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  1. Padelford

    Navigate on Autopilot is Useless (2018.42.3)

    Around the metro Seattle area, the bug is universally encountered. Very frustrating that I've been complaining about this by phone for more than a year, promised further contacts from developers that repeatedly never happened. Tesla seems to not give a damn about this.
  2. Padelford

    Navigate on Autopilot is Useless (2018.42.3)

    Also, NoA (2022.24.8) still objects to driving NEXT to an HOV lane unless HOV lane use is enabled. I’ve complained about this for more than a year without any fix.
  3. Padelford

    Front suspension problems come and go?

    Mine has reappeared then disappeared again. I’ll see what colder weather reveals.
  4. Padelford

    Front suspension problems come and go?

    Two months ago, I had the upper control arms replaced for the second time in the vehicle’s history. In both cases, the front end was very noisy, and the new control arms apparently fixed the problems. Two weeks ago, the front suspension began squeaking and creaking like hell again. It was...
  5. Padelford

    Multiple Congresspersons request briefing on FSD crashes

    Tesla’s rejection of a PR team is just making the Autopilot/FSD public narrative into a major disaster for the company. Is Elon going to wait and just start suing everyone as the remedy?
  6. Padelford

    Auto Lane Change Unavailable - Car Cannot See Lane

    It’s the map database, in my experience. Is the problem road a state highway or less? There are multi-lane state highways in WA state on which NoA won’t work including auto lane change. Plain autopilot works.
  7. Padelford

    Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) SpaceX and Boeing developments

    Then NASA could have two spacecraft capable of ISS orbital boost and reorientation, a much more robust situation than just Cygnus.
  8. Padelford

    Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) SpaceX and Boeing developments

    Here’s a new theory: NASA is keeping Boeing’s Starliner program because it can be used to reboost & maintain ISS in orbit, whereas crew Dragon cannot if the Russians do leave the ISS.
  9. Padelford

    NTHSA Investigating Tesla over growing Phantom Braking complaints

    I recently drove from Seattle to LA and back, three days each way, using NoA, and PB events happened every day. It was hard to tell what was causing them. Overall, I was disappointed that NoA was just as problematic on the trip as it was in 2020. I expected better.
  10. Padelford

    Users that mistake NoA for FSD hit a wall (literally)

    AP should have been using the acoustic sensors’ data to center the vehicle between the Jersey barriers along that lane & prevent hitting them. It might be a good idea to have that system and it’s log data checked, perhaps it has something wrong.
  11. Padelford

    Users that mistake NoA for FSD hit a wall (literally)

    Technically, that’s freeway conditions which are covered by “legacy” AP software not FSD beta.There are still two software packages running, and Elon promised to merge them in the future. AP used to have real problems with freeway curves with jersey barriers along them. It didn’t follow me...
  12. Padelford

    Rear Camber Adjust Link DIY Possible, But Requires More Work Than It Appears On Paper

    Rear tire uneven wear is remarkably sensitive to the rear camber angle. The stock angle of -1.7 deg was causing rapid inner tire edge wear, while -1.0 deg shows no uneven wear.
  13. Padelford

    Rear Camber Adjust Link DIY Possible, But Requires More Work Than It Appears On Paper

    The factory rear toe links are adjustable based on my alignment data. The factory camber links are not. Plus, I recall that replacing the rear toe links is significantly more difficult to replace than the camber links.
  14. Padelford

    Rear Camber Adjust Link DIY Possible, But Requires More Work Than It Appears On Paper

    I don’t think the toe arms are necessary. The main problem is camber angle.
  15. Padelford

    2nd upper control arm replacement today

    I had my upper control arms replaced at the beginning of June, and there is no entry on the invoice for an alignment.
  16. Padelford

    Data likely shows Teslas on Autopilot crash more than rivals

    I want to know what model years are involved in the crashes. I suspect the data won’t be available until the report comes out. Also, Tesla management are profoundly idiotic for not having a PR department that engages with the media on Tesla’s behalf.
  17. Padelford

    FSD Road Hazard Alert and Avoidance

    How about detecting & obeying school zone speed limits? Current non-FSD software does none of these things, and FSD won’t be successful until Tesla figures that out.
  18. Padelford

    2nd upper control arm replacement today

    My statement says they gave me new parts. I’ll go look, and I’ll be mightily pissed if they lied.
  19. Padelford

    Don’t Wait to be Notified for FSD Camera Upgrade!

    I bought FSD two years ago, and I was working thru the safety score process to qualify for the beta software when Elon announced the camera upgrade that my vehicle required for it. I didn’t actually get the beta software then, and I’m now going to wait for the full release. I found the safety...
  20. Padelford

    2nd upper control arm replacement today

    I didn't look at them before they were replaced. Rats.
  21. Padelford

    2nd upper control arm replacement today

    First one was in 2019 under warranty, thus one cost $628. I asked if these are now “consumable items” & got no response. The new ones’ part numbers have an “F” suffix. Started squeaking about a week ago.
  22. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    You'll have to be proactive, make an appointment for the camera upgrade and force them to either set you up or turn you down. That's how I got mine. I never received an "invitation" for the upgrade.
  23. Padelford

    FSD upgrade from EAP

    The visualizations depend on your MCU and FSD computer. You get full visuals with MCU 2 or better.
  24. Padelford

    Don’t Wait to be Notified for FSD Camera Upgrade!

