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Late 2016 Model S - Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Shateam, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Shateam

    Shateam Member

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    OK fellow TMC forum members...sorry for the click-bait title but trying to determine if this is normal.

    I realize I can schedule an appointment with my local SC but thought I'd try to save some time first and check with you guys.

    Anyone with a Model S want to get on the ground and check their S for me and report back? :)

    The bolt in question is positioned vertically and the bolt "face" is looking straight down at the ground

    *Better to watch with the volume enabled*

     
  2. SSonnentag

    SSonnentag Supporting Member

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    Let us know what part of the car we're looking at.
     
  3. Shateam

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    Sorry about that! This is the passenger side, a behind the front tire (where the battery part number sticker is located).
     
  4. drklain

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    Yeah, no that is not normal. Looks like a bolt wasn't tightened to the right level and/or backed out some. It should definitely not be loose like that...
     
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  5. TM Parts

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    That's definitely loose. It holds both the subframe and the battery to the car.
     
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  6. Shateam

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    OK, thanks @drklain and @TM Parts ! Will schedule an appointment to have it looked at. I also noticed the corresponding bolt on the driver's side has the same behavior.
     

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