TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Unusual collision warning

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by lomli, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. lomli

    lomli Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Powell, OH
    I was driving to work today, slowing down to stop at a stoplight on a 4 lane road, no one in front of me, and the collision warning alerted suggesting that there was a car there. There were some cars executing a left turn crossing in front of me, but they were quite far away. The only thing I could think of is that the 2 red stoplights made the car think there were brake lights illuminated in front of me. Very strange...
     
  2. mspohr

    mspohr Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2014
    Messages:
    4,022
    Location:
    California
    Probably the cars turning in front of you.
     
  3. ionking

    ionking New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2015
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    Tiburon, CA
    I just took delivery of my P90DL a few day ago and I have experienced a similar issue essentially from the beginning. Basically the warning for an object (non-existent) just to the left/front of the driver's side headlight shows up. Usually it happens when I am at a red light with a slight curb (maybe 8" tall) to my left and as I begin to drive it gives me the "STOP" warning. After i go above about 7MPH, still driving along the same curb/median the warning goes away. It will also do it on occasion when I am at a stop-sign or light with nothing at all to my front left. Maybe just an overly sensitive sensor?
     
  4. Max*

    Max* Charging

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2015
    Messages:
    6,559
    Location:
    NoVa
    Tesla has a TSB for using too much paint on the parking sensors. It's like a ghost object randomly shows up. Your car is fairly new, I would've assumed they fixed that by now on new cars, but you may want to call service and see if your car qualifies for the TSB.
     
  5. lomli

    lomli Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2015
    Messages:
    37
    Location:
    Powell, OH
    I don't think so - they were turning VERY far away - at least 2 lanes' distance....
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC