power limit light coming on, unsure of cause

power limit light coming on, unsure of cause

I've had the car a couple weeks and mostly driven in cool weather (< 60 F). The last few days, I've been driving in a bit warmer weather (75-80 F) in the mountains. I've had the power limit light come on, and lost almost all acceleration for the next few minutes. Yesterday it happened after a 5 minute freeway drive, then 5 miles of mild mountain climb. There was maybe a few quick accelerations, but nothing crazy.

Given the car is so new (~900 miles) does it seem like it could be a fan/cooling issue, or is this typical?


ggr | 26. Juni 2011

Call service and ask them to download the logs and look at them. It doesn't sound right to me. I haven't seen power limit until after about 20 minutes of zooming up serious mountains.

jmollenkopf | 30. Juni 2011

This is scary to me. I havent received my car yet but a brand new $160k car cutting itself off after moderate driving is unacceptable. I would like to know if others have experienced this problem and whether Tesla was able to fix it.

rsdio | 02. Juli 2011

Who said anything about the car "cutting itself off"? Keep in mind that losing almost all acceleration on a Tesla Roadster puts you about on par with most normal vehicles.

Marioalex24 | 15. August 2011

Did you ever found a solution to your problem? I'm curious to know what was the issue.

the bonnie | 05. September 2011

I've had the power limit notification come on when either low on charge or driving *spiritedly* in warmer weather, especially over longer distances.

Tesla Service can pull your logs remotely and take a look as to what caused the warning. Give them a call. Good team of people.