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Drive unit replacement - getting better?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by mspohr, Aug 14, 2015.

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My drive unit was replaced and my car was produced:

  1. 2012

    27 vote(s)
    16.1%
  2. 1Q 2013

    26 vote(s)
    15.5%
  3. 2Q 2013

    17 vote(s)
    10.1%
  4. 3Q 2013

    25 vote(s)
    14.9%
  5. 4Q 2013

    12 vote(s)
    7.1%
  6. 1Q 2014

    14 vote(s)
    8.3%
  7. 2Q 2014

    6 vote(s)
    3.6%
  8. 3Q 2014

    12 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. 4Q 2014

    17 vote(s)
    10.1%
  10. 1Q 2015

    3 vote(s)
    1.8%
  11. 2Q 2015

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  12. 3Q 2015

    1 vote(s)
    0.6%
  13. 4Q 2015

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  1. jimtelsa

    jimtelsa Member

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    Clunk every once in a while, but i have a whining noise, high pitch. It has always been there. Was told by service that all tesla's do this. Like a whistle at times. I thinks it is the sound generator to let people know I'm there. I have brought it up several times but it's still going. 18k since I bought it 35k now. First quarter 2013. I guess I am the Whiner.
     
  2. f-stop

    f-stop Active Member

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    already posted in the other poll thread but chiming in here too... (I agree this poll is probably more informative than the other)

    my 70D was built 11/15. Rear drive unit failed end of Oct/16 at about 13000km.

    No strange noises in days prior, simply got a dash warning saying rear motor disabled, reduced power while driving <60kph up a slight hill on city street. Was able to drive home on front motor only. I was also able to park the car, then resume driving again on front motor (though I did not exit the car so it did not completely power off at the time). But after I got home, the next day car would not go into drive. Problem was diagnosed as internal inverter failure and the rear motor was replaced.
     
  3. cab

    cab Active Member

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    My CPO P85+ had the drive unit replaced in August of this year...typical clunk noise folks complain of. It was a little annoying since whenI drove it off te lot a week earlier it was ridiculously obvious. I think the final step in the CPO process is "wait for owner to buy car and bring it back for issues".
     
  4. SmartElectric

    SmartElectric Active Member

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    Well, the time has come on our early 2013 to get a replacement for noise.
    No issues at all with the drive unit function, just the noise has increased over the past 6 months.
    Tesla checked it out on Friday and agreed it qualifies to be replaced, but the tech did note there is no loss of function or any hint of malfunction.
    Tesla is amazing, a company will replace a major part that is slightly noisier than when it left the factory.
    Very impressed.
     
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  5. Asciidv

    Asciidv Member

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    Since this seems to be the thread for Tesla noises, may I go slightly off topic and ask if anyone has heard a loud humming noise before. I would imagine it is the battery.coolant pump as it is present when the car is standing still. The noise comes and goes and is variable in intensity.
     
  6. mark

    mark Member

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    Dallas
    Just got my unit replaced the third time for noise - This fourth one is quieter than any of the others ever were. The first two replacements were in 2013 and 2014. I hope this one never gets noisy.
     
  7. Dr. Smoke

    Dr. Smoke My former name was Edmond. Before that, Quantum`.

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    Well, this is alarming. (Then again, there are lots of 2015's out there)

    I hope you were racing it.
     

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