Last Updated on September 9, 2020
From what we’ve seen on the forums and video comments, a lot of Model 3’s and now Model Y’s have a minor rattle coming from the seat belt adjuster area on the driver’s side. It typically only happens when the seat belt is in the bottom position and you’re on a rougher road, but it is an annoying buzz right in the driver’s ear.
After Tesla failed to fix it on our Model 3, I made several attempts with felt tape in various places, but I’m happy to report I’ve finally resolved it for good. The fix is pretty easy and only takes a few minutes.
- A few inches of this felt tape in just the right places did the trick.
- Plastic trim tools help remove the cover.
- Sharp scissors to cut the felt tape.
- A clamp to hold the seatbelt while you work.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there’s no substitute for a video, so check out the procedure here.