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Frunk Water Intrusion

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by CBRIGTRI3, Jun 17, 2018.


    CBRIGTRI3 Member

    May 26, 2017
    Looking for anyone that has had a frunk seal issue with the model S. The hood is level on the sides. When you look from the front, the hood looks like it’s still open. The result is water gets into the frunk. The service center said they replaced the seal, however it’s still happening.

    A few options they provided
    1) Adjust the hood position. This will change how the hood sits level with the side panels, but possible close the gap in the front.
    2) Do nothing and live with it
    3) Try another seal, but probably won’t work either.

    2014, S85
  2. artsci

    artsci Sponsor

    May 10, 2012
    Timonium, Maryland
    That's unusual and unacceptable. Something is wrong and Tesla needs to fix it. Agree that the hood needs to be adjusted. Replacing the seal can't fix a poor hood fit.
  3. HeyMike

    HeyMike Member

    Sep 17, 2019
    What works well if you don’t want to replace your seal and the hood alignment is good is cut a slice in the hood seal and put some

    3/8-inch x 20-ft. Gap & Joint Filler Backer Rod Grey

    this will help fill the gap between the hood and seal.

    The seal is pretty long so use some twisted lock wire or cable puller to start off with and pull the filler back through.

    Seal your slice with some black silicone and let set for 24hrs to cure.

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