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Floor Mats Stink

I must say that I love my Model S and have really had no issues. The minor ones I have my ranger has a plan and the fix is on its way......but.....I must say, I spent 92,000 on a car and the floor mats that the car comes with are crap. On top of the crap floor mats, they don't even give you floor mats for the back seat. Tesla, come on.....I think I could have my 11 year old daughter make me a better set of mats than what come with the car. What gives...92k and CRAP floor mats???

noel.smyth | 23 gennaio 2013

no doubt i ordered from auto anything. got Lloyd mats ultimate custom front and back.
ill report after they arrive.

jfeldman72 | 23 gennaio 2013

ordered those too. Got them today. They are ok, but I am waiting for the weather tech. Their product is awesome in my other cars.

silbenny | 23 gennaio 2013

At least you received floor mats.

Velo1 | 23 gennaio 2013

1 day after we got our S (last Friday) my wife said " this car was obviously design by a man, no lighted vanity mirrors, no spare tire, and no back-seat floor mats." I responded that I, too, am not happy about the lack of floor mats and the mediocre quality of the ones we got.

c2tb | 23 gennaio 2013

They are the crappiest ever. I decided to purchase the premium mats sold by Tesla. I like the idea of having the logo. I just hope the quality of the mats makes the extra money worthwhile

rd2 | 23 gennaio 2013

jfeldman72 -
Have you heard when Weathertech is going to make the Model S mats? I am also a big fan, but they haven't listed them yet, despite what I'm sure has been multiple email requests.

rbutler | 23 gennaio 2013

Llyod's are nice, go with the ultra ones.

Brian H | 23 gennaio 2013

Weathertech's are 6 weeks away. Still. Perhaps in 6 weeks they'll be less than 6 weeks away, but don't count on it.

jfeldman72 | 23 gennaio 2013

heard the same thing about Weather tech. I am on the email list for when they are in

dtesla | 23 gennaio 2013

I agree the floor mats are lacking in quality. My floor mats are curling back. The passenger side is now touching the floor. Tesla service has ordered replacements.

Brian H | 23 gennaio 2013

The Lloyds mats stink, too. But apparently thorough airing and rinsing with peroxide help a lot. <:0
;)

murraypetera | 23 gennaio 2013

I got the Lloyd mats and the rubber weather mats for the back. All I need is the car now. The mats are of very nice quality. The weather mats do not have a lip around them like weather tech does but unless your spilling a full drink on them I would not this the lip is needed.

The Loyds weather mats have recessed circles to hold water. They seem perfect for the back where the dogs will go. No way do the dogs get in the passenger area.

wbrown01 | 23 gennaio 2013

Wait a sec, are the mats that come with the car the same as the ones they sale on line?

Robert22 | 23 gennaio 2013

That would be a big no. The mats that come with the car are constructed for "temporary" use. There's a note on the bottom that says to remove shoes for maximum longevity.

Go_Peddle_4_me | 24 gennaio 2013

@dtesla
"The floor mats are curling back. The passenger side is now touching the floor."

I'm sorry, but I don't understand. Aren't the floor mats supposed to touch the floor?

:)

noel.smyth | 24 gennaio 2013

same problem with the passenger side mat - its curling back over itself. really bad product. wish there were more upfront with this and gave the option to purchase real mats when we configured the car. no big deal but should be better.

jkirkebo | 24 gennaio 2013

+1 to that. Give us the option of ordering the car with nice quality texile mats or a good set of rubber mats (a must over here).

Mark15 | 24 gennaio 2013

I agree it is the only thing I am not happy with. My passenger floor mat flops back on itself. Simple fix will be some velcro but should not have to do that!

