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Trading in your Tesla? Be sure to factory reset! I didn't....

Traded in my MS for a MY last month. When I arrived at the delivery center, I went in, did the paperwork, and said I'l be right back because I wanted to do a factory reset. She said fine...well, I got in the car, and it wants your Tesla credentials to do the reset. Didn't work, it was already off my account! I could not reset the car, so all of my personal settings and information were still there. The delivery specialist assured me they would do the factory reset for me.

Nope!! I found my car for sale by a used car dealer (it had enough miles so Tesla just sent it to auction). Their ad had some screen shots, one with the name I had given my car, another with my music favorites.

I (finally) was able to contact Tesla (that hassle is for another thread), and they assured me my personal information had been removed. I doubt it though, given the screens I could see on the used car dealer ad. I had, on a hunch, removed my home address and favorite locations in the GPS before I traded it. Good thing. I believe my browsing history and web favorites are still there (one website I use that has a password I've already changed), and my homelink will still open my garage. I changed my Netflix and Hulu passwords.

Anything else I should do? Be warned, do your own reset. Despite the assurance of the delivery person that they would reset my car, they did not. This put me at some risk, I am so glad I found the car for sale so I knew to make the changes to my accounts that I did.
 
It will require Tesla account login and it’s already been removed from his account. Sounds like one will not be able to factory reset until it’s assigned to another Tesla account.
That's a good point (the OP also mentioned). It begs the question, when a NEW Buyer purchase the car and sets up his Tesla account, will it clear out (reset) the old data? I mean, I know it doesn't help the OP's case because his stuff is still out there until it's purchased. I was just wondering.
 
Why not just call the dealer and ask them to reset it?

I’m sure someone will be nice enough.
They seemed to want to help, but since they don't have a Tesla account they have no credentials to enter for a factory reset. Evidently when it goes through auction/used car dealer the Tesla ownership is "in limbo" until a buyer gets it and sends proof of purchase to Tesla.
 

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