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Wavy Window Trim

estooki

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May 24, 2018
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Seattle
I received my M3 about 2 weeks ago (VIN 22,XXX), and it's been a great car so far. However I've got a wavy piece of window trim on the driver side window, where the A-pillar meets the door hinge, and I see it every time I get in the car. I took it back to the dealer a couple days later and they said all of the cars that were being delivered that day also had the same wavy trim. It is functionally fine, but looks like crap for a $60k car...

I'm wondering if this is a widespread problem, and if anyone has had any luck getting Tesla to replace this piece?

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jsrawa

Active Member
Apr 11, 2016
1,088
838
Colorado
I received my M3 about 2 weeks ago (VIN 22,XXX), and it's been a great car so far. However I've got a wavy piece of window trim on the driver side window, where the A-pillar meets the door hinge, and I see it every time I get in the car. I took it back to the dealer a couple days later and they said all of the cars that were being delivered that day also had the same wavy trim. It is functionally fine, but looks like crap for a $60k car...

I'm wondering if this is a widespread problem, and if anyone has had any luck getting Tesla to replace this piece?

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Well I don't have a 3 yet but I would agree with you that it is disappointing quality even for a much more inexpensive vehicle.
 

gpxl

Member
Apr 18, 2018
27
11
Portland
Mine is similar. The indent matches where the window edge sits when opening and closing the doors. I wouldn’t have noticed it if I wasn’t looking for it due to this thread though.
 

alseTrick

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May 17, 2016
1,646
1,114
Florida, USA
Tesla needs to get their crap together.

While no, it's not "functionally" an issue, it's an aesthetic issue on an expensive car. But worse, i find these constant issues to be a larger indictment on the type of manufacturer that Tesla is and their commitment to quality.
 
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jsrawa

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Apr 11, 2016
1,088
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Colorado
Tesla needs to get their crap together.

While no, it's not "functionally" an issue, it's an aesthetic issue on an expensive car. But worse, i find these constant issues to be a larger indictment on the type of manufacturer that Tesla is and their commitment to quality.

I would have to agree. I don't see this on cars a fraction of the price, it definitely shouldn't be seen on the 3.
 

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