I don't have the heated steering wheel, but I don't understand why y'all think it's a problem? Several have posted about other vehicles doing exactly this: heat on/off/on/off. I won't be surprised if y'all find out that it's functioning exactly as designed, similar to rear window defroster.
I figure the engineers aren't counting on the steering wheel as a primary source of heat for extended periods. When cabin temp rises, which it does VERY quickly in a Tesla, and the wheel is warm, there's no longer any need to draw power for the steering wheel (or the rear window defroster
exactly the same thing here - I’m assuming it’s not supposed to go on, off, on, off, on, off etc. the sensible thing would be for it to be a medium heat and stay on. The problem I have is my heating system is broken in my brand new model y, so when the wheel goes off every minute, my hands get cold. So I’m assuming it’s just another thing to add to my growing list of broken things on my brand new Tesla ready for my first service appointment.My steering wheel heat seems to start off very warm for about 5 minutes, then fade out to nothing. Anyone else?