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  1. C

    Rattle when hitting highway bumps

    Hey all! I have a 2022 Model 3 RWD, and my dad has a 2022 Model 3 Performance. Both cars have developed an annoying rattle/sound when going over highway bumps, and joints on the highway. It literally sounds like every plastic behind my head is touching at one point. It’s infuriating. I think...
  2. S

    Driver side door “tapping”

    My driver side door has a tapping noise that can’t be replicated at the service center but nevertheless happens on almost every drive. It’s subtle. I’ve removed the door panel and put insulation on every part I could imagine could rattle. It went away for a few months but is back. I removed the...
  3. C

    Passenger side (maybe B pillar) rattle, drives me crazy!

    Hi all, I have been looking at many of the forums on here trying to solve this rattle. Service can never replicate it... Which is frustrating. I do not notice it when it rains either... But that seems to be caused by the increased noise when the roads are wet. Service has replaced both front...
  4. G

    Rattling noise coming from dash top pad. Not covered under warranty. DIY fix suggestion?

    I have been haunted by this rattling noise issue right after vehicle delivery, and used to think it's coming from the steering wheel. It happens when I drive on bumpy road with relatively low speed, and is more obvious when weather is hot. After several service visits they were not able to...
  5. B

    Rattle in front of driver - Need advice!

    Tesla have had my car the last few days to fix a rattle in the parcel shelf and one in the dash, directly in front of the steering wheel on a right-hand drive Model 3. They claim to have insulated the dash, but after getting it back the rattle is immediately even more noticeable. I would like...
  6. C

    2022 Model X - Interior Noise / Rattling / Crackling

    Hello all - I'm new to the forum but I have searched in advance for this issue. I took delivery on a 2022 Model X a few months ago. There was a host of issues that we wanted to get resolved but one is particularly annoying for a ~145k car. The inside of my car has a tremendous amount of...
  7. billionaiire

    Any help is greatly appreciated with this noise that’s driving me insane!

    Service Center apparently fails to reproduce it but it’s very apparent if they try an ounce harder to actually take a test drive. Two visits and they have refused to fix this issue. I have opened the door panel, put sound absorbing material wherever I thought there may be a wire hitting the...
  8. 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...
  9. ishareit

    My source of rattle coming from rear of Model Y

    I think I found what was causing the mystery rattle that I hear coming from the rear of my 1 month old car. I tried adjusting hatch stops, applying grease between seats to prevent rubbing noise, took out rear headrests to rule that out, applied felt tape to few trims inside including license...
  10. 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...
  11. 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…...
  12. P

    Model 3: Rattling rear deck

    Hey everyone, I am going crazy with this rattle from the rear deck! I've narrowed it down already: NOT coming from the seats (if I fold them down it makes no difference) NOT coming from the trunk (if I fold both seats and climb in there, I cannot hear it at all) Somewhere middle to passenger...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. J

    Rattle squeak creak from b pillar sheet metal or camera housing

    This has only gotten worse in the one month of ownership. Almost undrivable. Service appointment didn't address it the first appointment. Any ideas? I can recreate the sound by pressing from the outside of the car on the lower b pillar.
  16. P

    Pretty loud rattling from outside when it's hot / AC is on - front wheel well / frunk area

    Hello Community, I have quite a loud rattling sound coming from the front wheel well / frunk area that seems to be AC / heat pump related. It occurs mostly when it is hot outside and/or the AC is producing cool air. I also get the rattle one or two times quite often when I open the driver...
  17. 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...
  18. N

    Anyone know of a fix for the rattle caused by rear seat middle head support/ headrest?

    Rattle noise was diagnosed by the service center and commented as "Center headrest noise is a characteristic of model Y and Tesla has no known rectification at this time" Did anyone encounter the same issue? If so, what was the resolution? Replacing the headrest itself or some temporary...
  19. K

    RattleGate - How high does the Conspiracy go?

