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Flimsy Frunk lid.

kleppermaster

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Jul 10, 2021
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Cuba City, WI 53807
When I picked up my Tesla Model Y. I did a careful inspection and found only a couple things amiss. One was a poorly aligned door gap. The other was a slight bend in the Frunk lid. I took it to the Schaumburg, IL Tesla service center and they addressed both issues. However, they adjusted the Frunk lid lower and ever since when I clause it it oilcans. It doesn't make any difference where I push. The sheetmetal buckets and makes a oilcan sound. So far it doesn't look like it is causing any damage. It's just unnerving. for this to happen on a new car. I have decided not to use the trunk until this is addressed.

Has anybody else had this problem? any solutions?
 

Zhe Wiz

Go Big Red
Mar 15, 2021
142
219
Ithaca, NY
It is pretty weak. It’s also pretty easy to close. Still disappointing.

I’ve also considered adding a Tesla offer auto opener/closer partially to avoid having to push on it.

Can’t blame you for not using it. It’s by far the weakest hood I’ve ever fondled.
 

cypho

Member
Dec 20, 2018
798
937
USA
Here is a solution.

 

phayze one

Member
Apr 9, 2021
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LA (818)
The opening sound is so jarring and the closing method is so delicate. Luckily I don’t need the space because I try to use the frunk as infrequently as possible.
 

Flybuddy

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Jul 12, 2020
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348
Fort Myers FL
That was the main reason I went to the electric frunk. I installed the Tesla Offer and it works well. The price is a lot less than if you wrinkle the hood and have to fix it, plus you get get some excellent added convenience.
 

spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
694
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Flagtown
That was the main reason I went to the electric frunk. I installed the Tesla Offer and it works well. The price is a lot less than if you wrinkle the hood and have to fix it, plus you get get some excellent added convenience.
How hard was it and how would you rate your mechanical ability? Is it a job for the average person who say doesn't pull a rear axle but would perhaps change points, run a stereo etc.
 

Flybuddy

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Jul 12, 2020
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348
Fort Myers FL
How hard was it and how would you rate your mechanical ability? Is it a job for the average person who say doesn't pull a rear axle but would perhaps change points, run a stereo etc.
I'm fairly mechanical and have built an airplane BUT I would have been able to do the install even with mediocre mechanical skills. Here's a good video on the install.
 
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cypho

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Dec 20, 2018
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How hard was it and how would you rate your mechanical ability? Is it a job for the average person who say doesn't pull a rear axle but would perhaps change points, run a stereo etc.
It is not hard. As a test, try removing the frunk liner. If you do not have any trouble with that, you will ba able to install the auto-frunk kit
 
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spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
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It is not hard. As a test, try removing the frunk liner. If you do not have any trouble with that, you will ba able to install the auto-frunk kit
thx. sounds easy. Already removed the liner once to take a look at the battery. memory tells me it was a little harder to get back on. Maybe aligning it or something. But not difficult.
 

DaveORD

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Mar 12, 2020
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Small hands help. If you have big mitts like me, then those struts will be hard to replace, your knuckles will take a beating. That was worst of it for me. I should have gotten a neighbor or a neighbor's kid for that part, my hands were tore up for days. Driver's side is the hardest one to replace, passenger's side was not too bad.
 

Dennisis

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Feb 11, 2020
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Tucson
Here is a solution.

Watched the video but missed the discount code - any idea what it is? This sounds like a handy update!
 

jeffbco

Member
Jun 7, 2020
682
385
Austin, TX
It's aluminum and designed to be lightweight to save on weight and extend the range. However, if you have to put instructions in the owner's manual how to place your hands when you close the Frunk in order to avoid damaging I kind of agree with you all.
Porsche 911's come with the same hood closing instructions in their owner's manuals
 

mark95476

Active Member
Jun 21, 2020
1,703
1,039
Bay Area CA
You have to be really ham-fisted to mess-up your frunk. Here's Sandy kinda beating on his frunk. He found out later that he only needed to adjust the bumpers.



OG frunk: 911 with rear engine 👍

Porsche 911's come with the same hood closing instructions in their owner's manuals

I bet a 911 hood is expensive, even before painting/matching.

@jeffbco not shocking, but those aren't daily-driving family crossover vehicles.
 
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spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
694
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Flagtown
Nothing on a Porsche is cheap to fix or replace. Trust me, I dread any trip to the garage with mine... Never leave without spending $500 or more
A work friend of mine had a '79 911 that was a European version. Something about the headlights. He had to swap them for American spec every year for inspection. So he lost a screw to hold the bezel or something and we went to the dealer at lunch one day. Best I could tell it was just a normal metric screw. This was 35+ years ago so memory is probably a bit fuzzy but just an average screw that was maybe 1 1/2 - 2" (or mayhaps 3 cm) long. One screw cost $13.
 

BCKator

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Mar 7, 2018
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3
USA, CA, San Diego
The Porsche frunks are much more substantial than Tesla's model3/Y. I never use my Tesla frunk for fear of denting it. I'm careful w/ the Porsche but never afraid of using it. Tesla should fix this.
 

spokey

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Aug 8, 2020
694
258
Flagtown
The Porsche frunks are much more substantial than Tesla's model3/Y. I never use my Tesla frunk for fear of denting it. I'm careful w/ the Porsche but never afraid of using it. Tesla should fix this.
Mine was really hard as delivered and I felt the same way. There are two grommets(?) that you can turn. I screwed mine in a bit and it became much easier. Almost closes on its own now.
 
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