TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Both pedals pressed

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by ozymandius100, Jun 16, 2018.

  1. ozymandius100

    ozymandius100 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    PA
    lately, after sitting in traffic with my foot on the brake I have been receiving my the message that both petals are pressed. Have others seen this before. I am only in the brake petal. At the time.
     
  2. dhrivnak

    dhrivnak Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    3,304
    Location:
    NE Tennessee
    It is easy for one’s foot to slide a little and be touching both pedals. I have had this a few times an I readjust my foot and all is good.
     
  3. ozymandius100

    ozymandius100 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    PA
    Understood, but I wasn’t on both at the time.
     
  4. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,165
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    You can turn Creep off and you won't have to hold the break. Try that and see if you still get messages.
     
  5. ozymandius100

    ozymandius100 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2018
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    PA
    I don’t use creep. Just old habits.
     
  6. gjunky

    gjunky Waiting for the Model ☰

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2012
    Messages:
    1,165
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Ok. Do you get any messages when you take both feet off?
     
  7. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy ALWAYS IN LUDICROUS MODE! P90D>P100D Upgrade

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,109
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    The warning means your foot was on both petals! Simple as that, luckily the car detects that you have pressed both and disables the accelerator petal so you don’t accidentally accelerate, this is a safety feature!

    However you should take this warning to heart as you seem to not realize your pressing both, maybe you need some different shoes etc. Obviously the last thing you want is to drive trough a wall by pressing the accelerator petal accidentally. Unfortunately we have seen many posts “unintended acceleration” in this forum which all boil down to user error / pressing the wrong petal. The worst part is they all swear they pressed the brake but this is impossible as described above if you press the brake petal the accerator petal is disabled.
     
    • Like x 2
  8. novox77

    novox77 1.21 Gigawatts

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2017
    Messages:
    937
    Location:
    NH, MA
    happens to me very infrequently. i think my foot is on the brake, but when the msg appears, I see that my shoe barely touched the accelerator. It doesn't take much. Just move your foot over to the left more. Remember, the brake is higher than the accelerator, so you may think your foot is only on the brake until you depress it a bit. at which point your shoe starts to touch the accelerator.
     
  9. SDKoala

    SDKoala RWD LR

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2018
    Messages:
    525
    Location:
    San Diego
    Do you have aftermarket pedal covers?
    2pcs Car Fuel Gas Brake Pedal Cover For Tesla Model X Model S Model 3 2017 2018 | eBay

    I noticed that I have more warnings that I pressed both pedals since installing them. The brake pedal gets completely replaced, but the accelerator pedal slips over the existing pedal, which brings the distance between the depressed brake and the non-depressed accelerator much closer together and makes accidental presses of both very easy, even when I swear I'm not on both pedals.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC