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Window wipers breaking off in Norway..Known weakness, apparently fix available...

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Newbie, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Newbie

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    So much for the superior winter car... Window wipers are breaking off in lagre numbers on norwegian tesla S Cars... Looks more and more like this car is an beta version made for desert conditions..

    Corrosion , UMC problems in cold weather and now wipers breaking ...


    see this this norwegian post translated with google translate:

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    In Norway the tesla S wipersarms are breaking in lange numbers ... A known weakness ...

    see this this norwegian post translated with google translate:


    Google Translate
     
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    Sounds like tesla already designed a fix.. To quote from the thread "changed the entire attachment to the wiper arm to an updated reinforced part."
     
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    You've posted this three times.

    Tesla changed the entire attachment to the wiper arm to an updated reinforced part, per your linked thread. Give it a rest.
     
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    Didn't find that tread , can you post an link? Searched the words you posted....
     
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    It's from the thread you linked.

    Re: Wiper arms as "broke" by inspection
    «Reply # 10 on: Today at. 9:56 »
    Delivered car on Skoyen yesterday. They were aware of the problem, and I was not the only one who stood there with the same problem. They fixed the car in a few hours, changed the entire attachment to the wiper arm to an updated reinforced part. Guess this must be done on all cars. Anyway, AMAZINGLY good service - got the car back washed out and in, recharged and with new software :)
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    Ok , must have been posted after I posted this thread ..
    Thanks
     
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    Troll?
     
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    #9 NigelM, Jan 17, 2014
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    Well, the time stamps show otherwise. Please be more careful with inflammatory titles and leave out the multiple posts.

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    Well I have a ranger coming next week and asked if they'll be swapping the wipers too and they claimed they have no service bulletin on those that they would need swapping hence no swap.
     
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    The original post in this thread used the word "corrosion".

    To what did this refer, if you please? I've seen no reference to such in other threads throughout this forum.
     
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    Any pics of the new assembly?
     
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    #13 Newbie, Jan 17, 2014
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    Corrosion of bearing frunk aluminum parts.... Severe aluminium corrosion..




    also in norway the inner lining around the wheels are tearing up due to snow and ice ...




    i have have a car on order.., so I'm not a troll ...



    pics of tearing of the filt that protects the inside of the wheelarch.. Teared after 2000km


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    corrosion issues can be seen here :


    Model S Technical / Mechanical Issues - Page 180
     
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    Im not shure if this is only my car or others as well but on my car the left wiper stops 8-10 cm (4 inch) before reacthing the A pillar. Other cars stops about 1 inch from the pillar.

    If Tesla is redesigning the wipers, then it would be most wellcome if they at same time got it to wipe aprox 3 inch closer to the A pillar.
    For me this is huge blind spot in rainy conditions - if driving on a country road this might be a minor problem, but when driving in a dark city with pedestrains all over this is a huge problem.
    both my wipers are though still working well and not broken.
     
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    Wow, you must be really scouring the forums for problems. I'm the one who reported the corrosion problem, and also the solution. You will not encounter that problem as it has been completely resolved.

    Details: This was caused by dissimilar metal (galvanic) corrosion, caused by salt water bridging the gap between the magnesium carrier and the steel bolt. Tesla had done a thorough salt test, but Ottawa roads are a far more severe test! They use gobs of salt here.

    Solution: Simply putting in a larger washer, to provide greater isolation between the parts. Also Tesla has changed the bolt spec, but the main fix was the bigger washer.

    Conclusion: Problem resolved. Cars already shipped were fixed via service bulletin. Newer cars are built with the fix.
     
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    in Norway they spray the roads with salt solution 4-6 months/year. It is crucial that parts that can corrode are protected and that measures are taken to protect the car from corrosion , otherwise it won't last more than 3-4 years..
     
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    They spray the roads here with salt, and other nasty deicing substances, from November through April. The car is handling it very well, now that this one problem is fixed.

    It's not that Tesla wasn't aware and didn't take measures - they did. They just weren't sufficient in this one case, and their testing didn't reveal it. The part in question is high up, right under the plastic covers around the frunk. My guess is they failed to get the salt spray all the way up in there during testing. These things happen. It's resolved. Move on.
     
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    Maybe he shorted the stock? :)

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    We have the same salt use in most parts of Canada. You're being overly dramatic.
     
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    Ohh , then its all good , no problems , fantastic car, let's sit down , sing Kumbaya, and be happy :)
     
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    Would you mind posting those pictures here? Your links lead to a login screen in dutch...

    This is the first time I hear of a problem with the wheel well linings, except for snow building up in there.
     

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