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Humming noise when in reverse

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Hytlee7, Sep 27, 2019.

  1. Hytlee7

    Hytlee7 Member

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    Anyone take delivery of a model 3 this month who is noticing a humming noise when in reverse?

    Apparently any cars manufactured from September 1st onwards now have a pedestrian safety noise when reversing. Sounds like a spaceship.
     
  2. mswlogo

    mswlogo Well-Known Member

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    My Volt built Jan 2019 has a space ship sound in forward and reverse when going slow. Two separate speakers used.
     
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  4. madmax240

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    Took delivery Wednesday. Has those sounds.
    I wish we could program them with a sound of your choice.
    Something from Star Wars or even the fart sounds.
     
  5. jhw80504

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    My Model 3 LR AWD with a little over 200 miles on it hums when in reverse, so am I to take it that this is the warning sound that Tesla has implemented to warn pedestrians of a moving car?
     
  6. linux-works

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    some call it 'the unicorn sound'.

    I have no idea why.

    my m3 has the sound.

    I almost wish I could make it louder, on demand, since people really DON'T know your car is moving and they don't *all* deserve to die...
     
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  7. Alex_San

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    It has that feature, it's called a horn.
    Sorry, couldn't resist...my bad...
     
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  8. linux-works

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    if its 11pm at night, would you use a horn just to let people know you are backing up?

    while I truly hate the beeping sound that is mandated for trucks, when they back up, I do think that having some sound on the silent electric vehicles is useful at low speeds; if for no other reason than we have 'the walking brain-dead' as the current generation. they all stare down at their phones, while out and about. its like its impossible for them to walk and not be staring at some handheld touchscreen thingie.

    add to it the fact that those stupid white earbuds (apple airpods and fakes) are everywhere, so not only do we have people who refuse to SEE what is around them, they now refuse to HEAR what is around them.

    yes, we need sounds on ultra silent cars. I hate that we need it, but we do need it.
     

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