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Heated steering wheel. Am I going to get my hands on one?

Just asked my DS and received this word on my P85D order... "I am 99.9% your car will come with the heated steering wheel ..... Your car is in the correct build week and region to receive it." But there's no build sheet for it. The DS also said "There may be one other surprise as well." for which I'm not going to press my luck with finding out what that means. I'm hoping to unwrap my P85D by Christmas and I know what happened when I was 8 years old and discovered my stash of presents early. I'm waiting for delivery to find out...


Mod Note: This thread was created out discussions that started on 3 other threads and pulled together here for clarity and to avoid duplication. In that situation, moderators write the thread title.
 
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3s-a-charm

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Just asked my DS and received this word on my P85D order... "I am 99.9% your car will come with the heated steering wheel ..... Your car is in the correct build week and region to receive it." But there's no build sheet for it. The DS also said "There may be one other surprise as well." for which I'm not going to press my luck with finding out what that means. I'm hoping to unwrap my P85D by Christmas and I know what happened when I was 8 years old and discovered my stash of presents early. I'm waiting for delivery to find out...
I like surprises!
 

darthy001

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Several DS'es in Norway are now confirming the heated steering wheel as part of the winter package. Awaiting response from my DS if this is included in my P85D-order as another user on the norwegian forum got a bit vague response about his car being produced next year and that would guarrantee the heated steering wheel would be included.
 
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andrewket

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Several DS'es in Norway are now confirming the heated steering wheel as part of the winter package. Awaiting response from my DS if this is included in my P85D-order as another user on the norwegian forum got a bit vague response about his car being produced next year and that would guarrantee the heated steering wheel would be included.

I have a P85D in production now and asked my DS. He had no information about the heated wheel. He said it wouldn't surprise him if it was added to the sub zero package, but that he has no information. It would be a nice surprise if the car showed up with it.
 

darthy001

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I have a P85D in production now and asked my DS. He had no information about the heated wheel. He said it wouldn't surprise him if it was added to the sub zero package, but that he has no information. It would be a nice surprise if the car showed up with it.
If it turns out to be true and I don't get this on mine since I have a 2014-VIN I might ask for the car to be delayed. I have ordered the winter-package and heated steering wheel is something I would have paid extra for if it was a choice.
 

Andyw2100

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Heated steering wheel. Am I going to get hands on one?

Edit: It should be noted that this thread was split off from the P85D Delivery tracking thread (Tracking P85D delivery thread) by a moderator, who also selected the thread title. I have been quite vocal in support of the mods, but now I have to say that to break out a group of posts in this way, assigning them a new subject, and not noting what you've done in any way is not the best form, as it gives the impression that the first poster--in this case me--would choose to start a thread with a subject of "Heated steering wheel. Am I going to get hands on one?" I would respectfully ask that the mods leave indications when they've made changes. --AW

Edit Number 2: Since I wrote the above, the mods have apparently moved more posts into this thread above my post, making the above edit somewhat less relevant. You'll have to believe me that at one point this post was the first post in this thread. And I know the mods didn't do this to make my first edit irrelevant, but rather because they realized that my post wasn't, in reality, the first post on the topic. I'm just in favor of pointers and explanations when posts are moved. -AW

Edit 3: Actually you don't have to take my word for it. Just see the attached screen capture. :)
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Edit 4: And now reading the posts above mine, it is clear that this thread has posts from multiple threads in it. The post that immediately precedes mine now would make mine sound silly if we had been posting in the same thread. We weren't. All the more reason that any time posts are moved and threads combined there should be some sort of major indication of that that for all to see.


My DS had tried to reach me last night. We played a little phone tag, and connected earlier today. At that time he told me that my P85D was still scheduled to go into production this week, and still could be delivered the week of December 22, but that it might be later. He was somewhat vague about the delays. Note that this was late morning, hours before the email from Jerome Guillen came out.

I had asked him, during that call, about whether or not my car would be coming with the rumored heated steering wheel I had only read about for the first time here, just a little while earlier. He said he had also heard rumors about that, but that he did not know for certain, and that he would find out. A little while ago I received an e-mail message from him indicating that based on when my car was going to be built and on the fact that I had selected the Subzero Weather Package that my Model S would, in fact, have a heated steering wheel! Naturally I am quite pleased.

I think there are two important points here for others to take note of, one of which may still be actionable for those of you not yet in production. I could definitely be wrong, but since both delivery specialists that confirmed heated steering wheels for their customers mentioned when their customers cars were being produced as a factor, it sounds like it's possible that some of the earliest built P85Ds with the Subzero Weather Package may --NOT-- have the heated steering wheel. (That's just my take on it. My DS did not indicate that in any way.)

The other important point, of course, is that if your vehicle is not yet in production, and you want a heated steering wheel, and you did not select the Subzero Weather Package, there is some chance you may still be able to add the package and get the heated steering wheel. Again, this is pure conjecture on my part. My DS said nothing to lead me to believe this. But it's probably worth a call to your DS if your car is not yet in production and you want the heated steering wheel and you didn't have the Subzero Weather Package.
 
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I just got a call back from Tesla and they could add the Sub Zero package to my car but they could not add the heated stereo wheel because they were already past that point in production. I canceled the sub zero request.

I just spoke to someone at Tesla HQ and they said cars with the Sub Zero package built after 12/8 will have the heated steering wheel. I asked he if he could add the package to mine without causing delays and he said he wasn't sure but he'd check and get back to me.
 

andrewket

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Well here's hoping the change occurred for EOL 12/1 and later. I'd really like the heated wheel. With a change like that I'm surprised Tesla didn't align it with the first P85D customer builds.

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Well here's hoping the change occurred for EOL 12/1 and later. I'd really like the heated wheel. With a change like that I'm surprised Tesla didn't align it with the first P85D customer builds.
 

Andyw2100

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Well here's hoping the change occurred for EOL 12/1 and later. I'd really like the heated wheel. With a change like that I'm surprised Tesla didn't align it with the first P85D customer builds.

It's entirely possible that they did. I just think that based on the very specific language used by the two different DSs, it's also entirely possible that they did not.
 

andrewket

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It's always something. My EOL was 12/1, but my car was delayed. It entered general assembly yesterday (12/8) and always had the subzero package. When did your car enter production and do you know what stage your car is? Maybe the delay will be a blessing in disguise. My wife is encouraging me to cancel and re-order because she loved the heated steering wheel in our X3 and wants it again. Especially at zero additional cost...
 

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