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Got My CPO 2013 P85+ but...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by srkerd, Jan 22, 2017.

  1. srkerd

    srkerd Member

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    Very excited to finally get my model S, however I found 3 problems in the last 2 days that I owned it. Just wanted to see what you guys think and if you have any feedback.

    Trunk body panel gaps are visibly different on the right and left side.( see picture )
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    Tires are rubbing on extreme steering angles. ( Video increase volume )
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    Brakes are making a noise (an embarrassing one at that) just before coming to a complete stop ( Video increase volume )
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    Hopefully these are not early production problems that are inherent to the car. The car is an early VIN P12***
     
  2. srkerd

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  3. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    P12*** is not that early. Check the tire size and that the OE wheels are installed. Rubbing shouldn't occur. Brakes make noise for one of three reasons: 1) They are worn (this is unlikely). 2) Something is caught in the rotors or pads 3) It's been raining and/or the brakes haven't been used much for a long time (this is the most likely). Try braking hard from 60 mph a few times and see if the problem doesn't go away.
     
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    Maybe a dumb question, but did you run a Carfax or Autocheck on the car before you bought it?
     
  5. zwede

    zwede 2013 P85+

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    Your car came from the factory with the 1st design brake rotors that are known to squeal (my VIN 15K also had them). Service center will replace them with 2nd design at no charge. SC can also adjust the hatch to even out the gaps.
     
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    My CPO had squeaky brakes just as you describe VIN P04XXX. SC replaced with upgraded part no issues since.
     
  7. srkerd

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    Zwede and JPUConn, thanks for this information... I will ask about this to SC.

    Jashev, No I have not, possibly wrongly assuming that tesla would provide that information if there was an accident on the car.
     
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    I'm not implying that this is an issue, just when I hear stuff like wheels rubbing against fender liners and gap differences it sort of hits a red flag. Whenever I buy used, I have gotten in the habit of running a check. Just my paranoia ;-)
     
  10. srkerd

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    No you are right, I just had assumed and shouldn't have. However on a side note I heard from my CPO delivery specialist and he confirmed that the car has not been in an accident.

    He also contacted service about my complaints. They think break noise will go away after some use, I will actually reduce the regen for a bit and see, if I still have it I will ask about the new rev parts. For rubbing they are looking into it, I will probably have to take it in. And body gap inconsistency, it is not something they look over during CPO process.

     
  11. pimp-boy

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    The rubbing is a known issue on the earlier vehicles. It is more apparent when the vehicle is raised to the highest position with the steering wheel turned hard left I believe. There was no real fix to this. I think in the later builds, they changed the design to the fender liner on the right front. Some people used a heat gun to "deform" the liner to push it in further so that the tire doesn't rub. Your rub seems to be worst. Otherwise, you can also try reducing the caster on the right, but make sure the left caster is reduced too so that your car will adjust for the crown on the road.
     

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