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Model 3 Performance - Weird Squeak / Grind Sound Coming From Front Right Wheel


New Member
May 26, 2021
East Coast, United States
Hey folks,

I was driving home today and noticed a pretty egregious sound that started coming out of my front right wheel after I turned into the neighborhood. The sound seems to happen most at low speeds (<20 mph) and sounds worse when I'm making a turn.

Does anyone have any ideas of what this could be and how it can be resolved?

Video of The Sound: https://streamable.com/flq42b


Active Member
Apr 22, 2016
Chicago suburbs
Probably the upper control arm ball joints. It's a known issue.

I had a similar creaking noise start coming from my front-right a few weeks ago. Took it into the SC and they replaced by front upper control arms under warranty.

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