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Creaking noise in suspension - replaced Front Suspension AFT Link

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by rbohac, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. rbohac

    rbohac New Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Columbus, Ohio
    My 2014 P85+ with 16000 miles had a creaking noise coming from the front drivers side of the car. It was subtle at first and progressively got worse. The noise would happen any time the suspension moved (turns, speed bumps, raising & lowering).

    I finally had Tesla look at it and they repaired it under warranty. Thank you Tesla! Posting in case anyone has something similar happen.

    Notes from Tesla:
    Concern: Customer states: the vehicle has a squeaking noise in the front of vehicle while

    driving. Customer says it sounds like the suspension.

    Corrections: Front Suspension (including Hubs) General Diagnosis

    Observed creaking noise from front left suspension when ride height is adjusted.

    Inspected suspension components and found front left lower aft control link to be loose.

    Recommend replacement with alignment check.

    Corrections: Link - Front Suspension - Lower - Aft - LH

    Replaced front left lower aft control link. Performed alignment check and adjusted front left toe. Road tested with steering wheel and vehicle tracking straight. No noise present

    during suspension movement.

    Parts Replaced or Added

    Part Quantity


    ASSEMBLY (1048951-00-B)

    Pay Type: Warranty
  2. RDoc

    RDoc S85D

    Aug 24, 2012
    Boston North Shore
    I also had a front creak that turned out to be a lower control arm bushing which they replaced, and it seems to have fixed it.

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