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Rear Facing Seats (Tesla Model S)

Discussion in 'Tesla for Sale' started by rpozo, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. rpozo

    rpozo New Member

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    Rear Facing Seats (Tesla Model S)

    As per listed on the Tesla website..."Carry up to 7 passengers in the Model S by adding seating for two children with rear facing seats. Come from a 2013 Tesla Model S P85 and have been used twice. No need for them so your gain. The price when purchased with the car is $2500. Selling for $1,700

    List Date: 1/22/2015
    Location: Miami, FL, United States

    For more info, click here to view the original listing: Rear Facing Seats (Tesla Model S)
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    On Sale For: $1,700.00 (Local Pickup Only)

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  2. MikeC

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  3. EKoS

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    For what it's worth, at least a few thousand early cars (up to Vin ~4000, IIRC) came with the required safety structure by default. Tesla later changed this, and now only adds the extra safety structure into the chassis of cars that have selected the rear-facing seats option at the factory.

    Early VIN holders who'd like to add the rear-facing seats should check with the service center to make sure their cars have the necessary structure. I'm not sure if the service centers will actually install a used part (I doubt it) but at least they can tell you if you'd be taking undue risk or not by having the seats installed after the fact. As stevezzzzz said, if you have a newer car and did not order the rear-facing seats from the factory, this is not a safe option to retrofit later...
     
  4. yobigd20

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    you'd need to sell the structurally reinforced second bumper that goes along with the seat....
     
  5. DJ Frustration

    DJ Frustration Model X Sig, Former Model S, Model 3 Res

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    I'm the guy who started the thread who was interested in buying a rear facing seat. I'm also local to Miami so we may have a deal brewing. My VIN is below 5,500, which is when they stopped reinforcing the rear bumper for all cars.

    However, I've been in contact with someone else who is selling the seat and appropriate hardware (minus rear bumper) for much, much less. I'm talking $500. The reasoning is, there are only about 5,500 cars that can have this installed without requiring a new rear bumper installation, which pushes the cost way out of reach. Bottom line, the seats have a small market. I'm obviously more interested in this listing since it's local to Miami but will not be paying this price.
     
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    $500, I would suggest you buy them....and buy them before they get snatched up.
     
  7. DJ Frustration

    DJ Frustration Model X Sig, Former Model S, Model 3 Res

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    #7 DJ Frustration, Jan 22, 2015
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    It's $500 plus shipping since they aren't local to South Florida. I've confirmed that a Service Center will require the installation of a rear cross-member on the bumper. This adds significant cost to the installation and takes it out of "making sense" territory.
     
  8. DJ Frustration

    DJ Frustration Model X Sig, Former Model S, Model 3 Res

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    This item no longer available. I purchased it.
     
  9. stoneskid

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    I am located in Miami and I have set for sale as well if anyone is interested.
     
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    Looks like your outside of Toronto? I would even be willing to deliver them as Im making a trip to Detroit soon.
     
  11. StingSC10

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    I read that you had some rear facing seats (more than a year ago) that were for sale. Do you still have them?
     
  12. 3mp_kwh

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    FYI, if you don't have an early car, rear seats will not retrofit in VINs starting somewhere around 6000. The mount points aren't there on the cars not spec'd to have them, is what I understand.
     
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    I think it's more around 5600. Mine is 5837 and I don't have the preinstalled hardware.
     
  14. Crusoe

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    I can't find the thread I stumbled upon last week that shows the pics of the rear facing mount points. My Tesla is in transit and I want to check when it gets here. It is an early 4000s VIN so given the quote, mine should have them.
    Can anyone link them or tell me where to look?
    Also the thread said there was something that was swapped for the rear bumper too IIRC.
     

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