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High Pitch Whistling Noise? Normal?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by jeffdom1978, Jun 19, 2018.

  1. jeffdom1978

    jeffdom1978 Member

    Mar 16, 2018
    I am curious, I cant find any mention of this type of noise anywhere in the forums or TeslaTap. When I start accelerating I start to hear a typical electric motor high pitch sound which gets higher pitched as I speed up. Its not that loud but can be heard outside by pedestrians. The sound then continues when I let off the pedal during regeneration. I've never been in another Tesla and I didnt notice it when I drove the car home last week. Its been really hot lately so the AC muffles it. Today was the first day I didnt need the air blasting. Here is a quick video of what I hear.. Sorry hard to hear good on my phone but you can hear it there.

    Thanks for any input. The closest service center is over an hour away so I dont want to waste my time if this is normal.
  2. ahkahn

    ahkahn Active Member

    Jun 22, 2017
    From what it sounds like to me, that whine is the motor sound. I hear that in mine.... Kinda sounds like a jet engine.
  3. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I had a high-pitched buzzing kind of noise on acceleration and Tesla replaced my drive unit. They said it was the inverter, but since the inverter and motor are a single piece they replaced the whole unit.

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