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Maxed out @ 80mph in 60D

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by CTgigawatt, Nov 11, 2016.

  1. CTgigawatt

    CTgigawatt 2017 Model S 60D

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    Hi all,

    I'm sure this is going to sound like a stupid question to most of you.. I am test driving the 60D all day today (however I have driven Model S's many times and am very familiar with the car and interface), and on the highway I can't drive faster than 80 mph. I have checked through all the settings and it doesn't appear to have any speed limit settings. Any suggestions or menu options I might be missing?

    Any help appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Thomas Allen

    Thomas Allen Member

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    Tesla loaners are software limited to 80mph
     
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  3. CTgigawatt

    CTgigawatt 2017 Model S 60D

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    Ah, that would explain it then, wouldn't it...
    Thanks!
     
  4. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I am surprised and a bit disappointed that the Tesla showroom that loaned you the car didn't mention that it would be speed limited.
     
  5. theslimshadyist

    theslimshadyist NashVegas!

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    Is there an option that would allow me to limit the speed so If I leave the car with a friend, relative, etc. I can prevent them from taking a fast joyride?
     
  6. Boourns

    Boourns Active Member

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    You can't just limit the speed like the loaners are limited, but you can put the car in valet mode. From the manual:

     
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  7. Shumdit

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    Valet mode..
     
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  8. chipmunk

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    Not all loaners are limited though. In my experience the limit is only for cars that haven't previously been sold. I do think it's dangerous not to notify us though. I've been surprised when I pull out to pass on the freeway and it suddenly won't accelerate.
     
  9. doubleohwhat

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    The P85 loaner I had a few ago wasn't limited but it was also for sale as a CPO. So I think chipmunk is correct that perhaps only new inventory loaners are limited.
     
  10. LoL Rick

    LoL Rick Like Buttah

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    All loaners and demo cars are supposed to be speed limited. But sometimes the staff forgets to do it. I'm pretty sure that there is a disclosure in the paperwork that you sign to get a car but of course nobody reads it all. So yes, they should tell you verbally but sometimes they forget that too.
     
  11. ev-now

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    Off-topic, but has there ever been talk of configurable Valet mode? 70mph is way fast for a valet who doesn't have to take the car offsite!
     
  12. BerTX

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    The Jeep Compass I got as a loaner was limited to a lot less than 80 mph. What a dog! ;)
     

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