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  1. Az_Rael

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    For whatever it’s worth, I also have not had any more events since early July even though I still haven’t heard back on my support request for being in the program incorrectly. Wild guess theory: they had to pause the program for whatever utility/batch whatever I was mistakenly enrolled in...
  2. Az_Rael

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    Unfortunately no. I did email the connected solutions email address last week. Pinged Tesla today and they said I will have to talk to the connected solutions team, so will just have to wait I guess. Tesla said I was in the program so the connected solutions folks have to “verify there...
  3. Az_Rael

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    I do not have the grid services banner or the Virtual power option in my app. However, on Friday between 1-4 and Saturday between 2-4 PDT my Powerwalls did a pretty large discharge but not on other days. We are currently out of town, so no reason for big draws at the house during those times...
  4. Az_Rael

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    I am in a bit of an unusual situation as I apparently got added to the program accidentally (I am on So Cal Edison in CA), so I don't get notice of events and I am trying to figure out if they are actually discharging my powerwall to the grid or not. Since I am not in any program, I won't get...
  5. Az_Rael

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    So how do you tell the discharge is happening back to the grid? Is it the number I have circled? Swiping back dates, that is normally zero.
  6. Az_Rael

    Connected Solutions Real-World Experiences (MA - National Grid / EverSource)

    I just got an email that I am now enrolled in the Connected Solutions program. I did not sign up, looking at the support page, it is not in California, so I am hoping it was an error. Anyone else not on the East coast get this email? I emailed the support and asked to be unenrolled.
  7. Az_Rael

    Real life experience with Xcelerate warranty?

    Does Tesla still sell extended warranties? I know they don’t offer them for the 3, which is why I went with Xcare, but we haven’t tried to add one for our S yet. Edit: Tesla only offers the extended warranty for cars built thru 2020 per their website. So everyone in the future will be...
  8. Az_Rael

    Real life experience with Xcelerate warranty?

    I had to use my xcare warranty for the first time recently when my model 3 control arms started creaking. Overall, a great experience. Called the number and started a claim, which was super easy. The warranty company was great to work with, and the Van Nuys service center didn’t have any...
  9. Az_Rael

    FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me; Causes Accident

    Eh, I think @daktari has a point. Tesla DID design Autopilot to be as hands-free as possible even back in the AP1 days when it was essentially hands free. They only added the various safety items after it became obvious people were misusing the system. It's always been reactionary, never...
  10. Az_Rael

    FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me; Causes Accident

    Not FUD, in the AP1 days, you could go for 20 minutes at highway speeds without any nags and got infinite numbers of audio warnings (no AP jail). Joshua Brown was killed in an under run accident with a semi crossing a highway causing the first NHTSA investigation of AP and resulted in Tesla...
  11. Az_Rael

    Tesla Insurance customer service and claims experiences?

    Shopping for insurance for our cars after getting a huge rate increase from our current company due to a claim this past year. The rate more than doubled going to over $9K per year, which is....just wow. Guess they want all the money back from the claim. Got quotes from most of the majors...
  12. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    I think it will take more time before the mega threads start showing up. The mega threads for the issues with the early S’s only started showing up in the last couple of years. So far, the issues I am watching as the owner of a 2017 3 is the reports of control arms going bad, mine is making...
  13. Az_Rael

    FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me; Causes Accident

    I believe the YouTube comments referred to in that post are not the OPs comments, but the comments from one of the FSD you tubers. The comments on the OP YouTube are documented here: Post in thread 'FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me; Causes Accident' FSD Beta Attempts to Kill Me; Causes Accident
  14. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    If you look at my prior posts in this thread, I posted screenshots from the subscriber section for individual cars. The answer to your question is no, they do not let you know which portion of the drivetrain section for example was problematic. So, on the Model X under Drive System when...
  15. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    According to the JD power folks, they couldn’t do a full survey because Tesla doesn’t allow them to contact customers in 15 states. So they based it on owners in the other states. “Unlike other manufacturers, Tesla doesn’t grant us permission to survey its owners in 15 states where it is...
  16. Az_Rael

