Bulletproof? Is it waterproof? Ts&Cs say: ‘Failure to put Cybertruck in Car Wash Mode may result in damage’

  • ChicoSuave@lemmy.world
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    3 months ago

    He also received a call from Tesla to check on him. The advisor said that “it is a known issue in the Cybertruck that when you do a screen reset, instead of resetting in the standard two minutes, it takes five hours.”

    Why does anything take 5 hours to reboot?

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              3 months ago

              A reset restores to proper conditions, combustion engine systems don’t do that. They also are designed to not need it (electric motors don’t need to need it either, it’s the computer that needs it)

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                I disagree. While combustion engines are designed for continuous operation, shutting them off does reset their operating state to a non-running condition, preparing them for the next startup sequence. This process constitutes a reset, even if the mechanism differs from computers.

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          3 months ago

          In most newer cars (not even that new, pretty much everything in the last 20 years) computer only fully shuts off if the battery is disconnected. It continues to monitor the car even with the engine off and the key out.

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    3 months ago

    “Car wash mode” just folds in the side mirrors and puts the car in neutral. The need to reboot car is probably coincidental unless there’s some sort of extreme panel gap that let water in and caused a short or something.

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      3 months ago

      It’s probably something bullshit to fight off lawsuits - “the computer says you weren’t hopping on one leg, dancing and throwing salt over your shoulder, and you didn’t activate car wash mode, we can’t help you sowwyyyyy”. Manufacturers don’t want to fix on warranty after all.

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      unless there’s some sort of extreme panel gap that let water in and caused a short or something.

      Coincidentally, poor fit and finish is a common complaint among Tesla owners.

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      3 months ago

      Cars haven’t needed a car wash mode for a century, but thanks to Tesla innovation you need to remember to toggle a switch before washing your car or it’ll break.