When one thing as bizarre as a roof lifting off of a automobile occurs, the producer ought to take measures – promote a recall, for instance. As you realize, that happened to the Tesla Model Y Nathaniel Chien’s family had just received on October 5. Some days later, Brian Sparks warned us Tesla was apparently taking motion: it requested Joe Fraga to examine his two-week Model Y and mentioned its roof must get replaced.

Fraga shared that on the Tesla Mannequin Y Fb group on October 14. We contacted him to study extra in regards to the state of affairs, and Fraga informed us that Tesla spontaneously contacted him. In different phrases, he by no means complained about any points with its roof to the corporate.

“I acquired an electronic mail from Tesla asking me to carry my automobile in so they may guarantee the security of the roof.”

Shocked about that, Fraga took his automobile to the Tesla Service Middle and acquired unhealthy information.

“They found it was faulty, didn’t say what was fallacious however mentioned it could take a number of days to get what they wanted to repair it. That was Wednesday. I’ve not heard something but.”

Fraga is just about at nighttime about what the difficulty was. Sharing his story on Fb made him meet the Tesla supporters that can’t conceive the corporate couldn’t do something fallacious.


He additionally noticed jokes in regards to the firm’s quite a few points with the glass gluing course of – with urethane, to be extra exact. Even Sandy Munro pointed it out in his Model Y teardown process.

Tesla Is Inspecting Model Y's Roofs After One Flew Off

Greater than something, the Fb put up helped him find out about different circumstances of roof points. Since we didn’t contact all of the folks concerned, we’ll simply point out their initials. SC talked about his automobile offered leaks and needed to have its rear window changed after solely 5 days of possession. NM mentioned his Mannequin Y’s roof was changed as a consequence of a stress crack. That’s one thing shattering rear windows in the car are also presenting.


LHP then mentioned his Tesla technician informed him the corporate is recalling “a big group of VINs each earlier than and after ‘the automobile that made information for dropping its roof.’” BO mentioned that Tesla is contacting “60 automobiles earlier than and 60 automobiles after manufacturing to test.” That might be a VIN round 551XX.

We would contact Tesla to make clear this, however the firm doesn’t discuss to the press. That mentioned, we want our readers’ assist to study extra in regards to the state of affairs. If Tesla requested to examine the roof of your automobile just lately – no matter being a Mannequin Y or not – get in contact at [email protected] or by means of our Facebook page.

Though it’s good to study that Tesla is taking motion, even voluntary remembers demand NHTSA to be told. We’ll ask the company if that was the case. If Tesla claims this inspection doesn’t contain security, that isn’t what it informed Joe Fraga about the issue. The phrase “security” may be very evident there. And any security problem calls for a correct recall.

Supply: Tesla Model Y Facebook group and Brian Sparks