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Really loud and bizarre creaking coming from front left

FrozenCanuck

Member
Feb 24, 2014
179
36
Port Perry, Ontario
Yeah I found another thread where the driver posted a YouTube video (same sound exactly) and Tesla said it was a control arm ball joint. Same place (front left). I've submitted the service request to Tesla, hope they get back to me fast.
 

purplewalt

Active Member
Jun 9, 2013
1,630
582
Dallas, Texas
I had my left-front control arm go wonky, and this is very serious stuff: the only real event I have had with the car.

I could both hear and feel that the steering was not correct.
PLEASE take your car to the local Service Center, and have it reviewed ASAP.
Or have the Service Center come and pick the car up and bring you a loaner.

I had called both National TM and the local service Center alerting them that something was "not right".
Unfortunately, they were not aware how serious it actually was (I wasn't crying Wolf).

When mine finally failed (completely) the next day, the car literally was un-drivable and had to be towed.
They paid to have me Ubered me around for a couple of days and got me a loaner (dropped it off for me as I arrived at the airport), and finally got the car fixed and replaced the front tire and wheel liner.
 

islandbayy

Active Member
Feb 25, 2013
2,651
1,026
Greendale, Wisconsin
Just had both sway bars replaced at 70,000. Got it back Monday. And ball joint at 59,000 in June. I do mostly freeway driving, and avoid potholes like the plague.... This is concerning :-(
 

cassiri

Member
May 6, 2015
83
29
California
I have the exact same thing. Front left only. Can only be heard while driving slowly and getting on/off accelerator. Mine keeps coming and going so when I am at the SC it of course doesn't do it. I did capture it very clearly on video and sent to my service advisor. Have not heard back yet. Is there a clear diagnosis for this? I see sway bar and ball joints mentioned above.
 

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