    Absolutely not. I dropped out of the FSD beta program after the camera retrofit announcement. Could I have received the camera update earlier if I stayed in? Only Elon knows.
  25. Padelford

    CHAdeMO Adapter Firmware Update Available

    I just had my CHAdeMO adapter firmware updated today according to the Seattle service center. They didn't provide details of the firmware update. I've yet to try it out - I haven't used it in quite a while. I'll post results of testing it.
  26. Padelford

    Rear Camber Adjust Link DIY Possible, But Requires More Work Than It Appears On Paper

    Here's an update on my rear tires after the camber link replacement: at 8785 miles on my Michelin CrossClimate SUV tires, I measured the inside and outside tread depths, and they're identical at 7/32" on both sides. The center tire depth is 8/32". I'm not sure of the original tread depth, but...
  27. Padelford

    Don’t Wait to be Notified for FSD Camera Upgrade!

    We’ll see. The SC has confirmed the appointment on the 9th.
  28. Padelford

    Don’t Wait to be Notified for FSD Camera Upgrade!

    I’ve been periodically nagging Tesla about the free FSD camera upgrade for my 2017 MX since last year. I’d set up a service appointment that was later canceled by the SC because they didn’t have the parts. I was told repeatedly that I’d be notified when the parts were available. This time I...
  29. Padelford

    Anybody install an Ohmmu battery in their X? Looking for feedback.

    I tried installing an Ohmmu battery in my 2017 MX about a year ago. Discovered that Ohmmu reversed the battery post positions from the OEM battery for some damn reason, and the vehicle’s battery wiring did not have the slack to allow swapping the terminal locations. Ohmmu said nothing about...
  30. Padelford

    Excessive “Upcoming Lane Change “

    Is there an HOV lane on the far left, and are you driving in the lane next to the HOV lane? I’ve identified a bug in the current non-FSD highway AP software that does not allow the vehicle to be in the lane adjacent to an HOV lane unless HOV lane access is selected. I’ve observed this bug on...
  31. Padelford

    Ticking noise from the HVAC on my MX

    My 2017 MX has developed a quiet but annoying ticking sound on the driver's side that is tied to the HVAC system. It seems to be directly tied to the airflow direction controls (up, out, down), not the fan. The noise can be turned off and on by turning off the airflow out of the dash vents in...
  32. Padelford

    6-seater distance between second row seats?

    These data are for a 2017 MX six-seater: 15" gap between the seat cushions near the front; 13" floor to top of front side edge of seat cushion, 11" floor to top of back side edge of seat cushion; 18-19" from back to front of seat along side of seat
  33. Padelford

    Tesla says there are 60,000 FSD Beta testers now

    Note that Mardak's plot has flattened out vs time, so I'm guessing Tesla has maxed out on beta testers & input data for FSD Beta.
  34. Padelford

    FSD - Avoid potholes and ruts in the road

    This is an old problem. I’ve often wished that AP provided a lane offset adjustment to keep the vehicle out of the lane ruts so common in WA state. It would significantly reduce road noise.
  35. Padelford

    So I guess they have enough beta testers?

    If you were at AP 2.5, you already apparently have the right cameras for FSD. Tesla didn't update cameras with the HW 3 upgrade.
  36. Padelford

    So I guess they have enough beta testers?

    Does your vehicle need camera upgrades? My early 2017 MX does, and I won't be able to get FSD Beta until I get the upgrade. I quit the FSD Beta program in the meantime - why drive like an idiot for no good reason?
  37. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    I wish. I spoke to the local SC, and the B-pillar cameras are held up due to the chip shortage.
  38. Padelford

    FSD Beta disengagement on bi-directional disorder

    Does the GPS on your cell phone also give bogus location data at your garage? You may need to download an app to actually see your GPS location instead of your location from cell phone tower data. It’s possible that your area may not get good GPS signals because of local geography like mountains.
  39. Padelford

    Aftermarket wiper blade for Model X (2019)?

    Watch this video: . This may help with noisy wipers.
  40. Padelford

    Tidal help

    Tesla technical support folks don’t know this. I called in about my issue, same as Williamset, and their answer was to schedule a service center appointment to sort out the “software problem”. Haven’t done that.
  41. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    I received 44.25.2 two days ago.
  42. Padelford

    Pre-refresh S / X now officially known as “Legacy” in terms of software

    I'm seriously pissed that I paid for HW3 and MCU2 last year, expecting those to keep my vehicle up with the newest production vehicles, and I'm now in the same situation as those that hadn't bothered with those upgrades. I'd really re-think spending the $$$ for these upgrades knowing what I...
  43. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    Really, reduce your expectations. 2021.46 for us older-car owners is much, much less than advertised. I too was getting upset at not getting this or the .44 update.
  44. Padelford

    Not getting any software updates??

    No sign of tire condition monitoring, no waypoints or most any of the things previously offered in 2021.46.
  45. Padelford

    Not getting any software updates??

    I just installed 2021.44.6 on my MX, a jump from 2021.36.5.1.
  46. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    I opted out. It was making me crazy too. 50 yrs driving, no tickets or accidents. I drive better than the “safety score” system.
  47. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    I’m stuck at 36.5.1 for six weeks. I called Tesla to ask if I had “cooties” and wasn’t getting updates anymore. I got a vague answer that I had what Engineering has designed for my vehicle. Also, still no word on my camera upgrade.
  48. Padelford

    Update on AP Camera Update for Older S/X Vehicles

    I’ve been trying to schedule the upgrade and getting turned down. The last try, I was told that a new “upgrade” would appear in my Tesla app when they were ready for my vehicle.

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