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A few shots from the Cyberhammer will bend that back into shape!
Except that the Cyberhammer costs more than the bumper. Then again you can always use it to drive in fence poles. Decisions, decisions...
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I have owned a car that self lowers for over a decade and this hasn't happened.
Wish I could trade places with you! I had a Model 3 for 2 years and a Model Y for 4 years and not a ding on either of them. Never been the cause of an accident for 45 years of driving. It does remind me though of my daughter hitting my Avalanche with the spare tire mount on her Jeep though.
 
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Thanks for posting this. Most of us have had moments like this, and fortunately it seems to be a straightforward repair.

I'm curious though: are the bumpers on the CT metal or composite?
I'll know more when they take the plastic shroud off, but based on feeling around it appears to be metal and hopefully will be in good enough shape when they open it up.
 

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Wish I could trade places with you! I had a Model 3 for 2 years and a Model Y for 4 years and not a ding on either of them. Never been the cause of an accident for 45 years of driving. It does remind me though of my daughter hitting my Avalanche with the spare tire mount on her Jeep though.
Sorry didn't mean to sound like am a$$. AI keyboard didn't step in and "change my tone".

Too unfortunate for you. Your beautiful new car got damaged.
 
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Sorry didn't mean to sound like am a$$. AI keyboard didn't step in and "change my tone".

Too unfortunate for you. Your beautiful new car got damaged.
All good. I didn't take it poorly but I appreciate your apology anyway =)
 


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There are sensors.

They're not using them for parking clearance currently.

Why do people say 'no sensors!' what sensors are they imagining?

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I don’t understand the point you are trying to make. Whether there are physical sensors using sonar or virtual sensors by using the cameras they are not on and they should be for parking and tailgate. Hence the “no sensors” comment a lot of us make.

This is a $80k truck and this old technology should be activated at product release. They are simple safety features. There isn’t an excuse in the book that carries merit in my humble opinion.
 

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I don’t understand the point you are trying to make. Whether there are physical sensors using sonar or virtual sensors by using the cameras they are not on and they should be. Hence the “no sensors” comment a lot of us make.

This is a $80k truck and this old technology should be activated at product release. They are simple safety features. There isn’t an excuse in the book that carries merit in my humble opinion.
They're using cameras as sensors and the occupancy network, and it's one of the features not currently enabled.

Of course, the vast majority of vehicles don't have sensors to do this, even of those which can change their height.

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Why is this all my truck is 100k I deserve X even though I agreed to terms? Now it's an 80k. Price of truck is not relevant to discussion because of below:

Tesla's don't use old technology, and then put new tech. They used to do that. Not anymore. So again in the terms one agreed on upon ordering. Y'all knew it.

So it is either something one wants to be a part of or not. Can easily wait. No one is forcing a purchased Cybertruck.
 

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So sorry to hear that, John. I went to the farm earlier this week and before entering the gate I set the ride height to high because the roads are kinda rough. I stopped and got out to chat with a friend for a bit before continuing, not realizing that the ride height went back to low. (So much for my keen powers of observation!) On the way out there was a bad place in the road where the front scraped bottom. The result being this plastic part in front of the tire came loose.

It's a truck. Things are gonna happen. As long as no one is hurt, all is well. Don't beat yourself up too badly.

Best regards!
The other Carl

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I also broke my truck because we were off road getting out to take pictures and didn't realize it had moved out of offroad mode. The repair was $326 and they replaced the entire plastic skirt. Needs a software fix that asks to confirm to get out of off-road mode . Although we heard a scraping noise I didn't notice the LR plastic aero trim piece was gone until later that day.

BTW that same day we had a warning light come on that the airpump was close to overheating and off-road mode was no longer available. Now this was after less than 30min in off-road mode. It wasn't more than 70 degrees outside but we had 4 adults and luggage in the truck bed, vault closed.
Tesla Cybertruck PSA: Be Careful With Air Suspension Automatic Lowering! Have clearance under truck & bumpers - to prevent damage like this CT plastic gone
 


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Thanks for having the character to share. Valuable advice.
 

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When showing off the ability for my CT to raise and lower in my garage (tight fit where I back in to a few inches of the wall) a piece of scrap wood behind the truck at just the right height tipped under the back bumper. While the suspension was lowering to entry height we heard a loud pop and the truck dropped as did my stomach. Apparently it was held up by the piece of wood bearing the weight of the truck until the piece of wood released.

To my heartbreaking dismay, my 3 week old truck suffered the damage shown in the picture below.

PLEASE note when stopped or parking that make sure to have plenty of clearance under the truck and bumpers to allow for the truck possibly lowering automatically. I can envision it getting hung on many curbs, etc.

I've put in a ticket for service and will update when I know more. The initial estimated repair is around $650 which is less than I feared but also fear that when they replace the plastic parts more may be found underneath.

(Please don't trash me too much for my stupidity. My wife and I have already given me all of the punishment I can bear)

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Crap happens. I'm pretty sure I've done something similarly shortsighted. Thanks for sharing so people are aware.
 

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Shame this couldn't happen 6 months from now. By then, they'll probably be quite a few aftermarket rear bumpers out there, so at least if would be a reason to "upgrade".

On that same note, I'm sure the Cybertruck will be like Jeep Wranglers, and there will be aftermarket rock sliders/front bumpers as well. These will alleviate all of these issues (at the expense of some range).
 

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Thanks for the info. and sorry to hear. If I get mine, I will try to remember this auto-lowering feature!
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