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Model S Refresh Speaker Rattle

r3nd3r

Member
Aug 12, 2021
59
105
Los Angeles
Hi All,

New owner of a Model S refresh! Amazing car! I am in love with it, but one thing I do not love is this super annoying rattle coming from the front driver and passenger door speakers (see picture for general area) I can't believe this 100k+ car rattles when I listen to some of my favorite songs. The EQs is even flat. It really makes it a super unenjoyable experience. I am now scared to play music because the rattle is so annoying!

I am getting the car checked tomorrow, but was wondering if any fellow Model S refresh owners have a similar experience with rattles coming from this area when listening to music. I know it comes from this area because when I put pressure on the speaker grill the rattle stops.
 

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r3nd3r

Member
Aug 12, 2021
59
105
Los Angeles
Negatory, no rattles and I blast the music in mine.
Thanks for the reply Hotsoup! It's so unfortunate I am having this issue.

Just as reference I am using the beginning of these songs to really bring out the rattles:
"Keep the Streets Empty for Me" by Fever Ray
"Tyrant Destroyed" by Twin Shadow
"Music Won't Save you" by SUUNS

If anyone cares to test any of these songs, it'd be amazing! I usually play at level 7-8.5 volume
 

r3nd3r

Member
Aug 12, 2021
59
105
Los Angeles
I was just now able to pinpoint where my rattles are coming from!

For anyone having rattling issue, do yourself a favor and download an app called "Sonic" on the iPhone app store. You can then connect through bluetooth to your car speakers and slide up or down in the app selecting a frequency to play.

I am having major issues at 60-77Hz. This app helped me pinpoint exactly where the rattling is coming from... totally not where I highlighted in my original post. It's super helpful to troubleshoot these kinds of issues! Hope it helps anyone!

I'd be curious to know if anyone else hears rattling coming from their front two speakers around these frequencies or any frequency for that matter on a Refresh Model S.
 

GroovaEV

Member
Jul 6, 2019
76
105
Seattle, WA
My front pillar speaker sometimes rattles a bit.

Not trying to derail this thread, but somewhat related,
Can anyone tell much of a different between the Normal and High Immersion settings? (IIRC the settings are OFF, Normally and High, but could be mistaken)
I can't tell a difference between Normal and High. It all still sounds like the sound stage is way too forward and sounds horrible if you try and move the balance back.

I was really excited for this sound system as it was hyped up, but I can't say I'm blown away as compared to a Model 3 sound system.
 

planetary

Member
Dec 29, 2018
253
541
Danville, CA
I was just now able to pinpoint where my rattles are coming from!

For anyone having rattling issue, do yourself a favor and download an app called "Sonic" on the iPhone app store. You can then connect through bluetooth to your car speakers and slide up or down in the app selecting a frequency to play.

I am having major issues at 60-77Hz. This app helped me pinpoint exactly where the rattling is coming from... totally not where I highlighted in my original post. It's super helpful to troubleshoot these kinds of issues! Hope it helps anyone!

I'd be curious to know if anyone else hears rattling coming from their front two speakers around these frequencies or any frequency for that matter on a Refresh Model S.
Going to follow up with a serrice call? Interested to hear what happens.
 

r3nd3r

Member
Aug 12, 2021
59
105
Los Angeles
thanks for sharing!
My car had a rattle which turned out to be the speaker was out of its bracket…service fixed it no issues
thanks for sharing! my rattles don't seem to be impossible to fix... but let's see if service is able to fix them.
-will update!
 

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