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P3D acceleration randomly slow

TANGO SUKKA

Member
Jul 7, 2018
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Bay Area, CA
Since a week or so ago, once in a while when I punch it, the car doesn't respond like it should. It's like it's on chill mode, or only one motor is engaged. Battery has been between 60-80% during these incidents and it happens once and goes away for a while. Haven't been able to recreate it on demand.. just random.

Anyone else having these issues? Only noticed since last update (32.2.2)
 

jmaddr

Active Member
Mar 29, 2019
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Florida
What speeds are you at. The P is best at sub 60. Above 60, the torque starts to drop and the “P” difference is less noticeable. If you are below 60, or especially below 20, there might be something wrong.
 

TANGO SUKKA

Member
Jul 7, 2018
424
450
Bay Area, CA
What speeds are you at. The P is best at sub 60. Above 60, the torque starts to drop and the “P” difference is less noticeable. If you are below 60, or especially below 20, there might be something wrong.
like 0-20 and around 40.. it's like traction is kicking in but there is no reason for it to.
 

AlanSubie4Life

Efficiency Obsessed Member
Oct 22, 2018
10,475
12,712
San Diego
. Haven't been able to recreate it on demand.. just random.

Sounds like on launches then, for the 0-20? Or are you already moving?

Were there other cars, or motorcycles around? Do you have Obstacle Aware Acceleration on? If there is a motorcycle splitting lanes next to me at a stop it can pull the acceleration in a way that I notice. Does not have to be in front. Probably relies on ultrasonics proximity (no idea).
 

Skione65

Active Member
May 5, 2016
1,555
765
Kentucky
Since a week or so ago, once in a while when I punch it, the car doesn't respond like it should. It's like it's on chill mode, or only one motor is engaged. Battery has been between 60-80% during these incidents and it happens once and goes away for a while. Haven't been able to recreate it on demand.. just random.

Anyone else having these issues? Only noticed since last update (32.2.2)

Are you on V10? Thought I read a thread/post somewhere and they were complaining about ‘slower’ launching performance after V10. He was at 85% SOC.
I have V10 but haven’t tested it yet.

Ski
 

StealthP3D

Well-Known Member
Dec 12, 2018
9,773
78,156
Maple Falls, WA
Since a week or so ago, once in a while when I punch it, the car doesn't respond like it should. It's like it's on chill mode, or only one motor is engaged. Battery has been between 60-80% during these incidents and it happens once and goes away for a while. Haven't been able to recreate it on demand.. just random.

Anyone else having these issues? Only noticed since last update (32.2.2)

I haven't had any inconsistencies. Check your tire pressures using a manual gauge and remember to add some air to each tire now that cooler weather is here.
 

Lon12

Member
Oct 12, 2015
855
1,059
Calgary, AB, Canada
Likely your obstacles aware acceleration is turned on. I recommend turning it off
The first time I experienced obstacle aware acceleration I thought something was wrong with the car as well. We were doing a Tesla Club Christmas toy drive and were trying to keep all our cars together. So I was following very close to the car in front of me and trying to stay with them. I don't normally drive that close so I had not felt it before.
 

cochran

Member
Jul 31, 2019
106
55
USA
I'm honestly feeling my P3D- a little sluggish as of late. Only have had it for a week. Not sure if I am getting used to it or if it is a software issue.
 

El0n

Member
Sep 21, 2019
76
70
Mars
I'm honestly feeling my P3D- a little sluggish as of late. Only have had it for a week. Not sure if I am getting used to it or if it is a software issue.

Funny you mention this, I feel the same way.

M3P-, Sept 2019 build.

Feels randomly slow.

Acceleration isn’t as punchy now as it used to be.
 

SK360

Member
Aug 20, 2019
478
768
Pittsburgh, PA
You're getting used to it. This is what leads people to spending thousands on modifications... to get that feeling back again... only for it to feel slow again shortly after. It's a dark path.

Take someone for a ride and see their reaction.
 

SigNC

Active Member
Aug 23, 2017
1,556
1,429
NC
I had this happen once in a year on mine. I punched it and it felt like it was in chill mode. Never happened again so i didn't bother with asking service.
 

brianman

Burrito Founder
Nov 10, 2011
17,536
3,004
I'm honestly feeling my P3D- a little sluggish as of late. Only have had it for a week. Not sure if I am getting used to it or if it is a software issue.
You're getting used to it. This is what leads people to spending thousands on modifications... to get that feeling back again... only for it to feel slow again shortly after. It's a dark path.

Take someone for a ride and see their reaction.
Good advice.

S P85 felt quick initially, then didn't.
Same for S P85D.
Same for S P85D.
Same for S P100D.

He's right about it getting expensive to outpace your acclimation. On that note, Roadster is set to ruin people trying to buy anything but a Tesla for acceleration reasons.
 

gskomes

Member
Aug 1, 2019
43
29
New Jersey
I do wish we could do more to modify our cars. (no such thing as fast enough) Besides handling and wheels, there's not much more we can do. I am not going to start ripping out stuff for weight reduction either. This is why I eventually will buy something to tinker with, probably pre-1980.

I did take a co-worker out 2 different times and even he said for some reason the car felt faster the first time we went out. This is why I might get the dragy meter.
 

TANGO SUKKA

Member
Jul 7, 2018
424
450
Bay Area, CA
I do wish we could do more to modify our cars. (no such thing as fast enough) Besides handling and wheels, there's not much more we can do. I am not going to start ripping out stuff for weight reduction either. This is why I eventually will buy something to tinker with, probably pre-1980.

I did take a co-worker out 2 different times and even he said for some reason the car felt faster the first time we went out. This is why I might get the dragy meter.
find out how to add a 2nd gear so 70-160 is as fast as 0-70 lol
 

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