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Maryland Car Owners: Did a flat repair kit come with your car?

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by GlenF, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. GlenF

    GlenF Member

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    In an online discussion, I saw another Maryland Tesla owner mention that his car came with the flat repair/inflator (the one on in the Tesla store) *as required by law.* I didn't get one, and I don't think anyone at the service center/showroom was aware it should have been included.

    I did some digging and found the relevant 2013 Maryland law:

    § 22-405 - 3. Spare tires
    If a new Class A (passenger) or Class M (multipurpose) motor vehicle is sold in this State, the manufacturer shall equip the motor vehicle with a spare tire that conforms with the requirements in § 22-405 of this subtitle, unless:
    (1) The tire-wheel system of the motor vehicle provides a run-flat capability by which a partially inflated driving surface becomes available in the event of a tire failure;
    (2) The motor vehicle is equipped with a factory-installed temporary tire repair and inflation system; or
    (3) Technological improvements, consistent with applicable federal motor vehicle safety standards, become available.

    Having already purchased the inflator, I've now asked for a refund from the Tesla store. We'll see how that goes. But I thought I'd ask here to see if this is something that was overlooked for many of us MD owners, or if I was just unlucky.
     
  2. 1HandedBandit

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    I did not. I am interested in hearing the response they give you. Which store did you contact?
     
  3. GlenF

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    shop.tesla.com, that was where I purchased the inflator (aka "Model S/X/3 Tire Repair Kit"). Seemed the best starting point for reimbursement.
     
  4. serendipitous

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    I did not. Picked up second week of September from the Rockville center.
     
  5. DeanP

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    I assume this only applies to NEW vehicles, right? Not used?
     
  6. SabrToothSqrl

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    Mine did. Bought in MD. 2nd one didn't. I complained and it magically showed up at point of sale free.
     
  7. willow_hiller

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    Live in MD, but picked the car up at Tyson's Corner. I'm guessing that means I don't qualify.
     
  8. dannycamps

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    My used '15 (picked up in Owings Mills) did not come with a kit.
     
  9. Jard

    Jard Member

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    Yes, new Model S delivery on 11/29 at Rockville.

    I don't think we got one with our Model 3 in August 2018 in Rockville.
     

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