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Wheel damage from concrete divider

Ballaz74

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Sep 26, 2021
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I hit a concrete divider both passenger tires went flat and my rear rim is cracked I pull over immediately initially thought I just needed to replace the tires. Next day I got it towed to Dobbs they started to replace the tires and notice liquid in the wheel well. Could this be axle fluid? Air suspension? They stopped replacing tires and said I need to take the car to Tesla. Any ideas of what I could of damaged?
 

FlatSix911

Porsche 918 Hybrid
Jun 15, 2015
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Silicon Valley
I hit a concrete divider both passenger tires went flat and my rear rim is cracked I pull over immediately initially thought I just needed to replace the tires. Next day I got it towed to Dobbs they started to replace the tires and notice liquid in the wheel well. Could this be axle fluid? Air suspension? They stopped replacing tires and said I need to take the car to Tesla. Any ideas of what I could of damaged?
Photos would help with the diagnosis.
 
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ucmndd

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Mar 10, 2016
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A model S has 3 “liquids”:

Coolant
Brake fluid
Drive unit fluid

I guess 4 if you count windshield washer fluid. ;)

I suppose it could be from the drive unit if you wacked something real good (sounds like you did).
 

Ballaz74

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Sep 26, 2021
7
2
Saint Louis
The wheel is also locked when it was taken off flat bed it was not rolling and I got inside the car to turn wheels straight I hear a cracking sound like glass breaking
 

Ballaz74

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Sep 26, 2021
7
2
Saint Louis
This piece fell off the wheel and black fluid is inside wall. Wheel is not moving and air suspension disabled
 

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Ballaz74

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Sep 26, 2021
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Saint Louis
Just dropped it off at Tesla Service Center. They say preliminarily that it is the “knuckle” in that picture and the saying they have to replace power steering system tires and new rims 5k!
 
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