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Humming while parking in garage on a new Model Y. Is this sound normal(video attached)

whiteshark

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Oct 20, 2020
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I picked up my model Y last week. I noticed some noise when the vehicle is parked in garage. It was like humming sound and sometime I can hear fan was running. I have turned off the climate and cabin overheat protection. I was not charging my car. I wonder if the sound is normal or not.
The noise lasted for couple of hours after I drove the car back and parked in garage. It stopped before I went to bed and is good when I checked it up this morning.

The playlist of the videos I recorded for the noise:
 

whiteshark

New Member
Oct 20, 2020
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IL
I picked up my model Y last week. I noticed some noise when the vehicle is parked in garage. It was like humming sound and sometime I can hear fan was running. I have turned off the climate and cabin overheat protection. I was not charging my car. I wonder if the sound is normal or not.
The noise lasted for couple of hours after I drove the car back and parked in garage. It stopped before I went to bed and is good when I checked it up this morning.

The playlist of the videos I recorded for the noise:

This is link to the playlist:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL42MGZRDMjMhNwivMd2RkNZanZ7-GWWsi
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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Austin, TX
Permission issues trying to listen, but humming is very common. The car has fans and pumps that can continue to run after the car is turned off.
 

whiteshark

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Oct 20, 2020
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Permission issues trying to listen, but humming is very common. The car has fans and pumps that can continue to run after the car is turned off.
Thank you for you reply. Sorry for the permission issue. I have set them to public.
You mean even though the climate is off the car may still run? For what reason? Thanks
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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The climate control circulation fan will continue to run to dry out the HVAC filter box. It keeps mildew from growing in there.

The car will also occasionally turn on the ac compressor (or heat) and the fluid pumps to condition the battery if it is too hot or cold.
 

whiteshark

New Member
Oct 20, 2020
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Sounds normal to me. You will notice the humming lasting longer in extreme temperatures and longer drives.
Thanks. What is
The climate control circulation fan will continue to run to dry out the HVAC filter box. It keeps mildew from growing in there.

The car will also occasionally turn on the ac compressor (or heat) and the fluid pumps to condition the battery if it is too hot or cold.

Thank you for you reply. Then I can understand why fan is running. But what is the humming sound.
 

brkaus

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Jul 8, 2014
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Austin, TX
Thanks. What is


Thank you for you reply. Then I can understand why fan is running. But what is the humming sound.
Hard for me to tell from the videos. I’m guessing the fan motor or fluid pumps. There might be some rational in circulating the coolant to keep the battery temperature even through out. But totally a guess.
 

Koolio46

Member
Aug 26, 2020
476
197
Boston, MA
Mine will occasionally do this when I park it in my garage (I'm sure it's done it when I've parked it outside but haven't heard it). It will eventually shut off.
 

TxPanda

Member
Apr 18, 2020
57
25
Austin
I picked up my model Y last week. I noticed some noise when the vehicle is parked in garage. It was like humming sound and sometime I can hear fan was running. I have turned off the climate and cabin overheat protection. I was not charging my car. I wonder if the sound is normal or not.
The noise lasted for couple of hours after I drove the car back and parked in garage. It stopped before I went to bed and is good when I checked it up this morning.

The playlist of the videos I recorded for the noise:
Yes same noise is normal. Mine was loud then that, I took it to Tesla for another reason and they replaced one of the ac mounts.
 

AZ Tim

Member
Oct 1, 2020
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45
Buckeye AZ
I get the same sounds from my Y. My home office is adjacent to the garage, so it drove me crazy for the first few days after we got the car, until I learned what was going on.
 

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