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Strange sound w/ car off

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Joetnr1, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. Joetnr1

    Joetnr1 Member

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    Haven't driven my car in a few hours and I just walked by it and heard it making a sound while off. Sounds like its coming from the vents and seems to be blowing a little bit of air from underneath the hood. Is there some kind of cooling system that operates when the car is shut down? I was totally unaware if so.

    It is ridiculously hot in L.A. right now and I have a black Model S so it's definitely taking some serious heat in the sun. Any idea? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. chillaban

    chillaban Member

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    Yep -- the car will operate the HVAC on its own if needed to cool the battery pack and other systems. Sounds like fans and a compressor.
     
  3. Joetnr1

    Joetnr1 Member

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    I had no idea. Thank you.
     
  4. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

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    If you think your S sounds bad... You should hear the Roadster when it is plugged in and charging... It's the noisiest that the car gets.
     
  5. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Just wait until it starts leveling itself and begins rocking back and forth all on it's own. That one threw me for a loop the first time!
     

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