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FWD latch crushing-denting step

travwill

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May 1, 2015
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Anyone else have this issue?

Picked up X from service the other day and noticed this damage. I don't think it was service (could have been I guess). The damage is right around the latch and in a square pattern so figure the latch is pulling the door too tight or hard against the step causing scraping/denting damage.

Pretty minor but I usually keep things pretty pristine ;-)

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outie

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May 22, 2016
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The only time I've seen a dent there was the SC dropping a tool there while working on my FWD issue. They replaced it free of charge.
 

mal_tsla

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Sep 29, 2016
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No way should the fwd touch that part of the car with the latch. It's either severely misaligned or someone hit that with a tool.

Maybe make a slow Mo video of your closing from a low angle and see if it looks like it could be touching
 
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travwill

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Thanks, so your damage was caused by FWD or SC?

Just curious as they did happen to replace all my pinch sensors so were mucking around with the FWD area last week.


-T
 

Pandamoanium

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Jul 8, 2016
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I've noticed the FWDs closing awkwardly as of about a month or so ago. There is an extra click at the end of the closing which sounds really loud and will shake the car more. I wonder if this is related.
 

Pandamoanium

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Jul 8, 2016
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Anyone else have this issue?

Picked up X from service the other day and noticed this damage. I don't think it was service (could have been I guess). The damage is right around the latch and in a square pattern so figure the latch is pulling the door too tight or hard against the step causing scraping/denting damage.

Pretty minor but I usually keep things pretty pristine ;-)

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I just noticed it tonight, but my drivers side FWD started to do this as well.
 

travwill

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May 1, 2015
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Marble Falls, TX
SC ordered the “raceway” part with no question and will replace when arrives. No rush, but seems it must have happened before to others.

Hope for replace soon as “they are swamped preparing for Model 3” according to them hehehe. Odd as it’s a slow West Coast first rollout.
 

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