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GPS on the fritz...

S&B's M3

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Jan 10, 2021
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USA
I went out to the garage a few minutes ago to get something out of my car and looked at the screen and it showed my car, not in my garage, but rather in a field about a mile and a half away. I opened my tesla app and it too is showing the car in a field a mile and a half away. I gave it a reboot, i.e., press both nipples, hit brake, and then powered down, waited 3 minutes and then opened the door, and it's still showing me car in a filed. I also rebooted my phone, just in case it was somehow affecting the GPS location of the tesla. Still in a filed. So I plugged it in and started the charge cycle. It's charging and shows it charging, but still shows it in a field.

Is there a way to reset or reboot the GPS?

The blue dot in the below is my house and where the Tesla is physically located and the red arrow is where it says my car is located.

GPS error.jpg

Field.jpg
 
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GtiMart

Active Member
Nov 13, 2019
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Quebec City, Canada
I think the GPS only updates when you drive, it is assumed that your position doesn't change when you are parked. Try to go for a drive and see if it resolves itself.
 

Gasaraki

Active Member
Oct 21, 2019
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Syracuse, NY
Uh, drive the car? GPS only updates when it moves. Sometimes it looses track when staying still. This has been the case since GPS was developed and in those old GPS nav units and your phone.
 

Frank99

April 2018 Model 3 LR RWD, EAP, FSD
Apr 7, 2016
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492
Arizona
Uh, drive the car? GPS only updates when it moves. Sometimes it looses track when staying still. This has been the case since GPS was developed and in those old GPS nav units and your phone.
Uhh, no. It’s possible that Tesla ignores GPS once the car is parked (they probably power it down to reduce vampire losses), but that’s a Tesla decision and has nothing to do with GPS technology. You probably got a bad position report just before Tesla shut down the GPS, and it’ll stay stuck until Tesla starts listening to the GPS again.
 

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