Submitted by flickroll on Fri, 2020-01-10 07:20
The other day when parking my MS I accidentally hit concrete curbing in a parking lot with the lower right corner of the front bumper cover. Luckily the clear bra suffered most of the damage, so once I touched up a small paint chip, I had new bra material installed and all is good, EXCEPT:
A very small plastic bracket on the unpainted side of the front bumper cover had its mounting tab broken. It looks like a $15 part but who knows what it really costs. However I was unable to find a way to buy spare parts from Tesla so I eventually bought a used one on eBay. Turns out when I got it, it looked brand new. However the question remains how does one buy parts from Tesla? I am pretty skilled repairing and painting car parts (I built and painted a show quality airplane),so if for example a side view mirror shell was broken how would I go about buying a replacement for me to paint and install? I have never encountered a car manufacturer that would not sell most any spare part to a consumer.