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Condensation In Left Pillar Camera

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by fishheavy99, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. fishheavy99

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    Has anyone experienced condensation in the b pillar camera? I’m getting a message saying left pillar camera is blocked, when I check its got condensation it which I can’t wipe away as its on the inside.
     
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  2. cassiopeia

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    Yes. I have both a Model S 100D and a P3D. In both cars I’ve had the warning come up about something obstructing the pillar camera only to find that it is condensation on the inside of the pillar camera compartment. Since it has happened on both cars, I fear it is a design issue that will always show up in humid months. It is unfortunate because it limits FSD and safety features. I hope they can find a fix.
    -r
     
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  3. Sclew

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    Yep. Got the same issue today.
     
  4. Cowby

    Cowby S E X C R

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    Same here....dorky mobile tech said it’s not a defect so can’t replace...really?....I asked him what if it was a dead bug blocking the camera from properly operating? He said yes....then I told him an “obstruction is an obstruction”, no matter what it is....he just stared at me dumbfounded and said that’s Tesla’s answer to the problem....love my S,E,X, but service is indeed getting worse and worse now.
     
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    Just got the warning now. Sure enough...condensation at my right B pillar :mad::(
     
  6. antoinearnau

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    Same...specially going back and forth from the garage at 6c to outside -10 to -20...every single time...
     
  7. Silicon Desert

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    In my X, I never had it on any cameras in over 3 years, except one time recently the front camera gave me a notification. After 15 minutes later it worked ok. It was on the inside not able to wipe away. Maybe not much condensation. Could have just been a little fogged up inside.
     
  8. jkoya

    jkoya NA2 NSX

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    I started getting the condensation in the left pillar camera last week. Took a while for it to clear while the car was parked in the sun.....
     
  9. Ev_Rider

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    Brand new M3 - Just happened to me today both left and right pillar camera - fogged up condensation inside. WTF, eh?
     
  10. jkoya

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    Mine is going in on Monday to check on both pillar cameras due to the condensation....
     
  11. antoinearnau

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    I went to the service center a couple days ago and asked about the camera issue.
    The answer : All the 3s do that, there is no fix for it.

    Well, until this issue is dealt with, there will be no autonomous cars.
    (Who wants to ride in a blind car ?)
     
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  12. quantumslip

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    For those with the issue, can you look at the B pillar and tell me if you see something similar in the video? I have the issue with the right one, and I noticed that the surface looks matte, but on the left B pillar (which does not have the issue) looks clear. I don't know if that has anything to do with it but it is just something that I've observed.
     
  13. Mike_TV

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    This is happening, multiple times now that it's raining, with my Model Y. I was told that this is normal and it wasn't going to be fixed.
     

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