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Front bumper keeps catching on low concrete barriers

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by dexgreen, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. dexgreen

    dexgreen New Member

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    Has anyone dislocated their front bumper by parking over a concrete low barrier? As I reverse the bottom of the bumper catches on the low barrier and pulls it out. Fortunately, I have managed to push it back on. But I need to fix it. Any ideas?
    Or has anyone got a body shop to recommend for this problem in the Atlanta area?

    Thanks in advance,
    Derrick
     
  2. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon Member

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    Ever owned a performance vehicle? Lesson 1, don't park over concrete barriers.
     
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  3. DFibRL8R

    DFibRL8R Member

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    There are cheap plastic clips and tabs that hold the plastic cover in place on the bottom. I broke some of mine in a similar move and the Tesla service center was able to replace them and get things right. The design of this cover is such that you can actually get stuck if the cover is loose and drops down in front of a concrete barrier. My wife managed to do this once and couldn't get it free even raising the air suspension to full height. As master of the obvious eye.surgeon points out, try to avoid concrete parking barriers (backing into spaces is best IMHO).
     
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  4. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    I mounted a camera on the nose, and a small screen inside... so I can see how close the nose is to ... whatever.
    I've got the camera aimed so that as I'm rolling along.. as an object scrolls to the bottom of the screen and falls out of view ... the next thing to happen will be "crunch" because I'd then be making contact. Lesson: stop before the object leaves the bottom of the screen and it'll be OK!
     
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