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Constant creaking/croaking sound when brakes are applied. Audio included.

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by myownsummer, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. myownsummer

    myownsummer New Member

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    Help identifying constant creaking croaking sound when brakes are applied. Audio included
    It's been 30 days since we took delivery of the 75 model. Everything else is great, but within 3 weeks I started hearing a rubbery creaking/croaking sound every time I...

    1) Turn the wheel depressing the brake, or...
    2) When releasing the brake after a full stop

    The sounds are emanating from the front wheel wells. I captured some audio here: Model X 2018 Noise - Clyp

    That's sound #1. I have my foot on the pedal and I'm turning the wheel left and right. This happens mostlywithout fail.

    Sound #2 is a short burst of the same sound in the recording.

    The mobile team came out and said that this is a normal sounds Tesla's make when the brake pads touch the rotors.

    Is this true, or am I crazy? Did other Model X owners experience the same sound after a month of driving? Recommended next steps?
     
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  2. Terthen

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    Do you have Creep on? I think that may happen to me at a point when I am trying to creep just a little bit forward, like inching out, but not as long as your recording was. Our X does rock back a bit when We fully stop, and has a noise like your #2, but mobile service tech said that can be tightened up when we go in for our annual service.
     
  3. myownsummer

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    I did have creep on, but I just disabled it. I'll have to test it later today to see if that makes a difference. The mobile tech was immediately dismissive of the sound as described it as aa baseline Tesla sound. Which is why I wanted to check with other Tesla owners. Thanks.
     
  4. spectrum

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    I have the same exact sound on my 3 week old Model X. I get the same sound when "creeping" and right before or after I press the brakes. On a side note, I don't think it's a good idea to turn the wheels while your brakes are pressed anyways. It causes pressure on the car's frame and brakes as your wheelbase shifts slightly. It also wears your tires out a bit unevenly if you do it too much.
     

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