Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

2020 S Performance suspension problem

Wallclimber

New Member
Mar 14, 2021
2
0
Europe
I have a problem with my 2020 Raven S Performance, 6000 miles. The ride is very harsh at low speeds, as if the suspension would let all road imperfections transfer to the car. On highway, after a while, there is a very low frequency sound with vibration what most people do not hear, but complain that their ears feel pressure and start to feel sick. I've tinkered with the hatch a lot and that does not seem to be the problem. The car was perfect when I got it so something has changed drastically.

Problem started a few months ago during a very hard acceleration. The car physically works but as if in the acceleration something broke. Tires and rims (Tesla original) have been checked by a specialist and they are ok. Tesla says everything is ok after 20min test drive. For me, driving the car causes a headache. Any ideas?
 

DerbyDave

Member
Jul 2, 2020
687
377
Kentucky
Try setting suspension to the softest ride setting to see if there are any changes in what you are experiencing. I thought the "standard" ride setting was too harsh for the 90 percent local, "city" driving I am doing during the pandemic... don't really do much performance driving now.
 

Wallclimber

New Member
Mar 14, 2021
2
0
Europe
Try setting suspension to the softest ride setting to see if there are any changes in what you are experiencing. I thought the "standard" ride setting was too harsh for the 90 percent local, "city" driving I am doing during the pandemic... don't really do much performance driving now.
That's one of the weird things. Comfort setting does not help with the harshness. I feel a difference between sport and comfort, but not as much as I would think. I previously had BMW with adaptive drive and it glide over bumps with comfort, but this does not. Wheels are 19".
 

DerbyDave

Member
Jul 2, 2020
687
377
Kentucky
I agree, changing the suspension settings does very little compared to BMWs or Mercedes adjustable suspension. Perhaps you are having tire issues, but you say those have been checked. Don't know what else it might be.
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top