Per the 2014 Tesla Model S body repair manual, Structural Repair Guidelines:

”Structural Pulling Not Allowed

Tesla does not allow structural pulling on any structural component of a Tesla vehicle.

  • Tesla defines a structural component as any part that is welded, weld-bonded, rivet-bonded, or riveted to the vehicle.
  • Structurally pulling the body structure can damage the integrity of the spot welds and the adhesive bonds between structural components, including those in seemingly unrelated parts of the body structure. Because compromised spot welds and adhesive bonds can significantly reduce the structural integrity of the vehicle, Tesla does not allow structural pulling of the body structure.
  • Structural pulling can negatively affect the physical properties of high-strength steel and compromise associated welds."

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