High pitched noise?

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Rob123
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High pitched noise?

Post by Rob123 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:03 pm

My ID3 has started making a very high pitched noise when driving. Definately an electrical sound. I stopped a couple of times to try and find the source and found it only started when I put the car in drive. As soon as you twist the lever to put the car in drive it starts immediately. Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas? Was giving me and my other half a headache by the time we got home.

Coopear
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by Coopear » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:28 pm

Happily no! That sounds very annoying.

Rob123
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by Rob123 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:04 pm

It is, does anyone have any idea what it could be? Its not loud just very high pitched electrical sound as soon as car is put in D or B. Does it stationary and moving and is constant untill car is back in neutral...

HeidiFlowerpt Driver
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by HeidiFlowerpt Driver » Sun Dec 13, 2020 5:22 pm

No idea - electric cars are such new technology that no-one has built up knowledge that might help. My gut feeling is perhaps an inverter fault, which would be a major problem. Your car is under warranty, I would get your dealership involved.
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Rob123
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by Rob123 » Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:16 pm

Thanks Heidi, sounds possible...

Booked into dealership next week to look at this. Just did a quick 5min drive to try and capture sound but phone won't pick it up really. Left with a ringing in my ear for half an hour after though... Seems to get louder the more you drive and then stop as soon as back in neutral. Anyone else any thoughts on this?

AJL_stylePro58
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by AJL_stylePro58 » Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:47 pm

I have the same issue - kind of like an old electrical transformer whistle.
Just picked up the car today.
I can live with it but would rather not....
Any news from your visit to the dealer @Rob123?

Daveion
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by Daveion » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:30 am

One of those rare occasions where my age related hearing loss is an advantage especially with high frequency noises. My car could be doing it and I just wouldn't know 😅 Hope you get it sorted.
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Rob123
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by Rob123 » Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:46 am

Dealer has managed to get a recording of the sound now and it is with VW to try and work out what's going on. Hoping I will know soon. Did you get yours looked at? @AJL_stylePro58

joeberg1
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by joeberg1 » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:16 am

Hi!

I have the same sound. Don't even need to put in drive. Just have autohold on and then slightly start touching the gas pedal and you can hear it.

Did you found out what it was? Please update as my dealership cant even hear it.

I have an isolated file recording of it which I will send them today.

gailjon
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Re: High pitched noise?

Post by gailjon » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:45 am

My children can hear it when sat in the back but I don't hear anything - age related hearing loss again.
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