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M3 Rear Small Window Break Ins - Design change from MS?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by SMAlset, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. SMAlset

    SMAlset Member

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    Last night we were out for dinner with friends who have a M3 on order and our MS was involved in a smash and grab through the small side window in the rear. It's a favorite way for perps to open the rear seat/s and look to see what's in your cargo area when deciding if it pays for them to spend more effort breaking into the car. Car's in the service center today. Work will be done tomorrow but needs to cure so looks like we'll have it back on Wednesday. Estimate is around $1200 and my understanding why it's so expensive is because in addition to the glass they have to replace the frame. Our friends asked how much the repair would cost us and I'm sure they are wondering if their car gets hit someday if it will be just as expensive. So it got me wondering too since obviously there isn't much out there to base it on yet. I did noticed that the side windows on the M3 are a slightly different design and wondered if M3 owners will have a less costly repair as a result.

    If anyone gets any real world answers on this it would be interesting to know. If Tesla has designed it to be a less expensive repair would like to think this would be change to the MS down the road. You hear about car break ins in the SF bay area all the time and never expected we'd be among those even with our MS. Will be feeling the $ pain since we don't feel it's worth putting in an insurance claim over it.
     
  2. patrick40363

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    Where did the break-in happen?
     
  3. kev1n

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    why wouldnt you put in a claim? it should not increase your premium. it would be considered vandalism. might be a deductible depending on how much that is. im assuming this is the static window in the rear side that doesnt roll up or down. this is the same with any other manufacturer although some pricing may vary but there wouldnt be any other way around it but to replace window + molding.

    what part of SF were you parked in and did you have anything in the car that would warrant someone to break in?
     
  4. Rogue one

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    Sorry to hear, happens to us a few weeks ago. (Not in a tesla). They stole less than $50 but caused over $300 in damage... can't have anything nice. ) :
     
  5. SMAlset

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    It happened in San Jose. I already posted about it under a dashcam thread so if you're interested here's the link to it: New Blackvue Dashcam (DR750S)
     
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