Not the windshield the area around the pollen filter housing and the cables and hood release cable that go through the upper firewall . Just need to seal around those areas . Need to remove cowling in order to gain access .What's the problem here? The windshield wasn't sealed properly at the factory?
Stefan, it's both. I saw something posted on the Buzz (sometime back) about the possibility of water leaking into the electronics when the car was being washed. So I'm going to do this using high-temp RTV, the same thing I use on the firewall of my airplane.
I think the point is that we can tolerate and deal with nuisances like crackly bluetooth or temperamental infotainment, but none of us really expected durability/driveability issues like having an RDM that eats away at itself and will eventually fail or an engine component that will slowly eat away and destroy the electrical subsystems. The powertrain is really my biggest worry - that is, the RDM/TMs.I cant argue that you have had problems, but judging from your #49 SE number, you were an early adopter and you knew that you were buying a brand new car with absolutely no track record or years of testing behind it. If you wanted a car with absolutely no issues, buy something that has been out forever, not a car that has less that 2500 units made.
I could probably have a similar list of problems from my Audi or Mercedes, with lots of recalls and issues. I guess I have a higher level of tolerance for the prototype natures of the car.
What about software updates, phantom CELs & Fan fires?So as a complainer about small issues I’ll list them for you, hopefully your list is shorter;
HV battery recall for hose clamps installed wrong at the factory
Trunk lid contacting rear bumper and wearing paint off bumper
Front fascia lifting near headlights
Interior dash panel (knee bolster) falling off
Car would not charge when brought home from dealer after delivery
Door seals falling off leading edge of front door
Wind noise issues
Instrument panel blackouts while driving
Windshield cowl wrinkled and not lying flat against glass
Bad air conditioner control module
12V battery recall/replacement
Fan replacement recall
Brake squeal issues
Traction motor/spline/RDM issues
Black “beauty strip” on sides of solar roof lifting at both ends
New hose clamp issue
New cowl “water leak” issue
I’m sure I missed a few, this was done from memory.