TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Driving Foot gets Cold.

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Liz G, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    #1 Liz G, Feb 4, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2013
    Ok, so I've noticed that I'm having a problem keeping my driving foot (right foot) warm when the weather is cold (like 32 degrees F). This only affects my driving foot (right foot) and it only happens to the driver. I've ridden with my husband driving and the passenger side foot compartment stays nice and toasty down there. And while driving my left foot stays nice and toasty. But no matter how much I crank the heat and fan I can't get my driving foot warm. The other thing I've noticed is it gets colder down there the faster I go. So for in town driving it's not really that big a deal but most of my driving is hi-way and it gets cold, almost drafty down there. I did poked around down there and it looks like there is no vent directly above the driving foot (unlike the passengers side which seems to have one directly above the left foot which would mirror the driving foot. Also, I've noticed that the vent closest to the driving foot doesn't have any fins to direct air/heat to the driving foot.

    I'm thinking short term about cutting some cardboard and making some directional fins and hoping that will help keep that area warm. But I'm wondering if this is happening to others (possible design flaw) or if I have an isolated issue (production defect in my car).

    Thanks all for your time.
     
  2. vfx

    vfx Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    14,792
    Location:
    CA CA
    Facinating the Roadster has this exact issue. There have been owner solutions and now tesla sells a fix too.
     
  3. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    15,850
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    Funny, I've done some long trips at well below freezing temperatures, and have not noticed any such thing.
     
  4. ChadS

    ChadS Petroleum is for sissies

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,399
    I sometimes get a mild case of that issue in the Roadster; but we recently took a 3,000 mile trip in freezing weather in the Model S and did not notice this at all. (Believe me, my wife would have noticed and complained!). Perhaps it's just something with your car, though it's hard to imagine what it might be.
     
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,019
  6. tomanik

    tomanik Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2009
    Messages:
    272
    Location:
    Canada
  7. Majerus

    Majerus Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    689
    Location:
    Illinois
    LOL nice.. i am sure Liz will find that as an acceptable solution
     
  8. hershey101

    hershey101 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2013
    Messages:
    767
    Location:
    New York, New York, United States
    After spending $100K+ on a car, I don't think we should be subject to buying such products to keep our toes warm. If its a problem with one specific car then Tesla should just replace the car/fix it. If its actually a design issue, then I might seriously start reconsidering my order.
     
  9. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2012
    Messages:
    7,019
    A joke. Hence the smiley.

    I haven't noticed my toesies getting cold.

    Trust me, it's a minor concern... not worth reconsidering your order.
     
  10. Liz G

    Liz G P03056

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    799
    Location:
    Wentzville, MO
    I'll keep that in mind, just in case.


    I'm starting to think it's isolated to my car. I would think it was just me but my husband, who is never cold, experienced the same thing this weekend.

    @hershey101 not enough of an issue that I'd stop driveng Lithie. Trust me my husband offered to let me start taking the Civic and I declined.
     
  11. contaygious

    contaygious Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,001
    Location:
    Marina, San Francisco
    I noticed this tool. Never had the problem in other cars.
     
  12. Jason S

    Jason S Model S Sig Perf (P85)

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2012
    Messages:
    1,350
    Location:
    Rocklin, CA
  13. aaron.s

    aaron.s Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2012
    Messages:
    995
    Liz

    Thought I was going crazy and just thought my foot was asleep - but during some really cold days my driving foot has been cold too.

    Will have to experiment with different climate settings to see what combo causes this! Anyone figure this out?

    Aaron
     

Share This Page