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Loud chime with no on screen notifications???


Apr 6, 2016
New York
Hi everyone, just yesterday this started happening randomly on my way home. It's a chime that goes off with absolutely no on- screen warnings or notifications. When I go into the notifications menu, it even says "no active alarms".

I don't remember hearing this particular chime before, so I'm puzzled! :confused:

This morning I tried to record it a few times, and on the third attempt I got really lucky and it sounded right after I hit record. It's completely random with no set time between chimes.

Hopefully you have no problem with the link from Google drive. Does anyone recognize this chime?? Has anyone had this happen with no alerts/alarms/notifications???

Saturday at 10-11 AM.m4a


Active Member
Apr 1, 2016
Scottsdale, AZ
You may have a speed limit warning set, even if it wasn't before. Check your settings. Chime is one of the options for it, and it will go off when you exceed the set speed or if your current speed is excessive as you pass a sign lowering the speed limit. Or if it thinks the speed limit is slower than it is. Lane departure might have a similar warning. As mentioned, FSD will chime for a stoplight turning green, I can't think of anything else that doesn't leave a message.
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Apr 6, 2016
New York
Thank you guys, I don't have FSD so I will have to check my settings for the speed limit warning.

I don't accidentally exit the lane very often, but I'm pretty sure it's a different sounding chime, and I think it's 3 successive chimes in a row.

I'm hoping it's the speed limit warning (activated by itself??) because I don't know what else it could be!

Ampre Sand

Nov 18, 2016
I turned that on myself the other day to see if it would be useful, then promptly forgot I did so. Imagine my confusion a week later as the car starting loudly dinging at me at seemingly random times!

What’s even funnier, my other half moments prior was saying the car makes too many alert tones such that you end up no longer paying attention to any of them. Ding!


Dec 15, 2019
Far Northern California
This happened to me, but the cause was different. I was listening to comedian. I'd downloaded audio from his show on YouTube.

The chime was the bleeping of the NSFW words in his act, but it wasn't done right. It was just a tone on top of his F words.

It took me awhile to catch on.

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