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Production imperfections (tailgate)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by 101uk, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. 101uk

    101uk Member

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    Ok so after collecting my car last week I have noticed 2 small indents in the top of the where the boot hinges. They appear on both sides of the tailgate and look like production flaws. unfortunately I did not see these at delivery. Are these flaws or do they appear on any of your vehicles? They are in truth very minor imperfections and not worth repair but I wanted to make Tesla aware as the vehicle is on PCP and I didn't want it affecting the value at the end of the contract. So anyone else got these small impressions on their car?

    P.s Its very hard to get pictures of these spots!
     

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  2. Sugacookie

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    I just recently noticed a few issues. Vehicle is less than 1 month old. I just contacted my delivery specialist.

    1. Issue is the front Windshield. When the light hits the glass directly it is like seeing stars/sparkles. I’ve tried cleaning it but it looks to be the actual glass has imperfections.
    2. The alignment of the hood was off. Everything closes fine but you can see it’s not even.
    3. The side front fender on the driver’s side sticks out.
     

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  3. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Active Member

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    I wish Tesla would spend some nickels on improving their build quality.
     
  4. mhan00

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    Huh, looking at your pictures I just realized my Leaf had the same issues with the hood and the rear fender. I just never thought about them. Hmmmm, maybe I should stop reading here production problem threads, they're going to make me see things I never worried about before.
     
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  5. Apricot

    Apricot The waiting... the waiting...

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    I have the sparkles thing in the top left corner of my windshield. Annoying at pickup but I guess doesn't matter much in actual use...?
     
  6. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    When I drive my S I see sparkles too. But soon I realized, they are emanating from my eyes and it's not a windshield problem.

    When I look at the various body panel fit and gaps... I don't notice much difference side to side.

    Too many damn sparkles in the way to tell..
     
  7. scottm

    scottm Active Member

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    A thread on perfection and Tesla is going nowhere.

    Musk to staff: "don't let perfection get in the way of good enough"

    (or something like that)
     

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