Submitted by M3phan on May 3, 2019
Hey folks, just a friendly encouragement to check your under carriage bolts if you’ve had your model three for several months… nothing major about this, or dangerous, just a curiosity I discovered and was able to fix easy Peezy. I was under there cleaning something off my rear bumper and I noticed of the three bolts that hold the rear undercarriage panel, one bolt appeared missing. I reach my hand to where the bolt should be and confirmed there was indeed just a hole there. I double checked the other two bolts and sure enough they were all loose and so I finger tightened and then ratcheted them tight. I was able to find a bolt and washer in my junk drawer for the empty hole. That made me curious about the undercarriage front panel, and sure enough when I tapped that panel, it moved a little up and down, so I checked the bolts and the two large bolts needed finger tightening and ratcheting down but the smaller bolts were all tight. When I go in next month for my inspection, I’ve requested the tech to double check the tightness of all my undercarriage bolts.
Just thought I’d share this to save someone from losing a bolt.
Now back to more driving...