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Owners Manual Update???

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Chipper, Nov 1, 2013.

  1. Chipper

    Chipper Active Member

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    OK, I admit to being more than a casual geek. I really enjoy reading software manuals even before I install the software. So when I ordered my P85 I immediately began looking for the downloadable .pdf Owner's Manual. I printed it out and was going through it page-by-page and highlighting, but then I happened to notice that some of the instructions were NOT what I had read here on the forum. I looked at the software version for the manual and it is for v4.0!!! So I called Tesla, told them my car was on order, and asked if they had a more recent version. I was told--and I LOVED this--"We are currently working on version 5.6 which is in development and should be available by some time early next year."
    I told him that 5.6 had already gone out OTA. He was totally shocked! When I asked if there was a more recent Owner's Manual I was told they were working on the one for v5.0 and hoped to have it available soon. He also told me I could look at the Release Notes by pressing the Tesla T on the 17". I reiterated that my car was still on order and he had nothing more to say. I am a bit disappointed that the documentation is three versions behind.
     
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    You are right, but at least once you get the car, the owner manual is included on the screen. One more reason to stay long hours inside the car the first night ;)
     
  3. araxara

    araxara S-P85#3,218 X-90D#3,299

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    You may also be interested in the European version of the manual because it's more detailed and most features described are still applicable.
     
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    #4 Geoff, Nov 1, 2013
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    I too love to read owner's manuals and even though I have a hard copy in my glove box, I still like to read it at work (when I should probably be working!!)

    Geek = yes

    P.S. Thanks araxara for the EU version...I'm happily reading it now!!!
     
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    I received my P85 last week. It had 5.6 on it and the owner's manual is for "5.0"
     
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    I guess these owners manuals do not come with pages and pages of lawyer speak – or am I wrong?
     
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    Typical software company. Reporting and documentation are always in the future! :wink:
     
  8. Chipper

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    True that! But if they already have a v5.0 why not post it to the webpage and be one version behind rather than three? I certainly would not have wanted them to withhold the OTA deployment of v5.6 ​because of documentation, but....
    @BobtheV You are correct. Not much lawyerspeak at all, just good practical (but out-of-date) "here's how".
     
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    @Chipper You're right. The link from the My Tesla page is to the 4.0 documentation, so that is really weird that they have an EU 5.0 but the US version is 4.0. I'll read them both I guess.

    Maybe it takes time to translate from EU English to US English? :biggrin:
     
  10. Chipper

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    (Chuckling loudly!!!) I am sure that translation is what MUST be holding them back. That EU English is so confusing, particularly the continental version. :rolleyes:
     

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