Having the heat eliminated when it’s -30 degrees can be extremely harmful
A current software application upgrade has actually apparently damaged a number of Tesla owners’ lorries in the Canadian grassy fields as temperature levels drop and a few of the EVs’ heatpump have actually stopped working.
The upgrade presented in the middle of December for both the Design Y and the Design 3, Tesla’s more popular lorries. Because then, CTV News has actually gotten several reports of motorists with damaged in-cabin heating.
Diving much deeper, it appears this might be a larger Tesla concern as numerous users have actually shared stories of a variety of parts associated with heating stopping working far even more back than mid-December
Tesla North mentions that in 2015, Tesla changed sensing units connected to heating on all lorries after experiencing bugs. It’s tough to inform if the users in the grassy fields are driving out-of-date cars and trucks or if a brand-new software application upgrade has actually included extra heater concerns.
Well @elonmusk having some purchasers regret. Last Feb had our Design Y in the SC for a month without any heat. New Super-manifold and believed it was repaired. New set of sensing units recently and now this. -30 c in #Saskatchewan and an extremely cold 1 hr drive later on we hardly made the supercharger pic.twitter.com/JLJ7Pmzc0P
— Mark Kroeker (@paateach) December 28, 2021
One chauffeur was even captured out on a drive in -40 degree weather condition with young kids in the vehicle when the heat eliminated.
According to CTV News, an agent of a Tesla Owners Club in Alberta states that they have actually been informed Tesla knows the concern and it’s been “sent out up the chain.”
Our Design Y might have eliminated my household today when the heat quit working in -40 c Called service and the reset and car didn’t repair. Hour far from any service. Fortunately we had household in an ICE automobile that I might put my 2 kids under 3yrs old in rapidly.
— Tyler Selvig (@TSelvig) December 30, 2021
Ideally, a software application upgrade will resolve this issue, or maybe Tesla will require to upgrade its hardware to carry out much better in low temperature levels.
General, this isn’t assuring Canadians thinking about purchasing an electrical car (EV). The only EV I have actually had the ability to check under winter season conditions has actually been a couple of Porsche Taycans designs. In both circumstances, I didn’t come across concerns connected to in-car heating, however I did discover that took onger to top up the car which the battery does not last as long when the temperature levels are cooler.