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Model 3 - Question about repair estimates from repair shop

GabrielKnight

Member
Dec 13, 2019
9
3
Los Angeles
I was waiting for repair estimates from repair shop. And I got email from tesla with list of parts which were ordered from tesla by repair shop. List includes two parts fender - and Front T-Badge...
Well current fender have small dent, but car hood wasn't damaged at all. At first I thought that it was a mistake or repair shop needs it for repair for other vehicle.

But today they confirmed that when they install new fender they need to bend car hood to fit with new fender and while they do so they will need to remove t-badge from the hood - and because they cannot reuse that badge they ordered new one... Sounds pretty sketchy for me - anyone got same problem solution from repair shop?
 

GabrielKnight

Member
Dec 13, 2019
9
3
Los Angeles
I know right. But still same used "part" cost around 40-60$ at ebay. And why repair shop need to bend car hood to fit official part(fender) from tesla? It sounds like they are intentionally increasing time they need to spend for repair - or I'm not right?
And they told me that it will take 2 weeks for repair - I didn't find any video with fender replacement - but it took about 30 min to replace bumper...
 

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