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damn you sentry mode, you have failed me


Feb 19, 2020
oakland, ca
I got a model Y with no radar and read about sentry mode not working. I thought mine was working because there were SOME recordings but I always felt like there was something wrong. My sentry mode and dashcam recording were very sparse, there were missing hours and even days, i thought it was normal and due to events being overwritten but when I check the factory usb storage, there was 100gb free left.

Anyways, my 2 weeks old front passenger door got dented today. after shopping at Ikea, i walked back to my car and immediately saw it. I parked next to a brand new Model 3 so I review the footage for the last hour, it wasn't him. I also tried looking through the footage and an hour before that when i parked in another garage but that footage was never saved. It seems like my Tesla has recent footage and it would disappear after I drive away. This doesn't seem right. it should've saved everything since there's so much space.

i noticed that my car had missing days in between that I knew i was driving and dashcam and sentry mode was suppose to be on. is this happening to anyone else? i know people have been reporting that sentry mode isn't working for them on radarless 3/y but mine seem to just have a huge gap recording issue so it's not exactly the same problem. i am pretty pissed right cause i bought a Tesla for having an amazing camera system and now it has failed me. whoever dented my brand new car got away with it.

i have just done a reboot at this point. i also reformatted my drive last week when i felt like something wasn't right. i am currently on version 2021.4.18.3. i also put on advanced software update since day 1.
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