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Tesla seats don't move back upon entry or exit??

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Nototrader, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Nototrader

    Nototrader Member

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    Am I missing something? Any car I have had in the last 5 years always has a seat move back for easier exit and entry when you shut off the car or open the door. My wife sits really close when she drives (as we are a short family) and is used to even her minivan seat moving back before exit. I looked everywhere in the control menu. Does this option really not exist?
     
  2. JeffS

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    It exists. No worries.
     
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    I'd suggest there are no sensors (nobody likes broken eggs or worse), and that it is a lot of 12V effort, which is not cool considering the whole 12V thing is still unresolved.
     
  4. JeffS

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    But not on the Tesla.

    Sorry.
     
  5. JeffS

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    :) that was me being funny.
    It is a very common complaint. On the upside, it can be done with just a software update. All the hardware is there. We are all just waiting for Tesla to make the code and push it. No promises. But you and about 1/2 of all ownership considers this a silly oversight by Tesla.
     
  6. Nototrader

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    Even the best baseball players only bat .300 lifetime. So you can't be funny all the time :). But I appreciate the effort. MS has been out for over 3 years. Why would they suddenly make this update now? The whole thing just doesn't make sense on a 130k car.
     
  7. JeffS

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    Agreed. And your camp full of agreers is a very big camp with a lot of owners in it.
     
  8. harry

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    Well, we just set up a driver profile that moves the seat, steering column, etc. into a less binding position for exit. That works for the driver's side, and we have never felt the need to rearrange the passenger seat for either entry or exit. -- or do I not understand the issue?
     
  9. AMPd

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    Does not exist, best you can do is create multiple profiles with different seat positions and manually select each seat position
     
  10. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    Sure it does. Not every car is going to have every feature. I might buy a Mercedes S class for $130k, but where are the 17" screen, real time maps, regular software updates with new features… and why can't I fuel the darned thing in my garage!

    Everyone has a list of "must haves" in a car. Though I've found that most of those lists melt away after the first Tesla test drive. If this is a "must have" for you, and you've driven the car and still wouldn't buy without it… then you'd best find another car.
     
  11. JeffS

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    Aaannnddd...there it is... The other camp who is here to tell our camp it is ridiculous and dumb to buy a Tesla AND think it ridiculous to not have a feature that is common on KIAs, especially since it is simply software. I knew it would come.

    If you don't publicly exclaim now, that the Tesla is...overall...better than your minivan...they'll keep going.
     
  12. tomas

    tomas Traded in 9 rep bars for M3, used to be somebody!

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    I've never felt anyone was ridiculous or dumb just because they had different criteria and bought something I would not have bought. I would hope to be afforded the same courtesy:smile:

    But I agree, that camp is clearly out there and well represented on this forum.
     
  13. JeffS

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    Cheers back atcha Tomas. Great reply. My wife just told me "no more internets for you tonight". I am apparently done for the evening.
     
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    Also, there is the B-pillar thing. Ingress into the Model S is best done with forethought. I may now only slightly tap my steering wheel when entering the car, ideally, after many months of attempts (and a many-years effort to be of healthy frame).

    I don't think it would make a good rental car.
     
  15. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    I would find this highly annoying. I hope they add it for those that think you can't have a car without it, but I hope they also put in an option to shut it off.
     
  16. Nototrader

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    again...if you looked at some of my previous posts, I discuss how cultish a bunch of these tesla owners are. I just bought the S and should be picking up my X P90DL this week. So obviously I like tesla. But I think it isn't crazy to want to be able to enter a car without crushing yourself from the previous driver's seat position or have to hold the seat button for 10 seconds beforehand. I'm not sure it's a diss on the entire tesla brand!
     
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    So when taking a test drive, the Owner Advisor actually told me this was a feature the Tesla Did Have. He said you could configure the vehicle to move the seat back and raise the steering wheel on exit. Is this not actually something you can do? My vehicle in still waiting to be produced.
     
  18. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

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    Actually, I hope they just work on integrating the concept where it detects your keyfob and adjusts for your profile when you open the door. That was discussed in another thread. I personally don't care, but this would suit most people's needs without being annoying to those who don't care. I guess they could add an exit profile option to, but they need to provide an option to shut it off, or it will be me coming the forums complaining about my seat moving when I don't want it to instead of others complaining about the seat not automatically moving when they want it to.
     
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    I had this on a ford, didn't care for it. Too much action when getting in/out and pushed too far back into back passengers. But I can see the benefit for the taller folks.
     
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    Driver profile is fine. Want it automatic.

    Just missing that and ventilated seats.
     

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