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Brake Noise in 2013 TESLA S

DarrellPryor

New Member
Dec 14, 2015
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Canada
Hi guys! I have pre-owned 2013 Tesla S. I have been using it for the last 7 months. Everything has been fine till last 3 days. There is some sort of noise while braking. I am not able to identify the source of noise. I have given it at Service Plus Car Care Centre in Etobicoke. They are gonna get my brakes checked they told me. Has anyone had this issue before? :|
 

jdw

Supporting Member
Jun 1, 2015
683
1,300
Vancouver
If it is a grinding noise at low speeds it is likely just oxidation on the rotors and a couple of hard stops will clean it up. You don't tend to use the brakes a lot with a Tesla and it can build up in rainy/snowy weather. Other than that, best to have Tesla check out brake wear and function.
 
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TEUNTSLA

Member
Oct 16, 2015
158
11
Airdrie, AB
i have a 2013 as well, what JDW said, brake a few times and it will be gone. given the time of year salt and muck will start to buildup on the breakes.
 
Jun 28, 2015
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117
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
When I had the annual service performed on my 2013 P85 in Montreal, the replaced all the brakes. They said that in Canada, it was a recall that had not yet been done to my car. Check to see if the recall was done to your car. A complete new set (for free) may solve the issue.
 

SmartElectric

Active Member
Jul 9, 2014
2,416
2,046
Toronto,Canada
When I had the annual service performed on my 2013 P85 in Montreal, the replaced all the brakes. They said that in Canada, it was a recall that had not yet been done to my car. Check to see if the recall was done to your car. A complete new set (for free) may solve the issue.

Same here, we bought our S 85 via CPO program and Tesla replaced the brakes as part of the reconditioning. Amazing service!
 

Doug_G

Lead Moderator
Apr 2, 2010
17,880
3,346
Ottawa, Canada
When I had the annual service performed on my 2013 P85 in Montreal, the replaced all the brakes. They said that in Canada, it was a recall that had not yet been done to my car. Check to see if the recall was done to your car. A complete new set (for free) may solve the issue.

My understanding is that some of the non-sodium-chloride deicers used in Canada damage the brake pads that Tesla was using. As a result they are changing to a different pad composition, and replacing rotors in some cases.

When they replaced my brakes I noticed a significant improvement in brake performance (I had been pondering asking service about what I thought was gradual degradation in my brakes, but they beat me to it).
 

ohmman

Plaid-ish Moderator
Feb 13, 2014
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18,008
North Bay, CA
I have brake squeal and/or grinding from time to time, especially after wet driving. My solution is to turn off regen and brake from speed on and off for a few miles. Once you've done it a bunch, things smooth back out and you can enable regen again.
 

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