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Part recall for Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by BigTonyTones, Feb 3, 2018.

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  1. SMAlset

    SMAlset Active Member

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    #61 SMAlset, Feb 9, 2018
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    Since Tesla had their quarterly conference call yesterday and we know about the issues with the automatic battery line not working as intended and being replaced by end of March, I'm guessing Fremont may have run short of battery packs, and while the Gigafactory is doing things semi-automatically now (with workers moving materials from station to station), that would explain why the parking lot hasn't been filling up with Model 3s. It sounds logical to me but who knows. I haven't had a chance to listen to the entire call yet and don't know if they addressed the Model 3 output. But the battery issue would also explain why all of the Model 3 delivery estimates have been moved again.
     
  2. chibi_kurochan

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    This is the response I get from Santa Clara SC:

    “We have a note to adjust the rear left upper panel. Regarding the other two fitments I compared your vehicle to another 3 and they have same fitment. Our technician just finshed the wheel alignment and needs to test drive vehicle. If all goes well it will be ready for pick up after 4:45pm. Thank you.”

    My Two fitments issues are sunk-in hood and protruding headlights case outside of bumper and quarter panels
     
  3. ToTheT

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    So the sunken hood is definitely fixable - pressure them on this issue. When I dropped off the car to have the suspension fixed I also complained about the headlights and was told that the alignment is similar for all cars and that they can’t do anything about it. Now if anyone has gotten that overhang fixed successfully, I would like to know so I can go back and pressure them to fix it.

    The car was also pulling to the right last time. They said they checked alignment and that all was well, but when the car came back it was still pullingto the right. Now, magically and without new FW, the car no longer pulls to the right and stays centered. :cool:
     
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    Hey my car was also pulling to the right a little. I thought initially that it was an alignment issue. On a hunch I checked the tire pressure. I they were a little mismatched. It was 2-3 PSI if I recall. I filled them all up to exactly the same pressure. No more pulling to the right. So I believe I have discovered a slight idiosyncrasy with the model 3. It is very very sensitive to differential tire pressure. I have the 19" rims for reference.
     
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  5. ToTheT

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    That was the first thing I noticed on the 3 as well, but adjusting pressure did not fix the issue initially. Right now the car has 2 PSI less on the front passenger and 1 PSI less on the rear passenger side (when compared to the driver side) but it no longer pulls to the right. We have the standard rims.
     
  6. MikeBur

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    Do we have a VIN range known on power inverter bulletin? Sound like < 2000ish, though would the highest vin identified please post first 2 digits? :)
     
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    Bump. We seemingly have shy people? ;)
     
  8. jjj784

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    I was told to get mine fixed. VIN 3052
     
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  9. MikeBur

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    Thanks. That’s getting closer, though we’re 53xx
     
  10. Kenrubin

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    Having my PCS replaced right now after only 20 miles! Takes 10 days to get the part to Maryland.
     
  11. pat242

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    My 12v battery died last night. Waiting to hear back from dealer, but I suspect the PCS. Power to car went out during SW update.
    vin is 25xxx. Is there an actual link to the bulletin for this?
     
  12. Akikiki

    Akikiki A'-Lo-HA ! y'all

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    I too am confident you will hear from Service soon.

    (Pssst, they are not a dealership. And they don't like being called that.) Nearly every state requires that they have a dealership license, but that's the only way the states know how to fit the square peg in the round hole.
     

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