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Homelink module: garage door closed on the car

I have Tesla homelink installed on the Y and until today has been working just fine. I have auto close enabled (at 40ft) but not auto open. Today I was pulling out of the garage and my wife wanted to talk to me. I was half way out of the garage and put the car in park. And as soon as the car was in park the garage door started closing on the car. The door touched the car and went back, and it looks like no damage and everything is ok. But the question is why did the car think it needed to send homelink signal? It must have somehow thought I have come back home and the garage needs to be opened (and homelink system is a toggle system and unaware of door open/close status). Has anyone experience phantom garage door close event with the homelink module? For now I have turned off homelink auto open and hopefully the issue will not re-occur.
 

jj3884

MYP Blue/Black, OD:8/28
Apr 20, 2021
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San Marcos, California
Shoot now I have to think about raising mine. I think its high enough for my MYP but I had a very close encounter with auto open and summon (where the garage door was already open) where it initiated an open after it backed up a little bit. Enough for the garage door to smack the spoiler if I didn’t get in and block it with my hands (lol, instinct). Disabled Summon’s auto open feature after that.
 
I wonder if at some point they won't be able to use the camera for the auto open and close feature. The camera can add an extra safety check that the way is clear and can determine if the door even needs to be open or closed.
I think that it may happen someday. The refreshed Model S & X already do this with predictive gear selection...knowing if you need to be in reverse to back out of a parking space for example.

I'm hoping someday that Homelink will integrate with FSD auto parking in your own garage so that it'll open and close your garage door automatically when it parks or needs to leave.
 
I had an unexpected garage-door-close event early in my Model 3’s ownership, purchased 07/2018. I caught it in time so no damage. But to prevent that from ever happening again, I looked to the garage door safety sensors mounted near the floor. My initial thought was to raise them but manufacturers are pretty clear in how they should be installed. So instead of just raising the existing ones, I added a second set of sensors (about $30 at home improvement stores) at the height equal to the front most part of the car. Works very well.
 
I had an unexpected garage-door-close event early in my Model 3’s ownership, purchased 07/2018. I caught it in time so no damage. But to prevent that from ever happening again, I looked to the garage door safety sensors mounted near the floor. My initial thought was to raise them but manufacturers are pretty clear in how they should be installed. So instead of just raising the existing ones, I added a second set of sensors (about $30 at home improvement stores) at the height equal to the front most part of the car. Works very well.
I live in a condo and that's what they are using on the garage door... Sensors on the bottom of the door. Its almost impossible for the door to hit the car. Auto open is the only option i use since the garage door close automatically.
 

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