Model 3

Model 3 Performance Spoiler fitment issues

edited November -1 in Model 3
So I was excited that the carbon fiber spoilers were finally getting in after a few months of waiting. However when installed the left side is loose and there is a large 1-2mm gap between the top part of the spoiler and the trunk lid instead of being flush.

I took it to the service center to see if they could fix it. Installer pretty much told me nearly all of them have been bad. He's even dry fit multiple spoilers on the same car and they ALL fit differently. This is hugely disappointing for a part that should have been from the factory. He said he could try to replace it but he wasn't confident at all the replacement would be any better....

There have been numerous stories of the above backing up his statement as well.


Tesla needs to look into the manufacture of these and fix the issue.
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  • edited February 2019
    Just got mine installed yesterday afternoon. The service "ranger" doing the work also suggested less than ideal fitment on the left side of the spoiler. Since it is just a 3M "stick on" he also warned strongly against pulling on the spoiler edge when closing the trunk. Clearly that could be a serious problem for any long-term stability to this form of attachment.

    Time will tell.
  • edited February 2019
    Oh come on, what do you expect when you only spend $82K after tax on a car? You think when you pay for a $5K upgrade, you should get a car and a spoiler at the same time? You think the spoiler should actually fit when you do get it? You think it should be permanently attached vs being taped on? Don't be ridiculous. When you spend pennies, you get junk. If you wanted a decent spoiler, rather than a toy, then you should have spent big-boy money. You're all just a bunch of short-selling FUDsters that work for big oil! /s
  • JADJAD
    edited November -1
    Yes, as all other manufacturers are perfect...

    https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1293642

    Well, I guess the cars did come with a spoilers that come off after spending the same amount of money, which I never understand why people think it is relevant. Would it be ok for parts to fall off a $30k car? What price should they fall off? At least we know if you spend a lot of money and buy a Lamborghini it will be perfect and run flawlessly forever......
  • edited February 2019
    Got mine yesterday and it fit perfect
  • edited February 2019
    Well if yours fits perfectly you won the lottery. Because I spoke directly to the tech that's installed them on all the cars at my service center.
  • edited February 2019
    There haven't been any problems with the european deliveries, I smell FUD
  • edited February 2019
    Anyone know if the european cars get the wing installed at the factory vs service center?

    I wonder if Tesla would just give me the part.
  • edited February 2019
    at the factory, they have been seen being trucked to SC with spoilers and badging already installed
  • edited March 2019
    Absolutely no FUD. Came directly from service center head tech and multiple other accounts. jimglas is either a blind fanboy or a bot
  • edited March 2019
    How did you guys get the appt to have Tesla install your spoilers? Did they contact you, or did you reach out to Tesla?
  • edited March 2019
    I brought it in for service and asked if it was in stock. Same service center said they were not reaching out to people while some I've heard are. I wouldn't count on it happening 100% of the time though.

    Either way the story we were told about how they would reach out to everyone in the order of when the car was delivered is blatantly false. It's a free for all and being shipped out based on region.
  • edited March 2019
    I'm willing to forgo my badge and spoiler for lifetime supercharging and $1000.
  • edited March 2019
    I went into service today with an appointment that took three weeks to get and asked about spoiler and badging. Only badging is available in San Diego presently.....
  • JADJAD
    edited March 2019
    I turned down the spoiler for mine due to the accident. They had reached out to me and said San Diego got 10 spoilers and as I was one of the first P's, and could have one. I told them to give it to someone else for now, so they are starting to roll out and seem to be based on delivery, at least here.
  • edited March 2019
    I'm getting my spoiler installed tonight.. Should be epic.
  • edited March 2019
    Had an appointment at Rocklin Service Center, and the service advisor said the ones they had in stock were the ones with fitment issues. No ETA when they would receive the revised one.
  • edited November -1
    My spoiler is unsticking itself on the left by a quarter of an inch.
  • edited March 2019
    The paint needs to be perfectly clean and they should put an activator down, allow to dry and attach the spoiler. Preferably with a template. If not you can count on eventual adhesive failure. Most auto trim is put on in similar fashion at the factory. Only wish mine came factory attached better chance of full adhesion and alignment.
  • edited April 2019
    My performance (delivered 2 weeks ago) came with the badge installed but no spoiler. I'm in Van and was told that they would call me when spoiler was ready for install. I decided to call them instead on Friday and they have the spoiler in stock and are installing today. Interested to see if it's one of the ones with fit issues.

    If you're in Vancouver definitely give them a call.
  • edited April 2019
    Here in Los Angeles, still waiting for spoiler and badge since taking delivery Sept, 2018. Customer Service still has no information. Pictures of M3Ps being delivered 1st qtr 2019 in Europe and China show spoilers and badges are already installed. Hard to understand why N. Am owners are left in the dark. Would be nice to receive an official communication of some kind explaining what the problem/solution is.
  • edited April 2019
    lpjakob, Are you serious? Why they have been paid? It’s about sales not customer service or commitment for that matter. Mine has been scheduled and canceled 3 times and no reason given other than supplier issues.
  • edited April 2019
    Yeah, this is getting to be a joke. More than 6 months since delivery and nothing...
  • edited April 2019
    Just to follow up on my install yesterday. No fit issues. I asked the mobile tech and he seemed confused when I asked about fit issues and made it seem like he'd never heard anyone mention this before.

    On a side note he had to pull the spoiler off at one point to re-align it and ended up smacking the back of my car and scratching it up... so yeah, would be better if they installed these things at the factory.
  • edited April 2019
    No template. That stinks!! Pulling it back off could weaken the adhesive down the road. Would send an email documenting the process and damage to your new Tesla. Did they polish the scratch out?
  • edited April 2019
    The Mobile ranger came out and had great templates for both the spoiler and badge. He took his time and made sure it was perfect. Super nice guy, even left a very nice Thank You card.
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