Tesla Model Y Suspension Gets Some Munro & Associates Attention
There are Model 3 parts in it. What about the issues?
The Tesla Model Y teardown Munro & Associates is doing keeps progressing at a fantastic pace. While it already checked the panel gaps and some issues on the frunk, it is now suspension time. Sandy Munro was able to spot both the differences and the similarities, but we are more curious about the issues.
On February 6, 2020, John Cover told us he heard a pop coming from the front wheels. When he took a look, he saw one of the cattywampus bolts was almost gone. Ever since more readers contacted us to report similar issues that indicate quality control needs to be fiercely reinforced at Tesla.
Munro himself found out the Model Y had a loose cowl cover, caused by a missing “Christmas tree.” The almost missing cattywampus bolt on Cover’s Model 3 was probably due to less torque than it should have.
We hope that the disassembly process measures the torque used for the suspension bolts despite that being an issue related to quality control. It could also be an engineering problem.
Gallery: Tesla Model Y Munro & Associates Teardown Reaches The Suspension