Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Long wait times for SC to get parts for repair

I was just curious if other areas are seeing this type of issue? I have been waiting since 1/9 for a new windshield and driver seat. My windshield leaks when it rains or going through a car wash and my driver seat hinge is falling apart, causing the seat to rock when you accelerate/brake.

Nothing detrimental but the windshield is a pain since every time it rains or I want to wash the car, I have to deal with water dripping inside.

The SC keeps saying they are working to get the parts but been almost 3 months. What if I had an actual shattered windshield? I would not be able to drive for 3+ months? Or are we seeing SC pushing back customers with needs that aren't as 'important/critical' as other customers?

Either way, I've never had to wait this long for a repair from SC and wondering what the cause of all these delays are.

To make matters worse, I have been calling every 2 weeks since 1/9 and I never get a follow up. They always say they are looking into it and will get back to me, and then I never hear back. I have to keep calling to find out what is happening.
 
  • Informative
Reactions: xborg

demundus

Active Member
Jul 5, 2015
1,359
952
Oceanside, CA
You're at their mercy since this sounds like warranty work. FWIW I got my windshield in a day from Safelite (corporate discount, otherwise i probably woulda gone local mom-pop).

I requested a hood hinge from them and it took them over 3 months to get it... or rather, they had it a couple weeks after my request and forgot to call me. Got it for free! :p

The entire nation/world has your issue, especially body shops. Sorry to say... also the San Diego SVC is crazy busy, they need to open the rumored Carlsbad one ASAP
 

Keith909man

Member
Apr 25, 2017
447
871
Tacoma wa
I’m in the Seattle area and been waiting for a windshield as well. Can’t remember the date I did the claim but I know it was a month and a half wait. Kept calling to glass repair company who was going to do the repair to check on it. They had to call Tesla and get an update and call me back to inform me that Tesla has a back log of windshields and currently waiting on 13 windshields just for the Seattle area. Well, a few days ago, I called and again and they called Tesla again and this time it was, “Tesla has some at their distribution center near by and will have it shipped to day” interesting how they never checked their local distribution center until now?
 

Keith909man

Member
Apr 25, 2017
447
871
Tacoma wa
Wow, ok, so it's not just our area but all around it seems. I feel bad for anyone who has a problem that actually disables the car. Or maybe it's a good thing, get a Tesla rental and keep miles off your own car. :p
A windshield is a insurance claim and therefore, Tesla won’t cover a loaner car. They only give out loaners if it’s a warranty claim
 
A windshield is a insurance claim and therefore, Tesla won’t cover a loaner car. They only give out loaners if it’s a warranty claim

Oh I wasn't talking about windshield specifically. Any part that makes it impossible to drive the car safely. But even windshield, if it's not an accident related but problem with the install (say it actually comes loose - not just a minor leak like mine), would be warranty issue that Tesla would have to address.
 
I was just curious if other areas are seeing this type of issue? I have been waiting since 1/9 for a new windshield and driver seat. My windshield leaks when it rains or going through a car wash and my driver seat hinge is falling apart, causing the seat to rock when you accelerate/brake.

Nothing detrimental but the windshield is a pain since every time it rains or I want to wash the car, I have to deal with water dripping inside.

The SC keeps saying they are working to get the parts but been almost 3 months. What if I had an actual shattered windshield? I would not be able to drive for 3+ months? Or are we seeing SC pushing back customers with needs that aren't as 'important/critical' as other customers?

Either way, I've never had to wait this long for a repair from SC and wondering what the cause of all these delays are.

To make matters worse, I have been calling every 2 weeks since 1/9 and I never get a follow up. They always say they are looking into it and will get back to me, and then I never hear back. I have to keep calling to find out what is happening.


My Model S was struck in the left front bumper while parked. There was enough intrusion to render it undriveable. Happened 6 weeks ago and Tesla has still not delivered the necessary parts to repair it.
 
  • Informative
Reactions: hpartsch

Drlev

Member
Oct 22, 2017
185
194
Harrisburg, PA
My Model S was struck in the left front bumper while parked. There was enough intrusion to render it undriveable. Happened 6 weeks ago and Tesla has still not delivered the necessary parts to repair it.

I feel for you (and I can relate). Similar incident, though a little less severe. The body shop didn’t get a replacement front fascia for 4 weeks, and the front carrier/radiator mount (which I’m going to assume is the part they’re waiting on) took another week after that.

My advice to you is to be the squeakiest (but friendly) wheel you can possibly be. Get Tesla’s body shop support involved. Get the service manager at your service center on board. They can facilitate and speed things up. That’s part of their job. Make it clear that Tesla’s inability to produce and ship replacement parts in a timely manner is the problem.

My car was fixed pretty quickly after things were stepped up, with Tesla paying for my rental and gasoline, and with a complimentary extended service plan for my trouble, as well as a whole punchlist of other little things addressed quickly thereafter by the service center.
 

SeminoleFSU

Voluntaryist
Apr 5, 2013
1,495
448
Atlanta, GA
I was just curious if other areas are seeing this type of issue? I have been waiting since 1/9 for a new windshield and driver seat. My windshield leaks when it rains or going through a car wash and my driver seat hinge is falling apart, causing the seat to rock when you accelerate/brake.

Nothing detrimental but the windshield is a pain since every time it rains or I want to wash the car, I have to deal with water dripping inside.

The SC keeps saying they are working to get the parts but been almost 3 months. What if I had an actual shattered windshield? I would not be able to drive for 3+ months? Or are we seeing SC pushing back customers with needs that aren't as 'important/critical' as other customers?

Either way, I've never had to wait this long for a repair from SC and wondering what the cause of all these delays are.

To make matters worse, I have been calling every 2 weeks since 1/9 and I never get a follow up. They always say they are looking into it and will get back to me, and then I never hear back. I have to keep calling to find out what is happening.
I wish I would've pushed harder about my driver's seat rocking around during acceleration/braking. I had it on my list but each time they looked at the seat they spent all their time diagnosing the awful/loud creaking the seat back made and never any time on my rocking seat. I didn't mind that because I thought the rocking seat was just something that needed to be tightened. fast forward to out of warranty (now) and when I bring it back up they say I'll need an entire new seat and mounting system. The quote was almost a couple grand and it would take several months just to get the parts to fix it since I have the original seats. Thanks Tesla.
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top