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left-rear wheel grindy noise accelerating through left or right curve

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Sandman, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman Member

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    Anyone else experienced a left-rear wheel grindy noise when accelerating hard through a left or right hand turn/curve? Sounds like a plastic flap grinding up against the tire or rim. I haven't tried to recreate it at will but I've had this happen to me a few times now and thought I'd ask if anyone else had experienced it?
     
  2. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

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    Sounds like traction control to me (the grinding is your brakes being applied to keep your wheel from spinning). I've had it a couple times on the S in my first week and many times on my old BMW.
     
  3. Sandman

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    Ah! that's gotta be it! Been so long since I had car capable of this much torque. The last car I had that had this much torque didn't have access to the brakes for TC. Reminds me of the first few times using ABS brakes. Thanks!
     

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