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

Model 3 buzzing after parked

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by djroberts, Jul 10, 2019.

Tags:
  1. djroberts

    djroberts Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    San Diego
    It was parked in the sun for a couple of hours. During that time the normal hum (battery cooling?) ran the entire time. The car listed 97 degress when checked via the app. I spot cleaned the windshield and left it. Then I pulled in the car and the wipers kept going then made the following noise.

     
  2. 5_+JqckQttqck

    5_+JqckQttqck Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2018
    Messages:
    1,596
    Location:
    Toronto
    Sounds like the fan needs some lube? My fan runs hard but not like that.
     
  3. Rothgarr

    Rothgarr Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2019
    Messages:
    358
    Location:
    United States
    I feel like my car makes that sound, too, after I pull into the garage -- and I believe it keeps making that sound until I walk out of range with my phone.
     
  4. djroberts

    djroberts Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    San Diego
    I sent the video to Tesla support and they're going to have a mobile tech look at it. I already had an apt for a rattle so they just added on to that. He said it definitely sounded too loud.
     
    • Informative x 1
  5. C141medic

    C141medic Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1,297
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Sounds like it’s getting ready for takeoff
     
  6. DJVoorhees

    DJVoorhees Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2019
    Messages:
    124
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Hmmmm, mine makes a similar noise.
     
  7. mike95

    mike95 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2018
    Messages:
    12
    Location:
    US
    Yes. This is 100% normal. It’s the AC compressor and is variable speed depending on AC demands; when it’s at high speeds you have this sound. I have two model 3 and they are identical like this — particularly when starting up when off and cabin temperature is higher than desired temperature on climate control.
     
    • Like x 2
  8. ZOMGVTEK

    ZOMGVTEK Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    326
    Location:
    'Merica
    That’s definitely the A/C compressor. It sounds totally normal. You can hear it slowing down as you exited the car, but if it kept running it meant the battery needed to be cooled.
     
    • Like x 1
  9. Wahbash

    Wahbash Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2018
    Messages:
    70
    Location:
    Saratoga Springs, NY
    I had the same thing today. I was parked at work for about 2 hours when I went out to the car to get something...as I was walking up to the car, from several feet away, I could hear it whirring away loudly.

    Never seen that before and thought it was odd. Why was the car making so much noise while left alone?
     
  10. WilliamG

    WilliamG Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2019
    Messages:
    1,751
    Location:
    Seattle
    I’ve heard mine make the same noises.
     
  11. 350z

    350z Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Montreal
    Same here. Only when the a/c is working. Keep us updated.
     
  12. sareen

    sareen Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2019
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    New Jersey
    I have observed the exact same thing and am wondering if it's normal since it feels pretty loud. Let us know!
     
  13. djroberts

    djroberts Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2019
    Messages:
    117
    Location:
    San Diego
    I'm getting mixed feedback. Some people say it's normal. It wasn't noisy when the mobile tech came out but I played for him the video. He said it sounded a bit loud but I'd have to take it into a service center. I kind of don't want to deal with that if the car is working fine but I'll probably contact them in the next 30 days to see what kind of hassle it is.
     
  14. 350z

    350z Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2019
    Messages:
    27
    Location:
    Montreal
    Thanks for the update. I noticed the buzzing noise when pressing the air recycle button. I’m living with it for now.
     
  15. Dan203

    Dan203 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2019
    Messages:
    945
    Location:
    Nevada
    My BMW 135i sounded like that when it was really hot and the A/C fan was running full tilt. I asked service about it once but they wanted an absurd amount to fix it so I just ignored it.
     
  16. camalaio

    camalaio Member

    Joined:
    May 28, 2019
    Messages:
    276
    Location:
    Vernon, BC, Canada
    Definitely the AC compressor as others have said. It may be cabin overheat protection for others hearing this at otherwise odd times. I don't believe the app reports the right temperature, or at least it's not the full story for what it decides to run -- I've seen it turn on the heat when set to 21C and the interior temperature reported 23C.

    Do you have cabin overheat protection enabled? It is by default. When it's hot inside it will run the AC to prevent excessive heat inside the cabin for 12 hours.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC