This is my first post and have been viewing the forms for awhile, I do own a Model S P100D and we just recently picked up a Model X 100D. I wanted to get your opinions as we found many fundamental flaws on the Model X. Some of them surprising considering I waited for the factory to improve their QC.
Hi Jon and Doug,
Driver side Rear quarter panel - I found 1/4 inch cracks where it is joined at the rear pillar/lift gate and it was covered with what I was told Urethane (looks like Silicon glue), This may be visual, but totally unacceptable as it's only a temporary fix as I was told by a certified Tesla paint shop. (see pics). I noticed there was Silicon residue that was wiped down from the crack when the Lift gate is opened. One pic represents the other side that has no visual cracks, no silicon and Joint seal is painted correctly.
Lift Gate - top of the edges has thinning paint to the point of visually seeing a blue line (primer) under the clear coat
Rear Spoiler - symmetrical marks on the rear edge like they were placed on a drying fixture during the curing process
Hood - symmetrical marks at the leading edge of the hood, very similar to the rear spoiler defects
Joint seal cracks on the FWD Pillar - (terrible joint finish) cracks through the paint at the bottom pillar of the FWD (see pic)
Paint swirl on driver side rear fender, needs paint correction, 2 inch circular pattern (I had the detailer correct it)
As it is, 4 major panels and FWD pillars would have to get re-painted. I measured the paint on all the panels and they are consistent, what I don't want is a 3rd party paint job with paint variation on already painted panels. So it will be interesting how this gets resolved.
There are other issues documented with the SC (these problems do not exist on the loaner and other X's I inspected):
Small dent (wave) above driver door handle that needs to get popped out
Driver door handle not aligned...one is higher than the other and needs replacement
Driver side chrome frame next to side view mirror clip fell out near mirror the first day I came home, Chrome is now loose
Black lower panel strips on the doors not aligned and are on high side, you can see a gap (color of the paint) at the bottom
Rear bottom bumper valance piece not snap in aligned
Back seat rear backs bent at bottom
License plate screws incorrect, Service center provided new ones
2nd row seat driver side stitching is terrible, other X's look fine
Fan noise when car is idle in dashboard, no climate fans are on
Front passenger knocking noise heard in door panel or suspension area at low speed
Front hood misaligned, it was adjusted at Delivery center, but not perfect
Missing tow assembly, on order
Cars pulls to the right, needs wheel alignment
Passenger fog light not aligned, and I understand it's a fixed assembly
Driver side A pillar is not aligned to the top of the FWD when close, its more than 2mm
Drive side FWD alignment to rear quarter panel not aligned
FWD inside panels not completely snapped in correctly, I had to fix one side, but still needs work on both sides
FWD inside pillars have scratches on the inside as if the FWD are rubbing against the paint/clear, needs to be painted
Metal screen on front dash has a blemish on the left corner inside cabin
I know the service center has communicated with the engineers at Tesla and the problems can be corrected, but I feel that I received a rejected shell at the factory and was quickly assembled to meet the quarterly revenue numbers. This was also not a custom order. In the mean time, I was provided a Model X P100D loaner and as I compared my list to the loaner and at least 12 other Model X's, there are no problems that I can find.
In the end, I was not made whole and Tesla received there full payment.