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Rear squeaking and dash rattling

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by eddie11228, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. eddie11228

    eddie11228 Member

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    My S85D is only about 10 months old but it's already got a bad case of rattling noises on the dash and an annoying and embarassing squeaking noise near the back right wheel when the car goes over even minor bumps. The squeaking noise is even more apparent when there are passengers in the back.

    Is this common? Has anyone else experienced this in their less-than-one-year-old car?

    FYI, I did schedule an appointment with my local Service Center but I'm just curious if this is a common issue among Tesla owners.

    Thanks.
     
  2. rjcbox

    rjcbox Member

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    7 mo/7k miles and no notable squeaking - car is very quiet. I had a few year old p85 loaner w/ air susp and it squeaked/rattled like crazy.
     
  3. onesixeight

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    I believe it's just a luck thing. Both of my Model S rattled from the factory but I've driven loaners with 6k miles+ and no rattles.

    But I must say my local service center has done a great job of finding and fixing these rattles/squeaks.
     
  4. emchen

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    I have the same occasional squeak from what I believe to be the rear right wheel-well also. It seems to get more noticeable at highway speeds and windy conditions. My car is almost 4 months old. Service center offered to make appointment to check it out, but I haven't taken them up on it yet due to unpredictable schedule.
     
  5. patrick40363

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    My 85D is the same age as yours and I have the same rattles.They showed up about a month ago. I will have them fixed at the annual service. I am getting the 4G upgrade so they have to take the dash off anyway. I am not sure were the rear rattle comes from.

     
  6. dolceexte

    dolceexte New Member

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    Our S is 1 month old and dash rattles on top of the right side of the screen where the curve starts...really annoying, getting it serviced soon
     
  7. Camera-Cruiser

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    The service center is your friend, and you do not have to wait until your annual service (unless its distance related) to take care of. I got a CPO and immediately had a number of noise issues. The tech took about a 20 minute drive with me and had a notebook. He listed more noise related things than I did.

    24 hours latter and it was a different car. Fixing the rear hatch buffeting was the biggest issue, but he found many cable bundles that had come loose and reaffixed them. He also made adjustments to the latching mechanisms of the frunk, rear hatch and doors.

    Now if I could just get double thick insulated glass, quell tire noise I'd be set.
     

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