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Noise from passenger front door - like a loose nut in door

redox

Member
Sep 13, 2014
243
15
SF Bay Area
This noise sounds like a nut that is loose in the door. I doubt there is a nut that is loose in there, but it's just to explain what it sounds like.

I hear a "knock" when I accelerate or decelerate. If I accelerate/brake very slowly, the noise doesn't happen. But if I drive normally, at every start I will hear the knocking sound. Same when I release the accelerator (regen is enough to trigger it at low speeds), or brake. Can reproduce 100% of the time.

From that area also comes a vibration noise, similar to a loose screw, that appears when driving on rough road (not on smooth roads). Not sure it's connected.

Anyone seen/heard this before?
Anything to do with the "torque controllers"? (the stuff that prevents you from quickly opening the door - the sound is a bit similar)

It's a Raven build from July 2019.

TIA
 

IndyTraveler

New Member
Feb 23, 2019
1
0
Indianapolis, IN
This noise sounds like a nut that is loose in the door.

I have a similar sound in my 2020 Model S Raven front passenger door. I only hear it when making a hard turn.

I also have an unusual sound near my left driver foot when using TACC and the car decides it should brake because of crossing or turning traffic ahead or some phantom reason. This is a ratcheting like noise. It’s scares my partner every time.
 

EV4RN

Member
Jan 17, 2020
12
1
Tracy
Yup, I hear that as well when accelerating or deceleration. Just as you have explained. Thought maybe windshield somehow. May sound like a light tap, tap, tap. It happens every single time
 

NoSoup4U!

Member
Nov 11, 2018
133
82
Los Angeles
The ratcheting noise when the car brakes hard while on TACC is your brake pedal slamming to the floor.
The 'loose nut' noise from the passenger front door is Elon's wedding ring.
 

StanMI

Member
Jun 21, 2019
233
92
Michigan
Had a similar "knock" sound coming from what I thought was the right side of the dash/door somewhere. It would be there and then not be there. I'd turn a corner and get it, try making the same direction turn again and not get it. Come to a stop and get it, try it again and not. I listened and looked for something loose for a couple weeks.

Turns out, I had a round container of hand sanitizer wipes moving around in the middle cubby. Removed it, sound gone.

I would have sworn it was under the dash somewhere.
 

ibeugene

Member
Apr 26, 2016
41
13
Menlo Park, CA
Had a similar "knock" sound coming from what I thought was the right side of the dash/door somewhere. It would be there and then not be there. I'd turn a corner and get it, try making the same direction turn again and not get it. Come to a stop and get it, try it again and not. I listened and looked for something loose for a couple weeks.

Turns out, I had a round container of hand sanitizer wipes moving around in the middle cubby. Removed it, sound gone.

I would have sworn it was under the dash somewhere.


Not in my case for sure
 

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