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Creaking sound coming from front of car when accelerating on 'standard' suspension

Discussion in 'Model X' started by electricxnola, Jan 25, 2017.

  1. electricxnola

    electricxnola Member

    Oct 15, 2016
    New Orleans
    When I punch the accelerator, there is a creaking sound that comes from the front end around 30-40 mph. It doesn't happen when the car is on 'low' suspension. The Tesla guy is coming to check it out on Friday and said this is a known issue and there doesn't appear to be a fix for it. Is anyone else having this problem? Did Tesla fix the issue?
  2. hmmm

    hmmm Member

    May 12, 2015
    Driver Seat
    FYI I had something similar on my S just yesterday and the tech mentioned that they had seen this with some Xs under acceleration when the car is "squatting". They replaced the front right half shaft and this took care of it.
  3. Epymian

    Epymian Member

    Jun 6, 2016
    Kelowna, BC
    They fixed it in my June shipped MX last November with a right front half shaft replacement. I notice it is back again just over 2 months later.

    Before, it was only if I punched it but now even on slower acceleration from a stop. I read that some issues came from having the air suspension up high as apparently the shocks can "burp" or something with the initial acceleration but running the suspension on the second lowest setting has not changed the judder in any way.

    I have a scheduled service in May so will have them look at it again.

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