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Cancel valet mode without pin

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Glitch, Jun 10, 2017.

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  1. Glitch

    Glitch Member

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    I have found the following:


    Tesla bug Report:

    Severity: Major

    Valet Mode can be disabled when rebooting the car using the 2 steeringwheel buttons.


    How to reproduce: Enable Valet in your Tesla App.

    Go to the car, Valet mode is enabled. Now Reboot the car using the steeringwheel buttons, car restarts: Result Valet Mode Disabled.



    Thus meaning that although there is a pincode it has no use as reboot disables Valet mode.


    Bug was found in software V8.1 V8.1 (17.11.10)
     
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  2. luckyj

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    While that's a disturbing find, if true, you should always give the vendor (Tesla) time to respond to/fix issues related to security of the product. Otherwise we're all at an increased risk of someone using that information to cause harm. Of course if you reported it a while ago and the vendor is not doing anything about it, that's another issue. Anyways...

    I tested this on my Model S, 17.17.4, and rebooting did not disable Valet mode. I rebooted the main display, it was still enabled. Then I rebooted the instrument cluster, and it was still enabled.
     
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  3. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    I just checked on my X, running 17.17.4. Valet mode did NOT disable when rebooting the main display or the instrument cluster. Are you running the latest software, @Glitch ?
     
  4. ThisIsTrue

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    Clearly, then, it was just a (wince) @Glitch.
     
  5. Glitch

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    Im in europe and currently on the firmware that i have listed. I already Told tesla this.
     

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