Model 3

Autopilot Disclaimer

Can someone provide me with the exact wording of the Autopilot disclaimer when you purchase the upgrade, when you activate the system and when you take your hands off the wheel? Can't seem to find this info online.

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  • edited May 2018
    For what reason?
  • edited May 2018
    From my MX manual, starts on page 76. How did you miss it? Goes on for over 20 pages. This is just the warning stuff mostly.

    Warning: The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations
    that may interfere with proper operation of Driver Assistance components. Never depend on these components to keep you safe. It is the driver's responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times.
    Caution: If a windshield replacement is needed on a Model X equipped with the forward looking camera, you must take your vehicle to Tesla Service. This will ensure appropriate handling and mounting of the camera. Failure to do so can cause one or more Driver Assistance features to malfunction.
    Cleaning Driver Assistance Components
    To ensure the various Driver Assistance components can provide information that is as accurate as possible, keep them clean and free of obstructions. Occasionally remove any buildup of dirt by wiping with a soft cloth dampened with warm water.
    Caution: Do not use chemical-based or abrasive cleaners. Doing so can damage surfaces.
    Caution: Avoid using a high-pressure power washer.
    Caution: Do not clean an ultrasonic sensor with a sharp or abrasive object that can scratch or damage its surface.

    arning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is designed for your driving comfort and convenience and is not a collision warning or avoidance system. It is your responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times. Never depend on Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to adequately slow down Model X. Always watch the road in front of you and be prepared to take corrective action at all times. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
    Warning: Although Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is capable of detecting pedestrians and cyclists, never depend on Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to adequately slow down Model X for them. Always watch the road in front of you and be prepared to take corrective action at all times. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
    Warning: Do not use Traffic-Aware Cruise Control on city streets or on roads where traffic conditions are constantly changing.
    Warning: Do not use Traffic-Aware Cruise Control on winding roads with sharp curves, on icy or slippery road surfaces, or when weather conditions (such as heavy rain, snow, fog, etc) make it inappropriate to drive at a consistent speed. Traffic-Aware Cruise Control does not adapt driving speed based on road and driving conditions.
    Warning: Due to limitations inherent in the onboard GPS, you may experience situations in which Traffic-Aware Cruise Control slows down the vehicle, especially near highway exits where a curve is detected and/or you are actively navigating to a destination and not following the route.
    Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control can not detect all objects and may not brake/ decelerate for stationary vehicles, especially in situations when you are driving over 50 mph (80 km/h) and a vehicle you are following moves out of your driving path and a stationary vehicle or object is in front of you instead. Always pay attention to the road ahead and stay prepared to take immediate corrective action. Depending on Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to avoid a collision can result in serious injury or death. In addition, Traffic-Aware Cruise Control may react to vehicles or objects that either do not exist or are not in the lane of travel, causing Model X to slow down unnecessarily or inappropriately.
    Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control may be unable to provide adequate speed control because of limited braking capability and hills. It can also misjudge the distance from a vehicle ahead. Driving downhill can increase driving speed, causing Model X to exceed your set speed. Never depend on Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to slow down the vehicle enough to prevent a collision. Always keep your eyes on the road when driving and be prepared to take corrective action as needed. Depending on Traffic-Aware Cruise Control to slow the vehicle down enough to prevent a collision can result in serious injury or death.
    Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control may occasionally brake Model X when not required or you are not expecting it. This can be caused by closely following a vehicle ahead, detecting vehicles or objects in adjacent lanes (especially on curves), etc.
    Note: Overtake Acceleration occurs when you either fully engage the turn signal, or you hold the turn signal in the momentary position (partially engaged). When you release or disengage the turn signal, Model X stops accelerating (in the same way as when you release the accelerator pedal) and resumes the set speed.
    Warning: Overtake Acceleration can cancel for many unforeseen reasons in addition to those listed above (for example, lack of GPS data). Stay alert and never depend on Overtake Acceleration to increase your driving speed.
