Body rust warranty: 12 years, unlimited miles

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would the Vehicles treated against rust, i.e., procedures commonly referred to as rustproofing or undercoating; be there because of a worry of drain holes getting plugged? That one also stuck out to me as strange.
 
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Is it the price to pay for the ramp up? Not sure, with electro static painting they are using, they could surely improve coverage in this area.
Yes. We have now case going on towards Tesla because of this. It is not acceptable that it showing like this. My model 3 is familiar called "primer model 3...."

They have tried to save the money & time to leave painting out of hinges, door panels, body panels etc & just to say it is thin like TENT in fremont... :( Now they will need to fix it again.

We know that that they started to leave paint out of those place has started around 2018 - may - july timeframe because there was a fire on Tesla Fremont and it affected to the robots.. We have had users on our facebook group "Tesla Model 3 owners worldwide with paint issues" saying that early 2018 cars had those areas painted. https://www.facebook.com/groups/359891901375063/

CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/06/01/tesla-factory-paint-shop-fires-worse-than-revealed-workers.html

"Engineers scrambled to repurpose equipment in the paint shop that week so that robots could be used to put primer on both the interior and exterior surfaces of Model 3 vehicles. Before the fire, separate robots handled interior and exterior primer application. "

My prime case ---->
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- Joni, Finland
 

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Yes. We have now case going on towards Tesla because of this. It is not acceptable that it showing like this. My model 3 is familiar called "primer model 3...."

They have tried to save the money & time to leave painting out of hinges, door panels, body panels etc & just to say it is thin like TENT in fremont... :(Now they will need to fix it again.

We know that that they started to leave paint out of those place has started around 2018 - may - july timeframe because there was a fire on Tesla Fremont and it affected to the robots.. We have had users on our facebook group "Tesla Model 3 owners worldwide with paint issues" saying that early 2018 cars had those areas painted. https://www.facebook.com/groups/359891901375063/

CNBC: https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2018/06/01/tesla-factory-paint-shop-fires-worse-than-revealed-workers.html

"Engineers scrambled to repurpose equipment in the paint shop that week so that robots could be used to put primer on both the interior and exterior surfaces of Model 3 vehicles. Before the fire, separate robots handled interior and exterior primer application. "

My prime case ---->
BR,
- Joni, Finland
The pins under the plastic caps that are part of the tail lamp assemblies are a known issue where the water doesn't drain away from the area under said plastic bolt.

Somewhere on this forum if is a rustproofing related discussion, and details of using rust spray as well as modifying the plastic bolts to allow water to not remain trapped (sorry, can't provide link, not at my computer right now).
 
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Ho man, this the worse I've seen, my november built car is nowhere near as bad as that.
Even if they try hard, it's going to be hard to bring it back to spec...
Good luck with getting it fixed to your liking.
Yes. It is very worse. I understand only that some amateur has programmed the robots put that bad paint job. :(

We try our best to get these fixed.
 
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@TeslaJoni I checked the other Model 3's here at the hotel in Bowling Green KY (for the run on the race track today) with my mirror.

Of the dozen I checked, none had any sand blast damage to the rocker panel paint aft of the front wheel well openings.
Just wow & wow again... What the hell then? Did the paint primer showed trough of the cars like my car paint?


BTW. Here is the latest news regarding these problems.

We did goods inspection on 2x Tesla Model 3 @ Finland it revealed something very strange --> My car does not even have Tesla standards thickness & still Tesla calls it normal ?!?

Now it has been inspected and verified by Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Goods Inspector as a true case.

More info :
https://kauppakamari.fi/en/goods-inspection/goods-inspectionwhat-a-goods-inspector-does/

Link for story:
https://www.thedrive.com/tech/29257/finnish-tesla-model-3-inspection-reveals-soft-thin-under-spec-paint

Also it has been published in Finland car magazine & Zerohedge.

https://tekniikanmaailma.fi/maaliongelmista-karsineen-suomalaisen-tesla-model-3n-tarkastus-paljasti-ohuen-ja-pehmean-maalikerroksen-en-ole-autoalan-urani-aikana-tavannut-tilannetta/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...esla-using-soft-thin-and-under-spec-paint-its

Ah now it is on reddit also.

 
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Just wow & wow again... What the hell then? Did the paint primer showed trough of the cars like my car paint?


BTW. Here is the latest news regarding these problems.

We did goods inspection on 2x Tesla Model 3 @ Finland it revealed something very strange --> My car does not even have Tesla standards thickness & still Tesla calls it normal ?!?

Now it has been inspected and verified by Finnish Chamber of Commerce, Goods Inspector as a true case.

More info :
https://kauppakamari.fi/en/goods-inspection/goods-inspectionwhat-a-goods-inspector-does/

Link for story:
https://www.thedrive.com/tech/29257/finnish-tesla-model-3-inspection-reveals-soft-thin-under-spec-paint

Also it has been published in Finland car magazine & Zerohedge.

https://tekniikanmaailma.fi/maaliongelmista-karsineen-suomalaisen-tesla-model-3n-tarkastus-paljasti-ohuen-ja-pehmean-maalikerroksen-en-ole-autoalan-urani-aikana-tavannut-tilannetta/

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019...esla-using-soft-thin-and-under-spec-paint-its

Ah now it is on reddit also.

I only did the mirror check of the rockers aft of the front wheels, but I didn't hear any complaints from anyone regarding thin paint.

Of course, some of the cars I inspected came from southern states as well as may have not been thru a winter yet (?).
 
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I only did the mirror check of the rockers aft of the front wheels, but I didn't hear any complaints from anyone regarding thin paint.

Of course, some of the cars I inspected came from southern states as well as may have not been thru a winter yet (?).
Thx!

I have never driven @ winter. Only 4 weeks usage summer tires on paved roads ( first ) then i had issues......
 
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Ho man, this the worse I've seen, my november built car is nowhere near as bad as that.
Even if they try hard, it's going to be hard to bring it back to spec...
Good luck with getting it fixed to your liking.
I have some news. Which are bad for Tesla. It seems there is a defect on robots etc & programming is completely sh**. They leave paint out from the cars purposely.

Compare this video to my primer video. Same defects. :/