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Keys/Valet Mode

Eric66

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Jan 23, 2021
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Gainesville, FL
How do keys work in a Tesla? This morning, I got in my car with my phone (key) before my wife drove to work. I quickly realized that she didn't have her phone (key) with her. When I went outside, I thought I would see them stopped at the end of the street but they were gone. I am guessing that my key unlocked the car and woke it up. How far can it drive without a key being engaged?

On a similar note, we will be traveling out of town this weekend and the hotel we are staying at only has valet. Do you just hand the black card to the valet and enable valet mode?
 

kashian

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Jan 4, 2021
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San Diego
Without a key, the car will drive until the driver gets out of the car. Then, it won't start anymore. Yes, give the valet your key card and enable valet mode either in the car or your phone app.
 
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Velcade

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Sep 18, 2019
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Midwest
On a similar note, we will be traveling out of town this weekend and the hotel we are staying at only has valet. Do you just hand the black card to the valet and enable valet mode?

Yes. It's very simple. Use the app to enter valet mode and set your pin code. Hand the desk your key card.
 

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