Has anybody received their car with rear kid seats?

Has anybody received their car with rear kid seats?

Perhaps I haven't been reading closely enough, but I have yet to see a review from a Tesla S owner about the rear facing jump seats. Are they coming with the cars being delivered? Have they been tried by owners yet? Has there been any word from the gov't about safety testing of the seats yet? Are the seats a reason why some owners haven't yet received their 2 week delivery window?

BYT | October 4, 2012

I ordered the rear seats and have received the 2 week window to take delivery.

ddruz | October 4, 2012

I recently asked the same question under the Punch List thread and did not receive any answers indicating that anyone who ordered the rear seats received them yet. I would love to hear from owners that they are shipping so we can cross this item off the punch list.

mrspaghetti | October 5, 2012

Yeah, and if they're awesome I might add them to my build.

BryanW | October 14, 2012

Does anyone have an update for the rear facing child seats?
Anyone have them yet?

Rod and Barbara | October 14, 2012

We've had our car since the end of July, but do not have our rear-facing child seats yet.

BryanW | October 14, 2012

@Rod and Barbara - has Tesla told you why? Or when to expect them?

GordonC | October 15, 2012

Received my Model S last Wednesday (10/10) but without the rear kid seats. Delivery person said Tesla had a supplier issue and didn't indicate when they'd arrive. The latch system for the car seats worked very well.

MikAo | October 15, 2012

Mayby the next software update will make them appear? Just connect S-Model to 3D printer, plug it in and here it comes.

steven.maes | October 15, 2012

How about the possible damage on the bodywork that results from the getting in and out of the children ? I guess after a while they will climb out of the trunk themselves. Stepping on to the bumper to get into or out of their seat.

Jewsh | October 15, 2012

My assumption is that if you have kids, you're prepared for damage to your car. :-)

BYT | October 15, 2012

It's a teaching opportunity. "Now boy's, you know daddy love you lots and lots, and he doesn't want anything bad to happen to you. If you hurt daddies car, daddy will get really angry. Remember the Hulk, the big green monster? See what happened when he got angry?"

Brian H | October 15, 2012

Child Services and white-coated strong men with long syringes will be around to visit you shortly. >;)

sandman | October 17, 2012

Any updates from rear child seat owners?

StephRob | October 17, 2012

I was told that the seats aren't ready and cars are being delivered without them. I am hoping to get my car around the end of the month, but the seats won't be installed until December.

mrspaghetti | October 17, 2012

Starting to look like the kid seats might be one of their supplier issues...?

Brian H | October 17, 2012

Delivered without them? Better the kids' seats than the front seats!

digitaltim | November 14, 2012

A few of us asked about this at the NYC event on Monday and were told it was quality issues related to a supplier...they are apparently switching suppliers.

HenryT2 | November 14, 2012

Child Services and white-coated strong men with long syringes will be around to visit you shortly. >;)

@BrianH - from the enthusiasm I've seen of the future Tesla owners, I dont think @BYT is the only one afraid to "Hulk out" if his kids damage his car.

I myself am not going to let my kids anywhere near my car. I'm going to set my Tesla up in a nice apartment and visit her on weekends! I'm starting a thread under "People who love their Teslas a little inappropriately"


Brian H | November 14, 2012

Hm, the male counterpart to spinsters who keep all their "good" furniture under plastic, and eat off the counter in the kitchen, etc.
Advice: use it or lose it!


Volker.Berlin | November 15, 2012

Brian H, if this was HenryT2's only car and his kids would have to walk to school 2 hours each way because he's worried about using it, then you'd be right (in some sense). But it occurs to me that this is probably not the case and that your comment is entirely besides the point. For some, the Tesla is the daily driver, and for some it's the precious luxury for special moments. So what? It's actually a role many expensive cars have.

Brian H | November 15, 2012

Get a grip. He's joking about setting it up as a pampered mistress in an apartment. It's humor. Give it a try; you might like it!

Volker.Berlin | November 15, 2012

Brian H, I do like humor. Just not your flavor of it.

Mark Z | November 15, 2012

Ask your service center to apply paint armor film to the painted surfaces that might get scratched. They offered the service (for a fee) when I showed them how the rear hatch swings out and almost hit my protruding garage door interior hinge.

DouglasR | November 15, 2012

VB, it's "beside the point," not "besides the point." Please let me know if the corrections annoy you.

