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Model 3 paint wearing off

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by Dyberry, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Watts_Up

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    This reminds me of the condoms that Apple offered for the iPhone 4 problems. I wonder how much difference it will really make though. Seems like it will just delay the paint problems, with Tesla hoping the car will be out of warranty by then.

    Did Bjorn test how much mudflaps affect range?

    Some kind of protection film would have been better.

    Also are they going to fix all the cars that are already damaged? They all need stripping and respraying.
     
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    @Johnii__82 It has been a while since we heard from you. What is the status of your paint issue?
     
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    Our warrant claim has been rejected as well. This is one season of winter driving. Has anyone else pursued arbitration on this matter?
     

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    I believe Tesla was offering free mudflaps to Model 3 owners.
     
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    geez where do you live? That’s awful.
     
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    Good question, in Europe consumer laws would force them to fix that for free.
     
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    Vermont. One of the first m3s on the road up here.. late 2018. We have told tesla that we are following their guidelines on dispute resolution and ready to go to arbitration. We are still waiting for their response..... thanks for everyone's helpful suggestions.
     
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    Is this one of those forced arbitration things? They are illegal here but I suppose you have no choice.
     
  10. Juanpelota

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    yes- it is a learning experience for us. So far, it has been quite delayed. They are clearly putting a great deal of effort into how to respond.
     
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    Makes sense. They are going to set a precedent.
     
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    Can you please explain what the arbitration process is. I have similar paint issues with my Model 3 in the wheel well area on both sides. Hopefully, this will be covered by warranty and doesn’t have to go to arbitration
     

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    I actually found details on the arbitration process in Tesla’s limited warranty documentation. Unfortunately where I live, such a process doesn’t exist
     
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    Thanks for the clear pictures. As I read the US warranty, which is 12years, Tesla unfortunately only cover rust from the inside and only if you DONT apply any rust proofing. When you look inside the hole in the fender liner, where the fender meets the rocker. can you see any rust? To me that lookslike
     
  15. TonyJag

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    .....looks like a place where sandy salt water or brine could enter and cause rust from the inside, which should be covered. Good luck and keep us posted
     
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    Where in Vermont? Spent my entire youth rusting cars up there!
     
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    This is concerning. Is this why they don't have the usual rust warranty?
     
  18. Juanpelota

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    Under their "dispute resolution" here https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/downloads/tesla-parts-accessories-body-repair-limited-warranty-en-us.pdf What is frustrating is that Tesla Canada and Finland are responding very different than the U.S. The US is taking an abusrd hard line that salt is external chemicals and the car does not need to stand up to this...
     
  19. Juanpelota

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    Yes, this is precisely what our car looked like after 2 months.. .by end of winter, the paint was flaking off in large chunks and the rust growing like algae. Jump on the complaint as soon as possible. It took us months to get response from the dedham service center (very negative experience)
     

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