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Loose nuts in my new car

Discussion in 'Model S' started by cinergi, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. cinergi

    cinergi Active Member

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    These nuts were sitting on top of the area above the wheel (under the plastic cover to the right of the frunk). I had the frunk apart the other day and noticed these odd nuts ... they looked out of place of course so I gently pulled on them and they popped off! They were simply held to the frame of the car by nothing more than paint. Why were there two nuts just sitting on my car before it went in for paint? Why wasn't that caught? That's a little disturbing ...


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  2. Hodginator

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    That's very odd. I'm sure they were accidentally placed there and then missed due to being hidden by the paint. With that being said it is concerning and probably worth calling Tesla about so they can do a top down inspection of your car. I highly doubt something has not been bolted down, but better safe than sorry.
     
  3. Khatsalano

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    Yup, straight up call the service center and send them these photos. It's probably nothing, but an inspection is warranted.

    - K
     
  4. mobe

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    My car has a loose nut between the steering wheel and the seat, but that's not Teslas fault.
     
  5. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Only 1?
     
  6. mobe

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    Ha! Wrong kind of nut!
     
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    HA!
     
  8. cwave1

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    This is probably Tesla's new system for providing spare parts. :smile:
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Make that two who are loose nuts!

     
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    Hehe the responses are pretty funny. Imagine if this was a GM vehicle, I don't think the comments would be so light-hearted.
     
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    How on earth does this pass QC at Tesla? Oh wait, they have yet to hire that person...
     
  12. 3mp_kwh

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    If you have strut tower nuts that are either loose (as in "not tight"), or missing, you have a QC problem. All I see here are extra nuts, a much smaller issue.

    Each front strut should be held up by three nuts, and I'm pretty sure they all have the extra hole.
     
  13. Zextraterrestrial

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    I had an extra nut like that in my car...I figured it was a spare
     
  14. jpet

    jpet Jan P.

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    That's the auto-pilot! :tongue:
     
  15. kevincwelch

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    seen this many times. undescended nuts. simple orchiopexy should do the trick.
     
  16. kennybobby

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    The extra hole (threaded) is likely used for mounting a damping adjustment actuator at the top of the strut.
     
  17. EVSteve

    EVSteve 110% Solar Powered

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    This happened recently to a Volt owner who found two nuts in his 2016 Volt under the rubber insert for the rear cupholders. Still has no idea where they came from or where they might belong.
    Found an Easter egg in my new 2016.... under the rear cup holder!!
     

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