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!
Good luck. I opted not to get it and now I go back and forth as to should I buy it or not.
Still listed as a $250 option in the Design Studio.
My opinion--you're not getting $250 worth of product. They should absolutely be included for free.
I thought it would be more like a roll-out tonneau cover made out of nice material.
@Peter J: Very interesting. I had cancelled mine. Yet one got delivered last week... I was gonna call Tesla to send it back...
I'll believe that when I see it. I was just told the one I ordered is in, so I'll find out tonight or tomorrow.
I heard that Tesla was going to include the rear floor mat for cars that didn't get one when you take it in for service. Is that true? Will a parcel shelf be thrown in too?
Well, I just two hour ago paid $250 for a parcel shelf. Nobody knew anything about it being free.
I received delivery of car April 26 - no parcel shelf or rear floor mat. The included front mats are the lower-quality variety. I think they'll be fine, though. Was really hoping Elon's tweet about the better mats would come true. No dice.
The parcel shelf works but it truly stinks. You'll be driving with open windows for awhile.
No odor on mine.
Mine either. Received last week and immediately installed it.
no odor on mine either. agree its not worth 250.
Took delivery on 4/26 at the factory. I was going to pass on the parcel shelf, but once I saw it, I decided to stay with it. It's well designed for easy use, does what it's intended to, and easily tucks away completely in the bottom of the well if not needed. No smell either.
I picked up my car on 25 Apr and it had the parcel shelf (I paid for it) and the rear floor mat (free).
No odor, so far, from the parcel shelf.
received mine (due from December 2012!) last week. Didn't seem to smell bad so I put it in the car. Later that afternoon, while driving, noticed the awful smell. Now its airing out in the garage and I will try it again in a week.
Received my three days ago.. (Feb car delivery). It did indeed have the bad smell. Mine's airing out in the basement.
Sounds like a mix of newer and older shelves. This is not a smell you can miss,
I received mine a little over a week ago - no smells at all. The front passenger side floor mat won't stay in place. The top falls down over the bottom and curls up. I've tried a few pieces of Velcro, but can't get them to stick to the carpet - it really is a piece of crap on such a nice car. Guess I'll have to spring for nicer mats
If all are going to get the parcel shelves free, will those of us who paid for them get a refund?
TM changed the design and supplier. The old ones have a heavy chemical smell, and lie flat when folded. The new ones don't smell, have a nice carpet underneath the shelf, and will not lie flat when folded - they completely block rear visibility. I havethe new one. I bet there will soon be a third version when the service calls start about visibility. I will call tomorrow...
From a prior correspondence with service via ownership:
“The fabric on the new parcel shelf is definitely different. There is less than an inch of unattached fabric on the ends of all surfaces. This is so the parcel shelf aligns up with the rail track.
The old parcel shelf was a bifold; the new parcel shelf is only one fold.
I could not get any information on whether or not the parcel shelf was designed with sound quality and dispersion in mind.
One of the reasons why the design was changed was because the old one would rattle when driving over roads that were a bit bumpy.
If the customer is unhappy with the parcel shelf he received, please tell him to return the parcel shelf at the local service center.”
I had the same problem. drove me nuts. then i found that if you reach your hand up along the foot well you will eventually get to a hard plastic molding. the top of the passenger mat will fit under that molding and stay in place. i forced it in there two weeks ago and havent had an issue since. good luck
PD - I have the new style parcel shelf - no smell and it doesn't block my view when left folded - I can just barely see it in my rear view mirror when left folded.
Took delivery today, and the Parcel Shelf was NOT included. The guy working the Seattle store was mistaken when he said it would be. I ordered one.
I am with Keith72, zero smell and barely noticeable when left folded. From the various threads here and on TMC, there are at least 3 types - dual fold, single hinge and no hinge. Don't ask me how the smell factor crosses this trio as i smelled mine in search of any scent and got zip (while others have to let them air out for days...).
Now what I personally find amusing is all this on our $250 parcel shelf. Just love the comments carping about the price of the CCI, when in comparison it's a couple of factors above. Think Tesla's CCI variant will morph through several versions and scents before it settles out :-)
I got my parcel shelf last week. One fold, slides back and forth, doesn't lie flat, and stunk to high heaven for the first few days.
FedEx just delivered mine 5 minutes ago. I reserved the car late in December and took delivery on March 1st.
I got my car in Oct, no parcel shelf then, but got it (due bill item) in Jan, folds in half, lays flat, no smell, no blocking. Ordered one for my dad last week, who did not order one with the car, it was shipped from Menlo Park a day later, he got it, but I haven't seen it, he sais no smell!
There was a minor vinyl smell as I unwrapped it. I installed it in the car and drove to the office. I did not notice any smell during the drive. Also, it has good fit, folds in the middle w/o obstruction, and hides what's underneath it. However, while I do not know why I would need that, it does not seem to be sturdy enough to hold much weigh on top.
Mine arrived a month ago. Perfect. No smell, fits well, sleek design.
We received our car last week (4/24) got the back floor mats but not the parcel shelf.