Submitted by Jon Wray on December 12, 2012
I noticed scratches on the left rear door of my Model S when it was delivered the week before last. My wife noticed small bubbles in the paint on the bumper. Neither problem was caught by final inspection apparently. Tesla sent my car to a body shop on Monday. I called to check today, and they said the bubbles on the bumper were actually dirt particles underneath the clear coat. They are sanding it down and redoing the whole bumper :(
The scratches may have occurred after leaving the factory, but not the dirt under the clear coat. I hope Tesla improves their inspection process.