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Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by alb, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. alb

    alb Member

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    My 2015 Model S had a snowflake icon on the dash today next to the battery guage. I know this is an indication of cold weather but does anyone have any idea why it would be on at 9 degrees, off at 6 degrees (lower), back on at 5 degrees?

    Is there any additional logic other than the temperature? I looked in the manual on the dash but the icon wasn't listed.
     

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  2. fasteddie7

    fasteddie7 Member

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    I believe it is that the battery, or a portion of it, is too cold to accept a charge. It sounds like it was warming up but as you were driving the cold air brought the packs temperature down again.
     
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  3. alb

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    Thanks, I had never seen it before. Makes sense with the snow, wind and single digit temperatures in Boston right now.
     
  4. apacheguy

    apacheguy S Sig #255

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    IIRC this was introduced in 4.x but I figured they had since removed it. It indicates that the battery is very cold and that the range estimate may be inaccurate.
     
  5. PJFW8

    PJFW8 waiting impatiently for Model 3

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    Odd. The snowflake on the Mercedes, VW, Audi and Saab I owned always indicated possible ice conditions: 25 to 36 farenheit if memory serves.
     

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