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Please ignore my ignorance, first time EV owner here. To my understanding, during charging, the battery raises in temperate and there's a cooling function that remits sound (and heat). Similarly, when parked outdoor (or indoor), when the temperature raises, the cooling function automatically engages which also remits a sound -- both times, it sounds as if the car is "ON".
Just wanted to confirm this is "normal" ?
 

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Correct, 100% normal -- we've had MANY Tesla and at first was a bit disconcerting to go out to the garage for something only to hear your "car is on" sounds-- but the self cooling systems are operating as expected. You're fine.
 

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Thanks for confirming my own thoughts. I'm hearing impaired but one time I came home, got out and my wife said "your car is still running!" I wasn't aware of these sounds before. Now I hear them if I go looking.
 

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Correct, 100% normal -- we've had MANY Tesla and at first was a bit disconcerting to go out to the garage for something only to hear your "car is on" sounds-- but the self cooling systems are operating as expected. You're fine.
THANK YOU! That was exactly what happened last night - family member went to garage and came running into living room " OMG.....WHY IS THE CAR LOUD and RUNNING ?...."
Earlier in the day, my Co-worker came to me and asked "....Hey....was parking next to you....your car is on...." - so I went out to check, sure enough it sounded like it was running.
Now I can rest in peace when anyone comes to me on that !
THanks!
 
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