Due To Complaints, Tesla Will Send Model X Owners A Front Windshield Sunscreen Free Of Charge
The huge, panoramic windshield on the Tesla Model X may add to the aesthetic of the vehicle, however, it often lets too much sunlight in for many drivers’ preferences.
Model X owners have complained via the Tesla forum and Facebook, as well as provided YouTube Video proof, that a sunshade is needed to combat the problem. Tesla has since sent correspondence to owners that a Front Upper Windshield Sunshade will be mailed to them free of charge.
The windshield extends from the hood base to the B-pillar where the falcon wing door structure starts. There is a UV coating on the windshield that helps with heat but not so much with sunlight. The Model X does have a side-mounted sunvisor, but it proves too narrow to do the trick.
Tesla’s email to Model X owners states that the new Front Upper Windshield Sunshade will keep out 66% of light and heat coming into the upper portion of the front windshield. The description specifically reads:
“To further enhance your Model X, we plan to send a Front Upper Windshield Sunshade to you directly, free of charge. The Model X sunshade can block two thirds of light and heat coming through the front upper windshield and its lightweight and flexible construction allows for easy storage and installation within seconds. To ensure we have the most up to date information, please log in to your MyTesla account and confirm your mailing address. For instructions on how to install your sunshade, click here.”
Instructions for installing the sunshade are available on Tesla’s website.