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High Pitch Whistling Noise? Normal?

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

  1. jeffdom1978

    jeffdom1978 Member

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    Hi,
    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 Member

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    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

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    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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