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Bluetooth media connecting while car is off?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by nitzmahone, Sep 3, 2018.

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How often does your phone connect to Bluetooth phone/media even when the car's off?

  1. Never

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Rarely

    3 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Frequently

    4 vote(s)
    33.3%
  4. Always

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. nitzmahone

    nitzmahone Supporting Member

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    I occasionally have an issue where the car's Bluetooth media/phone connections are active even while the car's off. I first noticed this while having trouble taking a call. If I check the Bluetooth settings, it'll show it's connected to the Model 3. Bouncing the Bluetooth connection has no effect, it'll connect right back up again within a few seconds. The issue tends to last for an hour or two, but I've seen it last up to four. If I go out and look at the car, there are no signs of it being awake (it's locked, screen/lights off, no fans or other noises, sometimes plugged in/charging, sometimes not).

    I work from home, and sit ~ 5ft from my car 8-10h a day, and I notice this issue probably at least once a week. It also doesn't necessarily correspond with a recent trip- last week, I hadn't driven the car for two days when it happened.

    Anyone else?
     
  2. odguy

    odguy Member

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    Occurs on my S but not often
     
  3. White Snake

    White Snake Member

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    Right now my phone's bluetooth is connected to my Tesla. The car is parked in my garage and I am upstairs far away in my house. The car is locked. I have an Android phone, OnePlus 6. The Tesla app indicates that my car is "connected". The screenshot shows my phone's bluetooth connection. Many times I'm talking to somebody on my phone and I think the call dropped and figure out my phone audio is connected to the car, and I'm in my house with the car locked. Really frustrating. Seems like a simple thing. WTF would I want my phone audio to connect to the car with it locked?
     

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  4. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Member

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    my oneplus 5 does this occasionally as well, so maybe it's a OP issue.
     
  5. moonraker9

    moonraker9 Member

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    Toronto
    Im having the same issue on my Model S with 2018.49.2.1 firmware. it just started on this firmware level but also I got a new Phone,a Punkt MP02 which i believe has really strong bluetooth range.
    Bluetooth in the car should definitely be off when the car is off.
     

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