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Model X Seat Front Plastic - Catching it When Getting Out of the Car

Discussion in 'Model X' started by SocalMS, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. SocalMS

    SocalMS Member

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    There's a piece of plastic piece at the bottom of the Model X seats.

    I find my foot kicking against this, and pulling on it every time I get out of the car.

    It's really annoying, and I know one day, this piece is going to crack or break off.

    This is a poorly designed "thing", whatever it's supposed to be.... And why is it there?

    Tesla Model X Seat Plastic.jpg
     
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  2. mal_tsla

    mal_tsla Member

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    It's a rail cover. It's not the best design.
     
  3. ahtlys

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    Yep, I catch on it occasionally. Told my wife its gonna break one day.
     
  4. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    My wife complained about this on the first day we had the car. I have caught on it numerous times and generally can't stand it. It's a poor design.
     
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  5. DrivingRockies

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    Mine broke first week. Had it replaced (they didn't charge me). I try to be much more careful :-(.
     
  6. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

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    Never touched it. I wonder what the difference is? Seat position perhaps? I assume you mean from the driver seat.
     
  7. ahtlys

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    It's the driver seat. I think it does depend on seat position and how I get out of the car. I pull my feat back so I don't rub them on the interior and occasionally they will catch that piece.
     
  8. Xminus6

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    I've got it a few times too. I suspect this is an issue taller drivers since the seat is positioned further back exposing the rail cover.
     
  9. lmapow

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    Accidentally pulled mine loose the first day I had my X. Just had it re-attached at SC when I brought the car in for another problem... My first day after getting my car back I pulled it loose again with my foot... I give up.. horrible design..
     
  10. travwill

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    Yeah be careful too as if you break the rail cover, it requires removing the ENTIRE SEAT to put a new one one - horrible design!
     
  11. DrivingRockies

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    My seat was damaged when it was replaced (wide scratch on the back of the driver's seat, about the right shoulder). I didn't see it soon enough...
     
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  12. SocalMS

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    I don't believe it has anything to do w/ the seat position.. as it follows your seat forward or back..

    It was to do w/ how you get out of the car.. whether you slide your legs/feet closer to the seat.. or away..

    Overall.... (bad, annoying) design flaw...
     
  13. MX458Dave

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    I was going to post this same thing. I've hit it multiple times getting out of the car. It will break soon I'm sure.
     
  14. Scrith

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    I've caught it a couple of times too, and once it came off (but easily slipped back on).
     
  15. neige

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    I've had my pants catch on the plastic piece several times. I've now broken it twice. First time they replaced it for free. Second time they charged me $4. I'm impressed anything on this car costs that little.

    Agreed, terrible design. Good thing I love the car overall.
     
  16. JHWJR

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    Broke mine yesterday. Caught it on the back of my shoe. :-( Since they are going to replace it with a similar piece of cheap plastic, perhaps I'll just let it go. It could look worse.
     
  17. Mr. Ed

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    Easy fix. Cut the excess off, file smooth. I did both front seats in less than 20 minutes. IMG_4130.JPG IMG_4138.JPG
     
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  18. JHWJR

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    Or sand down any rough edge and leave it be. But mine broke much further back. :-(
     
  19. ohmman

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    I sharpened mine to a point and added a diamond edge. Life's a risky game!
     
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  20. AudubonB

    AudubonB Mild-mannered Moderator Lord Vetinari*

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    I perform the 90º butt-swivel that I'd perfected in the Model S in order to exit the Model X. The legs then follow that arc.
    Perhaps that's why I never have noticed this design flaw.

    But I think I'll institute the Ohmman Variant in order to snag any unauthorized front seat warmers. That'll teach 'em!
     

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