Tesla Model Y roof flies off a few minutes after delivery
Another quality issue?
Built quality is a recurring issue on Teslas. Hazardous body alignment and poorly built interior are by far the most common concerns. But sometimes it can be more serious and can endanger the safety of the owners.
This is the case with a badly fixed steering wheel, a wheel that is ready to fall off or, more recently, a part of the roof that has flown off on a Model X. Since then, one would think that these quality problems have been corrected on new models. This is far from being the case as one happy owner of a Model Y saw the panoramic roof of his SUV fly away in its entirety!
A father and son picked up their new vehicle before returning home. On the highway, both occupants heard loud wind noises before the huge glass surface above their heads took off suddenly. Naturally, they returned to the dealership to ask for an explanation.
According to the dealership manager, it is possible that the seals connecting the roof to the pillars were faulty. The other option would be simpler, but much more frightening: they simply forgot to add seals between the roof and the bodywork of the car.