Submitted by the_nineball on Wed, 2018-12-12 12:53
New owner here, car was delivered with paint issues in 2 body sections. While the car was with Tesla, they caused a dent and now has to fix that dent and repaint a 3rd section. My questions is...wouldn't this lower the value of my car?
The car I traded in to Tesla happen to went thru the a similar scenarios (Honda dealer had to repaint a third of the car due peeling paint issue). When Carmax inspect the car....they were able to identify the repaint job by spotting the new layer overlap under the seat gasket (otherwise, you can't really tell at all). They deducted value for the car for that, since new paint job might age differently to original and people generally don't want that.
Is it reasonable to ask Tesla to compensate for this?
PS...they had already given me free wall charger and other merchandises due to a very long list of initial issues I have had with the car.