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Tesla found source of a noise (funny)

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by wk057, Apr 23, 2015.

  1. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    So, one of the things Tesla was checking while my fiance's car was in for annual service was the sound of something rolling around behind the dash somewhere. Well, just got the verdict on that one and I was cracking up. Figured I'd share.


    Concern: Customer states: There seems to be something rolling around inside behind the dash that can be heard when taking turns
    Corrections: Interior NVH General Diagnosis
    Test drove vehicle, confirmed noise coming from floor area, inspection found 3 jellybeans and a Listerine pack sliding around in footwell vents, removed items from vents and test drove, noise was no longer heard.
    Pay Type: Goodwill


    I thought it was amusing. I'm at a loss for how those things got there, however. I'm going to chalk it up to gnomes and move on.

    Thanks, Tesla. ;)
     
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  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I'll help you out:
     
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    Kalud Active Member

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    Haha that's funny, thanks for sharing :)
     
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    That's great, thx for the lol
     
  5. MonseyGuy

    MonseyGuy Supporting Member

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    Having exactly this issue in my 2017 Model S and it’s becoming very annoying. Do you know how they were able to get to it to remove them?
     
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    Someone with butter fingers on the assembly line is clearly indulging in more jelly beans than their hands can hold. I wonder if this is a common issue:D
     
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    Or critters...
    At least they wanted fresh breath?
     
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    MonseyGuy Supporting Member

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    Bump....
     
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  10. MonseyGuy

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    My question is HOW to access behind the footwell vents? I don't see any in my 2017 Model S...but I sure do need to get back there to get out some similar rolling confection.
     
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    I have used a small hose on my vacuum to retrieve items caught in the vents.
     
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    Thanks, Jimmy.
    Which vents? Forgive my ignorance, where are they located?
    My 2017 Tesla Model S footwell is closed all around.
     
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    rear Footwell. There are tubes under the front seats to heat the rear foot wells. They are long tubes that lead to the front heater. Stuff gets up there on rapid deceleration. especially round items. Move the front seat way forward to see them.
     
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    Thanks!!
     
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