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Car keeps turning on

Discussion in 'Model S' started by JCheney, Oct 11, 2017.

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  1. JCheney

    JCheney New Member

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    is this user error? I park my car in the garage and leave. I will come back at times where the motor sounds like it’s running but the dash is turned off. I will turn the car on and off but come back later and it’s doing it again. Is this normal?
     
  2. BrettS

    BrettS Member

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    Yes, it’s normal. It’s not the motor, which only runs when the car is moving, but rather fans and/or the AC compressor cooling the battery. It’s more likely to happen as you’re charging, but it can happen at other times as well.
     
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  3. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Also noted your location... if you have Auto Overtemp protection on, it could be cooling the car from that. Check the temperature inside the car from one of the apps and see how hot it may be getting.

    But charging is a more likely cause.
     
  4. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

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    afaik, the "motor" on a tesla is silent when operating. what the OP is hearing is a cooling fan.
     

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