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  1. G

    Rear seat rattle - How to fix?

    So I have a UK (MIC) Model 3. I have a pretty irritating rattle sound from the rear left of the car and cannot for the life of me work out what might be causing it. Video is here: I do not think it's the leather as it sounds like a plastic tapping of sorts. It's not massively loud but the...
  2. J

    Creaking sound from front suspension, second replacement

    My early 2020 M3 Sr+ has 90,000 Kms (56000 Miles) on it. In January I had some really bad creaking noise while turning and going over bumps. During that time the car was still under warranty. Right before the end of the warranty at 80,000kms, both front control arms were replaced under warranty...
  3. ev_go123

    Squeaky /creaky driver's seat issue identified

    tl;dr Sharing for people with the same issue: M3 driver's seat squeak is due to misaligned/rubbing seat rails. Proper fix is properly align the rails, less ideal/maybe temporary fix is add grease. I've had an annoying creaking noise in the driver side seat that seems to come and go in my 2022...
  4. I

    2015 Model S 70D - Strange Vent Noise

    Hey everyone. I’ve been experiencing some strange sounds emanating from my vents on the passenger side of my car. It’s definitely related the the heating/AC because the sound immediately goes away when I turn the climate control off. Below is a link to the video (disregard the dust on the dash…...
  5. G

    High pitch sounds when driving

    Anyone ever notice their Tesla making a high pitched noise when going at a high speed? I usually get this sound at 80+ today and since I don’t often go this fast it never really bothered me and I treat it like a warning sound that I am going too fast anyway - but I would like to know what it is...
  6. D

    2013 Model S 85 quick clicking from rear when put in drive and reverse

    2013 Tesla Model S 85 with 45,740 miles. Drive unit was replaced under manufacturers warranty October 2021. It started making this noise last night when I was backing into my driveway, I heard a loud thud as i started up the hill so I got out to check and make sure I didn't hit something and...
  7. S

    Noise on used model x

    Hello, I just purchased a used model X from tesla and noticed a few things that are different than my 2021 MYLR. Just wanted to know if these are issues or am I being paranoid and comparing a 2018 December build to a 2021 august built vehicle. 1. There are two noises that seem to emanate...
  8. G

    High pitched noise?

    We noticed when the car picks up speed a high pitched tune playing in the car, sounds like my tinnitus. It's not the fan or the motor and doesn't sound like wind, it's more of an electrical tone that varies in loudness and in pitch (so far I've detected 3 pitches sometimes all playing at...
  9. D

    Strange "Plasticy" Noise 2022 M3P

    Hey Guys/Gals, my new PM3 has developed a strange noise - very different from all the other stuff I've seen on the forum. Sound something like having a piece of tape stuck to the tire... Has become worse after taking it in to Tesla for service and being told the issue was resolved. Have any of...
  10. G

    Model 3 Motor whine / whirr / sound

    So I picked up my model 3 a few days ago and am loving it so far. But I took it out today and noticed that I was getting seemingly quite a bit more motor whine than usual. I've uploaded two videos here: https://streamable.com/opbhsv https://streamable.com/9a9571 The 'spaceship' high pitch...
  11. C

    Tesla Model 3 Rattle noise?

    Hey, I recently took delivery on a 2022 Model 3 and much like everyone else I very much enjoy the car. Being this is my first Tesla and my first electric vehicle I have some questions on the different behavior this car has. I read a lot of forums asking what certain noises mean but I've had no...
  12. J

    Loud "helicopter" sound from fan below frunk (cold weather)

    I recently noticed a whirling helicopter sound coming from a fan under the frunk. Does anyone know what causes this sound, and if it's a legitimate issue? I recorded it and posted it on youtube (see below link) The sound happens when the heat/climate system turns off after closing the door...
  13. M

    Weird buzzing noise when above 40mph

    When I drive over 40mph, my new (purchased in Dec 2021) M3LR, make a weird bussing noise. I have deduced the following: - It is not wind noise. It is almost like a very rapid ticking/bussing noise. - It does not coincide with the HVAC system. The sound still happens even when the air...
  14. R

    Groaning noise coming from accelerator. 2018 M3 48k miles

    Does anyone know what this noise could be? This occurs after driving the car on the freeway or after more than 30ish minutes of diving. It happens when I'm pressing the accelerator/slowly releasing the accelerator, the front of the car makes an audible groaning at various frequencies and...
  15. F

    whining noise from the rear mirror in refreshed Model S

    Hi All, As soon as I took my refreshed model S last Sunday, I noticed a very distinct whining noise coming from the center. It sounds like a fan is consistently being toggling on and off repeatedly. It only happened when climate control is turned on. see youtube for the location and as well as...
  16. Suspendmix

    Model Y passenger side dash rattle and rubbing noise

    Has anyone had a dash rattle/rub that they've successfully resolved on their own? I've had these noises literally from day 1 when I'm driving over uneven roads between 15-30 mph. I've already brought it into Tesla service twice and each time they said they fixed it. The problem is that roads...
  17. A

    Very loud noise in the front end anyone had this issue before?

    there was a very loud noise while i was warming up the cabin in the morning anyone had this before and figured out the problem?
  18. L

    MY Screen Rattling?!

