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AutoPilot and Cruise locked out

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Retsemag, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. Retsemag

    Retsemag New Member

    Nov 15, 2019
    Burlingame, CA
    2016 Model S 85D and never had this happen.

    I drove about 2 miles, then used AutoPilot about 1 mile of that to hold to speed limit going down a 10% grade. Drove another 2 and stopped at a store.

    When I came out, a message saying AutoPilot was unavailable until maybe after next stop (my paraphrase) and this switched with Adaptive Cruise not available. I understand if you don't respond to the AutoPilot warnings to apply pressure to steering wheel, you can get locked out of AutoPilot, but I never got any warnings and the lockout came after the car was stopped for 5 minutes.

    I tried driving a short ways, stopping, waiting 5 minutes and nothing helped. I tried turning AutoPilot off and back on, but no change. It only came back after I had driven 120 miles and stopped for lunch (about 30 minutes). Behaved properly since.

    Something I did, random bug, suggestions for getting to it return to normal? Not having Autopilot available is really a pain.
  2. KCapital

    KCapital Member

    Dec 7, 2017
    Call support for remote diagnosis and next steps
  3. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

    Nov 25, 2012
    Visalia, CA
    If it was a timeout, a simple pushing parking button would reset it.

    In your case, you stopped for 5 minutes so that's not it.

    Usually, I would try a reboot but I didn't read that you did.
  4. krsgio

    krsgio Member

    Nov 8, 2018
    Had this intermittently happen to me a couple times. The first time I tried doing the scroll wheel resets and had no luck. I did have better luck using the menu option to power off the car.

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