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Window slap/rattle when closing

iaonbb

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Jul 21, 2018
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Anyone else noticed this? It makes kind of a slapping/short rattle sound every time we close the front doors. This does not happen on my model so I'm guessing since the windows are so much taller and they are unsupported at the top that this is unavoidable. A luxury car like this should have a solid thunk and pressurization when closing the doors. The slap/rattle makes it sound very cheap. Anyone else have this issue or a solution?
 

CaliX

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Feb 14, 2016
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Los Angeles
Anyone else noticed this? It makes kind of a slapping/short rattle sound every time we close the front doors. This does not happen on my model so I'm guessing since the windows are so much taller and they are unsupported at the top that this is unavoidable. A luxury car like this should have a solid thunk and pressurization when closing the doors. The slap/rattle makes it sound very cheap. Anyone else have this issue or a solution?

I had mine fixed at service center. It was loud.
 

iaonbb

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Jul 21, 2018
77
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I had mine fixed at service center. It was loud.

Thanks! Good to know that it can be adjusted. I'll have to add it to the relatively minor list I have since taking delivery 2 weeks ago.

1. Right front exterior door handle sticking.
2. Right side camera loose
3. Door ding noted at delivery

Other than that, It's close to perfect. Thankfully, none of the other issues that a lot of the early builds had.
 

jf64k

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May 9, 2020
380
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Los Angeles
My right/front door is making that noise now....it's not crazy-loud but it's definitely louder than the other doors.

I'm taking mine on for service this Friday (for Homelink and a slight rear seat alignment issue) and will have them take a look at it.
 

wasloan

Member
Feb 18, 2020
73
39
New Orleans
Last year I sat in two different model 3s in NYC and CA showrooms. Only the one in NYs front passenger door had this issue.

My Y does not make this noise. Ask them to fix it.
 

iaonbb

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Jul 21, 2018
77
31
Mile High
I have two M3s and neither of them have this issue. I just attributed it to the taller glass height and being frameless. Will be interesting to see what they do to tighten it up so to speak
 

evanm

New Member
Aug 11, 2018
4
0
Richmond, VA
I have the same issue, yesterday when I closed the front drivers door, the window would go down 3 inches. I think because the door was not fully closed. Need to make service appt. Pretty sad they couldn't get this right.
 

Brown1428

Member
Jul 29, 2020
137
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Georgia
Anyone else noticed this? It makes kind of a slapping/short rattle sound every time we close the front doors. This does not happen on my model so I'm guessing since the windows are so much taller and they are unsupported at the top that this is unavoidable. A luxury car like this should have a solid thunk and pressurization when closing the doors. The slap/rattle makes it sound very cheap. Anyone else have this issue or a solution?

It may be that your door’s striker is improperly aligned and making contact with the latch as you close the door. The latch is designed to “take up” a slightly misaligned striker but will yield a “metal on metal” clank when closing the door. SC should be able to adjust.
 

empiredown

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Mar 27, 2020
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There is probably a loose fastener in the window mechanism. It took about a minute to tighten the books during a service appointment in our garage. Easy fix and no more rattles.

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