    Warning: Overtake Acceleration increases your driving speed whenever the appropriate turn signal is engaged, and accelerates Model X closer to the vehicle ahead. Although Traffic-Aware Cruise Control continues to maintain distance from the vehicle ahead, it is important to be aware that your selected following distance is reduced when Overtake Acceleration is active, particularly in cases where it may not be your intention to overtake the vehicle you are following.

    Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control cancels, or may not be available, in the following situations:
    You press the brake pedal.
    Your driving speed drops below
    5 mph (8 km/h) in situations when Model X does not detect a vehicle ahead within the specified distance. Your driving speed exceeds the maximum cruising speed of 90 mph (150 km/h).
    You shift Model X out of Drive.
    The driver's seat belt is unbuckled. A door is opened.
    The view from the radar sensor or camera is obstructed. This could be caused by dirt, mud, ice, snow, fog, etc.
    • The traction control setting is manually disabled or is repeatedly engaging to prevent wheels from slipping.
    • The wheels are spinning while at a standstill.
    • The cruise control system is failing.
    • The cruise control system requires
    service.
    When Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is unavailable or cancels, Model X no longer drives consistently at a set speed and no longer maintains a specified distance from the vehicle ahead.
    Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control can cancel unexpectedly at any time for unforeseen reasons. Always watch the road in front of you and stay prepared to take appropriate action. It is the driver's responsibility to be in control of Model X at all times.
    Warning: Autosteer is a hands-on feature. You must keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times.
    Warning: Autosteer is intended for use only on highways and limited-access roads with a fully attentive driver. When using Autosteer, hold the steering wheel and be mindful of road conditions and surrounding traffic. Do not use Autosteer on city streets, in construction zones, or in areas where bicyclists or pedestrians may be present. Never depend on Autosteer to determine an appropriate driving path. Always be prepared to take immediate action. Failure to follow these instructions could cause serious property damage, injury or death.
    Limitations
    Autosteer is particularly unlikely to operate as intended in the following situations:
    • Autosteer is unable to accurately determine lane markings due to poor visibility (heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.), or an obstructed, covered, or damaged camera or sensor.
    • When driving on hills.
    • When approaching a toll booth.
    • The road has sharp curves or is
    excessively rough.
    • Bright light (such as direct sunlight) is
    interfering with the camera's view.
    • The sensors are affected by other
    electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
    Warning: Many unforeseen circumstances can impair the operation of Autosteer. Always keep this in mind and remember that as a result, Autosteer may not steer Model X appropriately. Always drive attentively and be prepared to take immediate action.
    uto Lane Change is designed for use on highways and main roads with visible lane markings and under relatively predictable circumstances in which minimal steering and driver intervention is needed.
    Warning: It is the driver's responsibility to determine whether a lane change is safe and appropriate. Auto Lane Change can not detect oncoming traffic in the target lane, especially fast moving vehicles from the rear. Therefore, before initiating a lane change, always check blind spots, lane markings, and the surrounding roadway to confirm it is safe and appropriate to move into the target lane.
    Warning: Never depend on Auto Lane Change to determine an appropriate driving path. Drive attentively by watching the road and traffic ahead of you, checking the surrounding area, and monitoring the instrument panel for warnings. Always be prepared to take immediate action.
    Warning: Do not use Auto Lane Change on city streets or on roads where traffic conditions are constantly changing and where bicycles and pedestrians are present.
    Warning: The performance of Auto Lane Change depends on the forward looking camera's ability to recognize lane markings.
    Warning: Do not use Auto Lane Change on winding roads with sharp curves, on icy or slippery roads, or when weather conditions (such as heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.) may be obstructing the view from the camera or sensors.
    Warning: If Auto Lane Change cannot detect the outside of the target lane midway through the lane change, both Auto Lane Change and Autosteer will cancel. The instrument panel displays a message instructing you to take over the steering wheel immediately.
    Warning: When Auto Lane Change is actively steering Model X, the steering wheel moves accordingly. Any significant restriction of the steering wheel's movement can cancel Auto Lane Change.
