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Clicking/creaking front door hinges

Magnets!

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Jan 9, 2019
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Does anyone else get several clicks/creaks when closing the front doors? I've isolated it to the center hinge (touch it when moving the door and you can feel the clicking) and lubed/greased the crap out of that hinge and the others, but no change to the clicking sound. Suggestions?
 

Magnets!

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Jan 9, 2019
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Call the Service Center --- there is a known issue with something called a "Check Strap" --- free replacement.

Makes the car sound like it's 20yrs old.

Once replaced -- good as new!

Interesting, just looked up 'Check Strap' in the parts catalog and indeed the Check Strap is the middle hinge. Were both of yours bad too? I read in a Model S thread that this can be done by mobile service, so we'll see.
 

Magnets!

Member
Jan 9, 2019
661
283
California
Call the Service Center --- there is a known issue with something called a "Check Strap" --- free replacement.

Makes the car sound like it's 20yrs old.

Once replaced -- good as new!
Was your car more than a year old when you had it replaced? Hopefully they don't consider this same as a creak and will not warranty past a year.
 

Magnets!

Member
Jan 9, 2019
661
283
California
Mobile service came out and identified the check straps as the problem. They had the parts Ubered from the service center and doors are completely silent now. Performed under warranty/goodwill.
 
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