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Interesting Experience - Driving while "Car is off"

Discussion in 'Model X' started by wallstguy, Mar 5, 2017.

  1. wallstguy

    wallstguy Member

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    On my short distance from a mall where the car was parked for about 20 minutes, I had an interesting drive home.

    Car read "Off", but somehow I was still driving. I figured it was just a glitch, so at a red light I did the "Reset" trick of putting into park, pressing down both buttons on the steering wheel, and putting it back on drive but that didn't help either. Let me continue to drive, but wouldn't show me my speedometer etc.

    I was able to engage cruise control, but I didn't know what speed it was on.

    I was also able to engage autopilot but every time I did, the car would scream "Take over immediately"

    Here's a small clip.




    Anyone ever had this happen to them? Is there a quick fix to it?

    I played around with it once I got home, and getting in and out of the car etc. after locking it, and reopening it was the only thing that fixed it. But this obviously isn't something practical to do while on the road?
     
  2. DougH

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    Yep, happened to me once in a Model S. I rebooted both the main control unit and the dash. That did the trick.
     
  3. wallstguy

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    Is that something you can do without having to step out of the car? How do you reboot both? I only know of the "hold down the two buttons on the steering wheel" trick.
     
  4. Cyclone

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    Hold the two buttons below the scroll wheels, just like holding the scroll wheel buttons to restart the 17".
     
  5. wallstguy

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    The scrolls actually reset the 17" on the X. Its the dash that didn't.
     
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    Right. That's why I said hold the buttons below the scroll wheel the same way you would do the scroll wheel themselves.
     
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  7. DougH

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    Hold down the buttons above the scroll wheels on both sides, it seems like it takes forever but that will reboot the dash.
     
  8. wallstguy

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    Ah, my mistake, I misread, its a little late in the day here haha.

    Will try both :)
     
  9. DougH

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    Ok cool, but please call your local SC.
     
  10. wallstguy

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    You mean to report the issue? Or do you mean in the future when something like this happens?
     
  11. DougH

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    I'd call them first thing in the am just to be safe.
     
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    "shut down all the garbage mashers on the detention level. SHUTDOWN THEM ALL DOWN"!

    .... what I think while I reset everything while driving. Not recommended but the car drives fine while rebooting if you only count on brakes, accelerator, steering and turn signals.
     
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