TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Anyone else have door rattles in their Model X?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by roser, Apr 1, 2016.

  1. roser

    roser Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2016
    Messages:
    38
    Location:
    Burlingame, CA
    My Model X (with 22" wheels) has slight door rattles in the front driver and passenger doors, and more pronounced rattles in the passenger side falcon wing door.
    I just picked it up from the service center to fix the falcon wing door rattles, where they told me it was caused by a loose motor which they tightened and shimmed.
    Driving it home, the rattles are still there, with new rattles in the front doors.

    I had a loaner Model S (with 19" wheels) the week it was in the service center and there were no rattles in that car.

    Anyone else with a model X have door rattles? Am I justified to keep taking it back to the service center until they are gone?
     
    • Informative x 1
  2. CaliX

    CaliX Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2016
    Messages:
    359
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    My 2016 S has rattles, my X which is in the shop for other issues has rattles and my loaner a new S has rattles with 19 in wheels. But I am driving on LA streets which are the worst.
     
  3. scottf200

    scottf200 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2013
    Messages:
    1,274
    Location:
    Chicagoland ModelX S603
    We had an issue with the second row. They found a rattle in the seat beneath the backing somewhere.
     
  4. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Messages:
    1,974
    Location:
    Northern California
    I heard one today on a moderately rough (but not really rough) road. Sounded like it came from the passenger fwd or maybe the seat. I stopped and open/closed the fwd and it seemed to go away but I am not certain yet.

    I guess I will wait for all of this to settle out a bit and have you all do the problem determination and then in 90 days or so I will take it in and have them check all the known rattle spots.

    Not interested in tying up my time or car for the discovery phase and its really just a tiny rattle in my car. Don't even notice it unless the music is off and only on roads with some bumps.
     
  5. Blastphemy

    Blastphemy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Our X front doors have rattles all over the place. We just took it in to the service center to see if they can all be tracked down and resolved. We only hear most of the rattles when music is playing that has some bass to it (like "Happy" by Pharrell Williams and "Blurred Lines" by Robin Thicke), although there was a constant rattle coming from the front of the passenger door. Not having sat in the second or third rows, I haven't noticed any rattles or buzzing back there.
     
    • Informative x 1
  6. Archduke

    Archduke Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2016
    Messages:
    25
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    My first piece of advice would be to never again play 'Happy'...but that advice has nothing to do with rattles in doors. :)
     
    • Like x 2
  7. Colin Campbell

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2016
    Messages:
    19
    Location:
    Fort Lauderdale
    If you check out my post "Is Model X still in Beta" I detail my issues and resolutions including the fact that Model X's (at least those in the first 1000) have faulty parts in the front doors. Seems like Tesla will "Recall" those and replace with new parts. Hopefully this will stop your issues.

    Colin
     
    • Informative x 1
  8. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2012
    Messages:
    5,047
    We have a nasty rattle coming from the front driver side door area. It's most pronounced when slowing down (saying braking doesn't seem right).
     
  9. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    338
    Location:
    Martinsburg, PA
    My X now has no rattles. A very minor one (wouldn't hear it in an ICE car) was caused by a loose wire that was fixed by the SC with a clip. A very tight car.
     
  10. Blastphemy

    Blastphemy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Same here - after taking in our Model X to the service center, the rattles are now all gone and we will never have to listen to Pharrell's "Happy" again (unless Slacker insists).
     
    • Helpful x 1
  11. HoptownT

    HoptownT Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2015
    Messages:
    25
    Location:
    Hopkinsville, KY
    Yep, got a rattle. Very mild but there.
     
  12. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    2,391
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Have another rattle only noticeable on the street, drivers FWD or seat
     
  13. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2013
    Messages:
    668
    Location:
    Salt Lake City
    No rattles that we've noticed.
     
  14. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2015
    Messages:
    2,391
    Location:
    Irvine, CA
    Also the front passenger AC vent rattles at full blast
     
  15. flyhigh123

    flyhigh123 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2015
    Messages:
    229
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    my headrests rattle. need to bring it in, i think it wasn't tightened enough
     
  16. Blastphemy

    Blastphemy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    558
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    The plastic where the seat belts come out of on the pillars for the front seats is always rattling in our car. Hopefully the service center can tighten them up at our next visit (for the rattling A/C noises and some other new things that have cropped up, recently).
     

Share This Page