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My 21" wheels ran over this ... clunk clunk clunk

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by Khatsalano, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Khatsalano

    Khatsalano Member

    Mar 21, 2015
    San Mateo, CA

    I ran over something small and it got embedded in my tire. I found it after experiencing vibration and noise like running over railroad tracks. Luckily, I was doing some local driving at low speed and it wasn't too bad. I inspected the tires after I got home and found what it was. The object is small and was lodged in the thickest part of the tire tread. I could remove it using my fingers. Tire pressure is holding.

    The interesting thing is, what is this object that I ran over? Is it a Tesla part out of the wheel well? It's highly specialized. It is made of purple anodized aluminum, with a blue, soft rubber kind of gasket/seal. The back side is a flat disc in appearance, at least before it was mangled. Should I be worried that a Tesla part fell out?

    - K
  2. FLDarren

    FLDarren Member

    Apr 19, 2014
    Seminole, Fl.
    Looks like an earbud.
  3. JohnSnowNW

    JohnSnowNW Active Member

    Feb 13, 2015
    Have you noticed any purple anodized aluminum pieces on your vehicle? If not, I would suspect that it's not...of course, I suspect that it's not anyway since that wouldn't seem like a part one would expect in any vehicle.

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