    I have uncovered a conspiracy that I believe goes all the way to the top! After struggling with dementia since getting my new-to-me-2014, I have found the culprit and attached irrefutable proof. Yes, look at it. A device so simple, yet so evil that it required me to delve into the car itself...
  20. A

    2015 S Dash, Frunk or Suspension Rattle

    Greetings, 2015 S with 77k. Loud rattling sound during all roadway conditions except runway smooth roadways. Straight, slow, fast, turning, still present. Tesla diagnosed as a strut replacement for $1,800. No guarantee that it will stop the rattle. No issues with ride comfort, cornering or...
  21. jusflyguy

    2021 Model 3 Door Rattles!

    Anyone having issues with the Tesla Model 3 doors rattling. My rear drivers side door has a continuous rattle driving on the highway above 60mph or so. My passenger side front door has a rattle when any bass is played over the speakers. I scheduled an appointment but this is superrrrr...
  22. 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...
  23. A

    Driver's door and seat with rattles

    Hi Team, This is my first post here. My apologies if I'm submitting it in the wrong section. I have a Model S Long Range 2020. The car is completing now 6k miles and it was perfect. However, the driver's door and seat are with rattles. I have already visited the SC and, in theory, they have...
  24. N

    Annoying rattle, any ideas?

    Hey all, I’m based in the uk so drive a right hand drive M3P. I have this super annoying rattle that occurs when driving 50mph+ normally on motorways. It sounds like its coming from the passenger side glovebox area/ mirror area. I have tried some tape on the door latch and looked everywhere but...
  25. R

    Rattle inside the rear passenger door.

    I know there are a few posts about rattles inside the door panel but in my car the rattle is inside the door itself. I can hear the rattle when I hit on it near the door latch with the panel removed. I have no idea how to get to it without messing around with the glass assembly. Does anyone try...
  26. S

    Tesla Y rattles

    Any quick fixes for these rattles? One is a clicking noise that occurs when riding on some uneven roads. Other is a plastic noise that occurs at very low speed.
  27. 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...
  28. A

    Wind Noise at A-pillar FLAPPING Sound - Solved for now

    Hi everyone, VIN PLATE: Been on a noise hunt in the past week. My very first rattle from purchase 12/2019 was the VIN Plate rattle. Very easy to fix. Just stick a trim tool or a wedge thing and push it HARD down(i'd avoid a flat head screw driver because that'd probably crack the window. You...
  29. P

    Model 3 Warranty - 4 years but 12 months or 12,000 for Rattle?

    After several months after I took delivery of a M3 LR Dual Motor, the left side door developed a rattle that sounded like a loose screw. Due to the Covid-19 and California Stay Home order, I did not try to bring it in thinking I have 3 years plus warranty to address it. I recently made an...
  30. M

    2019-20 Model S “Raven” Struts Replaced?

    I’m wondering if there are any owners of 2019 or 2020 Model S “ Raven“ cars who have had their car’s front struts replaced due to front end suspension rattles? If so, if you could describe the sort of rattle you were experiencing and what Service Center did the replacement, it would be much...
  31. 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...
  32. B

    Interior, exterior and driving experience within spec??

    Hi everybody. Hope everybody is safe and sound. I recently picked up a Model Y. Was told that the fit and finish is within spec by the sales associate. What do you guys think? In addition to the fit and finish, the two biggest concerns I have are cabin noise and driving experience. 1. Can hear...
  33. Riguy

    Few maint issues

    Hi everyone. Just curious if anyone else is having these issues. None are a big deal and I’ll get handled at a service appointment down the road. Just curious... 1. Drivers side front door window. When it’s down all the way, it moves around in the door. Just closing the door you’ll hear...
  34. R

    Rear shelf rattle

    The metal portion at the back of of the rear shelf has begun to rattle at low speed over less than perfect roads on my 6 week old Model 3. If I tap it with my hand you can hear the rattle, so I think I could put something underneath it to stop the rattle but I can't find a way to remove it...
  35. Mrcarcrazy

    Pass rear rattle located and fixed. 3 mins work.

