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Will Tesla upgrade the Autopilot computer on used cars?

ckoval7

Mild One
Sep 19, 2018
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Maryland
I'm considering replacing my 2015 MS with a late 2017/early 2018 soon. I seems most used MS's from Tesla come with FSD. Most of the cars I look at have the AP2.5 computer (APH3) listed in the option codes. Does anyone know if Tesla will upgrade the computer to the AP3 hardware? Since I'll likely end up with an MCU1 car, it seems like it would be worth the $1500 to upgrade to MCU2 if they'll update the AP hardware too.
 

Adri

Member
Jul 30, 2016
62
21
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
I'm considering replacing my 2015 MS with a late 2017/early 2018 soon. I seems most used MS's from Tesla come with FSD. Most of the cars I look at have the AP2.5 computer (APH3) listed in the option codes. Does anyone know if Tesla will upgrade the computer to the AP3 hardware? Since I'll likely end up with an MCU1 car, it seems like it would be worth the $1500 to upgrade to MCU2 if they'll update the AP hardware too.
Tesla will upgrade the AP hardware on used cars for free, but only if you have the FSD option.
It seems when you order the new MCU2 upgrade, they often include the AP3.0 hardware for free.
 

trm2

Active Member
Apr 3, 2016
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1,653
CLE
Tesla will upgrade the AP hardware on used cars for free, but only if you have the FSD option.
It seems when you order the new MCU2 upgrade, they often include the AP3.0 hardware for free.
But it has been reported here that they no longer do the HW3 upgrade since the price drop on the MCU upgrade. (Still do it for FSD)
 

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