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Model S refresh rattles/creaks

Plaidish

Member
Aug 21, 2021
57
53
NY
Had one rattle in the driver side rear door that they had to fix. Service tightened a Loose wiring harness. I still hear it slightly.

Second rattle/creaking noise coming from the front area when backing out of the driveway and cutting the wheel left or right. Or driving forward slowly, mostly when turning corners. Unsure if it’s a dash issue or steering suspension. These little noises are annoying. Love the car, best I’ve had but these issues aren’t indicative of a 100k vehicle.

Service appt next week

Anyone have similar noises
 
I had a 2018S that had various creaks and rattles. While I loved the car in large measure…that particular thing was driving me nuts and I wound up giving the car back to Tesla a couple years later.

When I got my new refreshed S and took delivery…this was probably top of my list in wanting to ensure it didn’t have.

When I first drove it ..I was SO pleased. Suspension didn’t have the creaks and rattles? At all… and I didn’t hear any of the usual interior cracks ans crackling sounds. Relief!

Scroll forward now a few months..

UGH!! Loud Creaking coming (first) from the drivers rear seat area (by the headrest somewhere) and scroll forward a little more and now ..bam…have it on the passenger side too.

I love, Love, LOVE my Refreshed S…but this trip down memory lane wasn’t the nostalgia I was hoping for and I think…at the moment…I’m teetering on insanity because of it…as u can’t un-hear it

I have a service appointment coming up in Nov and am hoping they can remedy: they’ll definitely be able to hear it…so…I guess that’s good.
 

theslimshadyist

Trampa!
Jan 4, 2016
1,300
853
Tampa, FL
Had one rattle in the driver side rear door that they had to fix. Service tightened a Loose wiring harness. I still hear it slightly.

Second rattle/creaking noise coming from the front area when backing out of the driveway and cutting the wheel left or right. Or driving forward slowly, mostly when turning corners. Unsure if it’s a dash issue or steering suspension. These little noises are annoying. Love the car, best I’ve had but these issues aren’t indicative of a 100k vehicle.

Service appt next week

Anyone have similar noises

My car is at the SC as I type with a rattle coming from the passenger side rear and supposed to pick it up today. I noticed the dash rattle (somewhere around the yoke) when I was taking the tech on a drive. Up until that point, the rattle didn't exist.
 

theslimshadyist

Trampa!
Jan 4, 2016
1,300
853
Tampa, FL
I had a 2018S that had various creaks and rattles. While I loved the car in large measure…that particular thing was driving me nuts and I wound up giving the car back to Tesla a couple years later.

When I got my new refreshed S and took delivery…this was probably top of my list in wanting to ensure it didn’t have.

When I first drove it ..I was SO pleased. Suspension didn’t have the creaks and rattles? At all… and I didn’t hear any of the usual interior cracks ans crackling sounds. Relief!

Scroll forward now a few months..

UGH!! Loud Creaking coming (first) from the drivers rear seat area (by the headrest somewhere) and scroll forward a little more and now ..bam…have it on the passenger side too.

I love, Love, LOVE my Refreshed S…but this trip down memory lane wasn’t the nostalgia I was hoping for and I think…at the moment…I’m teetering on insanity because of it…as u can’t un-hear it

I have a service appointment coming up in Nov and am hoping they can remedy: they’ll definitely be able to hear it…so…I guess that’s good.

Use the electrical tape "fix" to resolve. Lower the rear seats and wrap the metal hooks about 3 turns with the tape. Lock the seats back in place and see if did the trick. It worked for me and several others in the forums.
 

HX_Guy

Member
Sep 1, 2012
820
1,174
Phoenix, AZ
Had the same issue and was so frustrated...brand new car with this annoying creaking noise when driving down the road or making turns.
Tried the electrical tape and voila, fixed! Here is a picture...looks like its being being eaten into by the seat mechanism so not sure if this will be a permanent fix but at least right now its fixed.

Here is a photo...
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Had the same issue and was so frustrated...brand new car with this annoying creaking noise when driving down the road or making turns.
Tried the electrical tape and voila, fixed! Here is a picture...looks like its being being eaten into by the seat mechanism so not sure if this will be a permanent fix but at least right now its fixed.

Here is a photo...View attachment 739529
I'm going to try this..... but OMFG, this is so f'ing ghetto. My passenger side rear seat is rattling.
 
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