Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.
Register

Driver leaves and Passenger stays in car?

NCAviator

Member
Aug 19, 2017
134
122
North Carolina
Ok, had my Model Y for two weeks. When a driver leaves the car and the passenger stays in the car. As soon as they close the door the HVAC and screen turn off. How do you stop this? The car knows there is someone in each seat. See that on the Seat Belt dialog window. The airbag light goes off when there is a passenger in the seat.

How can a passenger keep the HVAC and screen working?

Only solution I have found is to open the passenger door. Stupid.
 

P3dStealth

Active Member
Nov 12, 2019
1,036
1,240
USA
Same question over and over in the forums now.

You are all giving ok advice but ready for the best way...........

The passenger just has to touch the screen after you get out and it will come back on. Seriously that's all.

The reason the car has to wait for an input is because if you have a backpack or something on the seat you'd be walking away and your car wouldn't lock.
 

animorph

Active Member
Apr 1, 2016
2,161
1,584
Scottsdale, AZ
Touch the screen every 30 minutes or so. Or leave a door ajar. Leaving a door ajar also prevents the alarm from going off if the passenger decides to leave the car.
 

NCAviator

Member
Aug 19, 2017
134
122
North Carolina
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Got it. Of course, the car has sensors and cameras to monitor the seats. It couldn't just figure out there is someone in the car? Tesla talks about how smart the car is.

Did the Door ajar thing. Will try the touch screen option next.
 

P3dStealth

Active Member
Nov 12, 2019
1,036
1,240
USA
Thanks to all for the suggestions. Got it. Of course, the car has sensors and cameras to monitor the seats. It couldn't just figure out there is someone in the car? Tesla talks about how smart the car is.

Did the Door ajar thing. Will try the touch screen option next.

The seats just have weight sensors like every other car with airbags. Supposedly they are working on putting a radar sensor in the car to detect children left inside.
 

NCAviator

Member
Aug 19, 2017
134
122
North Carolina
If only there were a camera. Oh wait, there is. Had the model Y for 4 weeks now. Love it. Now I want MORE, MORE, MORE OTA features. Got my first OTA update. Better than my BMW. Never got an update in 4 years.
 

Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


SUPPORT TMC
Top