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Model S Air Conditioning Vibration

Discussion in 'Model S' started by chammerbeck, Jul 3, 2018.

  1. chammerbeck

    chammerbeck Member

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    I did a little research and it seams the air conditioning in the model S is quit noisy by default. I have a 2013 S85. Sounds like a jet when first started up on a very hot day on max fan/cool. SC was going to order one of their noise blankets but from what I read it barely helps. New mounts are available too....same result. My concern is that I feel a somewhat high frequency vibration in the pedals and the steering wheel from the compressor. Is this normal? Feel like my hands are getting a massage. Goes away immediately when I shut off the AC.
     
  2. jeffpaul

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    My 2017 S100 does that when it first starts up, but then seems to quiet down after running for 3 or 4 minutes. I'm assuming yours does the vibration thing constantly?
     
  3. MacGreiner

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    I get the same consistent vibration in my 2015 70D
     
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    Same with mine
     
  5. Buster1

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    I feel it in the pedals, nothing in the steering wheel. Dec ‘17
     
  6. MacGreiner

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    It's faint, but I can feel it through the wheel.
     
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    First time in the car a friend asked if there was a vibration to signal the car was on like an ICE vibrates, it was just the AC.
     
  8. chammerbeck

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    OK. Thanks for all the comments. Looks like this too is "normal". Undocumented-feature.....hand massager.
    My car just fell out of it's last and final extended warranty 73k miles. I do have my concerns documented with the SC and if it fails anytime soon it's covered since I started to complain about it in-warranty.
     
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