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Forgot to remove my flash drive before service and...

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Tanquen, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. Tanquen

    Tanquen Member

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    Of course someone snagged it. :( I know it's my fault for leaving anything pocketable in the car but man!

    The worst part is, I can't remember if it had anything other than music on it.

    God I hate people... sometimes.
     
  2. DJung

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    Sorry to hear that. Did you contact your Service Center and ask for the manager? Maybe they removed it while servicing the vehicle and forgot to put it back in?

    I always leave items in my car while it's in for service and I've never had any issues, but of course YMMV. Actually, I just got my car back today from service and everything I left was still there (USB flash drive, dashcam, sunglasses, hat, car charger, jacket, and various tools). In my experience, the service center staff have been nothing but wonderful.
     
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  3. int32_t

    int32_t Tesla Spotter

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    Did you check the glovebox? If they needed the USB port for service I would think they'd stash the drive somewhere in the car.
     
  4. AmpedRealtor

    AmpedRealtor Well-Known Member

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    I forgot my 40 caliber in the glove box of a loaner once... lol
     
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  5. Chopr147

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    After getting a door ding at a parking lot Thursday I feel the same way.
    I trust (a little too much) but left expensive shades and my USB, couple 'a other things , all there when I got my car back as I would expect.
     
  6. Tanquen

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    They had the car for like 2 weeks and I can't imagine a good reason to remove the flash drive and I noticed someone had messed with the music and the cup holders and everything. I don't know what they were doing or why they would mess with all that stuff but it stinks. Only takes one guy to look at stuff like that and think I can just take this and no one can say who took it so I'll just grab it.

    I did check all over the car for it but there are two ports why remove it and why not leave it in the cubby by the USB ports if they did need to take it out?

    Just look at my loss a reminder to take everything out of the car before service.
     
  7. AMPUP

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    That's not acceptable, they are a high class professional company. You need to report this to the service manager.
     
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  8. Tanquen

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    I’ll report it (along with the new marks drivers’ armrest) but that is why most places have a sign or something in the paperwork that says they are not liable for anything missing from the car. People can just tell them this and that was in the car, you owe me. It’s just insult to injury with the waiting for service, not fixing things and the new damage. :(
     
  9. rory breaker

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    I bet it's a mistake. I leave stuff in the car all the time across multiple dealers, no one takes anything. Sure it happens but a USB drive??? Bet it's in the shop.
     
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  10. hockeythug

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    Yeah, report it anyways to the manager in case this has been a trend at that location and could help narrow down whoever is doing it.
     
  11. Johan

    Johan Took a TSLA bear test. Came back negative.

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    What kind of porn was on it in addition to the music?
     
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  12. Dithermaster

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    I've left my slim USB drive in multiple times with no issues. If it ever did get lost, all the music is on my computer so I'd only be out some time and the cost of another cheap drive. So I'm not terribly worried about it.

    My dashcam is new and service unplugged it "per policy" last time the car was in. Weirdly, there wasn't even footage of them getting in the car to unplug it, so I'm curious if they did it so fast a file hadn't been written yet, or if they used the menu to delete the clip. Weird, but not worth worrying about.
     
  13. TexasEV

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    A good reason is it should be removed when rebooting.
     
  14. HebrHmr

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    I just can't imagine someone risking their job over something so petty. Your average flash drive is not worth it. Most people steal drives for the data that is on them not the hardware itself. Unless you had a waterproof/shockproof 512GB USB 3.0 drive in there for some reason I have to believe that it fell between a seat or is sitting on someones toolbox in the shop.
     
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  15. ShockOnT

    ShockOnT Quickish

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    Yeah, people do take things.
    To be fair, so do monkeys. I guess it's a primate thing. Wait, I forgot birds. This is getting complicated. I'll get back to you...
     
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