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AUTOPARK FAIL: DON'T USE AUTOPARK NEXT TO GARAGE PILLARS

dougmenezes

New Member
Apr 11, 2018
2
13
Manhattan Beach, CA
Two weeks after picking up my Model X I was happy to see the "P" signal to park in an underground garage. It was a space between a car on the left side and a concrete pillar on the right. I hit the "P" and let the car do it's thing like many times before. It was all going smoothly, the car was already in the parking space, very well parked, but it decided to adjust for some reason. So it went forward and extremely right, hitting the side front of the car into the pillar. Not sure of what happened but wanted to raise the issue.
 

MelaniainLA

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Dec 22, 2016
886
1,226
Los Angeles, CA
Two weeks after picking up my Model X I was happy to see the "P" signal to park in an underground garage. It was a space between a car on the left side and a concrete pillar on the right. I hit the "P" and let the car do it's thing like many times before. It was all going smoothly, the car was already in the parking space, very well parked, but it decided to adjust for some reason. So it went forward and extremely right, hitting the side front of the car into the pillar. Not sure of what happened but wanted to raise the issue.


We had same in our Model S — manual now specifically says DO NOT USE around pillars in garages. That said, when we had it happen was in early days of AutoPark - Tesla took the car on flatbed in 30 min, got us a nice loaner, covered all expenses, and then some. They were great about it, but that was back when we helped them figure this problem out...
 

EVie'sDad

Member
Mar 6, 2016
873
580
Newark, CA
Think they would have run more simulations like this, or at least give users an idea what the cars intended parking location was going to be, so users could over-ride and cancel before getting into this unfortunate predicament.
 

ModlS3XY

Member
Mar 1, 2018
239
116
Atlanta
UPDATE: Tesla's engineers were able to recognize the car mistake and are fixing the damage at no cost. Now just waiting for it to be done.
Good to know that Tesla is willing to fix it at no cost to you!
Similarly, if the FWDs fail to sense an obstacle and hit a wall or garage ceiling, will Tesla cover it? Anyone heard of such cases?
 
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