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Model S Traction Control

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by vfx, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. montgom626

    montgom626 Active Member

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    #41 montgom626, Dec 21, 2012
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    Same thought here. A drove a MS with the TC on and got the rear end to wiggle a bit :tongue: with full throttle on a wet road in Oakbook, Il. No drama. The TC worked great.
     
  2. strider

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    The current belief is that the Performance models allow a longer leash than the non-perfs. Haven't tried them back to back to be sure.
     
  3. wycolo

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    @gray - Do you really have to tell your elderly parents not to almost floor it in the rain?? An $80k+ car?? Ok, don't tell them but do a video for us to enjoy!!
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  4. jkirkebo

    jkirkebo Model S P85+ VIN 14420 EU

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    There should probably be three TC settings, not two (on/off). Standard/Sport/Off would be nice, with a very conservative Standard-setting and Sport being the current TC setting in the performance model.
     
  5. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

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    That's a good thought. Might be useful to have a "snow mode" in the Performance.
     
  6. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Well-Known Member

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    #47 lmore, Mar 11, 2014
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    I know my Roadster is using the brakes for traction control (I need to replace back brake pads more often than front).
    But what about Model S, is it using breaks for traction control also?
     
  8. neroden

    neroden Model S Owner and Frustrated Tesla Fan

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    On certain types of thin snow, the Tesla TC may prevent the car from moving at all. This happened to me going up a hill. I didn't think to turn TC off when I got stuck, but apparently turning TC off is the solution.
     
  9. mknox

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    Had to do this today when I got stuck at the end of my driveway. One pain in the ass is that every time I got out of the car to shovel more snow, it would be back to "ON" when I got back in, and I'd have to go through the whole procedure, including the nanny dialog box, to turn it back off. I probably had to get in and out 6 or 7 times to clear away more snow as I dug myself out, so this was really annoying.
     

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