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Creaks and Groans While Turning

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Pandamoanium, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Pandamoanium

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    How many of y’all have an X that creaks and groans like things are going to snap while turning? With the summer temps, I’ve noticed it becoming worse and usually the middle console pairs with front seats. Just want to know if it’s an issue for others as well.
     
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    Mine does occasionally but nothing I’m too concerned about this is a heavy car :(
     
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  3. Brian's ReX

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    Ditto @P85_DA

    However, "groans like things are going to snap" is a bit alarming. Mine is only noticeable if climate and music are off (sometimes I just like to hear the 'nothingness' that Tesla emits as opposed to an ICE)... and even then, it's only small creaks.

    If it's that dramatic, it may be worth mentioning on your next trip to a SC, if needed.
     
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  4. pdx3181

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    I have an odd sound on the left edge of my windshield. It sounds like someone is using a guitar pick on an really over-tight guitar string. It's a *tick* or *snick* if you will.

    There's been no change since I bought it - so I am not worried about it.
     
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  5. Brian's ReX

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    @pdx3181: Maybe keep an eye on water intrusion? By no means am I an expert, but maybe it's the windscreen 'adhesive' that's come almost undone? Thinking about a pane of glass coming in contact with a very sticky substance, then being 'pulled' off - makes me think of the "tick/snick" you mention.

    Just a thought...
     
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  6. Pandamoanium

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    I’ll have to do it when I have time to ride with a tech. First time they said they heard nothing, mobile unit came out to install 22” wheels and she took it for a spin. Literally one minute to circle and she heard everything. We were both confused as to how no one heard anything.

    Luckily she corrected the seat sounds with another tech. The other stuff would need a SC visit. I’m sure I’ll bring it up eventually, my visits to the SC haven’t been positive.
     
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  7. jboy210

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    Try gummi pflege on the rubber seals on the doors or plastic joints you hear the creaking. One of my BMWs creak on every turn and every time you go up the driveway. With gummi pflege most of those noises go away.
     
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  8. zackmilo

    zackmilo 2.2M+ Youtube views on my Model 3

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    Service replaced something in my suspension under warranty. Sound is gone.
     
  9. Pandamoanium

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    Mine is 100% inside the cabin.
     
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    I too have noticed, but I also wonder if it's because there is no engine and transmission noise on my Teslas compared to ICEs
     
  11. Pandamoanium

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    I don't think so. I've had a few ICE vehicles and they normally will address them. Temperature fluctuations will cause them to come and go, but the ones I have are persistent regardless of temp. It'll just make it worse or less. It could be the parts and how it's assembled, though I have not taken a ride in a newer model so it could just be something I'll need to live with.
     

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