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Pillar cameras

Berkshire1

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Jul 5, 2020
85
68
Egremont, MA
Anybody else having a problem with blocked camera messages due to condensation in cold climate when going from heated garage. 15 F today. Sometimes I get the message but cameras are still working.
 

Velcade

Member
Sep 18, 2019
177
111
Midwest
I've gotten the warning for both extreme sun and condensation.

I've reported the condensation and tesla says 'it's normal'
 

chammerbeck

Member
Oct 25, 2017
89
54
Milwaukee, WI
yep, had it a few times myself...and it was condensation. I keep my car in the garage, never drove it in heavy rain, and never washed it for the 3+ weeks I've owned it. Ranger said it's a flaw in the design and we are stuck with it. Getting pissed I cannot use all my features I PAID for!
 

BreatheEasier

Member
Mar 26, 2020
504
325
Northern Virginia
Maybe remove the pillar trim that includes the camera and create a seal with foam rubber that at least lowers the risk of condensation buildup? I've only ever had the direct sunlight issue, but not really sure how Tesla could mitigate that, other than adding Lidar as backup if the cameras are inoperable. But we know that won't happen.
 
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Borgar

New Member
Mar 19, 2021
3
0
Illinois, USA
Just got the blinded left pillar camera error message this morning on my <1 week old 2021 M3SR+. No condensation or dirt that I could see after I parked.
 

Puma2020

Member
Jun 16, 2020
354
338
New Hampshire, USA
I have had this issue occur for two reasons that I have discovered (so far).
The condensate is the first and most common reason. Doesn't happen a lot but it happens enough that I've gotten used to it.

The other reason is the sun's angle. Depending on the season and what time of day I am driving and the direction, sometimes the sun is low enough in the sky, and the camera has a clear view of the sun, the camera will get "blinded by the light"... hmmm that phrase might make a good song...
 

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