David Trushin | 24 gennaio 2013

Has anyone ordered the carpet floor mats they sell in the Tesla gear? I bought a set of high quality mats for my SRX and never use the carpeted ones in it. But these Tesla mats sound good. I haven't seen anything from weathertek at all.

jat | 24 gennaio 2013

For everyone who is complaining about the mats, would you prefer to wait to get your car until they had better ones? Personally, I picked up cheap rubber floor mats at Walmart for $20 for the back until the good floor mats are sorted out (whether from Tesla or a third-party). If that is all you have to complain about for launching a brand new car, you should be ecstatic.

pb32 | 24 gennaio 2013

Is that new info on the Weathertech's? I emailed them early Dec inquiring when they'll have one for the Model S and they said there were no plans at all at that time.

nickjhowe | 24 gennaio 2013

@pb32 - I phoned them last week and that is where the 'within the next six weeks' quote came from. They are definitely making them.

gdh66 | 24 gennaio 2013

The Weathertech mats will not be sold from their website. They are being made only for Tesla, and will be sold only by Tesla at the Tesla accessories site, with the Tesla logo. They will be available in all passenger and cargo areas. This is what Weathertech told me in December.

DouglasR | 24 gennaio 2013

@murraypetera

"The Loyds weather mats have recessed circles to hold water. They seem perfect for the back where the dogs will go. "

If I were you, I'd train the dogs to go in the curb.

eresmini | 24 gennaio 2013

@erosresmini

got mine this week, everything is great so far but the mat on the passenger side curl up like an old leaf - agree they cheaped out here and missed the mark. will likely look into new mats, but shouldn't tesla fix this for us brave new owners?

bp | 24 gennaio 2013

Until my Tesla mats come in - bought a cheap roll of black carpet from the local auto store and cut it to fit the back floor.

The front passenger mat folds over on the top - which is annoying -but probably not worth trying to fix if I get the Tesla mats soon.

TheAustin | 24 gennaio 2013

David Trushin, I ordered a full set of the premium Tesla mats from the Tesla Store, and just got notification that they have shipped...I'll post photos and feedback once they arrive.

TonyF | 24 gennaio 2013

@ TheAustin, I did the same. Hope they are high quality. I will likely get the Weathertech mats also for winter use... happy to hear from gdh66 that Tesla will sell them directly.

dashrb | 24 gennaio 2013

I'm totally confused. Since there are mats for sale, I assumed the car doesn't come with any mats at all. So then, I was going to order the tesla mats, but some people say they're not available yet, and other people say the mats fold over on themselves. Are we talking about the same mats?

Carefree | 24 gennaio 2013

The car comes with cheap and crappy front mats. Tesla sells better mats through their stores as well as online. Many folks here have gotten their premium mats through third party vendors - they are cheaper than Tesla's and readily available.

htsai14752 | 24 gennaio 2013

I emailed weathertech as well and they said they're in production and they should be released soon.

dtesla | 24 gennaio 2013

wdazew: Floor mats are on the floor and then continue up the firewall. The firewall is almost vertical on the passenger side. The floor mat is curling off the top of the firewall. Then slowly, assisted by the effects of gravity, it get lower and lower until the top of the mat touches the floor.

One good thing is the driver side firewall is not quite as steep. So my mat is not curling there. If it did the carpet could interfere with the accelerator and break peddles. And right now Tesla does not need a recall because of floor mats.

Still no word from service center on it's replacement. For right now I broke a paint stick in half. Wedged between plastic of 17" console and carpet. Other end hold my carpet up. It's high enough that it's not visible.... Just a temporary patch... until Tesla replaces the mat.

murraypetera | 24 gennaio 2013

DouglasR

:)

Velo1 | 24 gennaio 2013

I see the images and description of the premium floor mats on the TM website, but I have two questions, hope someone here knows:
1. I see the driver's side mat has two metal grommets, why? The car does not have the anchor hooks to take advantage of the grommets.
2. So the rear floor mats also have the Tesla logo? The image on the website shows the logo only on the two front mats, but then the front mats overlap the rear mat, so I just don't know if the logo is hidden under the overlapped portion.

thanks,

KevinE | 24 gennaio 2013

My Honda Accord came with two sets of floor mats: one all-weather and the other carpeted. We've only used the all-weather mats until the MS arrived. The carpeted Honda mats are now in the MS!

bp | 25 gennaio 2013

I scooted the passenger side mat so that the edge overlapped the seam in the carpet under the dash - and was able to wedge the top edge of the carpet so that it isn't floating free. That should be a usable workaround until the Tesla mats arrive (hopefully any day now).

