Just for fun, what else do you have plugged in the other front USB ports (center console)? They provide very little power, 1A max each, and I see many people plugging power-hungry things in there. Try a day or two withint anything else plugged in there and see if it helps.
I'm having the exact same issue, and I was just going to ask about it here. If I unplug and replug the Tesla-supplied USB drive it will work again for a while. My next step is to try another USB drive.
Hum, that's interesting. I've seen issues with my XBox One at startup when too many power-hungry devices were plugged in (SSD, headset) . I had to unplug my ssd, let it boot, and plug it later. In my opinion, an ssd draws too much power for the 1A of the front USB plugs, at least on a 2018-2020 model. I don't know if they changed the max power output on the USB C ones. I also know that a lot of people recommend an ssd, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea power-wise. PRobably works better for people that have a usb hub that shares power from both ports...
Now that doesn't help the OP since it'S a "Tesla" usb thumb drive and I believe that consumes less power. I know my car sleeps often and never has sentry issues with my Sandisk usb stick.
I have the same result with another drive. It’s weird though, as the dash cam icon appears, but doesn’t show the red dot. It will work if I unplug and replug, but after stopping the car and starting again it’s just gray. The manual says that means recording is paused. I can tap it and review video from when it was working, but according to the manual I should be able to tap it and get the red dot to resume recording.
Have you tried another drive?
If you get the dashcam icon, but with a grey dot instead of red, sometimes if you press and hold the icon for a second or two it'll turn red.
Yeah. What annoys me is that a Tesla approved usb drive doesn't work properly when you get a $50k car..... If it were a $5k car, I am okay with this...
It's still the same thing: touch to turn on, and to record last 10 minutes when on. And hold to turn dash-cam recording off, and to remove USB stick. If dash-cam doesn't turn on, there's an issue with the USB stick.However, the manual hasn't been updated to reflect the latest software, so maybe they've changed something.
Every time the car gets shut down, the footage is erased, and it starts from scratch. So if you need something saved, you have to click on the icon to record the last 10 minutes before shutting off the car, or you'd lose the footage. Hope this helps somebody.
I don't know, but when I use the car again, nothing is there, except the few seconds before I clicked on the viewer. But it's a good question.Do you mean deep sleep or power off?