Thanks, I watched it again and saw it. Didn't notice it the first time I viewed the video. The strike mush have pretty close, maybe within a few hundred feet, to have an effect on the car. I doubt it struck the car directly. That would likely have permanently damaged the various CPUs in the car.I watched the video 3 times before I saw it around 10 seconds mark.
Do not worry about FUD, my friend 2010 Ford Escape was completely disabled by close-by lightning strike, so many electronic components damaged by magnetic field.Eagerly looking forward to a FUD article somewhere about how one is in more danger of being struck by lightning when in a Model S
Seriously, I guess ESD could cause problems with microprocessors in many modern cars, EVs or not. The only survivors would be the pre-1980s cars?!
Do not worry about FUD, my friend 2010 Ford Escape was completely disabled by close-by lightning strike, so many electronic components damaged by magnetic field.
Hey, what was the audio warning? Was that the car telling you something auto pilot. I was unaware there were audible warnings from the car. Could it be the black view talking?
The "Parking mode disabled" you hear is my dashcam when the power got all funky
Just under 13* miles a minute, 12.66.. a minute to be exact. Sound travels 0.211.. miles a second, you forgot to divide by another 60. Which is not that fast if you compare it to light which travels at 186,282 miles a second. There is a trick to see how far away a lightning strike is. Count how many seconds it takes for the thunder to get to you after seeing the flash of lightning and for ever second is about 5 miles. Sorry for my pointless ramble.Sound travels at 761 MPH, or just under 13 miles per second.
and for ever second is about 5 miles.
Okay, let me see if I've got this right. At about 8 seconds into the video there is a crash of thunder. I didn't see any lightning. The wipers continued to work. Then the car's computer said "Parking mode disabled". Is that correct? The wipers kept working. And then you had a lot of errors shown in the driver's display and you could not disconnect the charging cable?
And I don't understand the sunroof situation; obviously you didn't have it open before the lightning hit. Did it partially open after the error messages appeared?
What do you mean you are waiting for "them to call me and get the key"?
Keep us posted. This is certainly a freak occurrence, and I'm sorry you are stuck in your car!
NOTE: having a car get hit by lightning directly or very close will have adverse effects on ANY car because all cars have multiple microprocessors onboard that are effected by high voltage discharges and intense EMF. The unfortunate situation described here is hardly unique to Tesla and EVs except for the fact that the charging cable could not be disconnected, since ICEs do not have charging cables.