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  1. pdamski

    Problems with Auto Lane change in 32.12.2

    Maybe the TPS transmitters are sending an error message that they don't send when the tire is properly inflated? Maybe that signal is picked up by the Ultrasonic sensors? Maybe the frequencies caused bu the contact patch on an under inflated tire generates a masking frequency? I am an audio...
  2. pdamski

    Problems with Auto Lane change in 32.12.2

    I have a theory on the tire inflation suspicion. I too have had the issue of my car not making left lane changes under NOA or Autopilot. I also had my tire pressures drop significantly with the onset of Fall cool temps. I have had my tires inflated properly and will test my theory today...
  3. pdamski

    Small problems. Longevity

    Have these small problems cost you anything? I have found this car to be by far the cheapest to maintain of any that I have owned. I will celebrate my 1 yr anniversary with this car next week. I currently have 19,623 miles on my car. The only expense I see coming on the horizon is a new set...
  4. pdamski

    2019.28.1

    I'm thinking more like Thomas Edison than Einstein. I see many parallels between their work styles and commitment.
  5. pdamski

    Salvage Model 3 and inability to receive support from Tesla for repair parts

    This might give you and idea of what is missing in your photo.
  6. pdamski

    Carbon fiber spoiler loose

    I have now had my spoiler for about a month. I live in the Palm Springs area so temps have been sitting at around 115 degrees this week. I was very happy with the initial installation of the spoiler and both sides were securely fastened. I have been very careful to NOT use the spoiler as a...
  7. pdamski

    Autopilot Near-Collision

    Can I assume that those of you who are using Autopilot on "surface streets" know that this system is not designed or approved for that use? It states pretty clearly that these Autopilot functions are to be used only on limited access roadways. From the current manual: Warning: Do not use...
  8. pdamski

    Frunk dent and scratch - caught on sentry

    Blade Runner
  9. pdamski

    Frunk dent and scratch - caught on sentry

    Florida
  10. pdamski

    Tire rotation

    Thank you for the suggestion. I just had an alignment at the end of my body work. This was a week before I went in for the rotation.
  11. pdamski

    Tire rotation

    For what it is worth, I took my car in for a rotation last week. They measured all of the tires for wear and told me the tire rotation was unnecessary. I have almost 13K since Late October and had the tires rotated at 6500 miles.
  12. pdamski

    Bodyshop recommendation SF East Bay

    Having just been through this, do yourself a favor and ask Tesla where to send it. Their affiliated body shops have direct ordering access with Tesla whereas others have a more difficult time ordering parts.
  13. pdamski

    Software Ver. 2019.20.2.1

    Nope.
  14. pdamski

    Software Ver. 2019.20.2.1

    It showed the side view of the vehicles going across the display. I tried it once again later, when the traffic was moving faster, and it wasn't as accurate.
  15. pdamski

    Software Ver. 2019.20.2.1

    HW 2.5. I have just gotten my car back from the body shop after 5 weeks for a front left quarter panel, Front Bumper cover and some bits underneath. Tesla had pushed me to 16.2, I think, when they reset the firmware on the new headlamp and repeater last week.
  16. pdamski

    Software Ver. 2019.20.2.1

    I also purchased FSD so keep your eyes open on your Tesla app.
  17. pdamski

    Software Ver. 2019.20.2.1

    Oh, also had Lane Departure.
  18. pdamski

    Software Ver. 2019.20.2.1

    I received an update late last night. The revision notes included Display Brightness and Dog Mode changes and not much else. I had an appointment to get my spoiler today and was driving the car to the SC when I noticed that while I was stopped at a red light I could see the cross traffic...
  19. pdamski

    Has Any P3D+ Owners Gotten Carbon Fiber Spoiler?

    My spoiler was installed today. Looks good. I live in an oven so I will avoid touching that baby as the adhesive will probably be challenged.
  20. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    I completely agree. This is why we all carry insurance (hopefully). I believe I will get my car back in good condition at some point soon. The real issue with little events like this is the effect on resale later. Now CARFAX will have a record and the car will always be haunted by the incident.
  21. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    Happy to as those details develop.
  22. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    I'm not sure how the officer dealt with the other driver. He brought me the drivers paperwork to photograph and told me she admitted to not seeing me at all when turning left. I was assigned to call AAA to get a tow truck while he dealt with the other driver. I don't think the officer knew I...
  23. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    Not sure what sounds the car was making at the time as I was swerving right to try and avoid the contact. We were going pretty slow, or at least I was, when we made contact. Maybe 10 mph? And yes, both are always enabled.
  24. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    No citation issued. Out here in the low desert they really don't care about the front plates. If I were to spend more time in L.A. I might mount it.
  25. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    Just injured my fun factor, otherwise okay thanks. I really tried to avoid the collision and I'm not sure the driver even saw me until we made contact.
  26. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    Yes, thanks. All parts accounted for. I think I fixed the privacy issue with the videos.
  27. pdamski

    Be Safe Out There

    I almost was able to avoid the left turner. Dang it.
  28. pdamski

    Would you join the Elon's Robo-Taxi Fleet with your Tesla?

