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New Model 3 bugs?

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Erleichda, Apr 8, 2018.

  1. Erleichda

    Erleichda Member

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    Overall, amazing car. I've posted elsewhere about all the great stuff. Just a few questions:
    - the Tesla app isn't unlocking the car about half the time. I use android, galaxy S7 and leave the app and bluetooth always on. I usually have to shutdown the app and reopen, or I can use the card to unlock and then the app seems to work.

    - noises when the car is off? first noted an intermittent whine near the front. Left family in the car to run into a store and they heard that from inside, and then a louder clank??

    - vibrations of the steering column plastic. Seems all new Teslas have some little thing like this, easily fixed by service center but wondered if others had same issue.

    - Passenger window(s) rolling down all by themselves? Three times I have come back to the car to find the passenger window(s) all the way down! (front twice, and front and rear once) Now as I leave I watch them, have not seen it happen in person.
     
  2. cellogig

    cellogig Model X..Model 3

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    Windows rolling up and down by themselves....I put the child lock on.

    Noises when car is sitting idle. Normal. No worries.

    Steering wheel vibration...glad the sc did their jobs to make you happy :)
     
  3. RandyS

    RandyS Fan of Elon

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    I wear my card in a lanyard around my neck with my work security badge since my Android phone "key" is not working reliably. It gets the job done for now. I'm sure Tesla will improve the software over time to make it work better. In the meantime, that's how I solve the problem...
     
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  4. TampaRich

    TampaRich Member

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    Our most recent upgrade to 2018.10.5 fixed the louvers from constantly opening and closing behind the front bumper. It also seemed to fix the loud clank coming from the rear axle.
     
  5. Erleichda

    Erleichda Member

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    Not the steering wheel, the plastic that surrounds the steering column...rattles slightly. SC fixes.
     
  6. dhu1

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    Had this happen on my X, it has something to do with the window regulator. They can try to adjust the sensitivity (it senses somethung is blocking the closure, so it opens back up). They replaced a part for me and it was fixed.
     
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  7. graphix25

    graphix25 -=electronboy=-

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    Only issue I’m having after the first week is the phone app running on my Galaxy S7 not unlocking the car reliably. Called Tesla support and they suggested rebooting the car software stack by holding both scroll wheels down for a few seconds. We will see if that helps. Don’t know if the issue is with the Samsung S7 or the Bluetooth on the car. I asked if this was a common problem and they said no.

    Version 2018.4.18

     
  8. jtri

    jtri Member

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    I have the same issue with my S7. I put it into airplane mode for 10 sec then shut off airplane mode and it works. I have only had the car for a few days, but soon will complain if this keeps up
     
  9. AEastlack

    AEastlack Member

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    I took delivery last week, running 2018.10.5. So far I have had zero issues. My iPhone X has worked every time so far as a key. I’m taking the car on a 2k mile road trip next week, will see if I come across any bugs
     
  10. cwerdna

    cwerdna Active Member

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    There's a long running thread at Phone as Key Issues which might cover your issue.
     
  11. aronth5

    aronth5 Long Time Follower

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    Took delivery on Friday with 2018.10 and got an invitation to upgrade to 2018.12.1 Saturday morning. Rescheduled for early Sunday morning since I was leaving for a road trip.
    So far not a single problem and the the quality of the car was excellent. No panel gaps or any issues I could find. Have a Samsung Galaxy S8 and it has worked just fine.

    Delivery specialist recommended charging the car to 90%. Is that what everyone else is hearing. I know in the past Elon mentioned 80% but the delivery specialist said with the current battery chemistry and battery management system Tesla was now recommending 90%.
     
  12. fseir

    fseir Member

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    Yes, I have this. Glad to hear the SC can fix it. I keep trying to press on it, to make it stop buzzing, but can’t figure out exactly what part of the housing is rattling.
     
  13. FROZENinNY

    FROZENinNY Member

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    My M3. After one month and 1.5k miles. There are no bugs, no noticable panel gaps, no strange noises other than the usual EV sounds. No wind noise, road noise subsides as tires break in. Everything works fine, just as my model S did before I sold it. This is not a coincidence, this car performs flawlessly. The owners I communicate with all report the same thing. No fanboy here and no stock agenda. At my age I have driven about every car and pickup truck out there, the M3 is superior at any price.
     

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