    Just wanted to share, if you get an intermittent rattle from the rear passengers side. This is worth ruling out as I could see it being very common. How to rule it in or out: - sit in rear passengers side seat. Tap the c pillar cover near your head. Do you hear a buzz? If so, this thread is...
  36. FilmTraveler

    A solution to mystery squeak while driving

    Shortly after adopting my Model 3, I started hearing a squeaking sound. It seemed to be coming from the dash or center console, but I couldn't pin it down or reproduce it on cue. Just whenever driving it would appear for a while and then go away for a while, though it was worse on bumpy roads...
  37. M

    I Want To Hire Someone to De-Noise my Model S Interior

    Although I love 99% of everything about my new 2019 Model S Raven, the ever-increasing buzzes, rattles and creaks within the interior of the car are crazy-making -- especially for a car of this price. And since Tesla has somehow deemed that it's not their responsibility to fix these issues...
  38. M

    2019 Model S Raven Suspension Noise

    I took delivery of my Model S Raven on 6/28/19. Along with a dent in the hood, a bumper panel was not attached, a door panel that was not attached, and some of the rear seat panels were not attached – all in all, it seemed like a rush job before the end of the quarter for Tesla. I should’ve...
  39. P

    Rear door rattle - maybe from latch?

    My rear driver-side door has a metallic rattling sound. I can reproduce the issue by tapping on the metal part of the door directly above or below where the door latch is. It's a very annoying sound that is persistent now over anything but the most perfect road. I am tempted to take the door...
  40. David Gidds

    Rattle right rear back overhead

    Picked up my model 3 LR AWD on June 26 In Vancouver, and it's been an absolute delight. Midnight Silver, 19" rims, White Interior. Everything I'd hoped for and more! Even my wife NOW admits she loves it, and wants to drive it! Everything was perfect at pick up, although I've noticed a rattle...
  41. lzolman

    Mettalic rattle from air vent on driver's side

    We're experiencing a very intermittent noise/rattle that seems to be coming from the air vent on the very left end of the dash. I took a video, and in this case we were on the highway and had been driving for about 50 miles when it started. The noise went on for about half an hour, then receded...
  42. R

    Model 3 Rear Passenger Seats Rattling

    I'm currently having some intense rattling in my rear passenger seats (particularly the right one) and the seat always rattles. I've taken it to a service center (and paid them $195...) to "fix" it, but even after they told me the rattle is gone, it's still there. Was wondering if any of you...
  43. S

    Model X - Trunk Rattle Solved

    I have a 2016 P90DL. I recently had a new rattle come up that was driving me nuts. It sounded like a piece of plastic vibrating at a high pitch, anything over 60mph would make it consistent, and loud. In my trunk, I found a piece of plastic (not sure what it is for), but taped it over this...
  44. David99

    fixing a suspension rattle in a Model S/X (

    Suspension rattles can have many sources. There are many moving parts that can wear out and cause rattles. It is hard to pinpoint the exact source sometimes because in the cabin they all sound very similar. I had some rattles for a while and spent month trying to get to the bottom of it. This...
  45. C

    Rattling noise on model 3 front panel (AC vents or something)

    Hey, My model 3 came with a noise from the front panel (somewhere behind the screen), and it looks like to be in the middle of the panel. It’s not on the smartphone holder, or below the steering wheel (I’ve tried applying force on both). I took to service, they were able reproduce it on low...
  46. H

    Help diagnosing a rattle sound

    Hey everyone. I have a Model 3 delivered in July 2018. 20k miles on it already and things have been great. However, ever since the beginning, we have had this rattle noise coming from the driver side dash. I would describe the sound like a faulty ball bearing that is spinning. The sound...
  47. Glamisduner

    Door Panel Rattle Solutions?

    So when I first got my P3 they had to repaint a door that someone had closed something in it which chipped the paint on the driver and passengers doors that sticks out the most between the doors, and scratched the paint on the inside of the body when you open the door. After the body shop and...
  48. N

    Intermittent rattling in the rear seat area and front seatbelt tensioners

    Hey everyone. Does anyone else's Model 3 have a faint rattling noise coming from the seatbelt tensioners and the rear seats when driving on slightly bumpier than usual road or gravel? I've tried to isolate it by making sure all the seats are secured and latched, and buckling all the seatbelts in...
  49. H

    Can't find the metal on metal rattle

    I took delivery of my Model 3 a month ago and have noticed a rattle coming from the back rear seats that sounds like a loose seat latch rattling around. I happens when I go over bumps or rough roads regardless of whether or not someone is sitting in the back. It's maddening because I can't...
  50. T

    Trick to find all rattles in Model 3

    I got my Model 3 a month ago. Love the car, truly, but there are two rattles that are really irritating me. I found one, but the other was in the rear and totally elusive. Long story short, I found an app that helped me find it instantly. Using this app, it causes any rattle spots to...

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