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"Raven" Shudder

jewilson2

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Jul 10, 2018
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NC
I know there is a loooong shudder thread here already, but there are so many replies it's hard to find like for like comparisons.

Has anyone noticed the shudder on a Raven X? I took delivery in July 2019 and mine has gotten progressively worse when on Standard height. She shudders even when accelerating at highway speeds (use to be from a stand still only).

Lowering the suspension does help, but it doesn't eliminate the issue.

Anyone else?
 

kk7p

Member
Oct 15, 2013
149
107
Tucson AZ
My Model X (VIN 206XXX delivered Sept 22, 2019) has a terrible shudder under any and all acceleration. I am pulling a camping trailer most of the time so the drive train is under load and it is bad.

Took it in to service today on a road trip (in Ohio, based in Arizona, couple thousand miles from home). They confirmed the problem, verified all the torques etc were correct and nothing was broken. Said it is safe to drive but needs to go to a service center where it will have to remain for a couple of days to work with Tesla engineering to find a solution as it definitely is not right. It is much like the motor mount problems of the early Model X and the problem appears to be in the front motor system.

Not happy.
 

Saghost

Well-Known Member
Oct 9, 2013
8,217
7,010
Delaware
I keep mine on Low all the time now, which mostly prevents it, but my May build Raven X definitely has intermittent issues with shudder, mostly on moderate acceleration in the 25-40 mph range. I haven't taken that to Tesla yet to see what they have to say.
 
Mar 27, 2016
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Melbourne fl
I keep mine on Low all the time now, which mostly prevents it, but my May build Raven X definitely has intermittent issues with shudder, mostly on moderate acceleration in the 25-40 mph range. I haven't taken that to Tesla yet to see what they have to say.

Be aware, keeping it on low all the time will BURN up your tires, faster than a cheetah with his ass on fire. The camber is off.
Get it in and get the fix as soon as you can.
 

kskog

Member
Apr 26, 2017
77
38
Arendal, Norway
Service center adjusted the ride height. It was 20 mm too high. That actually helped a lot. Now, I only hear it on the first accelleration with cold car. Previously I was able to hear it repeatedly. This was a Model S Performance.
 
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Yinn

Active Member
Nov 15, 2016
2,100
1,890
Behind you
I keep mine on Low all the time now, which mostly prevents it, but my May build Raven X definitely has intermittent issues with shudder, mostly on moderate acceleration in the 25-40 mph range. I haven't taken that to Tesla yet to see what they have to say.

It's not an option for those that tow. And since it's torque/power induced, those that tow tend to see it much more often.
 

jimbo69ny

Member
May 12, 2018
403
173
Ithaca NY
I keep mine on Low all the time now, which mostly prevents it, but my May build Raven X definitely has intermittent issues with shudder, mostly on moderate acceleration in the 25-40 mph range. I haven't taken that to Tesla yet to see what they have to say.

Keeping it on low all the time also increases tire wear unfortunately.
 

Saghost

Well-Known Member
Oct 9, 2013
8,217
7,010
Delaware
7,000 mi since July Whoa!! I'm guessing lucky I have no idea about a shudder...where is it coming from?

With the older front motor, it was believed to be the motor vibrating back and forth on its mounting. There’s a kit out there that is supposed to prevent it for the older cars.

I believe the Raven motor mounting is different, but the shudder presents the same way, and can be addressed the same ways, so I suspect it is still the drive motor moving.
 

BM3B

“beaver”
Mar 8, 2019
790
948
Los Angeles, CA
I observed a minor shudder when flooring it at 30 mph in a new 2020 LR+ X. I am having the service center take a look. Car was not cold but not very warm, was first and only hard push of the day.
 

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