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Hissing sound

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Sans Gas, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Sans Gas

    Sans Gas Member

    Apr 5, 2012
    Punta Gorda, Florida
    My wife just got a 2013 Model S 60 from Tesla and noticed that when parked after using the AC there is a hissing sound from the left or middle front of the car. No sound when parked after not having the AC on. Any ideas. Since this is a previous owner car checked out by Tesla any problem would have been addressed.
  2. mobe

    mobe Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Joplin, Missouri
    That is just the pressure equalizing in the AC system. Perfectly normal and no cause for alarm.
  3. Camera-Cruiser

    Camera-Cruiser Fully Charged

    Dec 4, 2015
    Fullerton, CA
    #3 Camera-Cruiser, Feb 22, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016
    Sounds on Tesla's are weird. I am not one of the people that say you hear all this stuff on a Tesla because it lacks an engine that masks all of these little, or not so little sounds. Do your best to meet up with other Tesla owners in person and listen to their cars.

    I heard several noises on my CPO that I thought were off, or too loud for any car. I visited a friend who had one that was silent in comparison, so I took it to service, and 5 days latter they had fixed the rear hatch mechanism, solved all air buffeting sounds, removed most of the interior panels and re-glued or taped down wires and harnesses that had come loose.

    The car was completely different, and better in every way except for noisy air-ratcheting sound. I complained, nicely, about it and they replaced my brake booster pump. Now, it is silent other than road and wind noise - both that I have experienced in two other Tesla's.

    It's your car. If it bugs you or your wife, I would take it in and ask nicely to have them listen to it. My service advisor went on a 20 minute drive with me and really fought to make the car quieter for me.
  4. Patrick W

    Patrick W Active Member

    Mar 17, 2015
    SLC, UT
    Maybe the hissing is coming from ICE vehicle drivers near you. :)
  5. jerry33

    jerry33 (S85-3/2/13 traded in) X LR: F2611##-3/27/20

    Mar 8, 2012
    More likely the snakes in government--at least here in Texas.

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