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Proximity sensor just went inside the bumper

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by RyanA, Jun 22, 2018.

  1. RyanA

    RyanA Member

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    Ugh - my proximity sensor just went into the rear bumper at 1k miles. Bleh. Anyone knows how to fix or I need to service this?

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    (I also need a carwash)

    Now it always tells me to stop when I am reversing because the sensor is saying no more room in the back and there's a big hole in the rear bumper
     
  2. Mbrockus

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    I'd get the service center to correct that.
     
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  3. mekberg

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    Pulling the rear bumper cover requires removal of ~20 fasteners including the tail lights.

    If it's the side or corner sensor you can get away with a couple push clips, torx T25, and felt nut in the wheel well.
     
  4. mekberg

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    If you want I can make you a quick video of these locations. I'm quite familiar as I installed a hitch last weekend.
     
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  5. kavyboy

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    I had that happen in the front when I hit some road debris. There was no other damage, just that. Service center fixed it while I waited. I think they said there was a broken clip. I was not charged anything.
     
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  6. RyanA

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    Thanks guys! made appointment to service center for next Friday.
     
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    this used to upset me on my old e46 compact so much. used to happen all the time. Major undertaking to get to them.
     
  8. RyanA

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    Got this fixed today for free and got a free carwash. There are slight scratches from the carwash though.. normal when it is a free car wash. just fyi if you are ocd and looking through the sun in an angle.. you know what I mean.

    wait time: around 2 hours
     
  9. CuriousM3

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    Yeah if you don’t like swirls on your clear coat, don’t let the service center or any other dealership wash your car
     
  10. Daoasis

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    Would you be able to post that video please? Someone bumped my car while it was parked and took off. I have the rear drivers side corner sensor pushed in and need to try to fix it.

    This is the second time in two months that a sensor from the rear bumper has been pushed in. The last one cost me $270.00 to fix at Tesla and they told me that usually this would have to go to the body shop and that they would charge over $1000.00.

    Seems like a design issue if they are falling in anytime the bumper is used.
     

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  11. jsmay311

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    What causes sensors on the rear bumper to get pushed in?
     
  12. Daoasis

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    Usually some contact with the bumper but does not have to be hard. I had one pop in from backing up very slowly into another bumper and tapping it.

    No marks or scratches on the bumper but the sensor popped in.

    They are not fastened securely and come out much too easily.
     

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