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Spoiler started working 2 months after delivery! P100D

Tomnook

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Jan 31, 2017
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Nottingham, UK
Yesterday I noticed that the adaptive spoiler started working after being stuck in the mid position for eight weeks, ever since pickup in January. Anyone else have this happen? The SC told me I'd need to return to have it reset by a technician which I'd not got round to doing. I'd tried the various resets suggested here but never any luck.

I wonder if Tesla is able to reset it over the air? I'll inform the SC and ask the question. Another possibility is that the latest general update may have fixed it.
 

Tomnook

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Jan 31, 2017
67
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Nottingham, UK
I saw you driving the other day and your spoiler not moving was bugging the crap out of me. So I followed you home and later that night I broke in to your garage and fixed it.

Sorry. I hope this doesn't freak you out.

Nice dog, btw.

A

:) Much appreciated! Actually, I thought you were stalking me - my mistake. I gave the cops as much info as I could, hope you get it sorted out with them ok. :D
 

Tomnook

Member
Jan 31, 2017
67
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Nottingham, UK
Don't suppose a new software update did anything? That would make too much sense (but still be weird in this case).
I entirely agree with you - just seems strange that it hasn't moved at all since delivery and now it works absolutely perfectly. I haven't opened the trunk (boot) for a week or two nor have I run over any potholes that might have moved something.
 

Gwgan

Almost a wagon
Aug 11, 2013
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Maine
Yesterday I noticed that the adaptive spoiler started working after being stuck in the mid position for eight weeks, ever since pickup in January. Anyone else have this happen? The SC told me I'd need to return to have it reset by a technician which I'd not got round to doing. I'd tried the various resets suggested here but never any luck.

I wonder if Tesla is able to reset it over the air? I'll inform the SC and ask the question. Another possibility is that the latest general update may have fixed it.

I’m curious to hear what the SC says now. I had lots of trouble and only an on-site SC fix would do.
Rear spoiler ?
 

boaterva

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Apr 2, 2016
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Northern Virginia, USA
I entirely agree with you - just seems strange that it hasn't moved at all since delivery and now it works absolutely perfectly. I haven't opened the trunk (boot) for a week or two nor have I run over any potholes that might have moved something.
That was my other question... this latest update definitely wasn't the only update you ever got, since you've had it since January and you even said you'd done various system resets. Definitely a puzzler!
 

commasign

TeslaAdviceBlog.com
Aug 31, 2013
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Davis, CA
I had intermittent spoiler malfunctions for several months (sometimes stuck, sometimes angle changes opposite of expected, sometimes better with firmware updates, sometimes worse on cold days) until they replaced the spoiler's motor. It's been fine since. I'd suggest if it acts up again (even a little), take it in for service and insist they replace the spoiler motor.
 
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vandacca

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Oct 13, 2014
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Software on the X is very complex and seemingly unrelated changes can cause this type of behaviour. Who knows, maybe the daylight savings switch fixed it.
 

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