    I am sure that in 5 years, when I am ready to move to newer technology, Tesla will take my Model 3 in trade to add to their Taxi fleet. Since it will still be of good value to them I hope to get a decent trade in price towards my new ??? I live in the Southern CA desert and there are many...
  29. pdamski

    Lumbar button

    I should have said 4 buttons, two for inflate and two for deflate.
  30. pdamski

    Lumbar button

    I have a Premium model so not sure if all cars have the same lumbar support. The button is actually two buttons as there are two bladders in the lumbar region that can be inflated to different firmness.
  31. pdamski

    Trying to buy a used model 3 performance

    Sounds to me like a bad idea for you to buy this particular automobile. You already are having issues with it and you haven't purchased it yet. I would wait until Tesla offers used Model 3's and have them be responsible for all of these details. That used car dealer should know everything...
  32. pdamski

    Possible mold in Trunk Storage Space

    My carpet in my subtrunk was wrinkled when I took delivery of the car. I suspect it has gotten wet at some point but I have never seen it wet. I requested a replacement part and am waiting for it to arrive. I want to see the body under the existing carpet to make sure there is no rust before...
  33. pdamski

    Autopilot braking error ... not good

    I had a similar experience recently. I was driving East on the 210 Fwy in the HOV lane. Traffic was moving at around 35-40 mph. Everything stopped suddenly in front of me and I waited just a 1/2 second to see what the car would do. I then applied the brakes hard enough to activate the ABS...
  34. pdamski

    P3D Highway Passing Speed.

    You may not miss those $600 oil changes any more.
  35. pdamski

    Seeking Advice: The value of AAA membership with a Tesla

    Could that be a Texas thing?
  36. pdamski

    Seeking Advice: The value of AAA membership with a Tesla

    https://www.tesla.com/sites/default/files/downloads/roadside-assistance-policy-en.pdf Thank you!!
  37. pdamski

    Seeking Advice: The value of AAA membership with a Tesla

    I am due for AAA renewal and I am not fully aware of Tesla's Roadside Assistance program. Do they cover towing if it becomes necessary? Any information would be appreciated. The $51 is no biggie but I hate to waste money on something I will never use. Thank you!!
  38. pdamski

    Slacker plays Anderson Cooper 360 without request

    If you press the left button on your steering wheel it will mute the sound system.
  39. pdamski

    I hope Tesla Lowers the Supercharging Rates

    I will share that this piece of land was probably not too expensive as it is in the boonies. I understand that urban land purchases are another story.
  40. pdamski

    I hope Tesla Lowers the Supercharging Rates

    I have a question which may or may not apply to this discussion. I was recently at the Harris Ranch Supercharger on a trip to the factory. This is an industrial setup with 37? charging stalls and the roof's are all solar panels. I assume they have Powerwalls in the locked stalls to store...
  41. pdamski

    My Least Favorite Sound In My Model 3

    Up until recently, Tesla was the only place to get a replacement windshield. Now all windshields are replaced by third party providers. I'm learning as I go, just like the rest of us.
  42. pdamski

    My Least Favorite Sound In My Model 3

    Did I ever say this would be Tesla's responsibility? This was intended to be as light a reaction to a bad situation as I could muster.
  43. pdamski

    My Least Favorite Sound In My Model 3

    I took a ride from Cathedral City to Phoenix to go to the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. Autopilot for 90% of the trip. Only one phantom braking incident. I discovered a new sound that I really don't like and there is nothing Tesla can do to fix it. It is the sound of rocks hitting the...
  44. pdamski

    Model 3 review - After moving from RWD to AWD

    I test drove a P3D for my first experience and there was no going back from there. My Owner Advisor took me up the Palms-To-Pines Hwy (74) for my test drive. This becomes a very twisty climb up to the top of the Santa Rosa Mountains. I had driven this road many times in my Benz and was pretty...
  45. pdamski

    SPOILER ALERT: My P3D came with its spoiler

    How does the spoiler affect the trunk closing process? It seems that I tend to grab the area where the spoiler will live to close the trunk. Will that stress the spoiler over time? Do you that have them close it a different way? I do use the internal grabs to get the process started but find...
  46. pdamski

    Model 3 review - After moving from RWD to AWD

    In my real world testing I have noticed another thing that may illustrate the difference between RWD and the AWD, especially the P3D. The sensation I feel when slamming on my P3D is that of being pulled by the car whereas the sensation I used to feel in my RWD cars was that of being pushed. I...
  47. pdamski

    Model 3 Performance Badging

    He just told me to give it the weekend.
  48. pdamski

    Model 3 Performance Badging

    I took a drive to Fremont this week and had the Tesla Factory tour. Very cool but a little short and it just whet my appetite for more. Had breakfast in Santa Cruz yesterday and stopped at the Casa De Fruita and Harris Ranch Superchargers on my way back South. While charging at Harris Ranch...
  49. pdamski

    Dashcam as NatureCam

    Now it feels so anti-climactic.
  50. pdamski

    Dashcam as NatureCam

    Was out driving yesterday and made sure to download the recording. Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. (I think I just aged myself?). How do I post those dashcam videos on this forum? Upload image does not work. The file is an Mp4.

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