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Two drivers, two drastically diff seat positions: Anyone else have this problem?

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Elctrek, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Elctrek

    Elctrek Darth Voltage

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    I am 6' tall and keep the seat all the way back and lowered all the way... my wife is 5'-2"and keep the seat close to the front and up in the air... We take turns driving the MS... in order for me to get the seat back on my settings I have to squeeze my way into the seat while ducking to get into the seat and to the screen to select my profile...

    Am I missing something... is there a way for the car to know who is getting in with the key-fob being used or something else? or do I have to squeeze in like I have been doing...

    If so, this really needs to be changed... at least in my mercedes I can select position 1, 2 or 3 on the door before I enter the car.
     
  2. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    Oh goody, another round of "come up with my thread title" game.

    How about:
    - Seat positions without pain: Two drivers, different heights
     
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    I am over six feet and my spouse is just under 5' 2" and 110 lbs. She very kindly selects my profile when exiting the car, saying it makes it even easier for her to get out with the seat farther back. And she prefers that I leave the car without changing the profile to her settings, saying it makes it easier for her to get in. So I have the best of all worlds :)
     
  4. Lloyd

    Lloyd Active Member

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    Make the wife put the seat back when she exits or she does not drive!:love:

    Seriously I could see where this would be a problem! Perhaps an addition to the mobile app, or sensing which key is opening the door to preset the seats for you would be a good suggestion to customer care.
     
  5. captain_zap

    captain_zap Electron tamer

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    I have the same problem. One workaround is to convince your wife to set to your profile when exiting the car. Or make a profile called "exit" which moves the steering wheel and the seat back and up. The problem with any profiles of any kind being tied to the keyfob is there are cases where both fobs are in the car.
     
  6. Lloyd

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    Key fob would be before entry to the car. Ie: the person pressing the top of the key fob prior to entry would have their presets actuated.
     
  7. gavine

    gavine Petrol Head turned EV Enthusiast

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    Can't you push the seat back before you enter the car and then select your profile to make the final adjustments? This way you can at least get in the car.
     
  8. hyperpretension

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    If she makes you put the toilet seat down when you're done, then you can make her put the Model S seat down when she's done.
     
  9. Chipper

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    LOVE IT!!! But we solved this with an Exit profile (as mentioned above). We have agreed to BOTH put the seat down on exiting the vehicle (and both seats down when exiting the bathroom!!)
     
  10. caddieo

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    Great idea! Showed this to the Missus and it did not register for several seconds but we laughed about it when it finally dawned on her and she readily agreed it is a good idea since she does have tight moves when exiting from her driving position.
     
  11. TexasEV

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    Maybe she needs her own Model S.
     
  12. ckessel

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    Do the seat controls not work unless you're sitting in it? You could use the controls on the side to slide the seat back before you get in, then select your profile to get the full reconfiguration once you're in.
     
  13. EKnight47

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    Who wants to have to do that every time?

    Clearly the best option to avoid this problem entirely is buying another MS. That is what I am trying to convince my wife, anyway...
     
  14. Brass Guy

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    Ya, another Model S is really the only long-term solution.
     
  15. ckessel

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    It was just an alternative to squeezing in the seat. Ideally, the seat would know your fob. I swear Tesla at one point talked about that being the case eventually, but it's long gone I guess. It's a shame. My wife's 2008 Acura, at 1/3rd the price, has that feature with it's fob.
     
  16. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    I believe they discussed such things in the October unveil in 2011. At the same time they talked about the car learning your schedule and automatically adjusting charging. "Why don't all cars do this?" was one of the phrases I remember. Apparently the answer is "because it's hard (to get right, and stable and make everyone happy, etc.)".
     
  17. EKnight47

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    Oh, I know. Even an option that when the door opens, the seat just goes back. My Lexus, MB, Infiniti and Jeep all do/did this (well, actually it does/did this when the car is shut off, but....)

    I am 6'4"...I have to adjust it on the outside any time my wife used the car last as "squeezing in" isn't even an option. I did create a "get out" profile......but she has never uses it. The toilet seat idea is perfect. I might just start leaving it up until she starts figuring out how the "get out" option works
     
  18. GoBlue88

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    This is pretty much the best current solution to this particular problem until Tesla decides to tie it in to the key fob.
     
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    Perhaps it is possible to add a fingerprint reader on the doorhandle?
     
  20. Chet

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    We have "HIS TSLA" and "HER TSLA" plates to tell the difference.
     

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