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NHTSA Investigates Failing MCUs

Discussion in 'Model S' started by 2101Guy, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. viper2ko

    viper2ko Active Member

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    Yikes. Why would you spend 2k and not just spend $2500 and get mcu2 from Tesla. Or spend $500 from tony here to get the chip replaced
     
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  2. ucmndd

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    $2,000 ?!?

    that’s ~4x what @EV-Fixme charges for the same service and $500 less than the full MCU2 upgrade from Tesla.

    Can’t imagine why anyone would choose that option at that price.
     
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  3. viper2ko

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    Only reason I can imagine is OP lives near it and is not eligible for mcu2 yet. Those are the ONLY reasons
     
  4. scole04

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    #224 scole04, Jul 13, 2020
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    We have no idea when the upgrade is coming for 2013 MCU1s. My Tesla MCU1 order has been on backorder with Tesla since June. My touchscreen is degrading by the day. Im at the point of solving the problem before the MCU just dies.
     
  5. aerodyne

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    Can anyone confirm that emmc replacement results in a vastly improved browser speed? At least measured in seconds, not minutes.

    Anything better than a 10 year old Android would be great.
     
  6. viper2ko

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    I believe even with emmc replacement the browser still won't work. Still uses the old webkit that they never updated
     
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  7. EV-Fixme

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    I depends on the site, some sites load and work ok, I used teslawaze a lot before my chip and after new chip. It was much more reliable for me after.
     
  8. viper2ko

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    Update. They reached out to me for more questions
     
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    I just got an email from an agent from the Office of Defect. He asked a number of questions I WAS going to copy and paste here but there's a statement at the bottom of the email that makes me think I should. I'm to old and purty to go to jail! OK, full disclosure...I'm not purty...not one bit.
     
  10. viper2ko

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    We got the same email. I did preface the email by saying mine hasnty officially died yet but is showing the signs
     
  11. immolated

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    I also got the email asking for more information, from the Federal Investigator, Office of Defect at dot.gov. I submitted a NHSTA report about a month ago . When you reply about your safety concerns, I encourage everyone to focus on the fact that backup cameras became mandatory in 2018 for pedestrian safety. No MCU = no backup camera, therefore tesla is not ensuring compliance with federal regulations and we're worried about pedestrian safety, especially small children not visible in the rear-view mirror.


    Also, AEB is becoming mandatory in 2022 (?), and I *think* you don't get the audible AEB warning when the MCU is dead or resetting. I know turn signals, autopilot chimes, and parking sensor beeps can't be heard.
     
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  12. MP3Mike

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    Those regulations only apply to cars sold after they go into effect. And I don't think there were any new Teslas sold with MCU1 after the backup camera requirement was in force. They don't retro-actively make manufacturers meet new requirements.
     
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  13. immolated

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    Ok fair but, it highlights the validity of the safety concern.
     
  14. SO16

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    Not for the backup camera. Simply does not apply to any cars made before 2018.

    Now blinkers not flashing is definitely a valid complaint.
     
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  15. hpartsch

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    Interesting. But if you provide the safety system - and it fails by the thousands...There is clearly a safety issue that could result in a recall (regardless of a mandated). That's my opinion.
     
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  16. dannycamps

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    Here are some valid safety concerns:
    Non-functioning turn signals/headlights(?)
    Non-functioning climate controls (no front/rear defrost)
     
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  17. viper2ko

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    Tesla fanboys will say you can just pull over without defrost and wipe the windshield
     
  18. Cheburashka

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    Are turn signals required on vehicles? I thought you could theoretically use your hand instead, for safety.
     
  19. maximizese

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    I would think they would be required after a certain vintage. Many cities and states will cite you for having 1 out of 3 brake lights out even though there is a hand signal for braking as well.
     
  20. PWlakewood

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    Hand signals will trump the signal or lights not working......so no ticket will be issued as long as the hand signal is visible to the officer and done correctly
     
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