Submitted Status
2021-07-08 20:17:38 Resolved (No IP Change)

Year Make Model Body
2019 Tesla MODEL 3 Sedan

Tracking # 18614

Türkiye Haberleri

Inquiry type Refinish Operations
Area of Vehicle Pillars, Rocker And Floor
Issue Summary State Farm adjuster states that language in DBRM Section 4-4 page 153. "Most interior parts requiring refinish are covered with finish panels, carpets, and trims and, as such, are not usually seen." State Farm states that statement means no refinish work should be done on the interior of the vehicle where the weld burn damage is caused. They believe applying a primer and replicating the original appearance is necessary as per Audatex.
Special Labor or Material Considerations Added masking to protect interiors in regard to inner areas of the vehicle to refinish the areas covered up by trims
Estimated Part Surface Area 15-18 feet
Suggested Action Does Audatex support State Farm adjusters representation that Non visible areas do NOT need to be painted beyond applying a primer over the burned metal? Does Audatex agree the vehicle should not be returned back to pre loss accident/ repair condition leaving welded areas in primer only? This is what State Farm adjuster believes is set by Audatex DBRM. Is the adjuster incorrectly deciphering the DBRM and deviating from the logic when they do not want to apply a manual refinish entry to the adjacent panels that are damaged as a result of grinding, welding, cutting?