Submitted by ScottM on November 4, 2012
I was at a Tesla Service Center the other day and asked the friendly folks there what the most common repair issue was that they were seeing on the Model S, and they said "wheel scrapes" and especially on the 21" wheels where they both low and protrude beyond the tires, and are easily scraped against curbs. I didn't think about this much at the time, especially since I opted for the 19" wheels to avoid such issues (and get longer tire life).
Sure enough, backing out of a parking space tonight I felt the tire up against the curb, and looking at it later noticed a significant scrape on my front right wheel. Looking at the left front wheel, I see some minor damage there as well-- must have been some other occasion that I didn't even notice. I've been driving cars for many decades and never scraped a wheel before, as the tires usually protect the wheel from minor contact.
Anyone else seeing this issue? If not (yet), be careful...