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Tap keycard to allow driving with bluetooth phone attached

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by M3MISEA, May 23, 2018.

  1. M3MISEA

    M3MISEA Member

    Apr 18, 2018
    We are new M3 owners and sorting out a series of "why doesn't this work"? I used to be able to get in the car w/ my phone and start the car. Now, I'm getting "tap keycard to allow driving" even with my iphone on bluetooth. Even after taking out the key, it still won't start. any thoughts?
  2. slipnslider

    slipnslider Member

    Apr 13, 2016
    los angeles, ca
    Add this to the problems with the phone key thread. It's getting really long.
  3. SDKoala

    SDKoala Model 3 LR RWD

    Apr 11, 2018
    San Diego
    There are many dedicated threads about the phone key issue. Start reading through one of them for help on troubleshooting your phone.

    This is the first I've read of a key card not working, which would not be a Bluetooth issue at all. Are you sure you are tapping the card on the right place? I wasn't paying attention close attention to my delivery specialist when he used the card to pair my phone, so when I went to use the key card, I didn't know exactly where to tap (even with the animation on the screen). The card reader is behind the cup holders underneath the forward edge of the arm rest. Try both of your keys and if one doesn't work, let Tesla know so they can program a new one for you.
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  4. fluxemag

    fluxemag Member

    Jan 10, 2013
    Portland, OR
    I got the same message after the 2018.18.3 release, after never having a problem with phone-as-key before.

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