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Voice Control: Recording Unclear

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by DutchMark, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. DutchMark

    DutchMark Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    When I had a Model S for an overnight test-drive I had no problem giving it voice commands. But now that my vehicle is delivered the experience is quite different. It almost always says "Recording Unclear". Only when I lean over and shout does it occasionally get what I'm saying, although even then it results in an "unknown command" most of the time.

    Is this typical? Should I consider bringing it in to have looked at?

    I was also a bit disappointed with how few recognized commands there are. I'd have thought that "open/close roof" would be a no-brainer, among others.
  2. msnow

    msnow Active Member

    Jul 14, 2015
    Mine works fine, no shouting. I wasn't disappointed with the limited number of voice commands because I asked that question during my test drive and I read about it before ordering.
  3. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

    Sep 16, 2013
    Bay Area, CA
    The microphone is in the headliner. Mine was loose or something and recognized practically no commands. They made some changes and now it works... ok. I still have to speak really loudly and lean towards the center of the car, but otherwise mostly works.

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