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Car on in closed garage

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by MidwestMX, May 24, 2018.

  1. MidwestMX

    MidwestMX Member

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    Might be a silly question but wondering if I can run the car/ preheat with heater or cooler on in garage with door closed? I know there isn’t any exhaust like on an ICE vehicle but wondering if there is anything else that would be dangerous to run the Tesla while in a closed garage.
     
  2. tpham07

    tpham07 Active Member

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    nope. run your car in a closed garage all you like. In the Tesla showrooms, the cars are technically on as well inside a closed building, and most if not all deliveries are done inside a closed building as well.
     
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  3. MidwestMX

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    Great to hear! Thank you for the info.
     
  4. Yinn

    Yinn Active Member

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    Your car will also run on its own too. If you have overheat protection on, or if your garage gets too hot it can kick on to cool the battery. No concerns with it. No combustion means no carbon monoxide.
     
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  5. TTMDLX

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    I'm in Chicago and you need to either pre-heat in the winter or pre-cool in the summer in my non-heated/cooled unventilated garage. No problem with doors closed and all are still living in my household.
     
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  6. r0xx0r

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    I bet if it catches fire by itself in your garage, you can claim millions dollar from Tesla’s insurance haha.
     
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  7. Saghost

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    No risk in the cold. In theory, if the garage is tight enough and hot enough, precooling with the garage closed could create problems, as the car tries to dump more and more heat into the garage environment to keep the interior and battery pack cool, causing the garage temperature to go up higher and higher. In practice I don't think anyone has seen a real issue with this, either.
     
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