    Limitations
    Auto Lane Change is particularly unlikely to operate as intended in the following types of situations:
    Auto Lane Change is unable to accurately determine lane markings. For example, lane markings are excessively worn, have been adjusted due to road construction, are changing quickly (lanes branching off, crossing over, or merging), objects or landscape features are casting strong shadows on the lane markings, or the road surface contains pavement seams or other high-contrast lines.
    A side collision warning is active (see Lane Assist on page 94) when you engage the turn signal.
    The road has sharp curves.
    Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.) or weather conditions are interfering with sensor operation.
    Bright light (oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the camera's view.
    A sensor or the camera is damaged or obstructed (such as by mud, fog, ice, or snow).
    The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
    Model X is being driven very close to a vehicle in front of it, which is blocking the camera's view.
    Warning: Many unforeseen circumstances can impair the operation of Auto Lane Change. Always keep this in mind and remember that as a result, Auto Lane Change may not steer Model X appropriately. Always drive attentively and stay prepared to immediately take action at any time.
    If Model X is equipped with Driver Assistance components (see About Driver Assistance on page 76), and you have purchased the optional Autopilot Tech Package, Autopark uses data from ultrasonic sensors and the Global Positioning System (GPS) to:
    • Simplify parking on public roads by maneuvering Model X into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. See Parking on Public Roads on page 89.
    • Automatically park and retrieve Model X from outside the vehicle on a private residential property. See Using Summon on page 91.
    Warning: Summon is a BETA feature. Please use this feature with caution, staying prepared to take immediate action at any time.
    Warning: Autopark's performance depends on the ability of the ultrasonic sensors to determine the vehicle's proximity to curbs, objects, and other vehicles.
    Note: Autopark detects potential perpendicular parking spaces that are at least 9.5 feet (2.9 meters) wide with a vehicle parked on each side. Autopark detects parallel parking spaces that are at least 20 feet (6 meters), but less than 49 feet (15 meters) long. Autopark does not operate on angled parking spaces.
    Warning: Never depend on Autopark to find a parking space that is legal, suitable, and safe. Autopark may not always detect objects in the parking space. Always perform visual checks to confirm that a parking space is appropriate and safe.
    Warning: When Autopark is actively steering Model X, the steering wheel moves in accordance with Autopark's adjustments. Do not interfere with the movement of the steering wheel. Doing so cancels Autopark.
    Warning: During the parking sequence, continually check your surroundings. Be prepared to apply the brakes to avoid vehicles, pedestrians, or objects.
    Warning: When Autopark is active, monitor the touchscreen and instrument panel to ensure that you are aware of the instructions that Autopark is providing.
    Limitations
    Autopark is particularly unlikely to operate as intended in the these situations:
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    The road is sloped. Autopark is designed to operate on flat roads only.
    Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
    The curb is constructed of material other than stone, or the curb cannot be detected.
    One or more of the ultrasonic sensors is damaged, dirty, or obstructed (such as by mud, ice, or snow).
    Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, fog, or extremely hot or cold temperatures) are interfering with sensor operation.
    The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
    Warning: Many unforeseen circumstances can impair Autopark's ability to park Model X. Keep this in mind and remember that as a result, Autopark may not steer Model X appropriately. Pay attention when parking Model X and stay prepared to immediately take control.
    Note: Summon can move Model X a short distance laterally to avoid an obstacle but in doing so, does not return the vehicle to its driving path (i.e. Summon does not attempt to move Model X around an obstacle).
    Warning: Model X cannot detect obstacles that are lower than the fascia, very narrow (i.e. bicycles), or hanging from a ceiling. In addition, many unforeseen circumstances can impair Summon's ability to move in or out of a parking space and as a result, Summon may not appropriately steer Model X. Therefore, you must continually monitor the vehicle's movement and surroundings and remain prepared to stop Model X at any time. To cancel Summon and stop Model X, use the mobile app, press a door handle, or (if sitting in the vehicle), interact with the steering wheel, brake pedal, accelerator pedal, or gear stalk.
    Side Clearance: Allow Model X to enter and exit very narrow parking spaces.
    Warning: Parking in a narrow space limits the ability of the sensors to accurately detect the location of obstacles, increasing the risk of damage to Model X and/or surrounding objects.
