Submitted by info on March 5, 2013
I have a pearl Model S. I've noticed that on the rear end of the car there is a collection of a black, sooty like residue. It looks a lot like the bumper of a car that burns oil. I know that's not possible. I called OE and they told me they "think" it's probably dirt from the rear tires because they're wider than the wheel wells and dirt would be kicked up behind. There is certainly dirt on the trailing edge of the wheel well, but the center rear? I'm not sure I buy it. It wipes right off, but if you wash the car on Sunday and on Monday it looks like you're burning oil, I'm not sure what to do. Anyone else notice anything like this? On a silver car it wouldn't be noticible, but you can sure see it on the white.