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Brake squealing?

Discussion in 'Model X' started by nsoriano85, Aug 16, 2017.

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  1. nsoriano85

    nsoriano85 Member

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    Just picked up new mx100 and the car drives like a champ however it rained for the first time since getting it and the next time I started driving it the brakes were squealing for the first 3 min of the drive but only when I applied them not when regen braking was active. Is this a problem I should get checked out asap or is this something that just happens due to the regen braking?
     
  2. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    i believe it's something that happens with just about every Tesla because the main brakes are largely unused compared to an ICE car...
     
  3. Shawn Snider

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    ^ This, fresh pads squeal a bit as they contact the rotor's the first few times, once the pad wears a little bit it should go away.
     
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    All high performance breaks will squeal for the first few thousand miles. Mine did it for 4 months or so.

    It definitely will go away. Until then, only drive in up-scale neighborhoods - people over there will know you're driving a new car, as opposed to thinking it's broken ;)
     
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  5. Freedom101

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    I've noticed it as well and picked mine up 3 weeks ago. As mentioned above it's normal... If it continues beyond the first few thousand miles/km then I'll bring it in.
     
  6. outie

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    Mine still squeaks next day after a car wash on my driveway. It goes away after applying the brake fee times. Car has more than 8k miles. As long as your brake works it's not a concern. Brake noise is pretty normal.
     
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    My squealing went away around 5,000 mi. Never had this on my Model s
     
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    Both my MX exhibit(ed) the squeal, only while backing down outta the garage to street, and only after a rain.
    Quiet driving thereafter in the rain or dry. Both with <20k miles.
     
  9. zackmilo

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    I took mine in and they replaced rotors FOR FREE. Haven't squeaked since.
     
  10. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    wait you got the new beast!? (can't wait so see your updates soon :D)
     
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    My old beast!!! Rip. Lol
     
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    Since this topic is regarding brake squealing, what about when you are parking and have to turn the wheel a few times and go from D to R a few times as well? Mine squeal a lot and I've asked a SC tech and he said that is normal. But it really sounds like something is wrong...I have 3500 miles. Anybody have this problem? Thanks
     
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    No, don't have that happening at all.
     
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    Not sure about a few thousand....but Tesla mentioned some cars have a bad batch of rotors, and they need to be changed. Mine was one of them, it would "screech" when braking, and they replaced rotors and made it go away :)
     
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    Mine was squeaking for about a month (~1000 miles). Then it went away. They told me to give it some time when I called them.
     
  16. Peteybabes

    Peteybabes redneck drivin' a tesla...

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    raining this morning, and quite pronounced squeaking at low speed...don't think it require brake replacement though...
     
  17. travwill

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    I notice this after car sits, after a car wash, rain/snow at times, squealing or scratching. It seems like it is due to little use of brakes and regenerative instead. I even can hear some grinding at time at slow speeds in quiet areas (maybe some build-up on brakes?).

    If i get on the freeway some finally, and do some hard braking for a while it all seems to go away for a bit. Just have to use the brakes actually a little and well.
     
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    Happens on mine routinely after some rain and sometimes even with no rain. I checked with service, they first burnished it, then replaced the rotors to the new version - still makes noise.
    Service said thats something I may have to live with - and that its not un-common in heavy cars.
    For now I let it settle but it does annoy me everytime I hear it.
     
  19. nsoriano85

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    I talked to a SC and they said it's totally normal and recommended I hammer the brakes a couple times to shave the thin layer of rust that forms on them overnight it'll make the squealing go away. I haven't had a problem since my original post here with squealing despite it raining but I don't think I'll be hammering the brakes anytime soon even if they do start squealing again.
     

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