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Stability control disabled

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by greencharge, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. greencharge

    greencharge Member

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    I have been this message since three days intermittently. Every time the car would be at about 25-35 mph city driving. One instance the traction control disabled message appeared alongside and regen was disabled too. Tesla helpline guy said that if the messages disappear they are nothing to be worried about. I never had them for the 17000 miles gone so far. I am going to check with my SC. Any body had similar issues???
     
  2. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    #2 FlasherZ, Feb 24, 2014
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    Call the service center and ask Danny to file a ticket for you. I really hate how corporate is telling people to reboot and if it goes away, it's good-as if it's a Microsoft product.
     
  3. greencharge

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    Thanks for the advice, they checked my logs and are picking the car up to investigate. Great service by Danny
     
  4. brianman

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    Yah, they need to show the little bomb icon before the reboot. Then it doesn't "count".
     
  5. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    I'm an equal opportunity constructive criticism generator, too... that whole "sorry, a system error occurred. <reboot>" box from the early Mac days was just as annoying.

    And why did I figure Brian would be one of the first who made the comments? :)

    You do have to admit that Microsoft's "just reboot and it'll clear up" bug fighting strategy of the 1990's and early 2000's was a bit troubling.
     
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    Not that I'm promoting the "reboot fixes all" philosophy but I had this happen after a bit of drifting on a snowy parking lot and the reboot fixed it for me.
     
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    I had a similar problem last month. The traction control disabled message appeared and was unrelated to driving status. I was advised over the phone to reboot and it worked but every now and then would recur - sometimes when waking the car up and sometimes when driving. Got tired of rebooting and also a little worried so I took it in to service 3 weeks ago and they could not find anything to explain it and it hasn't happened again since then (knock on wood). They did fix some other unrelated minor problems gratis, however, and upgraded my firmware so that was nice.
     
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    I some senses I think they all suck, but I am constantly annoyed at the random potshots taken on TMC consistently. And yes, it was kind of everyone's strategy to use Etch-A-Sketch Fix It philosophy. The sad part is we're seeing that on TM firmware updates ("I just reboot an extra time now because I keep getting glitches") and it's no longer the 90s or the 00s.

    I get that people have their biases but I'm growing weary of hearing about them. An exception: I don't really care when Canadians take pride in their hockey and are a little showy about it. It's cute. :)
     
  9. greencharge

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    The symptoms occurred again at the service center and they are working on it. Car will be ready in a day.
     
  10. FlasherZ

    FlasherZ Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv

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    As I said, I'm an equal opportunity constructive criticism engine... I use Android, iOS, Windows 8.1, MacOS X, and they all suck. I just remember that one particular operating system required it about 3 times a day. :)

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    Glad they found it!
     
  11. greencharge

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    Problem fixed, pinched wire by the TPMS assembly, it senses/controls the stability, traction features. Delivery today, excellent service
     
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    Good for you! I'm not looking for trouble and it has not recurred since service 3 weeks ago, but I'm still wondering why SC did not find a specific cause and if the warning will show up again in the future.
     
  13. greencharge

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    I think my problem was taken up, pursued and solved because Danny at StLouis service centre did his due diligence, car is back home, all is well
     
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    I'll keep your diagnosis in mind if the warning shows up again. Thanks for the info.
     

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