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Just picked up our Model Y this past Monday, and noticed that while backing down the driveway, the car is making some crackling noises? any help?

Just picked up our Model Y this past Monday, and noticed that when we back down the driveway inside the wheel wells there is some crackling noises happening. I know the humming noise when you are in reverse. We have owned a Model X and are familiar with the noises in reverse, but this is coming from the wheel wells. Any suggestions on what it might be?


I am grout
May 14, 2021
Remove the aero covers and look at the backs of them . There are little nubs coming off the side of them, i know in the past the recommendation was to clip them off. I have clipped mine off and the noise hasn't occured, but I will also warn that I don't quite understand what the little nubs are for. The aero covers seem just as secure, but if they come off it isn't my fault.
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Active Member
Mar 4, 2019
In a galaxy far, far away
Yes 19's Geminis, this sound is completely different then the normal space ship noise when in reverse. It almost sounds like when your brakes are hot and start to cool down in a normal gas car.
But the left and the right covers are identicals, so the noise at low speed should be identical
when going forward or in reverse. except the side of the car must be different?
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