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Car on in closed garage

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.


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Oct 9, 2013
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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