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Ionizer?

Lump

Active Member
Mar 31, 2013
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So. Cal.
Saw this on FB is this a new feature, sorry no other details other then owner noticed it on the loaner he currently has.

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Pretty useful at Harris Ranch or after my kids soccer tournaments :eek:
 
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woof

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Apr 30, 2009
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Ionizers often end up creating ozone. Ozone smells nice, and certainly removes odors and things like smoke particles from the air, but is amazingly reactive. Wouldn't that possibly cause corrosion of almost any metal in the cabin (including circuit boards)?
 

AlMc

'When the music is on...you gotta dance' (Go Elon)
Apr 23, 2013
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15,507
Delaware
Ionizers often end up creating ozone. Ozone smells nice, and certainly removes odors and things like smoke particles from the air, but is amazingly reactive. Wouldn't that possibly cause corrosion of almost any metal in the cabin (including circuit boards)?

I have a couple of these at work to cut down on odors (animal hospital). The big problem is that the ozone breaks down rubber surfaces. I have not had problems with electronics/metal.
 

GoBlue88

Member
Apr 1, 2014
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284
Carlsbad, CA
Huh. Mine was manufactured in 5/14 as well, although it has a VIN that is about 2,500 lower than 43383. Don't have the Ionizer feature, but I'm also still on 5.11 even though my car is on WiFi in my garage every night.
 

wamochi

Member
Apr 23, 2014
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123
San Diego, CA
my ionizer button just showed us last week after it was in the service center. i haven't had a chance to figure out what it is or does, and i wasn't 100% sure if it was there or not before, but i think it's new after the recent service center visit ...
 

GoBlue88

Member
Apr 1, 2014
858
284
Carlsbad, CA
my ionizer button just showed us last week after it was in the service center. i haven't had a chance to figure out what it is or does, and i wasn't 100% sure if it was there or not before, but i think it's new after the recent service center visit ...
They must have upgraded your firmware to 5.12 while the car was there.
 

ElSupreme

Model S 03182
Jan 13, 2012
4,303
92
Atlanta, GA
The loaners I have had have had the window sticker in the trunk or glove box. If the windows sticker is in the car is there a new special option listed?

Nothing on the window sticker (it was in the glove compartment) to indicate 'ionizer'. Just the standard dual zone auto climate language.
 

AlMc

'When the music is on...you gotta dance' (Go Elon)
Apr 23, 2013
7,349
15,507
Delaware
I would suspect on older cars for the 'ionizer' to be available it will require both a hardware (ozone generator) and a software upgrade. Since one of the people who did not have but now does AFTER a recent service visit I would suspect that some hardware was added at that time.
 

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