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Current Owner Feedback Wanted: Squeaks and Rattles?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Gopherj, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. Gopherj

    Gopherj New Member

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    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.
     
  2. Dwdnjck

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  3. Az_Rael

    Az_Rael Supporting Member

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    Mine was very good. One rattle in the passenger pillar, taken care of by the service center.
     
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  4. fr100

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    VIN 88xx. 3/18 production. No issues.
     
  5. RBowen

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    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.'
     
  6. Pkmmte

    Pkmmte Le meow

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    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.
     
  7. Unbeliever

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    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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  8. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    #8 cellogig, Apr 6, 2018
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    I was hearing something and found these under my seat. Last time I give a ride to a percussionist .


    95E2AE76-B656-4EB2-9DEB-74F60BA18879.jpeg


    But seriously, everything has been solid on my car. 87xx.
     
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  9. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

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    Very quiet cabin! Late Feb VIN 68xx
     
  10. iluvmacs

    iluvmacs Member

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    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...
     
  11. Gopherj

    Gopherj New Member

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    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.
     
  12. rhaekar

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    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.
     
  13. rat10tan

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    I have had no issues. I did notice that the charge port door gap varies between the five cars that I have seen.
     
  14. michiganM3

    michiganM3 New Member

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    I have the same delivery window as you! I can't wait to place my order!
     
  15. Insight75

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    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.
     
  16. Snow Drift

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    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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