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Such a great car... Why such crappy floor mats?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by drgallo, May 1, 2016.

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Are you satisfied with the quality of the Tesla-provided floor mats?

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  2. No.

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  1. drgallo

    drgallo Member

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    The quality of the supplied Tesla floor mats is terrible. They are thin and are a cheap afterthought on such a well appointed vehicle. The front mats on My brand new, Model S 90D already have started to curl at the edges of the mat closest to the seats. The Velcro that holds these mats in place is also placed too high up on the mat. If these Velcro attachments were closer to the end of the mat, the mat would be less likely to curl up. I'll probably replace with the Evanex replacements, but shouldn't need to do this with a new, luxury vehicle.
     
  2. deonb

    deonb Active Member

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    I've had mine replaced 4 times with each of the generations. Its still beyond horrible. It keeps curling up.

    I dont know how Tesla can legally get away with it. My Toyota was recalled with similar issues after people got into fatal accidents as a result.
     
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  3. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    On the other hand the car drives itself. I can deal with the floor mats.
     
  4. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    just buy the weather tech mats from tesla, problems solved
     
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  5. TexasEV

    TexasEV Active Member

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    This is the 3rd generation of Model S floor mats. Much better than what the cars first came with.
     
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  6. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    Sorry to slip this comment into the Model S sub, but just so you know - the Model X floor mats are just as bad. And since the back one is a giant 2nd/3rd row one, it's a big crumpled hunk of junk. Looking forward to the 3rd party options, once available.

    The velcro solution for my Model S made things more tolerable. But still.. it's a bit of a joke. I even joked with my Model X delivery specialist at delivery. "I see they haven't done anything about the mats."
     
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  7. FreeOfPge

    FreeOfPge Member

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    Haha, I have the velcro "solution" for my Model S too. It worked for about a month then the glue came loose and I ended up with a clump of balled-up velcro constantly under my left foot (on the drivers side). After several attempted fixes I finally gave up and ripped what was still attached out, resulting/resorting back to the original problem.

    Current floor mats gotago!
     
  8. Blueeyedme

    Blueeyedme Member

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    The Tesla by Weathertech mats are terrible. The service center just replaced my first set due to curling and the overall fit is awful. The driver side mat is at least an inch short leaving a large catch-all gap at the rear. I've never owned anything made by Weathertech and based on this experience, I never will again. These will be in the trash bin as soon as I find an alternative.
     
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  9. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    that wasn't my experience, in fact the mats transferred from my "classic" S to a new one with zero issues.
     
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  10. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    Worst floor mats of any car I've owned. Even my 2009 Prius has a higher thread. Cars in this price category almost always have an ultra high thread count pad in the floor mat right where your heel sits on the drivers side.

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  11. P85DBeast

    P85DBeast 3 Model S!! 85D,P85D,P100D

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    I've had them replaced 3 times sooooo. I just bought the Weather Tech Mats for my car! best way to go in my opinion.
     
  12. David29

    David29 Member

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    I have the Tesla/Weather Tech mats for use in the winter, and a nicer set of mats for the better weather. I just changed them out since winter seems to be (finally) over here. There are several options for nice mats (and several threads on the topic with photos and opinions). What I have, and recommend for their quality and for broad range of choices, is mats by CocoMats.com. These folks have been in business a long time and make their mats (mostly) in the USA.
    I had a nice set of sisal fiber mats in my last Mercedes Benz. For the Model S, I got some "Furstil 6.6" nylon mats. These are a bit pricey, but heavy, do not (yet) show any signs of curling, stay in place, and very attractive (IMHO). They can be washed, and i was able to wash off some winter salt that got on the driver's mat before I was able to buy and install the latest Tesla all-weather mats.
    For some photos of the mats in my Model S, see: After-market floor mats for Tesla Model S
     
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  13. ron8853

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    We replaced ours with Lloyd Luxe mats from AutoAnything.com
     
  14. irishstoutaz

    irishstoutaz Member

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    There are a variety of aftermarket mats available... We ordered a set for our S and have been happy with them and they are ~ 3 years old and holding up well. We will also be ordering a set for our X.

    Here is a shot of the S interior mats:
     

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  15. Alex D

    Alex D Member

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    Where did you get those mats from?
     
  16. dgpcolorado

    dgpcolorado Member

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    I have the Tesla logo plastic mats that I assume are the Weathertech ones. Except for being overpriced I am happy with them. But I live on a dirt road and deal with lots of snow and mud so carpet type mats are hopeless in any car here. My mats are easy to take out and spray off to get rid of the mud when washing the car. That's life in the wilderness...
     
  17. hsctiger93

    hsctiger93 Member

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    It's also life with kids who play baseball. I have the Weathertec plastic mats as well. I do have a small curling issue in the back but otherwise they hold up well with 2 very active kids.
     
  18. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    They're bad. I ordered some replacements with the Tesla logo/logotype and Model S silhouette embroidered. Huge improvement. I tried to give away the factory mats for about 18 months and gave up. No one even wanted them for free. :eek:
     
  19. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    You can move those big discs that the mats stick to. Just unscrew and move them. No holes show at all. That solved the issue for me. But I decided in the end to go for Lloyd's Luxe. And they are luxe. I have black for the winter (in Santa Cruz...if you can call it that) and beige for the summer because she just looks so incredibly classy. They are stain treated to death and seem to be doing very well.
     
  20. irishstoutaz

    irishstoutaz Member

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    I got them from ForMyTesla.com Just contact Jerry about the details as there are a variety of options along with colors, etc. that he has available so really completely custom.
     
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