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Bjorn's Model 3 Hot Footwells [poll]

Do you have an issue with the footwell temperature on your pre facelift 2019/20 Model 3 ?

  • Overheated footwell(s)

    Votes: 7 22.6%
  • Cold footwell(s)

    Votes: 8 25.8%
  • No issues with footwell temperature

    Votes: 16 51.6%

  • Total voters
    31

TheManofMead

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Mar 3, 2020
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156
Cheshire
Anyone else suffer from this issue?

As you will see the footwells can get as hot as 50 degrees C or more.

Not noticed it on my M3P, but a disturbingly large number of people in the comments on his YT video suggest this is fairly common. Going to try to check it out on our Model 3. Link to Bjorn's video below:

 
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Glan gluaisne

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Sep 11, 2019
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I've noticed the opposite, occasional blasts of cold air at foot level, with the heater on. Never noticed excessively hot air down there, TBH.
 

nxsynjs

Member
Jul 5, 2020
273
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UK
Wasn't the video about the 21 refresh model? I assumed it was excess heat from the heat pump radiating into the foot well?
 

Adopado

Active Member
Aug 19, 2019
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Scotland
Anyone else suffer from this issue?

As you will see the footwells can get as hot as 50 degrees C or more.

Not noticed it on my M3P, but a disturbingly large number of people in the comments on his YT video suggest this is fairly common. Going to try to check it out on our Model 3. Link to Bjorn's video below:


I was wondering about this too!! Lots of people complaining bitterly about hot feet. I've not noticed this at all and it surely would have come up before on this forum. Is it a LHD/RHD issue? Are our passengers getting hot feet?
 

NewbieT

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Aug 16, 2019
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I’ve had it before two or three times in a 2019. Usually on long journeys / before/after Supercharging. I just assumed it was the car dumping heat. Wasn’t a ‘problem’ but it was noticed.
 

exlatccatsa

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Mar 6, 2020
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I had a thread about it a few months back. I ended up putting a baffle in front of the left hand vent, held on with a cable tie, just divert the hot air away from my toes and upper left foot.
 

adsheff

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Sep 9, 2019
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UK
Mine doesn't do this, but I would love it if it did! A foot warmer combined with the seat heaters would negate the need for me to use AC heat at all
 

Traguar

Member
Jan 20, 2020
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London
Mine does this - but only after and hour or so of driving, all seems fine until then. And no, this kind of heat in the footwell is unpleasant and needs sorting.
 
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exlatccatsa

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Mar 6, 2020
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Perhaps the OP could open a poll to see how widespread this is?
I had originally thought it was my foot that was the problem having has a fasciotomy on my leg a few years ago and now have no or wierd feelings on top of my foot from toes up my shin. Relieved to find out its not just me.
 

TheManofMead

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Mar 3, 2020
181
156
Cheshire
I’ve had it before two or three times in a 2019. Usually on long journeys / before/after Supercharging. I just assumed it was the car dumping heat. Wasn’t a ‘problem’ but it was noticed.
Given your experience I'm wondering whether its an issue in connection with heating the battery on the way to the Supercharger. In addition you have maybe noticed the heat after departing Supercharger (but it was possibly already there prior to arrival).

This would fit with Bjorn in a very cold country and maybe in his case the battery pack is so cold then the heating of the pack is kicking in and causing the same issue. But hey I'm just speculating!
 

stopcrazypp

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Dec 8, 2007
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Note for people who don't want to bother to watch through the whole video, in 9:45 he does mentioned someone in forums that mentioned issue had Tesla fix the issue by replacing a temp sensor.
 

MP3Mike

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Feb 1, 2016
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Oregon
Note for people who don't want to bother to watch through the whole video, in 9:45 he does mentioned someone in forums that mentioned issue had Tesla fix the issue by replacing a temp sensor.

Of course, he doesn't know what sensor was replaced. So until someone gets the details it isn't very helpful.
 

Dilly

Active Member
Feb 24, 2020
2,113
1,720
Norfolk
Being an old git, I’d be happy to have hot feet.
More by luck than judgement, I seem to have the settings right.
feet and legs are warm but not too warm!
 
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