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Creaking sound in Model 3

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by minsup23, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Big Earl

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    Service center fixed ours by lubricating the sway bar mounts.
     
  2. chripou

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    Hi guys! I'm new here. Sorry I don't speak english fvery much. I have a creaking sound when the temperature is aroun 0 Celcius. This is a video of my creaking sound. Please help me find solution cause it,s sound like a cheap car :(

     
  3. chripou

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    Forgot to mention that the sound come from the interior and with just a little accelration or deceleration..
     
  4. HyperionMark

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    Anyone else get creaking from the phone holder tray?
     
  5. Whosyourbaba

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    All the time, it's really annoying for me. If you apply pressure or bring that phone tray up it stops. I actually had it replaced and it stopped for a month and came back again
     
  6. TexasGator

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    our P3D had creaking exactly like the video on page 2. Took it to the Dallas SC - they inspected the rear sway bar/bushings and retorqued the suspension. so far so good
     
  7. annah_

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    I have a creaking sound from the window when accelerate and break, when rolling down the window its gone, any solutions?
     
  8. HyperionMark

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    Take it to the service center. They took care of my issue.
     
  9. MrMannnilow

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    Did they disclose any torque specs? My service center is hundreds of miles away I'd rather just do it myself
     
  10. Scrith

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    I had a really annoying intermittent rattle/creak when I started moving, and sometimes when I braked or went over a bumpy road. Two service center visits resulted in them taking apart my rear suspension and putting it back together (both times). Then on a third visit the sound happened while the service person was getting into the rear seat to listen for the sound. A light bulb went off in his head and he went off to look for something, then came back with a piece of felt-like material with a sticky side so it can be used like tape. He put it on the location where the seat attaches to the latch that holds it in place when it is in the upright position (unused when the seat is in the down position). That solved the problem, finally, more than a year after I purchased the vehicle (it had the annoying sound the whole time).
     
  11. Klaatu

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    I drove our Model 3 Midrange RWD through a good bit of water today following a heavy rain. Afterward, the suspension on the front-left side began a dull creaking when it was compressed or decompressed -- going over bumps and rises. Seems like some lube may have been washed off (?).
     
  12. Klaatu

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    To clarify, the conditions were typical wet streets with puddles here and there. Nothing extreme, but enough for frequent splashing.
     
  13. Jaywlker

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    Try reaching forward to put a little downward pressure on the sound bar on the far left side where the windshield meets the dashboard when the creaking sound is present. Please let us know if that isolates the origin of the creak.
     
  14. Klaatu

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    Thanks, that makes sense. Will see what happens when it dries out.
     
  15. minsup23

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    Did I offend you to disagree with my initial post?
     
  16. jero

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    Hi from Spain!
    I hope you can help,
    I've got a creaking sound on the Model3, and per the posts I think it is the same users had on the first posts. I have a video (excuse my english):


    Here my nearest service center here is 500km away, they have scaled the problem to enginnering, It will help me if someone can identify exactly the creaking like this and you can point me to any specific service center actuation that solved the problem.
    Thanks,
     
  17. Jaywlker

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    I can't tell if your issue is similar / same to one we had, but my wife's Model 3 had a squeaky / creaking front driver's seat. Tesla service located the source of the sound in the seat, took the seat out, took the seat apart, and stuffed it with batting/insulation around the source of the noise. It fixed the annoying noise.

    Maybe try squirming in the seat? It would seem that since the sound is so clear in the cabin of your Model 3, it might be that the sound is originating from the cabin area. I think it is unusual, and wish you good luck in resolving it!
     

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