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GPS accuracy new model S Plaid

Msparhawk

Member
Jun 29, 2021
7
8
New Rochelle , NY
Greetings all,
Just took delivery of a Model S Plaid, have been driving other Model Ss and Xs in the past, and I noticed right away the GPS does not appear to be accurate. The nav pointer is not following the map and is always a bit to the right or the left or in front or in back of the road I am on. Doesnt make a difference if I reboot or stay outside in one place to ensure it is picking up the GPS. The large touchscreen, small map on the dashboard, and the Tesla app all show the inaccuracy and it leads to incorrect navigation instructions to turn onto the road I'm already on, or even worse keeps picking up service roads nearby the highways, or shows me on the other side of the highway, and suddenly dropping my speed from 65 to 35 mph (because it thinks I am on the service road).

This is really obvious because my wife has a model X which shows the location perfectly including when parked in our garage showing the car right next to it on google maps, whereas mine is always almost 50 feet away though in the same place as hers!

I realize its a new vehicle but has anyone seen this yet with either this car or other model S, and what is the recommended fix- seems like maybe can be done remotely or does it require a service center appointment?

Thank you!

Regards,
Peter
 

croman

Active Member
Nov 21, 2016
4,916
7,148
Chicago, IL
Sounds like you need to make a service center appointment as your gps is wrong. They can fix it. I've read about this exact issue in this forum. Considering searching and reading those older threads.
 

Msparhawk

Member
Jun 29, 2021
7
8
New Rochelle , NY
Will do. Its a bit different from alot of the old posts (map not moving, time zone wrong, map not accurate after parked underground overnight etc.) , so this seemed a bit different.

I will share the experience once they figure out what the issue is.

Thanks!
Peter
 

DerbyDave

Active Member
Jul 2, 2020
1,112
655
Kentucky
Open up a service request thru the app. Maybe the reviewing tech can figure out and update your car remotely to fix. They usually will text you or call within a day.
 

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