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Model X hacked??

My wife has been driving my Model X this week while her car was in the shop. On Wednesday while she was driving home with the kids, the car started changing music stations, turning the A/C on & off, turning heated seats on & off and honked the horn.

Since I was at home at the time, the kids thought I was using the App to play a joke on them...but obviously not. As soon as they got home I did a reboot of both screens to be safe.

I do not use any public WiFi - only home and work that are PW protected.

The X has AP2 running 2018.12 firmware.

Any thoughts?


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Wifi isn't the point, your MyTesla password (and token) is. If you don't use any software to monitor the car (TeslaFi, etc.) that creates a token, I'd reset your password on tesla.com and then sign into the app again.

If that doesn't do it, the 3 has had a run of 'ghost touches' on its touchscreen, the same could be happening to your MCU touchscreen. Hm, the horn is a hard one, that would be from the app or something deeper going on!
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