I haven't had many issues with my late 2020 Tesla Model 3 Long Range. If I could repurchase the car, I would. I love it and recommend it to anyone who asks my opinion. Anyway. Today I will list all the issues I've had with my car so far.
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I am happy to say I haven't had many issues with the car. And that is a good thing. I purchased my Model 3 Long Range late in 2020. I was lucky to get it delivered at the Freemont Plant reasonably quickly without any issues. Sadly, that changed today.
Window and Touchscreen Issue
Today I had and still have a weird issue with my car. When I parked to wait for my son to exit the school, I noticed that my vehicle's door was unlocked, not latched. I bushed it off as if I had opened it. I was watching YouTube videos, and I did end up going outside to grab a bottle of water from the trunk.
After grabbing a water bottle, I sat back inside the car and watched YouTube videos. My son arrived and entered the vehicle, and we drove home.
Once home, I exited the car and closed the door as usual. The door bounced back with the glass trembling a bit. That puzzled me. Then I noticed the touchscreen flickering in and out before going black for a brief moment then flashing again. It kept doing that. That's the first time all of this happened to me. Then I saw it—a sizeable ding on the window trimming. Now I paid a lot of money to do a chrome delete. Even the Tesla logos got the chrome delete treatment. More on that below.
Oh, how my heart stopped. It felt as it physically hurt me. At least, that is how it felt upon seeing the damage. After all, I always try to park my car inside the garage. And when outside, I always park it in the shade and away from other vehicles. I stared at it for a long moment.
Tesla Service Appointment
After watching the flickering touchscreen and the window going up and down, I decided to start recording a few show videos of the touchscreen and the windows and take photos of the damaged window trim. I would then use my pictures to make a service call request. I uploaded the videos clips to YouTube and marked them as "Unlisted" as I am just using them for the request call. That may change depending on Tesla's response.
You can watch the videos I made below. Don't mind how messy my garage is! 😊
I was expecting a Mobile Service Appointment. However, this time it appears, I will have to go to a Tesla Service Center. I'm glad I know a workaround for closing the window and preventing further damage to my car. I hope my door doesn't open unexpectedly open while driving.
Naughty Tesla, my baby.
Now I do baby my vehicle and don't slam the doors. How much do I baby my car? $11K much. Yes, I paid $11K to have the wheels powered coated, all the windows tinted to 40%, chrome delete, and film paint protection for the entire car. So, yes, I will take care of my car. It's an (expensive) investment, after all.
The paint-protection film has protected my car from the many hazards of the road.
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