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Issue with water getting trapped in door

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by halfricanguy, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. halfricanguy

    halfricanguy MSM Model 3

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    Hello everyone! I just picked up my Model 3 from a used car dealership last week and I am absolutely in love! I believe it's a February 2018 build and really haven't had any notable issue other than water getting trapped somewhere in the driver side rear door.

    Any time it rains (or I get a car wash) and I open the door, a pool of water drops out from the bottom somewhere. It's as if it's collecting between the door and the seal, but I can't really tell and the interior stays completely dry. Just curious if anyone else has this problem. The other doors are fine.
     
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  2. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    I have a Feb build. But the issue you describe is not something I would notice. I'll try to pay attention to this next time it rains or I do a car wash. But thus far, I've been thru rain and car washes and it's not something I've noticed.
     
  3. Trevor B

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    Huh? :confused:
     
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  4. halfricanguy

    halfricanguy MSM Model 3

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    Alright cool, yeah I'm thinking it might just be an isolated issue!

    I bought mine from a non-Tesla used car dealer. It only had 500 miles on it and drives great so I don't know why someone gave it up so soon.
     
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    Wow that’s fast. How much did you pay for it ?
     
  6. alseTrick

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    I would think this could still be taken into Tesla to be fixed, no?

    Take a video of it next time.
     
  7. halfricanguy

    halfricanguy MSM Model 3

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    Sorry for the delay of my response! I paid $59k. From what I can tell that’s like, $10k above MSRP? I kind of attribute it to the rarity of the car I guess? It has Premium upgrades and long range of course but no Autopilot.

    Interestingly enough, after a wet weekend the problem seems to have solved itself. Very odd! I’ll keep my phone ready just in case next time.

    If it keeps happening then yeah I should be able to take it to Tesla under its original warranty. My biggest gripe right now is I can’t use them or their Supercharger network until I confirm ownership of the car, which they say is only done by showing registration, which I’m waiting for in the mail... Otherwise amazing experience!
     
  8. halfricanguy

    halfricanguy MSM Model 3

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    If anyone is interested, here's a video of it happening. Haven't gotten it checked out yet, but from this posting years back with a similar problem on the Model S, I have a feeling Tesla will say it's normal. Water doesn't get inside so I'm not too concerned but it's still an annoyance.

     
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    Problems rarely solve themselves, though we might wish they did. I would do the car wash video and bring it to a service center so they can examine the waist seals (what the window glass rides up and down against), inner and outer.
    Water and electrics do not mix.
    Robin
     
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