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Howie’s Tesla Troubles – Side Mirror not folding out

Hi and welcome to this series where I blog one post for every issue I have had and how it was resolved

This time it is the right side mirror. They did replace the mirror motor (or so they said) but the problem is still persistent. The service technician said he will try to fix it next time he comes.

The problem is tricky to prove since every other time I get into the car my right mirror does not fold out entirely, sometimes it looks folded out since I am reversing out but once I start driving I notice that the mirror is not folded out. I then have to pull over and open/close the mirrors manually since it is not possible to close the mirrors during drive.

It is really uncomfortable to not have the right mirror especially when I need to pull over as I can not see properly the cars on my right side. Se a video below the images.

Tesla Model X Right side mirror not folded out
Tesla Model X Right side mirror not folded out

Tesla Model X Right side mirror folded out

Tesla Model X Left mirror
Tesla Model X Left mirror folded out properly
Tesla Model X Right side mirror not folded out
Tesla Model X Right side mirror not folded out

Do you think I am overreacting? Let me know in the comment field below.

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Howie’s Tesla Troubles – Chrome details comes off

Hi and welcome to this series where I blog one post for every issue I have had and how it was resolved

This time it is the chrome decals on the rear trunk. This has happened twice now and the first time I had to come in to the service center, this time they are sending a mobile technician to my house. The reason this happens is because it is fastened only by a double sided adhesive tape. The tape is obviously of sub par quality.

Tesla Chrome details comming off in 2017
06. September 2017 Right side lose
Tesla Chrome details comming off in 2018
2nd August 20180 Left side

Check out the video below if you want to see it live.

 

 

Howie’s Tesla Troubles – Rear camera is broken

Hi and welcome to this series where I blog one post for every issue I have had and how it was resolved

This time it is the rear view camera that keeps breaking down. On a car this size it I really need it for parking. The only way to fix the camera was to reboot the car. I was hoping that this was a software issue but eventually I emailed tesla and requested a service appointment. They did replace the camera (or so they say). Works fine now.

Have you had a similar experience, let me know in the comment field below!

 

Howie’s Tesla Troubles – Front Plastic decals not fitted

Hi and welcome to this series where I blog one post for every issue I have had and how it was resolved

This time it is the black plastic decals over the front left and right wheelbase. This is something I have seen on almost all other Tesla’s as well. The fitting is really poor. I have asked them twice to fix it but the for got it the first time. It is fixed now and tightly fitted.

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Here you see the plastic decals not fitted
Tesla Model X wheel plastic screen fitted
The black plastic decal is fitted neatly

Of course I had to have the car in the service shop for 1 day. Hope it stays this way now.

What do you think, something you have seen on other Teslas? Comment below and let me know.

Howie’s Tesla Troubles – Rear Spoiler Corroding

Hi and welcome to this series where I blog one post for every issue I have had and how it was resolved

This time it is the rear spoiler. It is corroding! Tesla states that their car is made of aluminum so it does not rust. Great I though, but guess what. Aluminum corrodes for some reason beyond my understanding of physics.

Anyhow, Tesla promised to fix this so I have deliver the car to the service center once again. I think this is the 6th or 7th time I am there.

Really bad… What do you think? Comment below and let me know how aluminum can corrode or if you have the same problem.

Video here below:

 

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