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Blind Spot Detection Disabled briefly at 88 mph

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by gg_got_a_tesla, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN 65513, Model 3: VIN 1913

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    Not sure if this is some sort of homage to "Back to the Future" but, during a recent drive on I-5, I hit 88+ mph for short bursts of time and, on every occasion, the "Blind Spot Detection Disabled" alert popped up on the dash for a second and went away, even at higher speeds.

    What gives?!
     
  2. Max*

    Max* Charging

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    I've seen it disabled as low as 80mph. But other times at 85mph it wasn't disabled. Very odd behavior
     
  3. sorka

    sorka Active Member

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    There is no blind spot detection in back to the future.
     
  4. Majerus

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    I drive pretty fast , most the time above 88 and get that warning all the time.
     
  5. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    I've seen the warning at those speeds, too. I just figured that at such velocities the detection was not to be trusted, most likely because of a likely speed difference between my car and those whom I was passing.
     
  6. DFiveK2

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    I was going to post something today. It's happened to me several times, and usually around 70-75 Mph on the highway, exactly when I'd want Blind Spot Detection to be active.

    Is this a bug?

    I do like the Back to the Future reference btw.
     
  7. dlt

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    Yes it is disabled after speed exceeds 140km/h.
     
  8. steph280

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    Forgot at what MPH it disables, but it's listed in the manual.

    Yeah who reads the manual....
     
  9. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    That's standard and in the release notes.
     
  10. andrewket

    andrewket Well-Known Member

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    Mine disables at 80mph. Every time.
     

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