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Brakes/Suspension Noise when coming to a stop

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by Godzill4, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. Godzill4

    Godzill4 Member

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    I want peoples opinions and thoughts on an ongoing issue I've had with my 2016 X with just 1K miles. Is your Model X completely quiet when coming to a stop??

    When coming to a complete stop, as soon as the car stops it makes a weird creak noise. Think of a 18 wheeler coming to a dead stop and the noise you hear when its come to a stop. I don't know exactly how to describe the noise.

    I took the car to service and rode with the service manager and he also noticed the noise and we agreed it was not a normal sound. Yesterday I was picking up my car and the service guy told me its a normal sound when coming to a stop, without much feedback.

    Any advice from MX owners please?
     
  2. Kim Kim

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    I have the exact same issue on my S when using my 21" turbine rims. On my 19 " cyclone rims it is dead silent
    I have not found a sution to this, and Tesla does not know either it seems.

    Not much help in this reply, but you are not alone. Would love to get it fixed
     
  3. mal_tsla

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    It's the brakes engaging vehicle hold. They grab pretty hard. The X will not move an inch, not even on a steep hill.

    Try turning vehicle hold off, see if the noise goes away.

    I think it's worth the quirky creak from the brakes. It's hard to compare to other cars since I've not had one that has the same feature. The closest was a car with hill assist that often made a similar sound.
     
  4. LuckyX

    LuckyX Stormtrooper X60D, Autopilot, and Hitch

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    I noticed the sound as well when coming to a complete stop as well best way I was able to describe the sound is a creaking sound but with a deep tone vs high pitch squeaking. Also the brakes squeak in reverse every day when I'm leaving my garage which has a tiny very minimal slope.
     
  5. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Assuming you have AS, try turning it off for a few days and see what happens. That might tell you if that is the source or not. It could also be the brakes. Ours only get used during the last few mph and make some noise, especially after being washed or a rain storm due to corrosion.
     
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  7. Godzill4

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    Sorry for the late responses. I've avoided messing with air suspension to see if it helps but it doesn't. Just to clarify I have the stock 20 inch wheels. Whether rain or shine the brakes my noise. I understand if it makes noise if theres corrosion build up from rain but even on bright sunny days it'll make noise when coming to a full stop.

    Tesla Service tries to not deal with the problem by saying that its a normal noise from the Model X.

    On another note, what happens if I have to take the car into service for the same issue more than 3 times? Although the first time they claim it as a normal noise,and didn't do any repairs, would it count as servicing brake attempt 1?
     
  8. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    It would if later they fixed it. But if they continue to say it's normal, then I don't think so.
     
  9. robski

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    It's normal in a sense that they all develop this issue, but it's still an issue.

    If they don't know what it is then how can I have confidence the car is safe? Don't even get me started on the shuddering...
     
  10. Godzill4

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    I recently came across the shuddering issue as well. I was okay with purchasing the car knowing that this car will have issues due to being first year production. But, the fact that Tesla Service tries to avoid the concerns of owners by saying that its a normal sound is just crazy.

    I've recently started hearing rattles in the passenger side door as well, but dont want to take it in cause service will just say its normal. HA.
     
  11. Alanvw

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    Anyone else having this problem? - New (less than 500 miles) MX75D
    When its wet out and moving slowly (like parking in the garage or coming up to a red light) the brakes make a VERY LOUD high pitched noise.
     
  12. MisterT2

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    Same here.
     
  13. RRM998

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    I get a squeal when I press the brake, when it's wet, and I'm going backwards. I have a steep driveway so this happens more than you might think.

    I have never heard a noice while moving forward.
     
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    Cross posting - this is not unique to X. I have an S. And it's an 85D with ~35k miles, so I don't know that it's mileage based per se. Beyond that I can't say what or why. I planned to ask at my next service, which will be soon. I'm sure someone with more technical acumen will offer an explanation before that. If not, I will post what I learn. In my case, I'm assuming it will be wear or cleaning the pads, but we'll see.
     
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    This post seems to answer the problem: New Model X squeaky brakes...normal?
    Summary - This is a problem with The Model X & S. it typically goes away after 1,000 - 2,000 miles. If you want it to go away faster lower the brake regeneration and do some hard braking. The noise is from oxidation and brake curing.

    Makes sense.
     
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  17. steve1951

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    Model S75 here. 8K miles. Sounds like same symptoms. I find it annoying on this expensive and otherwise awesome car.
     
  18. InsaneDriver

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    We've owned a lot of different cars, sports cars, sports sedans, small and large SUVs.

    Never had this noise in any of them except in our 2017 P100D MX. The squeak when stopping, it's a mushy squeaky sound that makes a $165k vehicle sound like a $5k used car.

    Appointment for various other issues set for 2 weeks, hopefully they can adjust something to eliminate this. It's not normal for any brake system to make this type of noise if property installed.
     

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