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factory 19" wheel cracked?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by sbradbury, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. sbradbury

    sbradbury Member

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    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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  2. Electricfan

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    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.
     
  3. FlatSix911

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    Check with the Tesla Service center ... it may just be a paint defect.
     
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    #4 linkster, Oct 19, 2015
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    looks like a rim casting defect to me as I have never seen powder coating crack in that manner
     
  5. SabrToothSqrl

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    I thought I was hard on my tires! ;)
     
  6. jaguar36

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    I'd also guess its just a paint issue. Thats not a typical place for a rim crack to happen.
     
  7. sbradbury

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    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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