, MN
Just wanted to report Tesla service is as exemplary as everyone says. They called me to schedule a time to look at the wheel and replaced it today, even though it was determined to be cosmetic and not a structural issue.
 

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