The driver's side is also curling up on the top - but the pedals stop it - so that's not a problem.

I can't recall buying a car that came with mats - I seem to recall buying the mats package on my last few cars. The mats that come with the Model S are usable - though I'm looking forward to the higher quality mats!

MandL | 25 gennaio 2013

I would love to have nicer mats, but am a little leery of spending right now as I'm expecting to get hit out of the blue with a sudden requirement to drop a few thousand on a service plan within a 30 day window. I really hope Tesla gets all this worked out so people taking delivery in the future can roll all these add-ons into the financing. Mats, winter wheels/tires, service plan, 3G... it adds up quick. I don't begrudge Tesla its right to nickel and dime us like every other manufacturer, but many of us Model S buyers are already stretching like h3ll and spending way more on a car than we otherwise would.

I figure if I trash the carpet replacing it in ten years will probably would cost about as much as a couple of sets of these premium mats you all are discussing.

Brian H | 25 gennaio 2013

bp;
Duct tape!

olanmills | 25 gennaio 2013

The car is not advertised to come with any floor mats, and if you want nice Tesla ones, you'll have to buy them seperately from http://shop.teslamotors.com/collections/model-s-functional (the mats are out of stock again, and the product page is unavialable right now).

I don't like it either, but it's a pretty common practice.

I see the cheaper temporary mats that are included at delivery as a courtesy.

The premium mats are not available to order with the car configuration probably because they knew that they would not have enough available.

mkh1437 | 25 gennaio 2013

Just a follow-up on @Velo1's comment above:

1. I see the driver's side mat has two metal grommets, why? The car does not have the anchor hooks to take advantage of the grommets.

Good point. I hadn't noticed before, but the floor in the Models does not have anything to attach the floor mat to. Why the metal grommets in the premium mats? Do the mats come with some sort of fastener that you attach to the floor?

dashrb | 25 gennaio 2013

ah, thanks for the explanations. I will buy some premium mats too, then. Is there a consensus? Lloyd's (matmycar.com) or weathertech? I probably don't need the "weather tech, all weather floor mats" in virginia. I guess that means Lloyd's. It sounds like the quality is good.

But what color would match the S? black? ebony? smoke?

Anthony H | 25 gennaio 2013

But what color would match the S? black? ebony? smoke?

Ditto.

Brian H | 25 gennaio 2013

I think someone swapped out the ebony because it wasn't a good match.

Alex K | 25 gennaio 2013

@mkh1437 | JANUARY 25, 2013 : Good point. I hadn't noticed before, but the floor in the Models does not have anything to attach the floor mat to. Why the metal grommets in the premium mats? Do the mats come with some sort of fastener that you attach to the floor?

Yes, they are fasteners which screw into the carpeting and have a hook:

drp | 25 gennaio 2013

Mkh/Alex

The grommets attach by making a small slit in the undercarpet and then slipping in the one piece snugly thru the tiny opening and then the may hold quit securely to that. Same as on my Honda when I received those mats. It was a puzzle at first but real simple. Any dealer will do it for you of your pleasant and they're not busy.

Alex K | 25 gennaio 2013

@drp | JANUARY 25, 2013: The grommets attach by making a small slit in the undercarpet and then slipping in the one piece snugly thru the tiny opening and then the may hold quit securely to that

NO! Retention clips are screwed into carpet:

shop | 26 gennaio 2013

So what color should you get the mats in? Is the Tesla under carpet always black? My car on order has a grey interior.

sidney_wang | 26 gennaio 2013

@shop - Yes, I have a grey interior and the under carpet is black.

shop | 26 gennaio 2013

And for LLoyds mats, Ultimat, Luxe or Berber?

Mario | 26 gennaio 2013

I love much about the S but it seems like some creature comforts were not really a priority and not given the necessary thought. Have any Model S owners come up with good solutions for:
1. No coat hook!
2. Crummy floor mats in the front. No mats for the back seat.
3. A decent storage solution for the floor level storage tray.
4. Cargo area mat.

Thanks

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