Last month shortly before my vacation, I noticed small bubbles had formed on the right side of my main display. Upon returning from two-week vacation a few days ago, I noticed more bubbles had formed on the left side of the display. I read online that the bubbles appear when a gel inside the display leaks out, and this tends to happen more with older cars and high temperatures. While I've read that this doesn't affect functionality, the gel can get messy if it leaks onto your stuff. (I haven't seen any yet.) I have a 2013 P85 with just under 40,000 miles that spends most of its days in a garage. I sometimes have Cabin Overheat Protection turned on, but on this recent trip, there were no available outlets in the parking garage so I had to shut down everything I could (including mobile access) in order to conserve energy. (I left the car with 46% SOC.) If high temperatures are indeed a contributing factor to bubble formation, I'm sure keeping my car outdoors (but covered) during the recent heat wave here (Philadelphia suburbs) didn't help. I contacted the Service Center, and the parts are on order. I'm waiting (but not looking forward to) getting the estimate on the work.
I'm wondering who else has encountered this issue. If this has happened to you, please reply with the following.
1) Year/model; mileage
2) When you first noticed the bubbles
3) Where you live
4) Have you had it repaired? If so, how much did it cost, or were you still under warranty?
5) Do you leave Cabin Overheat Protection turned on?
Here are my answers.
1) 2013 Model S P85 with 39,369 miles
2) June 2018
3) Philadelphia suburbs
4) Not yet; awaiting estimate
5) Sometimes, but my car spends most of its time garaged (i.e. out of the sun)