Front windshield blurry at bottom edge

Front windshield blurry at bottom edge

Has anyone else noticed that the bottom edge (about 2") of the front windshield appears blurry and makes objects distracting?

RedShift | October 17, 2013

I had a brand new (2k miles) P85+ loaner that had it. Doubt it's gone.

I have not noticed it in my car (mentally adjusted to it) for a long long time now.

Thomas N. | October 17, 2013

I have never noticed it. And I'm NOT going to look for it!!!!!


DTsea | October 17, 2013

It's not going away. It's due to the tight curvature of the windshield at the bottom. To make it go away would require a redesign of the windshield shape. It's not a defect.

AmpedRealtor | October 17, 2013

This is such a non-issue... The distorted area is at the extreme bottom of the windshield. If you are bothered by the distortion, then that's all you're looking at and you aren't looking at the road or anything else. During normal driving - not sitting in the garage or parking lot with an owner obsessing over every single minutiae - I rarely see the distortion.

Every time I drive my Model S, I am taken aback by the breathtaking and sweeping view from the front windshield. Visibility for the driver is fantastic. Calling the minor distortion at the bottom a "defect" is like saying you won't fly in a SR-71 Blackbird because the nose cone is dirty.

ELECTRICFAN | October 17, 2013

Thank God for these forums. I hate the distortion at the bottom of the windshield and thought I was the only one. Its good to know I'm not, even if nothing can be done about it. Hopefully Telsa reads these and is quietly compiling a list of things NOT to include on the Model S 2.0 or any other Tesla.

Andercam | October 18, 2013

I was told by a windshield repairman (had a new windshield installed in my Lexus), that the distortion is from the materials they use for the solar rejection.
He said they have had a number of BMW owners who ordered a solar rejecting windshield as a replacement to their normal windshield, but then called and had them come swap it out again after they saw the distortion.
It really bothered me when I sat in the MS at the mall, but I don't notice it now.
I'm guessing it's because my head is always looking skyward because of the acceleration G-Force! :-)