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Apps shows my car is 1/2 mile away!

longshadows

Member
Apr 7, 2016
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Brunswick, ME
For several weeks now, my Tesla app on iPhone has indicated that my car is at an address about 1/2 mile away from my residence. I live on a street, which is listed on Google Maps, and there are several streets between my house and the fictitious "location" of my car. So, why is it arbitrarily placing (and holding) me there?

I have had a software upgrades to both my iPhone (Ver. 13) and my Tesla (Ver. 2019.32.2.2 da 05838) since this problem started and nothing has improved in that department! I have rebooted the car, the iPhone, even uninstalled/reinstalled the app on the iPhone. Nothing changes. Any thoughts? Thanks!
 

mswlogo

Well-Known Member
Aug 27, 2018
6,178
5,336
MA, NH
Your car has a poor GPS Lock. No biggy. Does it have clear open sky or is it in a garage?

It has nothing to do with the phone or phone app.

Rebooting the Car might help.
 
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jjrandorin

Moderator, Model 3, Tesla Energy Forums
Nov 28, 2018
10,854
12,581
Riverside Co. CA
Thank you. Your point is well-taken about the garage, but the map on my car's screen is clearly showing I'm right inside my garage. The car knows it's at home, it's just not telling the app!
What does it do when you park OUTSIDE of your garage? Try parking in your driveway for about 10-15 minutes, then opening the app and see where it puts you.
 

mswlogo

Well-Known Member
Aug 27, 2018
6,178
5,336
MA, NH
Thank you. Your point is well-taken about the garage, but the map on my car's screen is clearly showing I'm right inside my garage. The car knows it's at home, it's just not telling the app!

The map might show where you last shutdown as you drove in. But the Phone might be receiving more current GPS (less accurate) location.
 

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