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My Model S was keyed

Discussion in 'Model S' started by yo mama, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. yo mama

    yo mama Member

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    #1 yo mama, Oct 23, 2015
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    MS got keyed tonight - like four feet across the left front panel and both driver's side doors. Obviously not happy but it's late and the service center isn't open. Is this something the Tesla SC fixes?
     
  2. redox

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    They may send you to a body shop for that.
    Sorry to hear about this...
    Where did this happen? (I live in San Jose)
     
  3. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    Oh no. Where was this? Very sad to hear.

    No, Tesla SCs do not fix such damage. They'd refer you to a certified body shop.

    Sorry again. There were a few such incidents in the early days in parts of Palo Alto and up in SF but, haven't heard anything like this recently.
     
  4. yo mama

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    Shasta Hanchett area of the Rose Garden. In my drive way. I may need to fire my dog.
     
  5. Auzie

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    #5 Auzie, Oct 23, 2015
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    So sorry that your car was vandalised yo mama

    I'm sure your dog is sorry too

    SorryDog.jpg

    Please do not fire your dog

    Get a BlackVue instead, it records disturbances around your parked car. Not sure if video of the assailant would be helpful though
     
  6. yo mama

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    BlackVue, huh? It might be helpful - I'm mostly curious whether it was random.
     
  7. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    oh, that sucks. So sorry man, depending on the depth you can also try visiting some detailing shops to see if they can touch up then level the keyed scratches. Otherwise it'd be a paint and blend job at a body shop.
     
  8. PimEffting

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    Why do people do that?
    Had my trunk keyed as well a while back. After that I installed a Blackvue dashcam (front & back)
     
  9. ArtInCT

    ArtInCT Always Learning

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    Ohhhh... In your driveway? Wow.... Sorry to hear this...
     
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    no, tesla won't fix this. you need a professional detailer who will buff those marks out. hopefulyl not all the way through the clear coat but there are tricks they can do to hide it perfectly where you cant see it anymore.
     
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    SORRY, sucks! Yeah, body shop paint job is all. They have to blend across multiple panels etc. A good body shop will make it look like new again. Probably about $1000 to fix max.
     
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    Sorry to hear that. People can be such a-holes.
     
  13. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    Although I've been lucky and never had this happen, it was a factor in getting full coverage paint armour.
     
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    #15 Xenoilphobe, Oct 24, 2015
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    blackvue would have captured the criminal. He's lucky he didn't do it in my driveway. I have two German shepherds and 1080P night vision cameras with auto alert for movement on the perimeter tied to a DVR. I wouldn't have shot him because it might hit the car and dogs wouldnt get to clean their teeth by chewing on him for alittle bit. It would have made a great video!
     
  16. MsElectric

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    So sorry to hear this. One of our cars once got keyed, in a Whole Foods parking lot of all places!

    You don't have to bother with a Tesla Certified shop for something so cosmetic but find a high end body shop that works on high end cars and have experience with aluminum panels.
     
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    Thanks for the link as I didn't know it could pick up audio as well. This really makes me want to get one.
     
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    You just have to watch what you are saying :). But I can wave hand in front of it and it will stop recording the sound. You don't want to get caught yelling at your kids, while plowing into the car in front of you.
     
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    Ugh, heartbreaking. Sorry to hear this.

    I got keyed the first week with the car, and it really upset me for awhile. Now I think I just feel sorry for anyone whose life is so unhappy that they have that impulse to cause damage to someone they don't even know.

    I hope it's good as new in no time.
     
  20. MsElectric

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    I guess that's when you take out the SD Card and swallow it :)
     

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