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Tesla making noise when driving (battery/motor noise) (NOT AC)

Discussion in 'Model S' started by D3monw3st, Jul 8, 2017.

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  1. D3monw3st

    D3monw3st New Member

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    I've had our Tesla since 2014 and it has never made any noise when driving besides the AC cooling down the battery. Just very recently when accelerating I hear a faint buzzing noise, and when sitting in the back seats near the motors you can clearly hear a buzzing noise. NOTE: This has never been heard before and only recently has it became an issue.
     
  2. smartypnz

    smartypnz Supporting Member

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    What does service say?
     
  3. D3monw3st

    D3monw3st New Member

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    Haven't talked to service yet, though I will give them a call as soon as they're open.
     
  4. hiddengems99

    hiddengems99 Member

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    I have the same issue - 85KW, 2012, 86K miles. Drive unit was replaced a few years back, this is different, front, not back. Not A/C, not some "start-up" noise. At low speeds, no radio on, a distinct sound tied to acceleration. A "whirr" or electrical sound, no through the speakers. This is not the "extreme acceleration whirr" that most of the cars have - this is at normal, if not slower acceleration. I brought it up months ago during service, but I really think they didn't try to hard to duplicate it, so many other things they were focused on. When I brought it up, the answer was a "uh, yeah, I don't think they could duplicate it". Well, I duplicated it as I drove away. It has been increasing moderately, and can't be heard as easy the faster you drive - could be just from increased road noise, or it does go away. Anyone else have this issue serviced?
     

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