Volker.Berlin | November 15, 2012

DouglasR, thanks. Annoying -- not at all. Since you asked: You're right, there is a fine line and I can get quite pissed when the message and its form are mixed and stirred, only to fuel a pointless conversation. If you know what I mean.

On the other hand, there are two reasons why I'm so active on these forums: One is that I'm a Teslaholic (some would call me a Teslunatic). The other one is that it's a fun and surprisingly effective (not necessarily efficient, for those who obsess about the difference) way to improve my English language skills. So yes, a short note correcting or explaining some subtleties or inappropriately used expressions is very welcome! I love language and I usually take great care to use it as best I can.

DouglasR | November 15, 2012

VB, " I can get quite pissed when the message and its form are mixed and stirred, only to fuel a pointless conversation. If you know what I mean."

Nice metaphor, if a little mixed. ;) I not only know what you mean; I know whom you mean.

pilotSteve | November 19, 2012

VB - your grasp of English and your contributions are ausgezeichnet!

Getting Amped Again | November 19, 2012

I'd go with exzellent. We all understand that!

BryanW | November 28, 2012

Anyone hear any updates about the rear facing seats?

BYT | November 28, 2012

@Bryan, I heard whispers of late January/February

HH | November 28, 2012

My delivery specialist said today when he delivered my sig that he thought it would be two months til the seats were in.

Klaus | November 29, 2012

Got this e-mail from my local service rep.

Your current order status for VIN#168.
Parcel shelf and rear facing seats: ETA: 12.31.2012.
Hope this information was helpful.

Mark LaPlant | Tampa Service Manager

JMO | November 30, 2012

Since we are talking about missing options, did anyone get the rear spoiler with the car?

I am still waiting for rear seat and spoiler.

BYT | November 30, 2012

I am in the same boat Juan! Missing the rear spoiler and seats, glad it didn't postpone getting my car however. I can wait for those two, even if my son can't! :D

markapeterman | December 26, 2012

Anyone heard anything new about when the rear facing seats will be available?

rwang | December 26, 2012

Was told mid-Jan at earliest.

ridacl | December 26, 2012

Picked up my Model S mid December at the factory and was told Q1 for the rear facing seats.

bsimoes | December 27, 2012

The kids will be all grown up before they come in!

BYT | December 27, 2012

Just weighed my twin boy's, they are 25 lbs. and 34 inches tall, I can wait a couple months... :) My 9 year old is almost 10 however, he really REALLY want's to sit back there and is worried he may outgrow it before it comes.

garyrudolph | December 27, 2012

Just curious, do you know if the rear seats require a booster seat if they are made smaller for children (if the kids would normally legally require one in other seats)?

Salman | December 27, 2012

@garyrudolph, my understanding was that the rear-facing seats replace boosters. Now that the manuals are available for download, that can be confirmed. Here's a quote from page 14 of the Owner's Safety Information booklet (ms_safety_information.pdf):

WARNING: The rear facing seats are child safety seats. They must only be used for children over 37 inches (94 cm) tall and weighing between 35 and 77 pounds (16.2 to 35.2 kg). Ensure the top of the child’s head cannot contact the vehicle. Do not use supplemental child restraint systems in these seats. Follow all instructions provided.

TeslaLABlue | December 30, 2012

When will rear seats start delivering?

Pbfoot | January 7, 2013

I got mine today (performance, grey paint, 21" grey wheels, tech package, pano roof). No rear seats yet. Delivery rep is coming tomorrow, I'll ask him what he's heard.

Joyrider | January 7, 2013

Actually my car came with two kids...but the seats are on the due bill along with the package shelf. OK, maybe not...

TeslaLABlue | January 11, 2013

I know its probably their lowest priority but any new whispers? When will they have rear seats available. Is the product made completely by an outside supplier?

PaceyWhitter | January 11, 2013
jk2014 | January 11, 2013

What's better advertising to the family market then to see two kids jump out the back in a mall parking lot or a school football game, etc... Sooner the better on getting kid seats to owners... Priority over all other due bill items I would think...

BYT | January 11, 2013

I see the mention of anchor points on the back of the seats, mine doesn't have those so my back seats have to be swapped out as well?

desiguy | January 11, 2013

Any idea if the rear jump seats are going to be bad w.r.t. motion sickness.. don't want my kids to curse for putting them in those.

Brian H | January 12, 2013

Do your kids barf on roller-coasters?