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Unusual steering wheel vibration and noise

Discussion in 'Model S' started by DJ 240V, Dec 24, 2016.

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  1. DJ 240V

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    I got my car 3 weeks back. Last night as I gently accelerated (after stoping at a red light ), there was an unusual vibration on the steering wheel ( not subtle) accompanied with what appeared to be noise coming from front left tire. Has anyone else experienced this? I letft a voice mail with the service center and waiting to hear back.

    I tried driving around trying to replicate the problem for about 30 mins after it happened and could not.

    We are planning on a 1k+ roadtrip shorty - should I be worried?
     
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    Get it checked before your trip
     
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    #4 DJ 240V, Dec 24, 2016
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    Very different from the problem described in the video. I have had no issues at high speed - this happened b/w 0-10 mph..
     
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    Yes I plan to - fairly hard to get hold of them as they say they are all booked up. I plan to drop in there without an appointment anyways.
     
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    Ok, you didn't mention the actual speed where it started.

    Lane warning set to off? But I don't think that triggers at low speed, so not likely cause.
     
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    correct. I believe the Lane warning only kicks in above 30 mph.
     
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    Traction control? Grasping, but again no conditions mentioned.
     
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    Thats a great point! And im hoping that is it. It did rain earlier in the day and the roads were wet. The road was particularly crowded as well so possibly had a film of oil. I did feel the "knocking" from front left wheel. Doe any one know if traction control will cause the shaking all the way to the steering?
     
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    Traction control will cause a knocking vibration. Most noticeable at low speed. If the road was slippery, that could have caused it.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation. I'm taking it in to the service center on Monday. Will keep you all posted.
     
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    Sounds like something stuck to the tire and then releasing. Rock, nail , etc
     

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