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Tesla Bumpers Fall Off in Rain, Musk Lies, Lawsuits, and Other Things

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A new Tesla Model 3 loses its bumper in the rain, in 30 min. And what about Musk's expectation of shareholder buy-ins?

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Please consider Bumper Falls Off Brand New Tesla Model 3 After 30 Minutes and Some Rain.

We've written about Tesla's production and quality control issues, especially with the new Model 3, before, but this would be sort of startling even if we hadn't: a person bought a Tesla Model 3, and, within the first 30 minutes of driving the car back home, the rear bumper cover falls off. That's, um, not ideal. Update: A Tesla spokesperson said the company is looking into the matter here, and that this "is not how we build our cars."

Now, cars are generally pretty good at retaining their body panels in the rain, even bottom-of-the-market cars like the Mitsubishi Mirage, but it seems to be a challenge for this Model 3. And not just this Model 3:

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