Update on my rattle and car issues:I recently bought a “new” inventory 2018 Model S a couple months ago and it came with a rattle at 4500 miles. I just had it fixed and left with it being worse and got home to a passenger door handle not working ayyyyy.
Love the car but these problems are a bummer.
I am convinced that this can be "domlager" (bushings at the top of the strut). But I am pretty sure Bilsteing can do their job with excellence that such a well established company can exhibit in their products. whan I mean by this is I do not believe that Bilstein struts have anything wrong with them. This leads me to the thought of something challenging struts in the vehicle construction. I hope someone who possesses more sufficient knowledge about this could shed some light on what were the design changes after face-lift april 2016 in Model S.You guys better watch this video from Ove Krõger. He disattaches the front tower braces, and as expected, the noise is significantly reduced. Then he tries some rubber isolation. Some commenters suggest maybe the "domlager" is the problem - so a new revision of the 77-C could do the trick? I would suggest Tesla get this issue solved pretty fast - this is getting nastier on social media.
NOTE: Refer to Toolbox articles, for example #27522, #27520, and #31344, to help identify the source of the noise.
And it goes on:
So it sounds like there is at least 4 different sources for a similar noise. (Assuming that each of those toolbox articles describe another one.)
And I imagine it is possible that a given car can suffer from more than one of the causes at the same time, which I think would complicate the diagnosis.
With some patience, subtitles and translation to English you can easily understand that the noise is coming from the top of the strut. See the famous video series dedicated to the infamous problem of this thread few posts back. There is a comment from the author in English about this as well.
Quite the opposite. I do not focus on the struts. I have reasons to believe that the struts quality align very well with the highest requirements of Bilstein - an established international company with solid QA procedures and good reputation worldwide. Bilstein must know they are doing an excellent jobb in the domain. I think there was a mistake made in the integral solution for front suspension, which is where the design changes were made some time post-april 2016. You should read my post again and you will understand what I mean.I get that the struts can cause the noise, but again are you trying to say that the struts are the only possible cause of the noise? And that a car couldn't suffer from 2, or more, root issues at the same time?
Not my job. But I am sure technicians in Tesla SC possess sufficient knowledge about what needs to be done. The repairs have been carried out by the top ranked technicians for what I know - something that you repeatedly ignored, when commenting on my posts.Have you isolated the struts in your car like the TSB says to see if it eliminates the noise?