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Upgrade 5-seat to 7-seat configuration?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Thax, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Thax

    Thax Member

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    Anyone know if it's possible to pay Tesla to put in the third row seats after-the-fact?

    The middle row of the new 5-seat and 7-seat seems exactly the same. Would only need to put in the last row?
     
  2. outie

    outie Active Member

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    As far as I know, no. There was a similar discussion few months ago.

    You'll get these responses:
    - try aftermarket shop, but likely can't get parts from Tesla. Even if retrofitted your warranty is voided.
    - trade it in for 7 seats
    - get another spare car/minivan to carry 7.
     
  3. TOBASH

    TOBASH Member

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    Pull a Fred Fintstone and put Bam Bam and Pebbles on the roof.

    I'm almost certain that there is not another way.

    Unfortunately, Tesla has a "my way or the highway" approach. I find their attitude towards upgrades poor at best.

    A great car should have great aftermarket support from the manufacturer, but Tesla hasn't figured that out yet.

    Personally, I love my 5 seat and would not change it.

    Best,

    T
     
  4. Thax

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    Thanks that's what I suspected. I'm happy with my 5-seater but it's always good to have options. Just thought it'd be a relatively easy upgrade for them to do.
     
  5. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    They may look the same, but does the 5 seater have the ability to quickly fold and move the seat forward for ingress into the third row?

    The 5 seater lacks HVAC vents into the section of the car.
     
  6. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Yep.

    The 5-seater bench doesn't slide forward, which would make it near impossible to reach the 3rd row. (And you'd lose the additional storage where the 3rd row seat sits.)
     
  7. focher

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    Whenever I see the statement that something "voids your warranty" I feel compelled to point out that, no, it does not. No car manufacturer can just void a warranty. It's more nuanced than that. It has to be related to the item being covered within a warranty. Replacing the second row seats doesn't impact anything in the warranty that has nothing to do with the second row seats. See the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
     
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  8. outie

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    How about Tesla voiding warranty on works done by non-authorized Tesla body shops? Is that not the case too?
     

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