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[Resolved] My P85 has developed the milling noise and Tesla won't fix it.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kenkamm, Sep 16, 2015.

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  1. GaryOrlando

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    Mine is making the noise too.. I hate it .... and saying it's acceptable isn't acceptable to me... added to the glue melting around the touchscreen (bubbles) and the vanity mirrors falling off... I won't buy the P100 as I had planned... when my engineer friends ask me "how is the Tesla doing" I have to tell them the truth.. not what I expected from a $112K car.
     
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  2. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    What year is your Tesla?

    What do you plan on getting instead of the P100?
     
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    Tesla just replaced the bubbling screen on a coworkers car that was long out of warranty(2012 with 98K miles). He doesn't have the extended warranty so it didn't even cost him the $200 it would have had he had that.
     
  4. apacheguy

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    Mine was $3 K to replace
     
  5. Sparky

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    No, it's not acceptable. If you've taken it up to the Service Manager and there's another Service Center in range, I'd try going there. I took mine in when the noise was barely perceptible but I knew what it was from the posts here. Drove it around the Service Center with the tech and he said he couldn't really hear anything. I said both to him and in an email to the Service Rep, "this is the milling noise, we both know how this is going to end up; with a drive unit replacement". In spite of the tech not hearing a problem, they put a microphone on it and sent the recording to Palo Alto. They kept it overnight and the drive unit was replaced the next day.
     
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    It took me over a year of continuous complaining to finally convince them to replace my drive unit to fix this.

    Keep pushing them and they will eventually agree..
     
  7. Quibbs

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    I think level of service (like most businesses) varies from SC to SC. The SC I use has been nothing but great. MY DU was making a noise and they replaced it without any hesitation.
     
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    Unintentionally bumping this. Does anyone have a recording of what a 'normal' front DU on a D car should sound like? I have noticed that my D front DU is sounding unusually loud these days - a higher pitched electronic noise. As this is the only D car I have driven, I don't have a good baseline to work from. The existing milling recordings don't sound that that pronounced to me which is what is worrying me.
     
  9. omidmark2007

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    I got the same issue. Buzzing noise at the low speed and heavy gas engine like noise at 70-75 miles an hours. Just bout a CPO TESLA MODESL S 2013 and noticed that on my first day. What happened with 70 point inspection????
     
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    It’s no big deal because they will just replace the DU. It happened to my CPO a year ago after about 5 days of ownership.
     
  11. Ole Capt

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    Got my P90D a week ago and this is the sound it makes cruising. I was certain this was the milling noise but the SC told me it was normal. Does everyone’s car sound like this? Unfortunately I’ve only been in one other Tesla and didn’t pay attention.

     
  12. Navsarin

    Navsarin S100D Red Rocket

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    As a D model you will have slightly more motor whine up front than in a RWD, however the whine seems to be a bit excessive in your video.

    Is this at a all speeds? Most have a slight whine during initial acceleration only. Also keep in mind with radio off, no fan etc, you will hear every single creak, road bump etc. Moreso than an ice car as there is no engine noise hiding all the rest.

    Milling is far worst and sounds like a all 4 of your car wheel bearings are kaput at the same time.
    What you have is standard motor whine.
     
  13. random155

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    No that is NOT normal.
     
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  14. JRP3

    JRP3 Hyperactive Member

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    Maybe ask for a test drive in a new vehicle for comparison.
     
  15. evp

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    Also, it's not the "milling noise".
     
  16. Oldschool496

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    Yes, I agree not milling, milling is nasty, faint or worsening grinding almost. A bearing gone south.
     

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