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An annoying "quality" to the Model S - couldn't it be fixed in software?

Discussion in 'Canada' started by nitrous, Feb 17, 2016.

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  1. nitrous

    nitrous Member

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    Has anyone found the drivers side a bit awkward to get in/out and around the steering wheel?
    It's fine to set the seat/mirrors/steering wheel for each driver, but a nice feature of my lexus is the wheel moves out of the way when I get in/out of the car.
    Is this a feature I simply haven't yet discovered?

    Doug
     
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    An annoying "quality" to the Model S - couldn't it be fixed in software?

    This has often been discussed: what many people do is make a special profile that has the seat way back and the steering wheel up. Select it when you exit the car so that it is easy to re-enter the car, then select your personal profile before driving.
    There is no Model S feature that is like the Lexus feature you describe.
     
  3. nitrous

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    Thanks eCarfan,
    Just today, I also noticed the car telling me that the charging port was open.
    I thought it might be related to preheating the car without having it plugged in, but no such luck.
    Now, each time I touch the charge port door to close it, it waits a few seconds and promptly opens again.
    If I have to traipse into Toronto (a good hour's drive) to get something like this repaired, I'll be none to amused :)

    Thanks for the profile suggestion.
    Doug
     
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    What happens if you don't touch it? Mine closes in about 5 seconds. What happens if you close it from the control screen? Mine closes.

    Have you checked to see if there is something in the way? I once had the magnet fall loose from my charge port door and cause trouble. Maybe there's something in the way so it won't stay closed, sort of like a hatch that can't close because I left the drying cloth draped over the edge of the hatch.

    I would spend a little time and brain trying to figure this out before I spend a day driving to Toronto (actually for me it would be more like a month, coming from CA)
     
  5. nitrous

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    Ya, but I have friends in the Napa Valley :)
    You could always drive to the mother ship
    Thanks for the thoughts though.
    It's closed now but I think I've got a sensor problem - I drove home with the warning light inside the car indicating that the port was open, even though it was clearly shut.
    Doug
     
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    Glad the chargeport managed to close itself.
    BTW, there is also a SC in Mississauga which might save you some time instead of heading to Toronto.
    Thought I'ld let you know.
     

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