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Valet setting question

Discussion in 'Model X' started by Jrogville, Dec 24, 2016.

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  1. Jrogville

    Jrogville Member

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    I was just looking over the valet setting information on the manual. The speed limitation is 70 mph. Why on earth would a valet need to drive the car at 70 mph? I had been expecting to see 30 or 35 mph. All the other settings make good sense but this one. Am I missing something? This came to mind when I was thinking about leaving the car to be detailed. Is there a workaround for that? It would discourage joy riding if the car could only go slow.
     
  2. MasterT

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    I've read in another post that some valet park vehicles far away requiring driving on freeways - I have not seen or heard of any such valets. I would also be interested to know if the valet speed can be lowered.
     
  3. habanero69

    habanero69 I Dont Need Cialis. I Drive an EV.

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    The reason from what I understand on limiting to 70mph is a safety reason. If the driver needed the ability to accelerate to such a speed to avoid an accident or merge onto a road, etc., they would have it. I know that sounds crazy for a person that should just be parking your car nearby and only needing maybe 40mph or so to do so, but that seems to have been trumped by safety/legal concerns. And no, there is no way to alter the 70mph limitation...
     
  4. FarmerDave

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    You should be aware that if you put the car in valet mode your detailer will be unable to clean the frunk. This is especially important if you are getting a protection film applied since the detailer needs to open the frunk in order to wrap the film around the edges.

    Edit: If you don't trust your detailer, find a different one.
     

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