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Wheel Centre Corrosion

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Asciidv, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Asciidv

    Asciidv Member

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    My S 90D was new in February of this year and has covered 12,000 miles here in the U.K.
    The plastic wheel centres now look like this;

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    Has anyone else experienced this sort of corrosion and do you think that Tesla should be replacing the centres free of charge?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Boourns

    Boourns Member

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    They were corroded like that on my car when I got it as a CPO, though at that point my car was much older than yours. I didn't notice for a while, but Tesla replaced them as goodwill at my first SC appointment.

    Even if they won't cover them under warranty, I think they may be the most reasonably priced Tesla part. Something like $20 for four new ones.
     
  3. Asciidv

    Asciidv Member

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    Tesla UK, have come back and said that this is a known quality issue and are posting out a new set of wheel centres to me. They say that they can be popped out from the top with a plastic lever rather than removing the wheels.
     
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