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Discussion in 'Model S' started by bettyeri, May 15, 2017.

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  1. bettyeri

    bettyeri New Member

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    There is a 1 1/2'' elevation from my driveway into my garage. My Model S stops at the elevation. Sometimes, it struggles over it, other times it just stops there.
     
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    That's a pretty big offset; it probably just thinks it's hitting a curb. Can you perhaps grind an angle into the concrete or insert a 12" wide "wedge" where each tire would hit it? Both of those should reduce the resistance felt by the car.
     
  3. Barry

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    And you got a summons for that?
     
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    My drive used to be just like that. Throw a piece of 3/4"-1" floor molding in front of it. Worked for me.
     
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    Dr. Smoke My former name was Edmond. Before that, Quantum`.

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    What does this have to do with a Summons?
     
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    Do it a few times - it seems to learn and applies more power. And note that the function is Summon (no s on the end) - that is, Call, as several people implied above.
     
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    this is a common issue that is not unique to you, it has been discussed in many other threads. when my car stops during a summons move sometime just restarting it gets it moving.
     
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    Small wedge/ramp.
     
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    Found it interesting that my car will actually wiggle the tires a little back and forth to make it over the hump. It failed to get over the hump early on. Not sure it's success now is due to software update or learning
     
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    ShockOnT Quickish

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    I wish people would call it "Summon" not "Summons".
    Must be a lot of lawyers on this forum :)
     
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    Well, it is weird that Tesla named it a verb rather than a noun...
    Enough of this: time to get into the sit behind the steer and drive my drive ;)
     
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    Why? You are performing an action - summoning your car.

    When you step on the go pedal, do you call that act accelerates?
     
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    this is just another TMC thread that has entered into the pedantic zone.
     
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    I don't care what they call it as long as it works reliably, which it doesn't. Still have to be hyper vigilant or it will crash into my garage. Far cry from what was promised.
     
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    Super vigilant? You seem to encounter many unique issues with the car, I've never had that type of problem using summons, the car is extremely cautious
     
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    A video clip of this (mis)behavior would be really helpful here.
     
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    Let me try to capture it.
     
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    Apparently the use of the summon feature is referred to as "summons". I really wish that did result in a summons.
     
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    I wish I had that problem. We have a steep driveway that sets off the parking sensors in the Tesla and the Kia Soul. Needless to say, summon does not work
     
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    #20 ohmman, May 17, 2017
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    It is referred to as that, but incorrectly. That is just our brain snapping to something we've heard before.

    To summon something means to call someone (or in this case, something) to appear before oneself. It's a verb, so conjugation works as you'd expect. Summon, summoning, summoned.

    Summons is typically a noun that refers to a paper order to appear in front of a judge. It can be used as a verb, but it's uncommon and would be used as "summonsed."
     
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