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  1. xrayvsn

    Signature Red Loaner Car (and thoughts on it)

    Just finished posting another thread about the issues I was having with my car (solved by replacing the left and right half shaft) so if interested in that please go to that one When I did turn in my car I was really pleasantly surprised that the loaner I received was a Signature Red Model S...
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    Half shaft cured my issue

    For the longest time I thought the way my 90D accelerated was normal (on heavy acceleration the car would shudder a little bit) and that the noise in the interior cabin was expected (a turbine type whine). However right before my 50,000 mile mark (where I would lose my warranty) I began to...
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    Question on Regenerative braking

    First off, I am a big fan of regenerative braking, absolutely loving "one pedal driving." I was wondering however if during periods of non-braking, does it actually create more electricity requirement? If I let go of the accelerator in an ICE vehicle, there only rolling resistance of the tire...
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    My experience with AP2 vs AP1

    Recently had my car in for the 37,500 mile service and got a brand new (24 miles on odometer) 75D Loaner with AP2 hardware. First thing I noticed was that for about the first 100 miles it would not allow me to use both the autopilot as well as cruise control with the message that it was...
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    Has the touchscreen glass improved?

    As I mentioned on a prior post I had the 25k service and at that time the service center ended up taking out my old touchscreen and giving me a new one (had a minor problem where I would have occasional frozen screen with "contact tesla service") On my prior screen I had a protective film...
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    Pleasant surprise at 25k service

    Just picked up my car from the annual 25k service. I had originally reported issues with the touchscreen that in the beginning would freeze and say contact Tesla service very occasionally in the morning. The service advisor asked if I had plugged anything into the USB port (I had a USB...
  7. xrayvsn

    Autopilot and Abandoned Vehicles

    With the latest update I received (the one which restricts autopilot to the exact posted speed limit on non-interstate/highway roads), I have noticed a disturbing trend: Every time my car is driving on the interstate and their happens to be an abandoned vehicle on the side of the road, for some...
  8. xrayvsn

    Has anyone noticed longer time for limited regen to go away?

    Well here in TN it just started getting cold enough for the dreaded dashed yellow lines signaling limited regen to pop up again. I've had my car one year now and have experienced the same thing last winter, however this time around it seems that it is taking forever for the dashed yellow lines...
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    Have a couple of questions on daily operations of car

    1) I currently have my garage door set to open and close with my homelink which works perfect. However whenever I choose to skip the closing of the garage door (for instance if I want to back car out of garage to wash it and do not want the garage door to close), it seems that the autoskip...
  10. xrayvsn

    12500 mile Service, loaner car observation, and test drove a model X

    Took in my car to do my 12500 mile service today and to also look at some of the autopilot issues I was having (Lost Autopilot and other functionality :() Anyway, I got my first chance to test drive a model X and have to saw wow, that front windshield was amazing. And love the white ventilated...
  11. xrayvsn

    Lost Autopilot and other functionality :(

    Not sure if it is a coincidence or not, but after coming home from a 11 day trip abroad, had a touchscreen error on Saturday July 16 (had them periodically happen before) which went away after doing the reboot. The following day got notice for a firmware update which I did without problem. The...
  12. xrayvsn

    Went to the Nashville dealer and got a special treat

    Had a pleasant surprise when I stopped by the dealership when I was in the area. Got to actually see the car that started it all for the first time. Even a decade later it still was stunning and can see why it could jumpstart a company. Also got to see the Model X which they finally had to...
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    Autopilot Achiles Heel?

    I am a HUGE autopilot fan and engage autopilot every chance I can get on the highway. There are some limitations however that have made for some uneasy behavior which causes me to take over (even though there is no warning given from the dash): I find most of these instances occur when there...
  14. xrayvsn

    Xpel saved my skin 2x in one week.

    Just have to give props to the paint protective film Xpel, for it definitely prevented some paint issues with two incidents I had this week (I got the full body Xpel coverage) The first was when I parked in a public covered garage near the Chattanooga Aquarium. When I got home from the visit...
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    Saw 3 model S refreshed colors in Nashville dealership...

    Well I was a skeptic when I saw images of the new model S online but I have to admit in person they looked really impressive. There were 3 colors in the showroom (multicoat red, Grey and black). Of all of them I thought the black looked the best with the new look. I also got to compare the...
  16. xrayvsn

    My best autopilot commute ever after firmware update

    Yesterday I updated to the latest firmware (I think) of 7.1 (2.17.37) and it seems to have almost perfected the autopilot experience. As I mentioned in an earlier post, my previous update (the MarioKart rainbow road one), they had improved autopilot driving where the car was now near dead...
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    Paradigm Shift Happening with My Driving

    I have already extolled the virtues of Autopilot and how it has made my morning commute so much more enjoyable (see: How Autopilot has added years to my life.). One thing I'm noticing is it has been a complete 180 in terms of what actually makes me happy when I drive. Before Tesla I...
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    Autopilot improvement in "MarioKart Rainbow Road" firmware update?