    Cautionary Tale FSD Computer Upgrade to 3.0

    As far as the early cars incompatibility camera issue, it must be for some newer revision of the FSD computer? I have a 2017 Model 3 with a VIN in the first 2000 and I did not have to have any camera upgrades when I had the FSD computer installed when they did the retrofits. FSD Beta works fine.
  17. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    From what I can tell, CR also weights by time. So some problems on older cars don’t count as much as problems on the 1 year old cars. But, yes, as I said in one of my earlier posts, their weighting scheme is a mystery. As far as the Mach E, the other thing CR does is if they don’t have...
  18. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    A yellow colored band that forms around the edges of the LCD display on the S and X. Supposedly from improperly cured glue. Lots of long threads, but Tesla initially said it was not a defect, but then started losing arbitration cases and implemented a temporary UV light curing fix as a...
  19. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    Well, Tesla is pretty infamous for their suspension issues, so I think those should count too. And it appears the Model 3 is not immune as that fleet ages, so I expect that to continue to be an issue. Plus it's not like drive units haven't been historically problematic. And older Model S...
  20. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    They do define all those terms on their website and in the survey. As far as recalls, they don't count them if that was the only reason for the issue. So I guess my power steering bolts failing on our S (stranding event) would still count even though there was a recall. Those Mach E issues...
  21. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    Yeah, I wish I still had a copy of their surveys I have filled out in the past. Only info I could find about their methods was some general info Consumer Reports' Car Reliability FAQ That FAQ matches what I recall of the survey, it asked me what cars I owned, if I had issues with them, then...
  22. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    Here are some snapshots of the CR reliability info for a 3 and a Y as well as a few of the vehicles mentioned in the article (Mach E and E-tron). My experience over the years with CR ratings is they are unreliable for 1st year and refreshed model years (got burned buying a refreshed Jetta...
  23. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    I have filled them out in the past. You have to be a subscriber. They do not verify ownership. The surveys are generally large and ask about all the vehicles you own. I don't have a copy of the questions, unfortunately.
  24. Az_Rael

    Tesla ranks 2nd worst in Consumer reports reliability survey

    I disagree. Prior to my Tesla’s (which have stranded me twice :rolleyes:) I haven’t been stranded by a car in years. I want to know how many times I am going to have crap break that needs to be taken to the service center where I have to take off work, etc. I care even more about those type...
  25. Az_Rael

    Can't turn off autopilot nag

    I suspect the OP is unable to dismiss the nag using the steering wheel or scroll wheels. I have had that happen once or twice and was forced to disengage AP with the stalk to not get put in AP jail. @rstrauss : I would make a service appt and have the car checked out. Make sure to do the...
  26. Az_Rael

    Any Actual Crashes with FSD?

    I wonder if it was some sort of mode confusion. I know when I have disengaged FSD quickly using the wheel in an intersection, I am left in TAC, and it has caused a bit of confusion with what the car was doing as I didn’t have full control yet. Took my brain a second to figure out I needed to...
  27. Az_Rael

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    Since I am not a software engineer, I made the assumption that I was getting basically the current production vision release with the FSD code "on top". The warnings seem geared to when using the FSD features. I assumed that if FSD Beta was too crazy, I could just turn off the features in the...
  28. Az_Rael

    Wiki MASTER THREAD: Actual FSD Beta downloads and experiences

    "In a comment to Electrek, Gerber claimed that he is “one of the best drivers in the world” and therefore, the safety score is not representative of his driving." Anyone who claims they are "one of the best drivers in the world" and aren't a professional race driver or some other similar...
  29. Az_Rael

    After what time has passed would you consider an FSD class action lawsuit?

    This is what I wanted out of my FSD purchase, and I figured it was pretty doable. However past statements from Elon indicating that the highway code is already essentially "FSD" makes me think the hands free highway driving is at the bottom of the priority list to solve. Which is too bad...
  30. Az_Rael

    Safety Score

    I can't answer for the other posters, but you have to understand what the climate was like in 2016 when AP 2 was released and the now infamous video. AP1 was already pretty dang good on highways and it only had ONE camera. Imagine what Tesla could do with EIGHT! Plus the original...
  31. Az_Rael

    Safety Score

    Welp, guess I am out of the running for a while. Was maintaining a 99 with my daily 80 mile round trip commute, but had to go "down below" last weekend into the jungles of the Inland Empire and Mr Az_Rael ended up getting 2 (!) FCWs on the way home. Dropped our score to 97, and haven't been...
  32. Az_Rael

    FSD Arbitration.

