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Tesla emblems problem

I noticed during drying the Model S (June 2015) that both the right and left illuminated emblems stick out away from the body. It's the sharp end..the trailing edge that sticks out away from the body. I think those are candidates for breakage. Maybe it's just my car--but that's a fit and finish issue as far as I'm concerned. If there's interest I might be able to come up with a pix or video. Anyone else with that issue?
 
I noticed during drying the Model S (June 2015) that both the right and left illuminated emblems stick out away from the body. It's the sharp end..the trailing edge that sticks out away from the body. I think those are candidates for breakage. Maybe it's just my car--but that's a fit and finish issue as far as I'm concerned. If there's interest I might be able to come up with a pix or video. Anyone else with that issue?
Oh yes. All of them have that. That's why you don't ever use car wash with brushes!
 

mknox

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Oh yes. All of them have that. That's why you don't ever use car wash with brushes!

I use car washes with brushes all the time without issue. The only problem I had with these pieces is that they rusted out over my first winter and Tesla had to replace them (along with the T on the trunk lid). Newer ones seem to be holding up better.
 

BertL

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... Anyone else with that issue?
Yes, my S90D built 9-2015 has the same issue, and I looked at a couple of others parked at the SC last time I was there. Same. Fortunately, the gap is largest on the trailing end towards the rear of the vehicle, and the aluminum lip overhangs the top of the plastic indicator fairly well, so hopefully it's less likely to get caught on something when traveling forward. Still, the gap is not insignificant and I'm very careful since finding this the first time I hand-washed ;) my MS, and would be a bit frightened of automated car washes with spinning brushes traveling the reverse direction. Yikes.

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