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Current Owner Feedback Wanted: Squeaks and Rattles?

Gopherj

New Member
Feb 28, 2018
3
0
Winter Park, FL
Hi.

I have a deposit in with a current estimated delivery of May-July.

I am really excited to take delivery of the car but I wanted to see if any existing owners have any feedback about squeaks and rattles. I live in a neighborhood with some very bumpy brick roads and I am concerned that this might reveal any rattles that would shake loose. Plus, I have read the threads about rattles possibly not being covered by the warranty.

Wanted to get current Model 3 owners' feedback on whether or not I should be worried about this, based on their experience. Also, if you have had any rattles, has Tesla fixed them for you?

Thanks for your help.
 

RBowen

Member
Jun 14, 2016
109
307
San Diego
So far (at 650 miles), quite solid. I live on a very bumpy street (broken asphalt) and the front suspension does have what feels and sounds like looseness. My S 75D has the same sound, and the San Diego service center pronounced it to be 'normal.'
 

Pkmmte

Le meow
Sep 19, 2017
692
1,179
Los Angeles, California
VIN 123XX here and no rattle problems here. There's a slight rattle-like noise from from the air vents when I first turn them on but it goes away after a few seconds and doesn't bother me at all.
 

Unbeliever

Member
Apr 1, 2016
65
70
Altadena, CA
I had one rattle, but realized it sounded just like the rattle I get on my S2000, so like the S2000, I just adjusted the seat so the passenger seat belt buckle wasn't bouncing on the b-pillar, and it was gone.

--Carlos V.
 
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cellogig

Model X..Model 3
Feb 14, 2018
310
298
Near the BP oil spill
I was hearing something and found these under my seat. Last time I give a ride to a percussionist .


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But seriously, everything has been solid on my car. 87xx.
 
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iluvmacs

Member
Jan 27, 2014
489
810
Madison, WI
I had one rattle, but realized it sounded just like the rattle I get on my S2000, so like the S2000, I just adjusted the seat so the passenger seat belt buckle wasn't bouncing on the b-pillar, and it was gone.
Same for me. No rattles except when the passenger seat belt buckle sits just the wrong way on the B-pillar. Easy to reach over at a red light and tweak it. Took me a while to figure out the cause the first time though...
 

Gopherj

New Member
Feb 28, 2018
3
0
Winter Park, FL
Thanks for the feedback everyone! That makes me feel much better.

And Cellogig, that seems to be a problem not limited to Tesla. Someone really needs to do something about that. :)

Thanks again everyone.
 

rhaekar

Member
Nov 9, 2017
455
367
San Diego
Car is solid, maybe a little too solid. The front doors take a bit of force to close but the trunk is really hard to close. I have to slam it. I'm planning on going to the service center to see if they can fix it.
 

Insight75

Member
May 7, 2017
237
233
Mount Olive, New Jersey
Overall its not too bad. Roads here in North Jersey are crap. I think my joints creek from all the damn bumps I hit daily more than the car. Honestly, the sound system is so good, I rarely listen to it quiet. I had one rattle that bothered me but I realized it came from the passenger seat. Once I just moved it slightly it went away. Driver door needs to be slammed a little more than I like but I think overall its ok. Seals should loosen up with age.
 

Snow Drift

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Feb 10, 2016
1,978
1,518
Long Island
I had one rattle, but realized it sounded just like the rattle I get on my S2000, so like the S2000, I just adjusted the seat so the passenger seat belt buckle wasn't bouncing on the b-pillar, and it was gone.

--Carlos V.
My wife always leaves the buckle hitting the seat when she gets out of the car. Drives me nuts...but an easy fix.
 

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