TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC
Start a Discussionhttps://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/tags/

Loud clicking sound while braking- service center states its normal?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by rjdoc74, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. rjdoc74

    rjdoc74 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    LA, CA
    I was wondering if I could get an opinion from the forum. I picked up my inventory MX 4 weeks ago and since pick up it has been making a distinct clicking sound while braking at low speeds. Happens 90 percent of the time. Loud enough to make pedestrians turn around at intersections. I took it to SC and was told that it's normal for a lower VIN car. Theh said it has something to do with old style bushings. This sound doesn't seen normal to me. I have attached a short video to demonstrate. You will hear 2 distinct clicks with braking if you watch the video. What do you think?

     
  2. MasterT

    MasterT Member

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2016
    Messages:
    506
    Location:
    North Miami Beach, FL
    Sorry I dont have a suggestion but it does not sound normal. I would ask whoever told you it was normal to provide that in writing
     
    • Like x 1
  3. rjdoc74

    rjdoc74 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    LA, CA
    That's what I figured. I am taking it back in 4 weeks to replace a seat, so I will have them look again.
     
  4. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2015
    Messages:
    473
    Location:
    Martinsburg, PA
    Was this a CPO car? If not, it's not "lower VIN". I have a Signature model (definitely lower VIN) and it doesn't click while braking.
     
    • Informative x 1
  5. rjdoc74

    rjdoc74 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    LA, CA
    Not a CPO. Vin 25xx.
     
  6. puregreddy

    puregreddy Member

    Joined:
    May 2, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Location:
    Orange County
    This is definitely not normal. I have it on my X.

    Had to take it to a different service center as the first one kept telling me it was normal. The tech was able to easily reproduce the noise by driving forward then backwards repeatedly in a parking lot. It was pretty evident something was either loose or sticking.

    Latest update from the service center is that they are replacing all four brakes (pads and calipers apparently).

    I will keep you posted.
     
  7. rjdoc74

    rjdoc74 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2014
    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    LA, CA
    Dropped off my car today. 11 items on my list including clicking. Will seen.
     

Share This Page