TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
  1. TMC is currently READ ONLY.
    Click here for more info.

New Model 3 Seats!

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by oneshortguy, May 17, 2018.

  1. Tsportline

    Tsportline Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,744
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    Front and rear seats, or just front seats?
     
  2. lupend88

    lupend88 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2017
    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    Portland
    Here are my seats, vin 173XX, which seem to be the new ones. IMG_3822.jpg
     
    • Like x 2
  3. Devanish

    Devanish Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2016
    Messages:
    133
    Location:
    Virginia
    Apparently the back seats were also made wider on May production models.
     
  4. Tsportline

    Tsportline Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,744
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    #64 Tsportline, May 18, 2018
    Last edited: May 18, 2018
    What do the bottom cushions of your rear seats look like? We've already identified a mix match of new and old (meaning we have a 3 with a VIN 19,xxx with new front seats and old rear seats).
     
  5. lupend88

    lupend88 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2017
    Messages:
    340
    Location:
    Portland
    Here’s the bottom of the rear seats, again with VIN 173XX (pearl white). It looks like I have the gen 2 seats on both the front and back, correct?

    4D1F42D2-3EFC-48E5-9008-04FE2F27F9FE.jpeg 3AD7D5E8-178F-4292-AF1F-EA895FDC3146.jpeg
     
  6. S'toon

    S'toon Knows where his towel is

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2015
    Messages:
    3,698
    Location:
    AB
    Short update by Like Tesla today.
     
  7. Tsportline

    Tsportline Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,744
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    yes. Gen2 front and rear. as we said, we have a 19,xxx VIN with Gen2 front and Gen1 rear .
     
  8. RayK

    RayK Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2016
    Messages:
    1,829
    Location:
    San Jose, CA
    I can see it now... someone is going to end up with a Gen1 driver seat and Gen2 front passenger seat (or vice versa).
     
    • Funny x 1
  9. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    4,815
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Can someone comment on comfort between them? My X seats are more comfy than my 3...but my 3 seats aren’t bad
     
  10. McFlurri

    McFlurri Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,439
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    Man.. i really hope i get the Gen 2 seats now. Taking delivery on May 24th...
     
  11. Randy Spencer

    Randy Spencer Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2016
    Messages:
    3,101
    Location:
    Alameda, CA
    Half the seats built have been Gen 2, so your undelivered car will definitely have the second generation seats in it.

    -Randy
     
  12. McFlurri

    McFlurri Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2016
    Messages:
    1,439
    Location:
    Kitchener, Ontario
    I really hope your right.

    My VIN is 217XX, but it's one of the lowest VINs reported in Canada.

    My DS told me my car was manufactured on May 3rd (More specifically.. she said its birthday was May 3rd)... but I got my VIN on May 3rd.

    Would i get my VIN the same day as completion?
     
  13. TT97

    TT97 Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2017
    Messages:
    2,168
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Up until the recent change of delay VINs, several people have been told that VINs are assigned as soon as the car passes QC so it would make sense you get the VIN the day it was completed.
     
    • Informative x 1
  14. Lanzer

    Lanzer Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2018
    Messages:
    206
    Location:
    San Jose
    My VIN is 147XX and I have Gen 1's. Looks like I just missed it.
     
  15. tracksyde

    tracksyde Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2013
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    So Cal
    VIN 170xx and yeah, I also have Gen2 fronts and Gen1 rear
     
  16. BFData

    BFData Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2018
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    #76 BFData, May 19, 2018
    Last edited: May 19, 2018
    I have Pearl White with a vin over 1476X and less than 148XX I have Gen 2’s in the front and Gen 1s in the back.

    The gen 2 fronts feel better than the S or the X seats to me.
     
  17. Tsportline

    Tsportline Vendor

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2013
    Messages:
    1,744
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    We have a 21,8XX VIN at our facility that has Gen2 front & rear. . . if this makes you feel anymore confident.
     
    • Like x 2
  18. tajamer

    tajamer New Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2018
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    St. Louis
    VIN 169XX received April 29, delivery is May 22nd.

    I wonder if this is something we can refuse delivery on
     
  19. BFData

    BFData Member

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2018
    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Palm Beach Gardens, FL
    I wouldn’t worry about it. I rode in a Model 3 with the old seats and didn’t notice a difference until Kim’s video. I thought the old seats were nicer than the S and X as well. It’s a great car. You’re going to love it!
     
  20. troyhouse

    troyhouse Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2016
    Messages:
    135
    Location:
    IL
    VIN 138xx front seats are gen 2 but rear seats are gen 1.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC