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Model S P100D (2nd Build)****

Discussion in 'Model S: Ordering, Production, Delivery' started by drjeetpatel, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. drjeetpatel

    drjeetpatel Member

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    IMG_0673.JPG IMG_0674.JPG IMG_0675.JPG IMG_0676.JPG IMG_5105.JPG IMG_0667.JPG IMG_0669.JPG IMG_0670.JPG I just picked up my Model S P100D on Saturday. The car was built better the 2nd time around; BUT, When I got home, I noticed a paint flaw on the A-Pillar of the driver's side. I didn't catch this in the showroom. It looks like glue/sealer was left on the trim and then painted over @ the factory. This is the size of a pencil eraser. This little area is spongy and flaked off so the underside is unpainted. I emailed the Manager and the delivery specialist that night and am waiting for service to contact me. Any suggestions?
     
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    Find a safe on ramp to a lightly travelled highway. Engage ludicrous. Launch down the ramp. You will feel better. It will buff out.
     
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  3. IsellCisco

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    Even more proof Tesla QA is non-existent.
     
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    Looks like it is surface issues that can be readily fixed. Trust me, I've had way worse. It would be ideal if all these were perfect, but minor imperfections is the price for being on he cutting edge with Tesla. They'll get it fixed and take care of things. Go book a service appointment tomorrow and enjoy your new ride in the mean time.
     
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    come on! you just spend $150k and you expect your car not to have touched up damage?
    Stop being picky, find the nearest sand pile and put your head in it.
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    Your pillar damage is the same area as the the S with the split but on the opposite side. I wonder if the machine that moves the chassis during the build grabs in that area and is pinching to hard.
     
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    Seems like we are in the same boat, unfortunately paint issues seem common. Good luck with your car.
     
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    Enjoy the car. Tesla QA is the pits. Until Tesla has some actual competition they will not change. Enjoy the car.
     
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  9. Zaphod

    Zaphod Galaxy President (former)

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    This paint defect has absolutely nothing to do with the other issue you are talking about. The other issue was when the actual part was stamped in the aluminum sheet. This paint issue just happened because there was some debris/dirt/sealer on the pillar and got painted over. Simple as that.
     
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    You would have hated my Leaf AND my i3....
     
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    I have a leaf. The build quality, fit and finish, is far superior. All the pieces actually fit together nicely with clean edges.

    Now, obviously Nissan and BMW have had DECADES to perfect manufacturing processes. I can give Tesla, as a new company, A LOT of leeway in the fit and finish department. BUT, this as well as the guy with the split A-Piller is NOT acceptable and is obvious QC is NOT happening or not being adhered too. Let me ask you this; if Elon was the one checking that car do you think HE would let it pass?
     
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    My Leaf had 11 paint defects ranging from fish eyes to trash under the paint. When I picked it up from the dealer the rear defroster had a bad bar and the fabric on the passenger door panel was coming loose so those parts had to be replaced. Later, the inverted was replaced and then it had to go back several times for software updates to finally correct the no charging problem. Two metal AC lines failed making the AC inoperative in the middle of July for two weeks. It ate tires like crazy but Nissan said it was normal for them to last 15k miles. Also, Nissan had to recall and crush 211 Leafs in 2014 for missing critical spotwelds in the forward crash structure so, while the torn A pillar should have never left the factory, it's not just a Tesla problem.
     
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    What year was your leaf?
     
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