Strange Steering Column Noises - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Tesla Model X: Strange Steering Column Noises

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on September 5, 2016

2016 Tesla Model X

As I was leaving Edmunds HQ in our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X, I heard a strange noise coming from the steering column. It was sort of a murmur when I'd turn the wheel sharply. I took a video (see below; that's a screenshot above) so you can experience it for yourself. It's faint, so headphones may be in order.

It sounds a bit like Beaker from the Muppets if he were really depressed. Just a slow, muffled "meeeeep." Poor Beaker.

It doesn't seem to be affecting anything, so I'm assuming we'll just put it on our list of things to check out the next time the vehicle heads into the local Tesla shop.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 7,527 miles

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