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Another reason to always plug your car in when it is in the garage

Discussion in 'Model S' started by tmoz, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. tmoz

    tmoz Member

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    Last night my wife noticed that her phone app came up with the message to the effect: "Summon failed. Charging cable plugged in."
    We were inside the house and did not summon the car. Had it not been plugged in, we might have found it in the middle of the street.
    When the summon app first came out a few days ago, we were seeing if both of our phones would get the option to summon the car.
    But it seemed that only one phone at a time could get this privilege.
    Could it be that the request was cached? I think I'm going to disable summon until I know I'm going to use it.
    I don't use the feature to park my car because I don't park symmetrically in the garage, so I don't like how it parks the car evenly between the other car and the other wall.
     
  2. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    That is odd. I would contact Tesla so they can look at the logs. Might be worth changing your MyTesla password too if it is something simple just as a precaution although it is extremely unlikely anyone else activated it.
     
  3. Soolim

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    Maybe your S wants to get a service from the SC, without bothering you. Canadians don't have that luxury yet.
     
  4. tmoz

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    I also will have them check my right front sensor. When in AP, the yellow sense zone on that part of the car just doesn't light up like the others even though the distance is close to the object.
    I had a malfunctioning sensor right off the bat with the left rear. It would complain periodically that something was there when there was absolutely nothing behind me.
    When they replaced it, it stopped being flaky.
    Maybe the right front is not good either.
     
  5. taurusking

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    Creepy :rolleyes:
     
  6. DougH

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    No doubt, that is very creepy. Especially of the car would have moved.
     
  7. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    RE the front right sensor, I see that too--I think that's just how they've coded things up. When you pull into a garage, does that area look as you expect when you get close to a wall or obstruction? If so, it's probably functioning normally.
     
  8. Atebit

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    ...which is why I called my car Event Horizon. :)
     
  9. Max*

    Max* Autopilot != Autonomous

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    Agreed. The front sensors work well to about 25mph, after that they don't show "yellow" when you expect them too.

    I also suspect it's a conscious software decision.
     
  10. tmoz

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    Yes, I will have to check out the sensor myself, but I've had to wrestle control away from the AP because I felt like I was going to sideswipe the guy in the lane next to me on the right.
    We shall see.
     
  11. sharp1236

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    I had this same thing happen last night when I got home and plugged the charger in. I will see if the same thing happens tonight.
     
  12. Tourman

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    You can't summon your car unless you are within keyfob range, even with the app.
     
  13. DCGOO

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    I was just getting ready to suggest, don't leave the key in the car (or near it).

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  14. flyeyes

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    Is it possible you or your wife had the fob in a pocket? I've certainly seen apparently autonomous behavior from other cars because I had the fob in a pants pocket, and inadvertently pressed buttons by sitting or even squatting in jeans
     
  15. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    Creepy yes. But oh how convenient. Car thinks it needs service. Car drive to the SC, get fixed and comes home.

     
  16. whitex

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    OP, was your fob in the car when this happened?
     
  17. tmoz

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    I think my sensors are fine. Car just seems to bias right as is the case with some other posted comments.
     

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