Even the most beloved brands have their quirks.
In the case of Tesla, one of these quirks is the upper control arm in Models X, Y and 3.
This Tesla OE control arm boasts a state of-the-art design made of a hybrid steel and composite polymer called FRP, which stands for fiber-reinforced plastic. While this is a light and strong control arm, its strength could be questionable, and the method of attaching the ball joint leads to a noticeable SEAM.
These ball joints have been known to creak and squeak, and there have been documented instances of the ball stud separating from its socket in the joint.
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