TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Some updates from my first week

Discussion in 'Model X' started by spectrum, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. spectrum

    spectrum Member

    Jun 17, 2018
    As a follow up to my original post: Say hello to my (not so) little friend!

    I learned a few minor things:
    • A/C still makes weird noises (gurgling) but only if it's really hot
    • The Window seals squeak way louder in the heat
    • As of yesterday, sometimes I hear a loud "click" in the back of the car whenever I go over a bump, enter my driveway, or the car seems to "flex" on a rough road. This sound is comparable to the "click" of the rear liftgate locking into place. I'm hoping it's not anything major and just the new car settling, but I'm worried if it's my rear motor or axle?
    That being said — I really love this car in ways I could have never imagined, and I'm only posting this to start a discussion to help someone who may have these same quibbles.
    It sucks that my service appointment is in 1.5 weeks and I can't really tint my car until the window thing is fixed. I will try WD40 Silicone in a couple days and report back with the results.
    • Like x 4
  2. Peteski

    Peteski Active Member

    Oct 2, 2017
    UK, Milton Keynes
    The window seal issue seems very common. Easy fix I believe with a bit of lube in the right spot.
    Haven't experienced the other issues you mention, so at least you know they are not normal. On a very rough road I might hear the odd minor creak from the FWDs as the body shell twists, but no distinct clicking noise. On normal roads it's the quietest car (in terms of interior creaks and rattles) that I've ever owned and given the lack of engine noise that's quite an achievement. It feels really solidly built, which I was not expecting given some of the threads you read on here!
    • Informative x 1
  3. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

    Mar 21, 2017
    Rhode Island
    Everyone here is super glad you still are able to enjoy your car. If this was posted in the model 3 thread, i'd hear a long speech about how tesla sucks and you were going to go buy a i-pace.
    • Funny x 3
  4. jboy210

    jboy210 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Northern California
    #4 jboy210, Aug 16, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2018
    Get some Nextzett gummi pflege for that window seal squeak. Car supply stores sell it, or order it off Amazon. I use it every few months on all my cars.

    I would not use WD40.
    • Informative x 1
    • Like x 1
  5. TexasRat

    TexasRat Member

    Jun 5, 2018
    Austin, TX
    If the service appointment is in 1.5 weeks, you should be fine to get the windows tinted now. I tinted before I dropped it off and told them. They may have replaced one piece, but my tinter was aware of that and still wanted to tint at our scheduled appointment anyway. It usually just cures in 3 days, so you should have time to tint now if you wanted.
    • Informative x 1

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.