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Steering Wheel / Rack Clicking

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by IAMBABYJ, May 10, 2017.

  1. IAMBABYJ

    IAMBABYJ New Member

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    Hey Guys,

    New to the forum and a new 100D Model X Owner... I love the car and have had no issues thus far in my 2 weeks of ownership (thank god!) until today.

    When I turn the steering wheel while stationary from left to right I can hear a faint but apparent clicking from inside the cabin and as well as outside the car. I drove the car about 30 miles on the highway and when I was able to come to a complete stop the clicking was no longer there; however after another mile or so once in a parking lot the clicking was there again.

    Has anyone experienced this ?

    Thanks!
     
  2. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave Supporting Member

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    I've not experienced the issue you describe, but I would call Tesla right away and ask about it. I would be concerned that something is loose in the steering mechanism.
     
  3. IAMBABYJ

    IAMBABYJ New Member

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    Tesla cleaned out rock / sand debris from underneath the bash plate, issue was resolved and reappeared 24 hours later.
     
  4. ryantank

    ryantank Member

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    I hear the same clicking noise when turning the steering wheel left or right while the car is stationary. Should I take it in? Others have the same behavior in another forum, so I thought it was just normal for the newer builds?
     
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  5. singal3

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    Has anyone else had this fixed, noticed it on my X today?
     
  6. singal3

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    As an update, I took it to Tesla and they installed some shims at the wheels to take care of the issue.
     
  7. singal3

    singal3 Member

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    Here is the jargon they used:

    "Installed shims in shield and torqued shield to specification"
     

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