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New clicking noise from steering wheel

My red p85 just developed a double clicking noise when I turn 90 degree left of the car at intersection. The noise doesn't come every time I turn but is there 75% of the time. Any idea?

Ps, rangers were in my house last week. I tried to demonstrate to them. Off course, it was not there to be heard. They did tighten the bolts around steering as per tesla bulletin for the previously reported sw clicking noise which I heard from YouTube, but my noise was a different type. My noise persists after the recent sw tightening. It's driving my nuts! Please help! I'm reporting this to Minneapolis svc ctr too.


I assure you this is not a smart a$$ answer but it could be your turn signal.

My previous GM SUV had the same clicking sound and it was some relay related to the turn signal. If I remember correctly, the clicking happened even if I did not use the turn signal. I believe it had something to do with the mechanism that clears the signal when the steering wheel returns back to 15 degrees or less, or whatever the setting was. I never did fix it since that vehicle was so noisy anyway.

I have over 10000 miles on my P85. It has had the steering clicking sound from day1. I have taken it to SC several times to no avail. I don't hink they know to fix it.

I asked service and they said there is a fix for it.

It's a quick fix... they need to put a shim on the steering box and re-torque the bolts.

I have 12K miles. Mine starting clicking last week. Its every time I pull out of the garage or into a tight parking space. I have my 12.5K routine inspection on friday in Atlanta. Will let you know if they can fix it.

Thanks to all. Hope to hear a solution soon.

Love my Model S. I will drive this car until it only goes sideways on the midwest snow before I would pull out the SUV.

Mine has been clicking since about 1,000 miles. Now at 3,000. Service said there IS a fix and it is quick - it's just that getting in for service takes about a month (no joke) in Rockville, MD.

Had 12.5K mile service. explained clicking noise in steering wheel. its fixed. here is a copy of the repair order:

Correction: Add Shim to Steering Mount Bolt and Retorque Subframe Bolts

Have an additional 500 miles since repair and the sound seems to be resolved. Atlanta service center

When it started for us, I called the service center (MA) and they said, "Ah! The famous steering click problem! Bring it in - quick fix."

In our case, they didn't even put the shim in, because it hadn't loosened much - they just tightened the bolts that were a little loose. (These loose bolts are not a safety issue, we were assured - so people who have the click, don't worry.) Fixed it, but now I hear the very slightest little noise again when I turn hard. No big deal. If it gets worse I'll take it in and request the shim.

What I don't get is why these common problems aren't well-socialized among the various service centers. That seems like a problem.

Thanks to rmbod, LMB and all.

Ranger came the second time to fix this clicking sound, but failed to solve the issue. This time, I was able to demonstrate the noise to her(double-clicking noise when turn left 90 degree, not at the end of steering). she opened a plastic cover on the left side of the steering wheel, but found no moving parts that she can adjust, so problem persists !

The lady ranger confirmed that noise was different from the "famous noise" that they knew about.

I will contact the service center in MN and inform them of this fix.

I too had the clicking noise when I turned the steering wheel hard to the right or left. A service ranger came to my house and installed shims which took care of the noise.

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