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My Model 3 niggles. One week on

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by StellarRat, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. silentsnow31802

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    Regen can NOT bring the car to a complete stop. Dont listen to people saying they can make it happen. The car is stopping due to rolling friction not regen.
     
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    You're correct. But regen or not, the car will come to a stop without the need of stepping on the brakes.
     
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  3. TurnFast

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    For a while I was strongly considering getting a Chevy Bolt instead. They really nailed the regen experience in that car where the normal regen can bring you to a complete stop and it has a paddle on the steering wheel to boost the regen even more.
    When I test drove a model S I was disappointed I still had to tap the breaks and couldn't do one pedal driving as much.
    That being said there were a lot of things wrong with the bolt *cough* terrible seats *cough* and couldn't be more excited for when my AWD M3 ships some day.
     
  4. chronopc

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    Can the Bolt do 0 pedal driving? Where you don't even need to have your foot on any pedals?
     
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    Wait, what? The topic here is bringing the vehicle to a stop with regen only... not TACC, not emergency stops, not rapid stops. Of course TACC can activate the brakes as needed. That said, friction brakes are not currently blended with accelerator pedal controlled regen, as some manufacturers do, so you're not really going to be able to bring the vehicle to a normal stop if you're only using the accelerator pedal. This could be changed via a software update, though many Tesla owners like the isolation of the friction brakes.
     
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    :rolleyes:
     
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    Yes, but one shouldn't rely on the 2nd law of thermodynamics to stop them in any reliable, repeatable fashion, other than eventually.
     
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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    Nissan has "e-Pedal" on new LEAF which will bring you to a stop without pressing the brake pedal.

     
  9. chronopc

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    I don't. I just turn on EAP and let it do the work. :D
     
  10. StellarRat

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    This is what I'm talking about.
     
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    TEG TMC Moderator

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    I assume that Nissan e-Pedal will automatically push the friction brake for you when it gets near a stop sign.
    As far as I know, all regens cut out at really low speeds.
     
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    Do you have LED bulbs in your garage / garage door opener? If so they can cause interference. Replacing with manufacturer certified LED bulbs will solve the issue (chamberlain / liftmaster has a few PDFs if you google.).
     
  13. TEG

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    #1 is well known and well reported "bug" also happens with Model S & X. Tesla is most certainly aware, and I hope they come up with a fix, but it has been years of us waiting.

    #2: 3rd parties are starting to offer sunglasses trays for the console storage area.

    #3: Yeah, lots of threads about that. Personally I just use the card key on the pillar and don't count on my phone at all.
     
  14. StellarRat

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    What's happening is: I push the HomeLink icon and the transmit animation doesn't come on (the little green waves.) So, I'm assuming the car isn't sending the "opensesame" signal. If I do see the animation (not often) then the door opens/closes every time. So, I don't think there is any interference going on. The M3 just isn't transmitting. Also, the manufacturers remote door opener works every time. I'd assume if there was interference it would also fail.
     
  15. StellarRat

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    I'm sure the brilliant engineers at Tesla can figure something out. How putting one of those clips on the visor? The whole point to a sunglass holder is to make it quick and easy to get your glasses without taking your eyes off the road. The other suggested locations are certainly good enough to store them, but not easy to get to while your moving.
     
  16. chronopc

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    I found a work around for not having a place to store my sunglasses. I wear them. :cool:
     

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