    *cough* 691HP *cough* I believe Tesla did have to pay out in that case, although it was in the Netherlands I think, so not directly US law. I am surprised the FTC hasn't gotten them yet for false advertising though.
  33. Az_Rael

    Safety Score

    Nah, I haven't changed my driving habits and have a 99 score currently with 100 miles total. I just like to have very smooth braking and rides in the car. You can judge my reaction times in a worst case scenario (blind corner, highway speeds, car coming head on) based on the link in my sig...
  34. Az_Rael

    Safety Score

    Man, the rending of garments and gnashing of teeth is going to be downright Biblical when the first (presumably) small batch of new testers is let into the program.
  35. Az_Rael

    OFFICIAL BUTTON WATCH

    True. I might throw my name into the hat anyways. I probably won't try to game the 7 day trial to get in though. Too much hassle. If my (and my husband's) driving style is deemed too "unsafe", oh well.
  36. Az_Rael

    OFFICIAL BUTTON WATCH

    I suspect this is going to go poorly, depending on how actively Tesla is going to monitor folks once they are in the Beta and how quickly they kick them out if they are misusing the system. I just saw a post on Reddit from a person who had requested beta access and in that same post admitted...
  37. Az_Rael

    MIT study on glance behavior when using Autopilot

    Looks like the story is being picked up in a few more places. https://www.engadget.com/tesla-drivers-become-inattentive-when-using-autopilot-study-finds-072247148.html? https://techcrunch.com/2021/09/20/mit-study-finds-tesla-drivers-become-inattentive-when-autopilot-is-activated/
  38. Az_Rael

    Break in without breaking glass?

    Did you use the keycard to unlock the car? I believe the car will not auto lock if the keycard was used to unlock the car on the previous drive. It is a good idea to turn on the horn beep for walk away lock to make sure the car always locks.
  39. Az_Rael

    MIT study on glance behavior when using Autopilot

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001457521003791?via%3Dihub Thought this was an interesting study, sorry if I missed a prior thread on it. I am not too surprised with the conclusions, I suspect Level 2 automation can be human factors nightmare, which is I believe one...
  40. Az_Rael

    Extended Service Warranty

    Is you car out of the original warranty period and into the extended warranty? I presume you purchased the extended warranty. If so, to use it, there is a $200 deductible when you take your car in for service. If you dig up your extended warranty agreement, it spells it out there. Now, if...
  41. Az_Rael

    Help Please! Wine Spill Smell - Even after interior detail/shampoo

    Try an ozone generator. Some detail shops should offer the service or you can buy one yourself. Just don't run it for very long and use precautions to air out the ozone once done. I have used one in my 3 for the cabin air filter funk and it worked well.
  42. Az_Rael

    FSD Transfer and Camax

    I would try and get CarMax to include FSD on the vehicle purchase sheet. That way if Tesla tries to claw it back later, you can take it up with CarMax and CarMax can go after Tesla. In my experience, CarMax has better customer service than Tesla. You can at least talk to people on the phone.
  43. Az_Rael

    U.S. opens formal safety probe for Autopilot - 2021 Aug 16

    Different agencies. NHTSA is the one with teeth to enforce policy, NTSB does not. NHTSA is also more influenced by manufacturers lobbying when making their rules, though. So it may depend on how much or well Tesla can lobby them.
  44. Az_Rael

    U.S. opens formal safety probe for Autopilot - 2021 Aug 16

    The San Diego photo appears to be a model Y based on that rear end. Miami: hard to tell, but those look like the Model 3 sport wheels Michigan: Model 3 or Y based on the view of the center screen visible in the photo Texas: Model X, unknown AP North Carolina: pre-facelift S, unknown AP Arizona...
  45. Az_Rael

    U.S. opens formal safety probe for Autopilot - 2021 Aug 16

    I don't think they will limit action to just AP1. AP2 is also weak on detecting stopped vehicles, so I could see them forcing a geofence for all autosteer cars. Now, what that would do to those of use who purchased FSD? I guess Tesla would finally be able to use their "regulation" get out...
  46. Az_Rael

    Is Tesla only good for local driving?

    We just finished a road trip from CA to rural NM where my in-laws live in our S. It was "harder" than taking an ICE, since you did have to plan the stops pretty well, and some supercharger locations suck for food/convenience stores, making it so you had to stop twice to get food or walk thru...
  47. Az_Rael

    Model 3 has no spare tire

    I have better luck with Discount/America's Tire for in stock Tesla tires. And they are pretty common stores. For your hypothetical Yosemite scenario, the Merced America's Tire has the 19" tires for my Model 3 in stock, (although not a brand I prefer, but one that would get me going). Sure I...
  48. Az_Rael

    MASTER THREAD: FSD Subscription Available 16 Jul 2021

    I am not so sure. During the autonomy day presentation they talked about how they were constrained when designing the HW3 computer because it HAD to be retrofittable. They stated HW4 didn’t have those constraints. Not sure if the guy giving that presentation still works at Tesla though...
  49. Az_Rael

    MASTER THREAD: FSD Subscription Available 16 Jul 2021

    They didn’t add the safety language until later. Nevertheless, there is an argument that Tesla needs to deliver the features within a reasonable timeframe within the life of the car. A court would have to decide what reasonable means in that context. Is it 5 years, the average length of...

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