Submitted by TomasT on July 5, 2013
I'm an ecstatic owner of a 40kW Model S in Miami with 1,000 miles already. Placed my order 4 years ago.
My AC makes normal fan noise, just like any other car I've driven. The thing that was always apparent to me from my first drive is a loud hum (low frequency tone) it makes when it (the AC) tries to achieve a colder temperature. It makes that noise for a couple of minutes when you first turn the AC on. I'm not talking about fan noise, it's more of loud tone coming from the frunk.
Btw, I know an ICE car makes a lot more noise than the Model S in any scenario. I guess the only reason it bothers me is that the A/C sound always comes in strong just when I am to showing off to my friends about how quiet the Model S is... hehehe
I guess my question is, is this a normal sound from the a/c of the Model S?