TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Seat moving on its own

Discussion in 'Model S' started by aryam1978, May 27, 2018.

  1. aryam1978

    aryam1978 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Texas
    Has anyone experienced the car going “Christine”? (Big Stephen King fan). It has happened several times that, upon entering the car, the seat keeps moving forward and it doesn’t stop. Once it accessed the easy entry feature and moved back while driving. It is in the SC but they keep saying they can’t “replicate” the issue.
     
  2. Ande

    Ande Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2017
    Messages:
    405
    Location:
    Norway
    "seat keeps moving forward and it doesn’t stop"
    - how far will it move if it does not stop, all the way to destination ?
    - this sounds to me like you were intoxicated, and somebody else is driving you, was there a round steering-thingy in front of you when you enter the car ?

    (it's normal for seat to move to position for your profile when you "start" by pressing brake after entering.)
     
    • Disagree x 1
    • Love x 1
  3. JamieTB

    JamieTB New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2017
    Messages:
    4
    Location:
    England
    This has happened to me multiple times and then after it happens the driver profiles are messed up and have to be set to the correct position and saved again.
     
  4. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    5,361
    Location:
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I had a problem with Homelink (lots of threads) and it was cured by deleting all the profiles and recreating them. I’ve noted a lot of threads on profiles getting corrupted. One thing to try as mentioned.
     
  5. Raechris

    Raechris Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2017
    Messages:
    235
    Location:
    Boston
    It happened to me once YTD but has also either lost my seat settings or changed them from what I saved more recently. Maybe it did not complete the profile movements for whatever reason because the next drive it was back to normal and has not happened again.
     
  6. Richt

    Richt Just traveling down the road...

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2017
    Messages:
    52
    Location:
    Seattle
    Thanks for this note, I've had the same problem and have noticed that the profiles on the upper row do not match what is in the main window. That is there is a phantom entry that appears at the top but not in the man menu. Sounds like I need to delete all the profiles and start all over.

    The symptom that I have is that occasionally when I get into the car, it forgets the settings that are default and moves all the way forward with the seat back all the way forward. Classic software bug it sounds like. I'm on 2018.12
     
  7. aryam1978

    aryam1978 Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Texas
    It moves all the way forward (way past my profile setting) and it would keep moving unless I stop it by clicking on the profiles and reset.
     
  8. Yauheni

    Yauheni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Chandler AZ
    This is creepy, My Tesla S does same thing, I drive it and all of a sudden my seat moves back, then front, then back again. Totally random.
     
  9. crebelo

    crebelo Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2017
    Messages:
    8
    Location:
    Medford, MA
    This has happened to me as well a couple of months ago, the seat kept on going forward and I was getting pinned against the steering wheel. They pushed through the latest Firmware update (at the time) and I had to reset my setting and it worked for a while. I briefly happened again the other day when I was adjusting my seat forward, it's almost like the button got stuck and I had to push it the opposite way to stop.
     
  10. croman

    croman Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2016
    Messages:
    3,294
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    This sounds like it's only the new Tesla seats and not next gen. I've never had this happen.
     
  11. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2013
    Messages:
    2,099
    Location:
    Davis, CA
    Had this happen off and on with my 2016 Model X. Driver seat would seem to be changing profiles when shifting the car into park. We do not have easy access setup or enabled on any profile. But this only occurs on certain firmwares. Have not experienced it with 2018.21.
     
  12. Yauheni

    Yauheni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Chandler AZ
    What I did yesterday, is just unplugged the seat connector and plugged it back in, did it like 10 times, thought maybe some problems with the connection. Thought it's gonna help, but it didnt :(
     
  13. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    5,361
    Location:
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Wondering, how many profiles and fobs do the errant cars have associated? I have two on mine, but each is hooked to one fob, and both fobs are never in the car. We're not talking about battling fobs, are we?

    (I have the spare fob dedicated to Tesla, and use that when I'm in the kitchen and don't want to run upstairs to get mine, and also give it to the SC so they can't mess up my settings. :D)
     
  14. Yauheni

    Yauheni Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2014
    Messages:
    142
    Location:
    Chandler AZ
    I have only 1 key, there is no way it has some profile miscommunication. But it is definitely bothering me lately.
     
  15. vyassameer

    vyassameer New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2018
    Messages:
    1
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    This happened to me today in our 2018 Model X - it was quite scary. We got the car in June. What was different today was that I used my wife's FOB today and then used the touchscreen to change the driver profile to mine. After I parked and later got back in the car, the seats went all fwd while I was already in motion and I def panicked a little. ALL the profiles were messed up (same issue) and I had to manually reset them all. Do Tesla engineers look at this forum, or should I/we send this thread somewhere?
     
  16. DJ_S75D

    DJ_S75D Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2017
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    I've been pinned against the steering wheel a few times thanks to this glitch. I just wait until it gets to the stops and then begin to move it back. I disabled easy entry and went without driver profiles for a while to avoid eating the Tesla logo again. As soon as I pressed the brake pedal my seat would begin moving forward and the seat back would fold forwards slowly until it hit the stops. IIRC, pressing the buttons on the side of the seat or cancelling any changes from the center screen would have no effect on the movement.

    I'll see if I can reproduce it reliably and take a video for the software guys.
     
  17. David29

    David29 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,401
    Location:
    DEDHAM, MA
    Uh oh. I had a similar behavior in a Mercedes several years ago. Scary as hell to get pressed against the steering wheel, and intermittent so it was difficult to diagnose. In my case, the shop could not find any problem after taking out the switches, seat controller, wiring harness, etc., so they reassembled it and the problem seemed to go away. We also tried replacing the controller but it did not seem to make a difference. So I concluded that the components were ok but that there was a loose connection someplace (most likely a ground) and that the dealer's reassembly corrected it. The car was a heck of a lot older than any of the cars mentioned in this thread, but there still might be a loose connection or poorly installed ground somewhere.
     
  18. VicT

    VicT New Member

    Joined:
    May 11, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    CA
    We had this happen a few times in our 2018 Model S. Just happened to my husband yesterday for his first time. It is very scary when it happens as it pins you to the wheel, sits you far forwards and makes it just about impossible to get out of the vehicle - so I’d say it was quite the safety hazard. It’s very intermittent tho - wouldn’t have a clue how to reproduce it for the service dept.
     
  19. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    5,361
    Location:
    Northern Virginia, USA
    Sure you don’t have two fobs in the car at the same time assigned to two profiles? That can cause the driver’s seat to move to the ‘one in charge’ randomly. This thread (looking back) probably already mentioned that but it’s the first thing to check. Or redo both profiles and only hook one (or none) to a fob to test this out.
     
  20. Veggen

    Veggen Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    86
    Had this a couple of years back, could be a wire harness issue.
    Here is the text from my service note.
    upload_2018-11-11_23-5-17.png
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC