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Rattling noise from seat belt tensioner

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by gilscales, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. gilscales

    gilscales Member

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    image.jpg anyone getting a rattling noise from this area? It is intermittent but is getting worse and at times it can be very irritating as where I have my seat adjusted it is about as close as it can get to my ear, just wondering if it’s something many people noticed and if so have had the SC address it.
     
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  2. Tdriver

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    Take it to service if you don't like it......no one here can fix it.
     
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  3. chinnam3

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    Yes, I have same issue. Complained twice, they claimed they padded little behind this shoulder belt height adjuster, but did not fix it completely. I need to tell them again. Ofcourse on rough patch there are many buzzing sounds. Need to figure out where those are coming from.
     
  4. m3tx

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    Same problem here, not to a point that I want to take it to SC yet as it's hard to reproduce and they probably wouldn't do much about it; anybody with a solution to this?
     
  5. ergela

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    Went on a road trip last weekend and noticed this issue for the first time. Only happens on sustained rough roads.
     
  6. Kory

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    Same issue. I picked up my car August 1st (dual motor) and absolutely love the car, but the plastic at my seat belt restraint on the b-pillar vibrates from time to time...
     
  7. irwiny

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    I got that issue also... your not alone !
     
  8. buddhra

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    Same here. The buzz seems to go away if I push on it or click it up one notch, but then it hits me in the neck, so that's not cool either. I'll mention it next time it needs to go in for service, but I don't want them taking it away for a week just for that.
     
  9. Yonki

    Yonki Deep Blue Metallic LR Model 3

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    I had it for a few months when I first got the car but it seems to have gone away on its own.
     
  10. Timmy T.

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    OK - I guess that's where my intermittent rattle comes from than too then???
     
  11. rabar10

    rabar10 Model 3 >> Focus Electric

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    I just noticed this rattle on my car as well, now that my wife started driving it and adjusted the drivers side all the way down.
     
  12. SJC3

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    Same exact issue here. Otherwise car is pretty solid when it comes to rattles.
     
  13. paulvinh

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    Same issue. I just moved it up higher and have seemed to fix the issue or maybe I dont notice it any more.
     
  14. SJC3

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    Anyone find a solution to this besides moving the adjuster up or down? Mine subsides when it's in the highest position, but then the belt cuts into my neck.
     
  15. chinnam3

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    I have same issue, first time SC claimed they added some padding behind. But that did not solve the issue. They are going to try again this week. Last time they mentioned they might replace the piece if initial padding did not fix it.

    But I am crossing my fingers and waiting. Earlier they claimed the similar for charge port door for alignment issue, and claimed they ordered. When I gave it for replacement, they came back and said door is not going to solve the alignment issue and did nothing about it.

    I think with too many Model 3 coming up for issues, they started trying to push back. Will see how it goes, and update here if they do something about it.
     
  16. maxrev

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    I am experiencing this as well. Its driving me crazy!
     
  17. SJC3

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    Oh yes. It's a specific type of buzz/rattle frequency thats really iritating. I have a similar plastic buss from the steering column as well. Found a poorly installed plastic trim on the bottom that helped a little.
     
  18. brobinson

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    Yes, mine does it as well.
     
  19. Yankees251

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    Add me to the list...

    Heavy bass in songs is when i notice it most
     
  20. David L

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    Mine's been doing this after about the 1st month of ownership. The rattling is very consistently there, easily reproducible, and quite annoying. I've been meaning to ask the SC to fix it, but haven't gotten around to it.
     

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