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Is this normal (gap between body and frunk)?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by NJSchu, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. NJSchu

    NJSchu Member

    Nov 26, 2019
    New Jersey
    Hi All,

    First let me say that I love my new TM3 Performance. I picked it up a week ago, and it is an absolute joy to drive. The only real issue I have is that there is a large gap between the body of the car and the frunk trim.

    Tesla says they will add clips and that should close up the gap somewhat, but that there will always be a gap there. I just wanted to know if this is normal, or if they are just blowing smoke.

    Any input, or even better pictures, would be extremely helpful and greatly appreciated.


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  2. David Farmer

    David Farmer Member

    Nov 17, 2019
    Boulder CO
    Mine looks the same, built in October 2019. I can't say for others since I don't often find them with the hood open.
  3. texas_star_TM3

    Oct 28, 2019
    busted frunk clips... with the frunk clips the gap will be smaller - but still noticeable. Mine looked like yours after local SC replaced windshield and busted some frunk clips while doing so. Mobile Service replaced the clips a few weeks later. The area under frunk is NOT a dry area... so it's mostly cosmetic having a smaller gap ..
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  4. Ivan Abundance

    Nov 6, 2019
    glorious Galt CA
    Same gap on mine, from last July. Seems normal and harmless, I don't know if there's any aero aspect to having it open that way instead of sealed.
  5. GreenHokie

    GreenHokie Member

    Sep 26, 2019
    central Virginia
    I agree with texas_star_TM3. Looks like you may have some busted or missing black clips that are supposed to hold that frunk liner closer to the fender body. There are 3 clips located on each side of the fender body. When I installed my power Frunk kit, I broke 2 of the 3 black clips that run along the passenger side front fender body. As a result, there was a significant gap between the frunk liner and fender body when I re-installed everything (just like the gap shown in your photo). Once I replaced those two broken clips, that gap went back to "normal" (i.e. almost no gap).

    Hope this helps.

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