Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Intermittent rattle from left edge of dash

MrFusion

Member
Feb 4, 2018
175
59
Salt Lake City
Yesterday I noticed a very loud and constant rattle coming from the left edge of the dash. I found the source location almost instantly and found that if I just applied pressure the rattle would stop, but as soon as I removed my hand it would return. This is from the far left side of the top of the dash just behind the vent area where the piece is rubbery. On subsequent drives the rattle has now disappeared. It seems to have only been on one trip. Any ideas what could cause this?
 

KenC

Active Member
Sep 4, 2018
3,627
3,290
Maine
Yesterday I noticed a very loud and constant rattle coming from the left edge of the dash. I found the source location almost instantly and found that if I just applied pressure the rattle would stop, but as soon as I removed my hand it would return. This is from the far left side of the top of the dash just behind the vent area where the piece is rubbery. On subsequent drives the rattle has now disappeared. It seems to have only been on one trip. Any ideas what could cause this?
A missing hand...
 

Tiny Tim

Member
Jul 28, 2017
28
51
London
Does the rattle only happen at higher speeds? I had a similar issue which turned out to be a loose hose (which feeds water to the windscreen wipers) which had not been clipped in correctly at the factory. Took 30 seconds to identify and fix at the service centre.
 

FCB247

Member
Jul 27, 2019
13
4
Wellington, FL USA
When I picked up my AWD model back in May it had a similar issue. The noise would increase whenever the A/C was running at higher setting. Anyhow, my local service center removed part of the dash in order to tighten up certain areas of the vent assembly. This resolved the issue for me.
 

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top