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Clunking sound from front-right side of car when stopping.

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by kirkbauer, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. kirkbauer

    kirkbauer Member

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    I just noticed this twice on my way home today. When I hit the brakes (slow speed to a full stop) I heard a clunk from the front-right side of the vehicle. I don't have anything in the frunk. It sounded like something was hanging under the vehicle or something but I looked under there and see nothing obvious (I don't have a jack). Obviously I will keep listening for it and contact Tesla if it keeps it up but was curious if anybody had any ideas, thanks.
     
  2. purplewalt

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    Your car may be okay, but you NEED to get your car to a Service Center ASAP.
    Do not call to arrange an appointment to your Service Center, go there and drop the car off.
    It is that important.

    Trust me, this is something that needs to get fixed.
     
  3. kirkbauer

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    What do you think it might be? I'll give them a call tomorrow.
     
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    Possibly a loose bolt on the tie-rod arm.

    Do not take NO for an answer, and wait to get a scheduled appointment.
    Waiting to get it looked at could result in your car becoming immobile and needing to be towed in.

    First thing in the morning when you have time, Drive the car in to the Service Center, tell them it is urgent that it be looked at.
    (I do have the T-shirt.)
     
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    Thanks again for the advice and concern. In this case it was driver stupidity. Somebody put the key socket from the wheel locks in their glove box which is actually quite heavy and made noise rolling around in there...
     
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    Really glad to hear it wasn't the same issue I encountered.
    Mine was an anomaly.
    So much better to get the Item (unwanted noise) reviewed and resolved than to let it linger and fret over it.
     
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    FOrtunately I figured it out before talking to the service center :)
     
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    Interestingly enough I received a call from my local Tesla Service Center regarding this post. It was a bit surprising but a pleasant one. I'm surprised they would have noticed this, but I guess my username made me easy to track down :)
     
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    I've had the same thing happen to me only it was the J1772 connector in the globe box : )
     

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