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90 Day observations

Bob S

New Member
May 5, 2021
1
0
NorCal
  • Everything went black: Driving to store the screen went black and turn signal did not work. Fortunately, I was close to my destination, I wasn’t rear ended so maybe I was lucky or maybe the brake lights worked. After my stop I returned and everything worked when I started up a few minutes later.
  • Cruise control brakes without reason. Several times on one gradual curve to the left the system suddenly applies the brakes. It always happens in the middle of a line of cars not the first in a line of cars.
  • Home link does not always close garage door when I leave as it is programed to do. It works about 50% of the time.
  • Windows often stop half way up even when holding button up. It takes a second or sometimes even a 3rd try to shut windows.
  • Cooling is poor. I have to override auto by increasing fan speed to keep car cool.
  • Music & Radio – periodically looses connection both in urban and rural locations.
  • Roof glass and windows let in a lot of solar radiation. The top of my head gets hot when the sun is overhead and my left arm gets hot when the sun comes in the driver’s side window.
  • The ride is harsh. I have tried both increasing and decreasing the tire pressure without any benefit.
 
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glide

Active Member
Jun 6, 2018
3,982
5,596
USA
  • Everything went black: Driving to store the screen went black and turn signal did not work. Fortunately, I was close to my destination, I wasn’t rear ended so maybe I was lucky or maybe the brake lights worked. After my stop I returned and everything worked when I started up a few minutes later.
  • Cruise control brakes without reason. Several times on one gradual curve to the left the system suddenly applies the brakes. It always happens in the middle of a line of cars not the first in a line of cars.
  • Home link does not always close garage door when I leave as it is programed to do. It works about 50% of the time.
  • Windows often stop half way up even when holding button up. It takes a second or sometimes even a 3rd try to shut windows.
  • Cooling is poor. I have to override auto by increasing fan speed to keep car cool.
  • Music & Radio – periodically looses connection both in urban and rural locations.
  • Roof glass and windows let in a lot of solar radiation. The top of my head gets hot when the sun is overhead and my left arm gets hot when the sun comes in the driver’s side window.
  • The ride is harsh. I have tried both increasing and decreasing the tire pressure without any benefit.
I can offer advice to address this one. The passenger vents are off by default when you are riding solo in the drivers seat. Open the climate controls to enable airflow to the passenger side. Super-annoying and there is no permanent override. All the other stuff, yeah, typical Tesla. Get ready to eat your downvotes from the musketeers.
  • Cooling is poor. I have to override auto by increasing fan speed to keep car cool.
 
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DayTrippin

Member
Apr 30, 2021
801
836
Park Cities
A few comments.

Phantom braking happens with almost every adaptive cruise control I've tried. Tesla can be worse in some instances but also keep in mind it reads the road signs. There is one turn where the main road speed limit is 65 mph but the tunr is posted at 45 and it slows down dramatically for this turn. Keep in mind in general it seems like if you are using AP, it is seems biased toward driving conservatively so I am fine with that.

No Homelink, just use a BT app for my opener on my phone.

Windows are 1 touch up. Don't hold, just press once and let go.

Cooling has been pretty good for me. I live in Florida and I HATE to be hot. Fan ran a bit higher than I thought it would but it generally did work well. I tinted all the windows (except roof) and it made a big difference. There is no heat rejection on any of the windows except the roof. The tinted windows are just colored glass and worthless to keep the car cooler. I put 70% on the windshield and you can't even tell it is there but it helped a lot. Still on the fence about tinting the roof. Get in the habit of pre-cooling your car with the app or setting a departure time when plugged in. Car will be at a nice temp when you get in and speed that up by venting the windows from the app as well.

No issues at all with the radio.

