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Too Fat for Tesla? (Model X)

Discussion in 'Model X' started by boardworks, Aug 1, 2016.

  1. boardworks

    boardworks Member

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    Hey folks – I just had a very disturbing call a few minutes ago. Has anyone here been told they are too fat for Tesla? Meaning they are too heavy to safely operate the vehicle? Thanks
     
  2. NathanWolf

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    Was this, like, a prank call?

    Sorry, that just sounds ludicrous - not in a good way. It wasn't an actual Tesla representative saying this, I hope?
     
  3. deonb

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    I'm likely larger than you, and have been in and out of the Tesla service center many times, including about stuff that I broke because of my size/weight, which they fixed (multiple times) as goodwill.

    Never heard a peep out of them.
     
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  4. boardworks

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    This was from the SC service manager, who told me that the reason why me seat in my Model X rocked was that because I was too heavy for the seat. She kept telling me that their engineering team asked her about my size and she was uncomfortable asking (but asked me indirectly if I was over a certain weight limit).

    I'm in complete shock here. They're offering to replace the seat once again, but I simply can't believe this...
     
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    Shouldn't seats be designed for crash load G's? Those would be way higher loads than any one persons weight.
     
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    I sincerely doubt that any person is too heavy to break a seat during normal driving (or else they wouldn't be able to fit through the door...of the car or their house). Car seats have to be designed with astronomical tolerances so that they don't fail during an impact (weight of the occupant times several orders of magnitude for g-forces). Given Tesla's crash safety ratings, I doubt that they have substandard tolerances on their seats. This sounds like another of the Model X production issues.
     
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    Odebek Don't Panic

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    What was the weight limit mentioned on the call?
     
  8. boardworks

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    250 lbs
     
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    I'm curious too ... I remember reading somewhere that the max total weight was like 2k lbs and i remember thinking that can't be right 6 people at 200 lbs each plus luggage would exceed that pretty quickly
     
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    I think we need some clarification; did the chassis/mount of the seat break or some less critical component like a motor, a stitch or a sensor?
     
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    No way is there a 250 lb. limit on the seats. I have definitely seen people with Teslas heavier than that, including pro athletes.
     
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    She definitely should not have asked you that. I wouldn't take it too personally. They will have to sort it out.
     
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    There's a 250lb limit on the seats?? Can someone please confirm this? I have my car coming in the next few days and would really like to know this before letting anyone in my car...have several friends who are over that weight and wanted to check out the car!
     
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  14. TaoJones

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    This is mildly disturbing. If a 250# limit is true, the press will have a field day, and the offensive line (not of one team, but of the entire NFL) will be excluded as owners of the Model X. That's ridiculous.
     
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    I don't believe that for one second.

    There are many many football players with Teslas.

    This is highly questionable.
     
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  16. Garlan Garner

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    I would like to see that explanation on the service receipt or invoice.

    They won't tell you something they aren't willing to write down.
     
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    I weigh 260 and the X sets rock because they are crap. The brackets that hold the seats to the floor are garbage.
     
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  18. Garlan Garner

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    If the brackets broke or rock... take the car back in.

    If they are crap...then tell Tesla. Let them put an explanation on the repair ticket.
     
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    Also, don't forget that Elon recently tweeted a response to Kristian Nairn (Hodor on Game of Thrones) recommending an X. He is 6'10" and 370-400 lbs.
     
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  20. Garlan Garner

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    Good Catch.

    Saying that someone is too big for a car is marketing suicide for an automobile maker.
     
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