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r1200gs4ok

Active Member
Jul 17, 2019
1,358
456
Irvine
Got in my 2014 S85 RWD pre-AP and when I tried to drive, it said my charging cable was still connected. Problem was my cable was not connected nor was my charge port door opened. Tried to unlock and open charging port with screen, app and fob but nothing worked. Rebooted, powered off and still said cable was attached. Then I could hear the port clicking as though someone was constantly releasing and connecting the cable but port was still closed and wouldn't open. My car doesn't have a manual cable release in the trunk. Later in the day I went back to the car and everything was fine and was able to drive but it happened again the next day. Drove to SC without appointment and they said they had never seen this before. I hope it ain't an expensive fix...
good luck.....if out of warranty they will probably charge for diagnosis then tell you it needs a new charger
 

TexasDuke

Member
Mar 15, 2018
83
89
Plano, TX
I have a 17 MS . . Any word on when 10.2 will hit our vehicle? I’ve restarted the whole vehicle and is nearly always on Wifi.
I received my 2020.4.2 this week and it’s working fine. However, I’ve noticed my ability to use basic cruise control has been greatly reduced. Do we know why basic cruise control would be disabled in ideal conditions?
 

rxlawdude

Active Member
Jul 10, 2015
2,383
1,655
Orange County, CA
Our 2015 70D had a message "Service required: car may not start" that appeared and then disappeared. My contact at Tesla pulled the logs and said it was a "slight transient high voltage."
Anyone have an idea as to whether this is serious (hasn't reoccurred yet), and which component is most likely to blame? (I'm hoping drive unit or battery, as those are still under warranty.)
 

Myfirstone

Member
Jul 18, 2019
782
157
The Netherlands
Got in my 2014 S85 RWD pre-AP and when I tried to drive, it said my charging cable was still connected. Problem was my cable was not connected nor was my charge port door opened. Tried to unlock and open charging port with screen, app and fob but nothing worked. Rebooted, powered off and still said cable was attached. Then I could hear the port clicking as though someone was constantly releasing and connecting the cable but port was still closed and wouldn't open. My car doesn't have a manual cable release in the trunk. Later in the day I went back to the car and everything was fine and was able to drive but it happened again the next day. Drove to SC without appointment and they said they had never seen this before. I hope it ain't an expensive fix...


You can try too disconnect the 12v battery. Wait 10 minutes and reconnect it;)
 

Ssvladi

Member
Jan 2, 2020
21
21
Sf bay
Our 2015 70D had a message "Service required: car may not start" that appeared and then disappeared. My contact at Tesla pulled the logs and said it was a "slight transient high voltage."
Anyone have an idea as to whether this is serious (hasn't reoccurred yet), and which component is most likely to blame? (I'm hoping drive unit or battery, as those are still under warranty.)
Had this message on my 2014 P85, end up having moisture in my newly installed drive unit, so they replaced it again
 

Ssvladi

Member
Jan 2, 2020
21
21
Sf bay
Turned out to be an HV coolant pump. $800 out the door. Now on MCU1 death watch, given a spate of reports of similar aged MS displays dying.
I feel your pain, I’m still with a $3.5k bill for rear subframe.... I’m not paying for it knowing that they replaced drive unit twice prior
 

nico180

creating simple things - is true talent
Apr 9, 2016
1,407
733
Zutphen, Netherlands
My MCU crashes when I do a song search for "first"

Could someone else test it? I'm wanting to know if it's just my car or all.
i've seen an mcu1 that crashes after search 'eminem'

(i.e. after input of the search term -> a few seconds later -> there is no search result, the mcu1 turns black and resets directly :) )
 

random155

Member
Mar 18, 2019
876
450
NJ
My MCU crashes when I do a song search for "first"

Could someone else test it? I'm wanting to know if it's just my car or all.
Certain songs also crash my MCU1. Sunflower by Post Malone, has always done this in the past. I took it to SC for this issue, and they just kind of blew it off without a fix. They said its most likely a software issue.
 

Knightowl

Whovian
Oct 14, 2016
559
454
Colorado Springs
so just for reference, my AC unit in my 2013 S85 stopped working back in Dec. while on vacation in FL. It took a couple months to get an appt that had a loaner car that could fit my family but after that my suspicion that the dcdc inverter fuse blew was confirmed and $451 later I have a working AC unit again after the fuse was replaced. Coincidentally they left a brand new AC compressor in the trunk of my car that I discovered after getting home, they will be by to pick that up in a couple days seeing as it is an ~$1,100 part. this is not the 1st or even 2nd time they forgot parts in my car, I have returned them every time.
 

r1200gs4ok

Active Member
Jul 17, 2019
1,358
456
Irvine
so just for reference, my AC unit in my 2013 S85 stopped working back in Dec. while on vacation in FL. It took a couple months to get an appt that had a loaner car that could fit my family but after that my suspicion that the dcdc inverter fuse blew was confirmed and $451 later I have a working AC unit again after the fuse was replaced. Coincidentally they left a brand new AC compressor in the trunk of my car that I discovered after getting home, they will be by to pick that up in a couple days seeing as it is an ~$1,100 part. this is not the 1st or even 2nd time they forgot parts in my car, I have returned them every time.
sell it back for $451.....hahaha......if you get product delivered in the mail that you advent ordered, law say you can keep them.......nice going.......good to know there are still honest people around
 

dgpcolorado

high altitude member
Apr 25, 2015
2,524
3,470
The Western Slope, Colorado
so just for reference, my AC unit in my 2013 S85 stopped working back in Dec. while on vacation in FL. It took a couple months to get an appt that had a loaner car that could fit my family but after that my suspicion that the dcdc inverter fuse blew was confirmed and $451 later I have a working AC unit again after the fuse was replaced. Coincidentally they left a brand new AC compressor in the trunk of my car that I discovered after getting home, they will be by to pick that up in a couple days seeing as it is an ~$1,100 part. this is not the 1st or even 2nd time they forgot parts in my car, I have returned them every time.
Hah! All I ever got was a packet of stainless steel bolts for the power steering recall, left in my cup holder. I found it before leaving the service center and was able to return them so they could use them on the next car needing the repair.
 

NGEVA21

New Member
Jan 24, 2020
4
0
Texas
Just took delivery of a new MS LR plus. Noticed that one of the front USB ports does not work. Any suggestions before I call the service center? Thanks
 

MP3Mike

Well-Known Member
Feb 1, 2016
15,390
33,406
Oregon
the usb ports are directly connected behing the MCU. So ether it is not connected, or the cable is not working

Actually I thought that there was one connection to the back of the MCU that went to a USB hub, that then goes to the USB ports in the console. So the connection/cable that is bad is probably between the console and the USB hub.
 

MichaelP90DL

Active Member
Apr 19, 2019
1,561
1,571
Lancaster, CA
I received a recall notice on my iPhone app, was told to schedule a mobile service visit, which I did. Zach showed up today. Replaced the passenger airbag and some screws in the steering mechanism. Everything went perfectly. Here are some photos.

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