Tesla is jerry-rigging its cooling systems together with wood
Did you hear the joke about the wooden car?
A Tesla owner who paid $55,000 for his Model Y was understandably less than delighted to discover his cooling system had been cobbled together with Bunnings off-cuts. He made the discovery after spending more than 10 hours removing panels to repair panel gaps that the automaker refused to fix.
It took less than three hours for a pair of Model Y owners to respond to the original poster on the Tesla Motors Club to confirm that their cars were built in the same fashion..
And several more curious Tesla owners chimed in to confirm they had just removed panels to find the same issue:
The part in question is the liquid cooled condensor which functions as a heat exchanger for the Model Y's cooling system.
As expected, Tesla fanboys rushed to the internet to defend their Lord and Savior Elon Musk. One of the funniest responses came from one keyboard warrior who questioned how the owner of the car could possibly know that the wood came from Home Depot (America's equivilant to Bunnings, but without the snags).
Tesla has dodged questions about paper thin quality control and shoddy engineering since their first car was released in 2008. It's unknown how long they've been using wood to hold parts in place but it's thought it's a fairly recent practice, and they simply hoped their customers wooden notice.
I'll see myself out..