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Heated seat. Am I the only one that wants butt off option?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Chopr147, Dec 2, 2016.

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  1. Chopr147

    Chopr147 Active Member

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    OK So I do love having heated seats but it seems most heat the whole seat. I would rather have the option of back/bottom heat. These type of seats are made. My 2008 Yukon had the option and I never even used the bottom heat. The back heat was awesome for my lower back pain. I would even use it in the summer.
    My wife's Lexus-nope. (3 of them) Daughters Jeep-nope Sons Pontiac-never mind it's old :)
    Why is it with so many options given on cars ,this is not one of them. One of the few disappointments with my Model S.
    I assume the X is the same. Or am I just too picky?
     
  2. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

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    I also believe that once the car is driving it should default to OFF if nobody is sitting in the seat.
     
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  3. lunitiks

    lunitiks ˭ ˭ ʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽʽ ʭ ʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼʼ ˭ ˭

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    Negatory. Last weekend i got some take away food from a burger joint that I placed in my passenger seat with heat=3. Long drive, extremely cold weather (in and out of car with meals). Too light to be registered as human by the sensor
     
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  4. ev-now

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    You are not, took delivery Tuesday - and realized that limitation last night. For a 4 year old design there are many (very cheap and easy to resolve) things which are still not right;

    No standard storage (BS on a $80K plus car)
    No cup-holders in the back (ditto)
    No standard arm rest/console in the back (more excusable, but most ford/chevy's have them)
    Cheap mats - this one really annoys me - the carpets fine, just no protection.
    No premium liners in stock at POS to replace cheap mats so not even an upsell
    Dim, really dim LED lighting (trunk/frunk especially)
    No $40 of LED should not be a 'premium lighting option'

    Don't get me wrong I love the car, just cannot understand why these 'noise level' issues have not been taken out of the first impressions - for what $200-$500 cost (except the redesigned rear seat armrest - but it's not like that's rocket science).
     
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  5. Krypto Kat

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    We tolerate a lot of little annoyances because we like the electric drive train, and support Tesla's stance against big auto.

    Otherwise you could get many more luxury and standard features for a lot less coin.
     
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  6. Lloyd

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    Ok, well you should be able to override it for your Pizza! :p
     
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  7. calisnow

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    I am very sorry @Chopr147 about your sensitive tooshie. Personally I love hot ass but I know it isn't for everyone. Some prefer a nice cold slab of buttocks. Me? Hot ass, every time.
     
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  8. BluestarE3

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    **** GEEZER REMINISCING ALERT ****

    Years ago, when shopping for a new car, the Saab salesman touted the butt warmers in their car seats (makes sense for a Swedish brand). However, as a young man at the time, I was concerned about the possible effects of its use on the driver's fertility (much like the more recent warnings for men not to operate their laptop computers on their laptops).

    Now that I'm a grandpa (and no intentions or plans to swap my current wife for a trophy one), that's no longer an issue. :)
     
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  9. AvengerBB

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    If you took delivery recently you should have back cupholders - they are hidden in the back of the console. If you push they will appear. I agree with your whole list. Hopefully an interior update is coming.
     
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  10. ev-now

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    Took delivery, but 2015 CPO - pleased to hear one gripe is gone for future owners - my new P100D in a few years may be ... ;)
     
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  11. HookBill

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    Did you go to Jafs and have a burger with Bjorn?
     
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  12. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

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    I wish my bottom got warmer. :oops: The back is great. But the bottom seems cool to me.
     
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    I ended up getting the Abstract Ocean LED kit and just upgrading the whole bunch myself. I agree the LED's are pathetically dim, but for a cool $169.99 and a couple of hours of crawling around, harness hunting and hole cutting the end results are definitely worth it as I can actually find stuff in my trunk now.

    They sell aftermarket cup holder kits for the back, ditto for the center console for storage.

    Not saying this shouldn't come standard, but you haven't even got to the no tire pressure on the TPMS, no light on the visor mirrors, no cooled seats, no exit mode for the seats/steering etc. etc.
     
  14. reynirb

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    I actually have one of those memory foam seat cushions in my Acura, and use the seat back heater to relax my back. I don't feel the cushion at all.

    I find the cushion more comfortable when I'm spending 4+ hours driving around the state, which happens quite frequently.

    May not be the solution you were looking for, but a solution none the less...:cool:
     
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  15. ev-now

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    I was trying to remember exit mode - doesn't really affect me with my 30" inside leg, but noticed it when a friend tried to get in. Fortunately they got around to pressure on the TPMS by Jan 2015 ... It's a process - but boy it seems a lot of people have been complaining for a long time. And all such cheap/small items. You only need a small amount of the brain and design power at Tesla to be told - just fix one a week for a few months ... not a distraction from the main game of automation, ridiculous (I mean ludicrous) acceleration and safety.
     
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    A lot of this (which has surely been covered in these forums quite a few times) was due to Tesla having to raid the parts bins from various manufacturers and outlets, as a low volume car maker no one took seriously, so they couldn't exactly be very picky in the beginning about different features and had to work with what they could scavenge at the time.

    The good news is, the improvements continue and the car gets better. And in all honesty, there literally isn't anything on my car that I'm missing right now that I seriously care about or would change my purchase decision in any way.

    It does everything I want it to do and more. All the little things like LED upgrades and sensors are just a bonus, so I'll let them sort out the small stuff in due time.
     
  17. wycolo

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    It should be simple enough to locate the wires to the heaters and install switches where needed.
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  18. OBX John

    OBX John Autonomous Driving Enthusiast

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    I agree, I like the back / butt option in our 2013 Suburban. I use the heat for lower back pain too - might have to get a memory foam cushion so I can keep it on all the time.
     
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  19. ev-now

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    Years ago as a young employee the director of my division (my bosses, boss) asked for me to drive him and my boss about 120 miles to the new office complex which was being built. I thought "cool - it was a Saab 900 Turbo" - and it was summer in the UK (no A/C). After a few miles my butt started getting very warm - realizing it had heated seats I asked where the switch was - and found out why I was driving! Very uncomfortable 120 miles ...
     
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  20. ev-now

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    Yep, in 4 years of 50K (most likely only 2.8 years) when the warranty is done!
     

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