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Model S: not driveable, "Car Off" indicator displayed

Discussion in 'Model S' started by kWh, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. kWh

    kWh Member

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    Last night I was leaving the gym. I got into my model S, put my foot on the brake and moved the gear selector: nothing happened. Everything looked normal: lights on, A/C on, stereo on, etc. but the car didn't move. I tried rebooting the displays, tried turning on the car via the phone app (the "keyless" notice appeared on the display above the steering wheel) but nothing changed. I called support and they said nothing appeared amiss to them. One interesting note: my brake lights were stuck "on" even with my foot off the pedal.

    Tesla roadside support arranged for a tow and I walked the short distance back to my house. An hour later the tow driver reported picking up my car and said the brake lights were still on. I don't recall if the headlights were on as the sun was still shining.

    Later, I was reviewing other discussions an I realized that I could have also tried the "power off" from the center display.

    The local Service Center was still running diagnostics when I spoke to them earlier this morning.

    Has anyone else seen anything like this?
     
  2. Tam

    Tam Active Member

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    No, I've never heard this kind of scenario.

    Does it display gear on the dashboard: P R N D ?

    When your brake is on "Hold" the light stays until it is off "hold".

    But when you get out of the car it should shut off the system.
     

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