    Lane Assist
    Warning: Steering interventions are minimal and are not designed to move Model X out of its driving lane. Do not rely on steering interventions to avoid side collisions.
    Warning: Lane Assist features are for guidance purposes only and are not intended to replace your own direct visual checks. Never depend on Lane Assist to inform you of unintentionally driving outside of the boundaries of the driving lane or informing you that an object or vehicle is in your blind spot or close to the side of your vehicle. Several external factors can reduce the performance of Lane Assist. It is the driver's responsibility to stay alert, pay attention to the driving lane and always be aware of other road users. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.
    Warning: Lane Assist is designed to detect lane markings and may not detect the edge of a road, especially if the road has no curb. It is the driver's responsibility to drive attentively and stay within the boundaries of the driving lane.
    Warning: Before changing lanes, always visually check the lane you are moving into by using side mirrors and performing the appropriate shoulder checks. Several factors can affect the performance of the Lane Assist warnings, resulting in lack of, or false warnings (see “Limitations and Inaccuracies” below).
    Limitations and Inaccuracies
    Lane Assist can not always clearly detect lane markings and you may experience unnecessary or invalid warnings in these situations:
    isibility is poor and lane markings are not clearly visible (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.). The exact detection zone of the ultrasonic sensors vary depending on environmental conditions.
    • Bright light (oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the camera's view.
    • A vehicle in front of Model X is blocking the camera's view.
    • The windshield area in the camera's field of view is obstructed (fogged over, dirty, covered by a sticker, etc.).
    • Lane markings are excessively worn, have been adjusted due to road construction, or are changing quickly (for example, lanes branching off, crossing over, or merging).
    • The road is narrow or winding.
    • Objects or landscape features are casting
    strong shadows on lane markers.
    Lane Assist may not provide warnings, or may apply inappropriate warnings, in these situations:
    • One or more of the ultrasonic sensors is damaged, dirty, or obstructed (such as by mud, ice, or snow).
    • Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, fog, or extremely hot or cold temperatures) are interfering with sensor operation.
    • The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
    • An object that is mounted to Model X is interfering with and/or obstructing a sensor (such as a bike rack or a bumper sticker).
    In addition, Lane Assist may not steer Model X away from an adjacent vehicle, or may apply unnecessarily or inappropriate steering, if:
    • You are driving Model X on sharp corners or on a curve at a relatively high speed.
    • Bright light (oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the camera's view.
    • You are drifting into another lane but an object (such as a vehicle) is not present.
    • A vehicle in another lane cuts in front of
    you or drifts into your driving lane.
    • Model X is traveling less than 45 mph (70
    km/h) or over 85 mph (140 km/h).
    • One or more of the ultrasonic sensors is
    damaged, dirty, or obstructed (such as by mud, ice, or snow).
    Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, fog, or extremely hot or cold temperatures) are interfering with sensor operation.
    • The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
    • An object mounted to Model X (such as a bike rack or a bumper sticker) is interfering with or obstructing a sensor.
    • Visibility is poor and lane markings are not clearly visible (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
    • Lane markings are excessively worn, have been adjusted due to road construction or are changing quickly (for example, lanes branching off, crossing over, or merging).
    Warning: The lists above do not represent every possible situation that may interfere with Lane Assist warnings. Lane Assist may not operate as intended for many other reasons. To avoid a collision, stay alert and always pay attention to the roadway when driving Model X so you can anticipate the need to take corrective action as early as possible.
    Caution: If a fault occurs with the Lane Assist system, Model X displays an alert. Contact Tesla Service.
    f Model X is equipped with Driver Assistance components (see About Driver Assistance on page 76), the following collision avoidance features are designed to increase the safety of you and your passengers:
    • Forward Collision Warning provides visual and audible warnings in situations where there is a high risk of a frontal collision (see Forward Collision Warning on page 96).
    • Automatic Emergency Braking automatically applies braking to reduce the impact of a frontal collision (see Automatic Emergency Braking on page 97).
