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Roof Rack Cover on Pano Roof broke

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by aaronw, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. aaronw

    aaronw Member

    Dec 19, 2012
    United States
    Soon after I got my car I accidentally broke one of the covers that flip up to expose the roof rack mounting points on the Pano roof. These covers are extremely delicate. Anyway, I took my car in to the Fremont service center to fix the creaking Pano roof problem and asked them to also fix the broken cover. Apparently they have to replace the entire panel which fortunately isn't too expensive ($100 for the part, $175 labor).

    They said that they break frequently when buffing the cars. Anyway, in the process of replacing the panel they broke the front roof panel and I have been waiting since Wednesday to get the car back since they're having trouble getting the part. :mad:

    I suspect that these covers will be redesigned in the future since they're so delicate. The plastic hinge part is extremely thin inside and easily snaps.

    So a word of warning, be extremely careful opening them or when buffing the roof.

  2. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Mar 8, 2012
    Seems to me the fix would be to have a cover that was attached by the roof rack mounting threads. Maybe a good project for SoftAuthor.
  3. Jason

    Jason Member

    Feb 6, 2013
    DFW, TX
    I would hope they eventually offer without roof rack mounting, I think many would prefer the cleaner look - and that way there would be panels without the little covers so I could pay to change mine out, I would like the cleaner look and will never have a roof rack :)

    Side note - we were a minivan family, been through 6, and every one had a roof rack (since I bought what was on the lot), always an option that cost $, but it was never used...

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