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FYI, Tesla has likely fixed the ventilation issue for the third row

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Linux64, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. Linux64

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    I'm confused. What exactly did they change?
     
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    Wow! Well, I just took a look at the 3rd row seats for the first time since taking delivery 2 months ago. Surprised to see the new "vents" and message on the seats. Wish they would have added a vent cover instead of just an opening.

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    Can someone with a P85D without rear facing seats confirm that they do NOT have these cutouts on the sides of the trunk?
     
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    With HVAC on, I don't really feel any air flow at the those two cutouts (vents?).
     
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    Yeah, those holes have always been there, even on my 26xxx car. Those holes might let a little air flow out of the car so more conditioned (heated or AC) air can trickle from the front.
     
  6. Linux64

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    My previous 16xxx car didn't have them.
     
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    If it's meant for ventilation, seems a bit "unfinished". Hope someone from Tesla can clarify. I sent an email to Jerome but no reply yet.
     
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    Here's the answer:

    Thanks for your note. The holes have been there since the first Model S. They are used to reduce inside pressure when closing the roof or the doors (the air extractors are in their vicinity, behind the rear fascia). They do help with air circulation when the air conditioning is set to “fresh air” (i.e., recirculation)

    Thanks again. Best regards,

    Jerome Guillen
     
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    I thought fresh air was no recirculation? Just forcing air to exhaust more through the rear.
     
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    Yes, fresh air is no recirculation. Jerome is French.
     
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    Doesn't anyone have an issue with how terrible this looks? Or is it in an area that is not visible? If visible, I find this to be below standard and totally unacceptable. It's like someone took a pocket knife to the trunk liner. Not cool.
     
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    It is not visible, its where the trunk open/close switch is.
     

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