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isn't it ironic...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by vesder21, Dec 29, 2016.

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  1. vesder21

    vesder21 Member

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    When all you want to do is purchase some gear at the Tesla Service Center and then come out to find that your Tesla Model S was hit by a Tesla Car Transporter while carrying another Tesla through the Tesla Service Center Parking Lot :(

     
  2. mikerathbun

    mikerathbun Supporting Member

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    That sound will be in my nightmares. I really want a dash cam like yours, but am hoping they will enable some kind of DVR functionality for the front and rear cameras.
     
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    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    I admit, I laughed a bit. I mean, you have to laugh at the calamity of it all.

    So, so, so very sorry for this unfortunate incident. You had to be totally gobsmacked.
     
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  4. vesder21

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    I was shocked and so were the service center employees. Good thing for the dash cam (which I just installed a few weeks ago) otherwise we would have thought that it was a hit and run.
     

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    I assume you were parked "normally" and this was 100% the truck drivers fault. Too bad they couldn't just let you pick a car off the transport ;)
     
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    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Oh, that's not so bad. It should buff right out. :D
     
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    Whether it was parked normally or not, it's still 100% the truck drivers fault. I like that option of just picking a brand new replacement though. :)
     
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    Yes, parked normally up front where you would expect not to get hit haha.
     
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  9. vesder21

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    so i finally received the estimate to get this fixed and the tesla approved body shop is stating that they must REPLACE THE ENTIRE TRUNK. this seems a bit extravagant since the rear bumper took most of the impact and the trunk only received a minor dent.

    does anyone else have experience with an accident that involved the trunk and does this seem to be inline?

    this is clearly not going to be billed to my insurance, but i prefer to fix rather than a replacement since i would like to keep my original rear windshield with matching tint and the dash cam mount. (they want to replace that rear windshield glass too as part of the trunk piece).

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  10. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    That is wrong on so many levels. I feel for you. That is what I fear would be my luck. I seem to attract f ups by others. I have a dash cam for the very reason. I hope they will do whatever you want and how you want it fixed. I would also make sure it is well documented so when you sell or lease turn in (KEEP that vid for life of car), there can be NO deductions from that where you'd have to take additional $ hit. Best of luck.:):(:mad::confused::eek::oops:o_O
     
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    Tesla is extremely conscientious when having the cars repaired.

    I had damaged my back end - slightly. The bumper was scatched and a small (less than 1 inch) scratch in the trunk. I didn't even see it unless the car was freshly washed.

    Nonetheless they had the trunk replaced and my insurance went along with it (it had been my fault, but I have insurance for that).
     
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    Man, and I was pissed at the door ding I got from the uncaring gent in a parking lot. Sorry to see this but at least you have rock solid proof.
     
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    So you are saying that they replaced the actual aluminum trunk correct?

    Did they also replace the rear windshield or did they reuse your original one? I hate to see my old one rear windshield go.

    Thanks!
     
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    Actually I can't tell you - I don't know.
     
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    Curious ... when did you notice the damage?

    Did you kill * ... I mean, confront the driver? Did he even acknowledge anything?
     

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