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Parcel Shelf

Delivery in a few days, so I went in to the local store to buy the parcel shelf that I forgot to order when I configured. Tesla salesperson told me they are being delivered with all cars now, like the rear floor mats. Will know for sure soon!

Got my parcel shelf 2 weeks ago - no smell, single hinge, not worth $250.

Still waiting for my rear spoiler - called Santa Monica service today, and they said they just got a large shipment in. Probably get installed next week.

got mine today. Single hinge, very minor new part smell. Car delivered 3/1.
Don't want the spoiler and P85 badge... I hope they don't glue it on without asking at the next service.

I called customer service today and was told that the new design shelf WILL NOT fold flat and it SHOULD NOT be forced or it will be damaged. If it is folded flat, it is forced beyind its design limit and is damaged.

Made deposit on car in March 2010. Got it in February 2013. Got shelf this week. No smell, one fold, doesn't fold flat, but I don't know why one would want to drive with it folded. Fits well in tracks. Easy to install, no rattle or problems. Probably not sturdy enough to hold much beyond tissue boxes or light items like a few pieces of clothing.

Was it worth $250? Not really, it's not especially high quality, but I'm not complaining. In almost every way that counts I think the Model S is a good value. A few of the minor accessories are kinda cheap, but I love 99.99% of the Tesla. The shelf fits, goes in and out smoothly and is easily stashed. I really like it and am very happy to have it. When carrying stuff around in the rear or traveling with luggage, it is very nice to have the shelf to keep belongings from prying eyes.

- parcel shelf covering the trunk contents and muffeling the noise... worth every penny
- buy for $30 and sell for $250 that is how to become profitable
- but I agree parcel shelf should be included in base configuration and never be an extra.

Not supposed to fold flat? So a partially obstructed rear view was a design choice?

When I saw the car for the first time in Europe, I was very surprised the the parcel shelf was not a standard item. no premium car is being delivered without parcel shelf in Europe. moreover, it should be made from good quality material...

There is no way to make everybody happy. If the shelf is made a standard item, people who don't want it will complain because they are being forced to buy something they don't want. Remember the complaints by Model S Performance purchasers who didn't want the 21" wheels and tires? Or do people think the shelf can be made a standard item without it affecting the overall price of the car (along with coat hooks, cup holders, front and rear center consoles, power folding mirrors, parking sensors, spare tire, and eight years of service)? If I thought the car was overpriced, I wouldn't have bought it.

Can someone please post a picture demonstrating how it folds or slides, or lays flat? the photo on the website is useless. Can you also please clarify that this is just black vinyl ?

Dewittekoen + DouglasR

In Europe, no car that costs more than € 9000 does not have a parcel shelf as standard. I do not discuss the price or quality, however it must be at the level of the car, but of the principle. In America the parcel shelf is always an option? Do not think so
I want the the parcel shelf and I pay it, but it seems strange that it is not standard

@hoffa24: +1. Judging from the Tesla website, it's as if digital pictures cost a buck per pixel. SO many details of the car and its options are in thumbnail size or simply not visible anywhere at all.

@gianni - it has nothing to do with the price. If you order the 3rd row seats option then the parcel shelf is useless... so I can see the reason why the parcel shelf is offered as an option here.

Received my parcel shelf in the mail last week and installed. Good fit in the shelf rail. No rattles or smell. Lays flat. Serves the purpose of concealing what is stored in the hatchback and helps to deaden the road noise while driving.

@hoffa24 here you go. Close up of the cover, then the unfolded and folded views.

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Are the edges of your carpet surface unglued at the crease? I can fit my thumb under the material at both corners when folded. Curious if this is a design feature or flaw in mine.

@Robert22 - am away from the car so can't check, but IIRC everything is tightly glued. No loose edges.

I have 2 Lexus SUV parcel shelves in my garage. I put them there when I picked up the new cars at purchase, in 2000 and 2006. These shelves hamper the transporting of golf clubs, and are a nuisance. Quite honestly if there is something visible in your car worth stealing, ptt it in the cubby or the frunk. Can't imagine breaking into a $100,000 car to steal a $900 TV. The'd probably be better off figuring out how to just boost the car.

dvclifford, it isn't about hiding your stuff. The tinting is such that the stuff isn't visible with or without the shelf. The reason for the shelf IMHO is that it significantly reduces noise.

Your imagination is severely underpowered. 100K cars have been broken into for $2 in loose change.

@Nick- Thank you. I'm very close to dumping this shelf. It still has an unpleasant odor that gets my attention everytime I get it into the car, and the fabric doesn't appear to be tacked down properly at cut points.

@Dave- I asked about the noise reduction several weeks ago in regard to the parcel shelf and ownership checked with the engineers. In a written response they stated there was no intended sound dampening feature.
Does it mitigate noise from the motor anyway? Probably.

Anyone else recently received one of these for free? I am in the process of working through my final paperwork and they are charging me the $250 for the parcel shelf. if these are being delivered for all cars, clearly don't want to pay for it.

Not aware of anyone receiving the parcel shelf for free. Mine was a due bill item from mid-December.

Due bill item for us. Ironically we received two! Returning the second to MP in a couple weeks when we have a minor service for front right window noise. Paying it forward for those that haven't gotten theirs.

Still grinning and winking. ;-)

Oh, and almost got my Uncle to swear today - after the zero to 50, I got a pause, then an " oh wow!"

Mine was delivered with no request, and no bill or due item charge. I guess that is because it is a Sig edition and they owe it to me?

Thanks. Talked to a delivery specialist this morning and he said its definitely still an option.

I received one for free.
I purchased one with the car, but it was not available at the delivery, 3/13/13. A couple of weeks later, my car returned from a service visit with the parcel shelf installed. About a month after that, I received one in the mail at my house.
So I paid for one and received 2. Neither smell bad.
If I had it to do over, I would not order one since it seems to get in the way too often. Perhaps if it lifted up with the hatch when opening it would be better.

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