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  1. LastGas

    COVID Infects Tesla 12V batteries

    The first 12V battery in my Model S lasted nearly 4 years, but its warranty replacement barely lasted 2. What's up with that? I asked the Tesla Mobile Service technician why the battery only lasted 2 years. He said it he had seen a lot of 12V battery failures and suggested it was because of...
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    Calculating Safety Score - TACC

    Tesla describes how the Safety Score is calculated when Autopilot is on and when it's off, but what about when Traffic-Aware Cruise Control (TACC) is on, but Autosteer is off? Is that Autopilot or not?
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    Tesla v. NTSB - Opinion

    Why is the NTSB trying to embarrass Tesla in public? Here's how I see it. The NTSB got involved with Tesla when investigating the 2016 traffic death of Joshua Brown. Brown was driving 9 mph over the speed limit on a divided highway in Florida with the old Autopilot Convenience Feature engaged...
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    Has anyone successfully logged into Amazon with the Tesla browser?

    I've been trying unsuccessfully to log in to my Amazon account with the Tesla web browser. It keeps rejecting my password. I verified the password by logging in on a desktop browser. The password is 20 characters long.
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    Scan My Tesla with VGate Bluetooth

    I have a 2018 Model 3 and I'm trying to get Scan My Tesla working. I installed the AmpedGarage adapter and plugged in a super cheap VGate Scan OBD Scan Bluetooth dongle. I put Scan My Tesla on an old Dell T01C Venue 7 Tablet and installed Scan My Tesla. The adapter lit up when plugged in and...
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    Build 2.42.40 improves USB audio

    I installed Build 2.42.40 of Version 8.0 on my Model S (refresh 60) Friday night. Its release notes say: New 8.0 Enhancements There are multiple improvements to the USB listening experience. You can now use search to quickly find a song, artist, or album on your USB. Or use the alphabetical...
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    Where is the passenger-side front airbag?

    I found lots of diagrams showing the "location" of the front passenger-side airbag, but none of them actually say how it is positioned vertically. My concern is to insure that nothing I might mount or place becomes a projectile should the airbag inflate.
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    Public opinion on autonomous cars could get ugly

    I start with the Tesla crash in Florida and the huge amount of publicity it got. Some people will have an immediate gut reaction and say "I'll never trust my life to a self-driving car." But fast forward a few years when a car with some level of autonomy becomes more common and instead of 1...
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    From the sparse Tesla state of South Carolina

    Greetings from the upstate of South Carolina. My MS 60 is scheduled to arrive late September or early October. THe MS will be a big change from my 9 1/2 year old Prius ;) I have never actually seen a Tesla on the road anywhere. I may go stake out the supercharger in Greenville, SC, which is...

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