    I have a 2020 MY. There is this rate that the AC can’t find and is driving me crazy. It’s a super loud rattle coming from the dash. The weird thing is that it only happens on certain streets (guessing this has to do with frequencies, even though I can’t replicate it through a sound generator...
  19. W

    Major Problem On 2022 tesla model y

    I just took delivery of my model Y 2022 LR yesterday and this is my third tesla and my rear moter is very loud and does not sound right any suggestion?
  20. S

    2018 X door squeaking issue and question about blind-spot light for mirror

    I bought a 2018 Tesla Model X from Carmax and have 30 days to decide whether to keep it. Two issues that have arisen: 1. There is a loud squeaking noise coming from the right backseat door when the car is moving. I have tried opening/closing it but the sound persists. Sound file is here...
  21. ilovecoffee

    3D Printed Rigid Hatch Stops (to reduce uneven road noise)

    Hey guys, I made a thing. After reading some posts on the Ear Pain/Pressure Thread and the conclusion by some (including @MY-Y) that if the hatch stops are rigid, it reduces flex of the hatch, it also reduces low frequency boominess/buffeting, I tried to come up with a simple design that can...
  22. R


    The original Continentals will need replacement at about 26,000 miles on my Model 3 dual motor long range (2020). Has anyone tried the Bridgestone Turanza Quiettrack as a replacement and how did the ride and noise compare? The Bridgestones have a five year 80,000 mile warranty which easily cuts...
  23. D

    Trying to identify this annoying sound when I'm relaxing in the Model 3

    I have a 2019 Model 3P. When the car is stationary and I'm sitting inside in Park mode, there's a "click.....clack" sound which is repeatedly heard every approx. 20 seconds coming from in front of the steering wheel area, probably underneath the dash. It's pretty quiet, but like a dripping tap...
  24. fablau

    POLL: Does your Model Y make this humming sound?

    If you own a Model Y, please, check the following and post your answer below: 1. Make sure your car A/C is off. 2. Close all doors and let your car cool for 5 minutes. 3. Open the door: Do you hear a humming sound coming from the front-right side of the frunk that never stops? Can you also...
  25. N

    Loud squealing noise when engaging Drive or Park

    Hi Everyone: My 2016 MS 90D (50,000 miles) has begun to emit a VERY loud high pitched squealing noise lasting less than a second, every time that I shift into Drive or Park. It's coming from the rear of the car. It sounds like an air wrench. Otherwise the car drives fine and there is no noise...
  26. fablau

    Model Y makes hum noise all the time

    Hello here. I just got my new Model Y two days ago (long range, dual motor), and I have noticed that there is a continuous humming sound coming from the front all the time, either when I am driving or when the car is parked. Once parked, the noise will eventually go away, but it takes several...
  27. I

    Rear creaking noise when load shifts

    I know this seems like just another creaking/rattling noise post, but I've searched everywhere and haven't come across anyone with a similar issue (it's not any of the common issues, like upper control arms or rear seat latches). I have a 2018 Model 3 Performance (stealth), and I've been...
  28. T

    Annoying noise at high speeds on Model S

    Hey! Hope everyone is doing well. Here I am with another question, rather a mystery for me this time. Skip to the QUESTION part if you are not interested in my little trip which I will mention shortly as I am very very happy with my car. I feel like sharing. :) I just had a 2750km trip by...
  29. S

    What’s this sound every time I accelerate? Service has no idea so far and says it’s not normal.

    two recordings I made :). Been driving me nuts and ruining my performance model 3 experience! it‘s super loud and it’s NOT the speed limit warning :)
  30. Z

    Tesla S windshield noise fix DIY

    Hey guys, I thought I would share my mod with you. I was experiencing some windshield noise with speeds over 50mph. I did some research and experimented with putting tape over windshield holes around. It fixed it so I came up with solution that you might find interesting. It completely fixes...
  31. E

    Seat rubbing against FWD - is this normal?

    Both of our 2nd row seats touch against the FWD when closed. This causes an annoying rubbing sound when turning or running over any bumps. Does anyone else have this problem?
  32. A

    Metal popping noises after control arm replacement

    2018 Model 3, LR dual motor. I recently went to a SC to get a control arm replaced. Shortly after the replacement, a new noise emerged. When driving up a driveway (and first pulling onto a steeper grade), a metal 'pop' sound occurs under the front floorboards. The noise can be felt, but is...
  33. 7

    *HELP* Metallic rattle on outside of car front end @ low speed

    I've got a rattle that has recently developed (14k mi 19' AWD) originally though it might be related to my winder tire swap. It has progressively gotten worse. I need to make a service ticket, we don't have service centers in NM so wanted to see if anyone has ideas what to check before having...
  34. VaztheDad

    Noise - Driver Front Side Clicking

    Hi Folks - I've searched here (Youtube, Reddit) and nothing seems to be matching identically. At first I thought this could have been the milling sound we hear out of motors, but that tends to be more a buzz than a click. Then went on to consider CV joints, but this only happens when the wheels...
  35. T

    Loud clunking noise in 2021 Model 3!!

