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Just got my X :) and first trip questions :(

Discussion in 'Model X' started by bell2041, Jul 1, 2018.

  1. bell2041

    bell2041 Member

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    Hi people, just got my X and this is the first trip on it.

    Got on my first supercharger and there is a Super loud, even a bit scary :) fan noise while superchargering, is it normal? it was 95F outside, but I did not hear any noise from other Teslas charging next to me. the AC was working fully prior supercharger for more than an hour and it was still not cold inside

    also, halfway my trip the steering wheel started to vibrate (side to side) above 50mps and there is a sound like something stuck to my wheels. My guess is that wheels got unbalanced??

    The soonest appointment I could get is the next week :(

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  2. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

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    Loud fans can be perfectly normal during supercharging, especially on hot days and if the car stays at high rates (90+ kW) for an extended period. That's just the car cooling the pack down.

    My first guess on the vibration would be you picked up a bolt - check the tire pressure monitors and look at each tire carefully. If you don't find anything, take it in for service. What you describe should never be the normal operation of a car, and if it isn't addressed, it'll likely turn into something worse.
     
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  3. GOPJEW

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    Fan noise is normal - more so on X than on S.

    On the vibration - I’d bet $1,000 you are experiencing the lane departure warning - check your settings and turn it off - see if that stops it - if you change lanes without turn signals the wheel vibrates as you drift towards lane lines
     
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    I was thinking of lane departure also but it sounds like he was always getting it, and LDW isn’t only above 50... Definitely turn off LDW and test, though!

    Fans are normal at Supercharging as you are putting a lot of power/heat into the battery.
     
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    WOW what a piece of junk, you should sell it to me =)
     
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  6. bell2041

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    Thanks guys, but it’s not lane departure warning since I disabled them. And it’s more left-right vibration, not a phone-like vibration. Still have a 130 miles to get home :(
     
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    I don't have my car yet, so I hope I'll follow my own advice, but here goes. I don't think anything you've mentioned is going to render your car inoperable. Just make it home, get that appointment next week and trust Tesla to make it right. From everything that I've heard from people here and in person, Tesla has amazing customer service. Just trust them to make it right. I'd just keep driving it like normal, based on what I've read about your issues so far. Good luck and try to enjoy the trip back.
     
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    loud fans are normal. it is super hot right now, and supercharging generates a lot of heat. if you didn't have those a/c fans running at max, your battery would literally melt.

    vibration at a certain speed almost always sounds like a wheel balance issue.
     
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    Definitely needs balancing. Fans are normal.
     
  10. arcus

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    Like others said, loud fan noise in perfectly normal. The other car might be already done charging, or was at the last stage of charging where the current is tapered down (hence no need for fans to run full blast) - so this might not be a good reference point to compare against. In other words, nothing to worry as far as the noise :)
     
  11. Radonculous

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    Hope your experience is better than ours, but make sure the lug nuts are still on the car. Tesla forgot to install a lot of basic equipment in our car and I wouldn't be surprised if they forgot. On a more serious note does your internet browser work?
     
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  12. GOPJEW

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    Browser issue was fixed in the latest update...finally
     
  13. Radonculous

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    Thanks, ok great step in the right direction and looking forward to that...would you happen to know of any of the other actual updates? Service center didn't think that was part of the update.
     

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