B pillar trim falling off

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George K

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The inside b pillar trim between front and back doors comes out of place exposing wireing and frame of car. I can push it back in place but the next time I get in or out of car ,on driver's side, I nateraly bump against the trim and it comes back off. Has anyone else had this problem.

It looks like there is a plastic tab that should push into a slot on the frame of car but if so the slot is missing. Does anyone know what the tab is suppose to go into to lock the trim in place ?
 

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The inside b pillar trim between front and back doors comes out of place exposing wireing and frame of car. I can push it back in place but the next time I get in or out of car ,on driver's side, I nateraly bump against the trim and it comes back off. Has anyone else had this problem.

It looks like there is a plastic tab that should push into a slot on the frame of car but if so the slot is missing. Does anyone know what the tab is suppose to go into to lock the trim in place ?
What happens if you give a quick push on the fabric adjacent to where the tab is?
 
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@George K I am having the exact same issue. Vin 37xxx.

I have tried pushing it in so that clip catches a hole but it doesn’t seem to be there.

I already had an appointment scheduled for July 30 to address brake squealing so I will ask them to resolve.
 

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Same thing just happened to mine. Popped out, seemed to go back in but popped out further. Now sticking out all the way down almost to floor. See the wiring innards, and that plastic tab you mentioned. Having hood repainted next week (red), will definitely bring this up too.
 

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Have to keep an eye on this. I've noticed mine starts to rattle occasionally and if I push on it, it stops for a while. Doesn't do it that often, but I am also mostly on smooth highway.
 

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Never heard a rattle, just noticed after hitting it while getting into the car that it loosened and then eventually popped out. Best idea is just try to avoid rubbing up against it getting into the car. Not easy.
 
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Have to keep an eye on this. I've noticed mine starts to rattle occasionally and if I push on it, it stops for a while. Doesn't do it that often, but I am also mostly on smooth highway.
I have the same problem. Drives me crazy - and I drive on pretty rough roads to work. Hoping there is a fix for it.
 

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Had the same problem. Brought into the Tesla store and they fixed it while I waited. Said something about about needing new clips. Hasn't been a problem since
 

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Milo, very good to know. I'm having a service appointment this week for a hood repainting (multicast red), hoping they'll take care of it then.
 

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I was in service for a very minor thing and had them look at b pillar because I occasionally hear a rattle. Looking at it was clear that we could pull it out and wasn't clipped secure so they replaced some clips and seems solid now.

Unfortunately that was last week. I should have rescheduled for later so I could get the v9 push while I was in there.
 

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I was in service for a very minor thing and had them look at b pillar because I occasionally hear a rattle. Looking at it was clear that we could pull it out and wasn't clipped secure so they replaced some clips and seems solid now.

Unfortunately that was last week. I should have rescheduled for later so I could get the v9 push while I was in there.
Good to know. My hood is being repainted and that b pillar pop is high in my list of other stuff.
 

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Digging this up as I had a hard time finding anyone mentioning this... my keywords aren't strong on this one.

Anyways, I naturally bump my butt on the corner of the lower black trim piece as well (see green circle below) .. and noticed a gap form one day. After pulling back on it a bit I was able to see a two part clip that was slightly out of alignment with a couple corresponding holes in the metal body panel.

There was a little hook like piece on the bottom part of the clip (see red x below), I had to push the panel and the clip up a bit to try and get it to pop into the metal hole in the frame (so it sort of holds on like a claw using the plastic black clip). Then I was able to push it back in, and then could re-adjust the weather stripping to cover the now much smaller gap. The panel itself is still a bit loose, but doesn't seem noticeable now.

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Disclaimer: I don't know if this is the correct fix, and I make no warranty if you damage your vehicle trying.