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Parking Assist Disabled

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Cldysky, Mar 8, 2016.

  1. Cldysky

    Cldysky Member

    Feb 26, 2016
    Vallejo, CA
    Hello all,

    Just picked up my beautiful 85D on Thursday from Fremont. She is a gorgeous Silver Metallic with the 20" Grays! In any case, the rain has not let up enough to avoid the car getting "wet and dirty"!! :mad: The other day while driving, a tone came on and a small ! showed up next to my "T". The note said, Parking Assist Disabled. It remains today. I wondered if this is something that anyone else has experienced.

    Of course I called the customer assist, and the tech rep said that my sensors may be dirty due to weather. Needless to say, I'm ready for the rain to give us another break so I can wash my car!!
  2. P85DBeast

    P85DBeast Side tEsLa

    Mar 29, 2015
    Atlanta, GA
    Haven't had this warning on my P85D and it's been through rain,sleet and snow and I've never had the warning. But if it continues after the bad weather you might want to get that checked out.
  3. GlmnAlyAirCar

    GlmnAlyAirCar Active Member

    Mar 19, 2015
    Sanatoga PA
    It can happen in the snow if lots of ice gets cakes on the parking sensors. It's possible they are just exceptionally dirty but I have never gotten that alert from just rain. If cleaning the sensors doesn't work, definitely get it checked out.
  4. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Jun 24, 2014
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    I would get it checked. There's no snow in Vallejo that I know of :confused:. I have driven mine through lots of rain in the mountains, where lots of road debris, like pine needles, etc, get stuck on the sensors and I have never had an issue. Most likely a very simply calibration issue that can be fixed quickly.
  5. GasKilla

    GasKilla No Gas Know Peace

    Nov 11, 2015
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm fairly certain your car needs some driving time to calibrate the parking sensors which will enable parking assist. Your delivery specialist should have told you this during the delivery. I recall them telling me this but it wasn't too long before that warning went away.

    Either way preform a reboot (while in park) on your computer by pressing down the brake pedal while simultaneously holding both scroll wheel buttons until the screen goes blank, keep pressing the break pedal and both scroll wheels until the T logo comes up, at this point you can release everything. This was the "proper way" to reboot the computer told to me by Tesla tech support.
  6. juschilin

    juschilin Member

    Jan 29, 2016
    I got this same message this evening on my way home. i was wondering if you were able to resolve your issue? I'm told my tech support that they will submit logs from my car to my nearest service centre. i'm expecting a call back tomorrow.
  7. EVie'sDad

    EVie'sDad Member

    Mar 6, 2016
    Newark, CA
    moisture or mud/dirt on the radar or sensors can build up and cause the auto mechanisms to be temporarily disabled. Wash the car and see if that remedies the issue, if not have the Service Center take a look at it.

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