When I was my Model 3 water gets in the rear tail light (the right one on the trunk). It evaporates after a few days. Has anyone had this? Would a bead of silicon fix it?
The SC replaced mine as the condensation was no longer going away.
Thanks. Nearest SC is 175 miles. I was hoping for something easier. I may have to make the drive
Mobile tech can come out and do it too.
Definitely get that replaced... I had the same problem for the first washing. They replaced it. A pita but woth it.
@Teslagrub: replaced it with a pita....a Greek tech guy? ; )
Yep - get it replaced. I wash mine with a power washer and still don't get any water/condensation in it.
My left rear has had water in it since it started raining in Cali some months ago....I drove in to the Cathedral City Service Center at around 4 pm expecting to set up an appointment for installation after they ordered the part...instead, the part was in stock and I was back on the road with a new taillight assembly in about a half hour. This SC consistently exceeds my expectations and they deserve a shout out!
They came and replaced one of mine and it still gets condensation when I wash it. It goes away though.
Wash it with a waterless product, it's much easier and comes out way better. Optimum (NR2010Q) No Rinse Wash & Shine - 32 oz. Can't do anything about the rain but for washing this stuff is awesome!
My tail gets water in it when I wash it too.
I've read lots of the same. And many says even the replacement gets water in it.
I reported my condensation issue, this is support's reply:
The Tesla taillights have a pinhole in them to allow air pressure equalization but they also have LED lights which do not give off very much heat. Most vehicles have the incandescent lights that let off heat which clears up the condensation quickly or it doesn't even form. The amount of condensation shown in your taillights is within the normal range for these taillights. If it does not go away, covers more than 50% of the taillight, or water is puddling in the taillight. Those conditions are not considered normal and would require replacement.
And my condensation went away in a day, so no replacement.
such a bs answer. Water shouldn't get in there, period.
anyone with other cars than tesla noticed any condensation in your tail lights?
@wiboater4, I've had condensation in the light on a number of my non Tesla vehicles. Nothing new. Those vehicles did not have LED lights so the condensation would clear up when the lights heated up. The lights on the Tesla just take a little longer to clear up.