    Just got the newest firmware update yesterday (the one where you can click autopilot 4 times to get the rainbow psychedelic road Elon tweeted about). One thing I have noticed is that the car in autopilot behaves a lot better, similar to the original autopilot update, driving closer to the...
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    Carpool Etiquette

    I think one of the greatest parts of owning a Tesla is the ability to use the HOV/Carpool lanes (definitely helps with morning and evening commutes from work). Have a couple of questions about the carpool and how most people would approach it: First off, as a driver, I am one of those people...
  20. xrayvsn

    Another great forward thinking move by Tesla regarding Model 3 reservations

    I am definitely a Tesla fan and just am very impressed not only on how amazing the cars they make but also the various business decisions that they have followed. I was just thinking of even the act of allowing Tesla employees to have first dibs in reservation actually has a lot of beneficial...
  21. xrayvsn

    Looks like we can add red brake calipers to non P cars :)

    Was just looking at the Tesla Shop and apparently in addition to the spoiler now available, they have added the red calipers: Tesla — Model S Red Brake Calipers Set That was the one item I really wanted that I could not get when I went with the 90D. Although I will probably wait till my...
  22. xrayvsn

    Do you think pothole avoidance could be solved with a software upgrade?

    Saw this feature on pothole avoidance for Ford: New Ford Fusion skips over potholes For those with air suspension, do you think it could be something as simple as a software upgrade (what I hope) or do you think additional hardware would be required?
  23. xrayvsn

    Multiple same updates?

    I just got a notice this morning that I had another firmware update which I did and it seems like the exact same update when the latest summon features were released. After that original update I have gotten 2 more updates which I performed but nothing new. Anyone else getting requests for...
  24. xrayvsn

    Wow TN electric rebate funds almost depleted

    I'm really glad I pushed up my car delivery date (originally to be in April to coincide with my birthday but pushed it forward to Dec 2015 to make it a Christmas present instead). I've been closely monitoring the amount of funds available ever since I put in order for the car in October 2015...
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    Anyone know what this icon does for rearview camera?

    I am not sure if this is something that cropped up new since the update (I can't remember seeing it before), but when driving and I put the rearview camera on the touchscreen, there is a small icon now present in the upper left hand corner (sort of like a traffic cone next to some wavy lines...
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    Is there known order how updates get rolled out?

    Just curious as I often see people posting on the Internet about the latest update that tesla has initiated and often I do not have any update indication (sometimes as much as a week later before I get my notice). Are these updates going out based on serial number? Or location? And why do a...
  27. xrayvsn

    I'm the latest spokesmodel for Tesla :)

    Apparently the folks at Tesla liked my experience with Autopilot that they put it on their website and social media outlets. I asked if I could have a free Model X but they declined. Lol Definitely proud to be a Tesla owner and grinning ear to ear that Tesla liked my review How...
  28. xrayvsn

    Any configuration regrets?

    Curious if after living with your car do you have any regrets on how you configured your car (added something you now think was not worth it or more likely wish you added something that you didn't at the time of order) I will start off and say my only regret was that I did not get the winter...
  29. xrayvsn

    Question on pre-warming car from App

    I tried a search on site and couldn't find the answer to my question so forgive me if this was addressed previously. As far as pre-warming the car from the phone app, how long does the car maintain this state before it shuts off? The reason I asked is, I started pre-warming the car but got...
  30. xrayvsn

    How Autopilot has added years to my life.

    Every now and then a company introduces technology that truly is a “game changer” in how drastically different your daily life is impacted once you are introduced to it. I truly feel I am witness to the dawn of such technology, brought to us by the innovative company Tesla. I can go on...
  31. xrayvsn

    Suggestions to Tesla

    I tried doing a search and didn't see an obvious thread (if there was one I apologize) I am not sure if anyone involved with Tesla monitors these forums (I'm hoping that it would be the case) but I thought it would be great to start a thread where owners of the car would list suggestions...
  32. xrayvsn

    Random questions on Model S

    Hoping if anyone could give advice/answers to the following: 1) Does anyone know the origin of why it's called Model S? Were there previous prototypes (models A-R?). My theory is called S because it's a sedan. Just curious 2) In terms of those with navigation, I have seen the computer...
  33. xrayvsn

    Just Became A New Model S 90D Owner. Full Review/Observations

    First off, I want to say hello to all the members out there. A bit about me: I'm 44 yrs old, a radiologist (hence member name xrayvsn) practicing in Middle Tennesse, USA. Ever since I took a test drive in mid October 2015 (which amazingly was just a spur of the moment decision because I...

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