    When it is really cold (20-25 degrees F), I have twice had a really loud clunking sound from the front of the car. It happens within 10 sec of going in Drive - oddly, it didn't happen when I backed out of the driveway and about 200 feet down the road. I had pre-warmed the car for 5 min (High)...
  36. O

    Loud conch-blowing noise

    Took delivery of my MSM Model Y on 12/30. This morning when wife is backing out of the garage the car is blowing super loud noise, literally sounds like someone is sitting in the frunk blowing a conch. Seems coming out of the front intake vents. Is it possible this is heat pump related? I am in...
  37. E

    Loud noise when first entering the car

    I’ve been hearing a loud snap/clunk noise when I first enter the car and press the breaks. It comes from the back left side. Is that normal? I’m new to the forum. Thanks for the feedback and happy new year!
  38. R

    Loud Regen Braking Noise (Cold Battery)

    Hi Everyone, I was wondering what your experiences are with regen braking noise in your Model Y? I have always felt mine was louder than normal, but now that's it's cold out, I've noticed that it produces a high pitched squealing sound when slowing down, especially at higher speeds. Since...
  39. 3

    What is it up to in the Garage?

    New Model 3, charges to 90% in my garage. Been "resting" there for more than 1 hour after charging, it keeps making "noises", sounds like fans. What is it doing? Now the charge state says 89%. The Vents and climate control are off. The screen is blank..
  40. N

    MY Long Range "Boominess" sound, same with Performance version??

    I recently tested a November build MY Long Range and was surprised by the "Boominess", low bass, almost sub-woofer deep resonance sounds. I had driven a MY Performance version in September and really don't recall that sound at all. Has anyone heard this on the new Performance builds? I have a Y...
  41. S

    Tesla Model 3 Rattle / Mechanical type noise

    Hi, I picked up my model 3 a couple weeks ago from Quebec and then had to self Isolate for 14 days once I got back in Atlantic Canada, so I was unable to drive the car until today. Today I got in the car to go get a coffee and noticed there is an annoying rattle or mechanical type noise coming...
  42. VegarHenriksen

    Creaking/crackling/clicking from left rear

    Hello, Does anyone recognize this noise and know what it could be? The intensity changes with temperature, it's worse when it's colder outside. Phone in the backseat: Phone outside Thanks in advance!
  43. K

    Suspension clicking noise while parked?

    I got my brand new 2020 Model X mid-August, everything was great until I got it wrapped and the tech told me that my car is making a weird clicking noise while parked. Send the video to my Tesla rep and the tech told me to monitor the noise and let them know if anything else happened. (as if...
  44. Mach Y

    Charging buzzing noise & stuck @ 6 hrs left

    This has happened to me a few times, mostly recently early this morning -- Since I don't drive the car much I just use the 110v charger for normal charging. After running errands for the day the car usually has anywhere from a few to 10-20 hours of charging remaining when I plug it in. This...
  45. B

    2016 Model S Right Front Noise (between frunk and fender)

    My 2016 Model S was making a noise today while driving. Not real loud, but very noticeable with the car off, both from inside the car and outside. The car has been sitting idle for a couple hours and I powered it down a couple times. I have also ran the a/c through various stages from off to on...
  46. M

    Recommendations on repairs outside of Tesla

    Hello... I have been living with a rattle and squeak in my M3 for almost a year now and Tesla Service has been pointless on tracking this down and fixing it. We did a "ride along" and they were able to verify the sound immediately so they took it for service, twice. Now they tell me that this is...
  47. U

    Model X 2019 Raven Sound Deadening Doors Project

    Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any issues that may occur if you try to do this yourself. This is only to show what I was able to do and how I did it. We have had our 2019 MXLR for about 10 months now, and I have been obsessed with trying to cut down wind and road noise ever since we...
  48. G

    Model Y Quality / Noises

    I've had my Model Y for 2 weeks. Within a few days of delivery, I started hearing various noises. There is wind noise on the passenger side, like others have mentioned. We also have other noise -- sometimes a rubbing/squeaking that might be coming from the wheels. There is also a banging...
  49. A

    Indicators go silent

    Hello everyone, Sometimes when I turn on the indicators on my Model 3 they go silent. I can still see that they're flashing, but I can't hear the noise that's associated with it! It doesn't happen a lot, but seems to be happening more often, is it something I'm doing? At first, I thought it...
  50. R

    Model Y AC noise on fan setting 10

    We are close to taking delivery of a new model Y. Tesla is correcting some issues before that happens, but while I was inspecting the vehicle I noticed that the AC system is way louder than my model 3, particularly when the fan is on speed 10. At fan settings 8 (maybe even 9) and below, it seems...

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