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Summon on a steep incline..no go.

Discussion in 'Model S' started by TXcharge, Apr 30, 2017.

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  1. TXcharge

    TXcharge Member

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    We had some weather rolling into the area this week-end so I was going to roll the car into the warehouse while I was at work. The ramp into the warehouse is ~30 degree slope. Summon wouldn't operate up the ramp. Interesting.
     
  2. joebiker25

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    learned/remembered that the embarrassing way as I was showing off to my father in law and the car was parked in his steep incline driveway :oops:
     
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  3. BrettS

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    I'm sure it's programmed to use only a tiny fraction of its available power in case it accidentally runs into someone or something during the summon process to minimize any damage. People also often have trouble if they have a small lip between their garage and driveway. Climbing the incline probably requires more power than it's allowed to have.
     
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  4. Derek Kessler

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    Mine definitely hesitates where my sloped garage floor transitions to the driveway.
     
  5. boaterva

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    Isn't the limit for the 'lip' supposed to be 1"? I thought I read that in the manual... I didn't get a chance to try out Summon in the time we had our demo car, but we have a somewhat-sloped driveway and a lip, and if we're to fit an X and a 3 in the garage, Summon may be the only way! I hope advances have it handling more sloped driveways, perhaps the way you can tell it to disregard tight spaces to an extent.
     
  6. JasJ

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    We have a one inch driveway to garage transition and the car will not 'summon' in unless the front wheels are in the garage already. The rear wheels also pause but eventually it goes in.
     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Which seems not in compliance.... it should handle one inch. The slope (whatever that limit really is), could also be a factor.

     
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    boaterva Supporting Member

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    Excellent ideas.... anything that will tell the car 'nothing to see here, move along...' will help. I like the wiremold cover as I have some in the basement. ;)
     
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  10. wesley888

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    1" seems to be the limit. Depends on how sharp your 1" lip is. Mine is quite rounded and it works fine:

     
  11. RedFiveZero

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    Same here..... I was showing off our new MS and summons wouldn't work on their sloped driveway.
     

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