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Drivetrain failure? Or is it something else, either way, a temporary workaround

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by AEdennis, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. AEdennis

    AEdennis Active Member

    Jul 23, 2013
    So, a few weeks ago we had a P85D loaner with 7.1, AP1.0 as a loaner while my wife's Roadster spent a while in the Service Center for some challenges after the annual service.

    [​IMG]IMG_20160927_150111 by Dennis Pascual, on Flickr

    We drove it around and I finally got a good feel for AP.

    [​IMG]IMG_20161005_112058 by Dennis Pascual, on Flickr

    It was Insane, and not Ludicrous.

    [​IMG]IMG_20160927_150744 by Dennis Pascual, on Flickr

    Everything was humming along until we got all gear indicators RED. (Suspected drivetrain failure.)

    Fortunately there were a few things that I was able to do to limp home and have the loaner towed back to service and the SC was able to swap us back into a P85 loaner.

    Not sure if the hints that were provided will work in all cases, probably not, but things to consider when all gears show RED on the car and you can't move.

    1) Put it in park. And then put it in gear, (this fixed it once)

    2) Pull yourself off the seat, open and close the door, car goes off, then restart.

    Details of the incident are here in my blogpost.

    Either way, kudos to the service center for being "on the ball" and getting us taken care of, as usual.

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