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New S - found 2 build issues. Looking for advice.


Jun 11, 2020
Portland, Oregon
I've had my dream car now for 3 weeks now and finally gave her a bath last weekend. This is when I noticed two build issues that I need to figure out the best way to get them fixed.
  1. Inside the front driver's side wheel well, the rubber boot that covers the ultrasonic sensor is exposed. I, unfortunately, noticed this AFTER I had squirted water inside the wheel well to clean it out. The passenger side is completely tight. Please see pic below.
  2. The weatherstripping on the Pano roof on the front driver side is not tucked in like it is on the passenger side. Please see pics below. It looks super tacky :(
Are these things that I should schedule a service visit to fix? For sure on the open boot around the sensor..... not too sure about the weatherstripping. Thanks in advance for any advice you can give.

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Weatherstripping Roof - Driver1.jpg
Weatherstripping Roof - Driver2.jpg


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Feb 14, 2018
Have you just tried reseating both? I’d def try first before making an appt.
I’ve replaced my headlights (HID, not LED) a couple times now and have pulled/reseated the boot without issues in order to access the bulbs.
Apr 8, 2020
Mariehamn, Aland Islands
I have exactly the same issue with the rubber strip at the glass roof by driver side door. The glue seems to be too weak to hold onto the glass. I intend to schedule a repair of it at Tesla in the near future, It's hard for myself to glue that thing back nicely.


Jul 26, 2019
SWFL | Vegas
I find it odd you have to ask if you should schedule a service appointment. YES you should. A mobile tech can tackle those issues plus they get into the warranty system so Tesla can (hopefully) improve QC.
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