As for the harsh ride, this will be subjective and a lot of people will say it is fine. Without saying what model you have I can just offer up our experience. We had a MYP on order but my wife hated the ride so much we changed to the LR with 19" wheels. Honestly the MYP rode worse than our Ram 1500 pickup truck on most surfaces. The MY LR was better with the 19" than the MYP by a lot. We ended up going with lighter weight 19" wheels and that was a big upgrade in many ways with ride quality being one of the biggest improvements.
 
  • Everything went black: Driving to store the screen went black and turn signal did not work. Fortunately, I was close to my destination, I wasn’t rear ended so maybe I was lucky or maybe the brake lights worked. After my stop I returned and everything worked when I started up a few minutes later.
  • Cruise control brakes without reason. Several times on one gradual curve to the left the system suddenly applies the brakes. It always happens in the middle of a line of cars not the first in a line of cars.
  • Home link does not always close garage door when I leave as it is programed to do. It works about 50% of the time.
  • Windows often stop half way up even when holding button up. It takes a second or sometimes even a 3rd try to shut windows.
  • Cooling is poor. I have to override auto by increasing fan speed to keep car cool.
  • Music & Radio – periodically looses connection both in urban and rural locations.
  • Roof glass and windows let in a lot of solar radiation. The top of my head gets hot when the sun is overhead and my left arm gets hot when the sun comes in the driver’s side window.
  • The ride is harsh. I have tried both increasing and decreasing the tire pressure without any benefit.
I've also have had cruise control brake w/o reason. Tesla is the only vehicle with adaptive out of many i've driven that has ever done that. Needs to be fixed.
Don't have home link, too cheap to pay for it. It should real come with the vehicle.
My drivers window sometimes has a mind of its own. Sometimes does not go down all the way, sometimes takes 3 trys to get it to go up and stay up. Goes up all the way then comes back down half way. Once when I got out and walked away the driver window only went up half way when the car locked up. More software that needs fixing.
The next to worthless glass roof lets in a lot of heat. I installed a shade and it helps, but still need to run fan a bit high on hot sunny days
My radio works fine, but I would like XM
The ride seems ok to me but I come from driving a jeep wrangler for 13 years so may not be the best judge.
 

Schulz1983

Model Y LR AWD: Matte PPF, Vossen HF-1
May 14, 2021
621
431
High Ridge MO
I clicked on this to see some actual 90 day observations and everything was negative. Sounds like you need to trade it in. Not even one positive thing? Also, noticed this is your first post. Is this a troll post as you have never commented on anyone that has tried to help? Just my observations.
 
A few comments.

Phantom braking happens with almost every adaptive cruise control I've tried. Tesla can be worse in some instances but also keep in mind it reads the road signs. There is one turn where the main road speed limit is 65 mph but the tunr is posted at 45 and it slows down dramatically for this turn. Keep in mind in general it seems like if you are using AP, it is seems biased toward driving conservatively so I am fine with that.

No Homelink, just use a BT app for my opener on my phone.

Windows are 1 touch up. Don't hold, just press once and let go.

Cooling has been pretty good for me. I live in Florida and I HATE to be hot. Fan ran a bit higher than I thought it would but it generally did work well. I tinted all the windows (except roof) and it made a big difference. There is no heat rejection on any of the windows except the roof. The tinted windows are just colored glass and worthless to keep the car cooler. I put 70% on the windshield and you can't even tell it is there but it helped a lot. Still on the fence about tinting the roof. Get in the habit of pre-cooling your car with the app or setting a departure time when plugged in. Car will be at a nice temp when you get in and speed that up by venting the windows from the app as well.

No issues at all with the radio.

As for the harsh ride, this will be subjective and a lot of people will say it is fine. Without saying what model you have I can just offer up our experience. We had a MYP on order but my wife hated the ride so much we changed to the LR with 19" wheels. Honestly the MYP rode worse than our Ram 1500 pickup truck on most surfaces. The MY LR was better with the 19" than the MYP by a lot. We ended up going with lighter weight 19" wheels and that was a big upgrade in many ways with ride quality being one of the biggest improvements.
Which rims and tires?
 

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