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Loaner has GPS issues

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by doubleohwhat, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. doubleohwhat

    doubleohwhat Member

    Sep 1, 2016
    I've had a 2013 P85 loaner for the past week or so and I've noticed something odd happening several times a day with the GPS location of the car displayed on the map. For some reason the car thinks it is to the southwest of where it actually is. The arrow on the screen just flies through lakes, roads, whatever. You would think it would at least "snap" to adjacent roads but it doesn't. I've attached a photo I took showing what's happening. Has anyone ever ran into this issue before? Is it a 8.0 bug or do you think it's something that might be wrong with the car and that I should mention it to Tesla when I return the loaner.

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  2. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Bay Area, CA
    Mention it to Tesla and let me know what they say. ;)

    Mine's been doing this reliably since I upgraded to 8.0. The car seems to have no idea whatsoever where it is or how it's moving when I pull out of my garage. The arrow turns right when I go left, reverse when forward, and all other manner of weirdness. After driving a bit, it ultimately settles into a spot that's close, but not exactly, where I happen to be driving. Sometimes if you keep driving it'll eventually end up being correct, and sometimes it'll stay wrong for up to 30 miles (the longest I've driven with it broken).

    If you need it, you can reboot the center display to make it start working again. I have to reboot mine every other morning or so since 8.0 arrived.
  3. rancq

    rancq New Member

    Jun 1, 2014
    I am experiencing the same issue with the GPS , has anyone had any success in identifying the reason? Is is software or hardware?

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