    Warning: Forward Collision Warning is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for attentive driving and sound judgment. Keep your eyes on the road when driving and never depend on Forward Collision Warning to warn you of a potential collision. Several factors can reduce or impair performance, causing either unnecessary, invalid, inaccurate, or missed warnings. Depending on Forward Collision Warning to warn you of a potential collision can result in serious injury or death.
    Warning: Automatic Emergency Braking is not designed to prevent a collision. At best, it can minimize the impact of a frontal collision by attempting to reduce your driving speed. Depending on Automatic Emergency Braking to avoid a collision can result in serious injury or death.
    Forward Collision Warning
    The forward looking camera and the radar sensor monitor the area in front of Model X for the presence of an object such as a vehicle, bicycle or pedestrian. If a collision is considered likely unless you take immediate corrective action, Forward Collision Warning is designed to sound a chime and highlight the vehicle in front of you in red on the instrument panel:
    Warnings cancel automatically when the risk of a collision has been reduced (for example, you have decelerated or stopped Model X, or a vehicle in front has moved out of your driving path).
    If immediate action is not taken when Model X issues a Forward Collision Warning, a collision is considered imminent and Automatic Emergency Braking (if enabled) automatically applies the brakes (see Automatic Emergency Braking on page 97).
    By default, Forward Collision Warning is turned on. To turn it off or adjust its sensitivity, touch Controls > Settings > Driver
    Assistance > Forward Collision Warning. Instead of the default warning level of Medium, you can turn the warning Off, or you can choose to be warned Late or Early.
    Note: Your chosen setting for Forward Collision Warning is retained until you manually change it. It is also saved in your driver profile.
    Warning: The cameras and sensors associated with Forward Collision Warning are designed to monitor an approximate area of up to 525 feet
    (160 meters) in your driving path. The area being monitored by Forward Collision Warning can be adversely affected by road and weather conditions. Use appropriate caution when driving.
    Warning: Forward Collision Warning is designed only to provide visual and audible alerts. It does not attempt to apply the brakes or decelerate Model X. When seeing and/or hearing a warning, it is the driver's responsibility to take corrective action immediately.
    Warning: Forward Collision Warning may provide a warning in situations where the likelihood of collision may not exist. Stay alert and always pay attention to the area in front of Model X so you can anticipate whether any action is required.
    Warning: Forward Collision Warning does not operate when Model X is traveling less than 4 mph (7 km/h).
    Warning: Forward Collision Warning does not provide a warning when the driver is already applying the brake.

    Automatic Emergency Braking
    The forward looking camera and the radar sensor are designed to determine the distance from any object (vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian) traveling in front of Model X. When a frontal collision is considered unavoidable, Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to apply the brakes to reduce the severity of the impact, even if you are already applying the brakes.
    When Automatic Emergency Braking applies the brakes, the instrument panel displays a visual warning and you'll hear a chime. You may also notice abrupt downward movement of the brake pedal. The brake lights turn on to alert other road users that you are slowing down.
    When Automatic Emergency Braking has reduced the driving speed by 25 mph
    (40 km/h), the brakes are released. For example, if Automatic Emergency Braking applies braking when driving at 56 mph
    (90 km/h), it releases the brakes when the speed has been reduced to 31 mph (50 km/h).
    Automatic Emergency Braking operates only when driving between 5 mph (8 km/h) and 85 mph (140 km/h).
    Automatic Emergency Braking does not apply the brakes, or stops applying the brakes, when:
    • You turn the steering wheel sharply.
    • You press the accelerator pedal.
    • A vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or
    pedestrian, is no longer detected ahead.
    Automatic Emergency Braking is always enabled when you start Model X. To disable it for your current drive, touch Controls > Settings > Driver Assistance > Automatic Emergency Braking > Disable.
    Warning: It is strongly recommended that you do not disable Automatic Emergency Braking. If you disable it, Model X does not automatically apply the brakes in situations where a collision is considered likely.
    Warning: Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to reduce the severity of an impact. It is not designed to avoid a collision.
    Warning: Several factors can affect the performance of Automatic Emergency Braking, causing either no braking or inappropriate or untimely braking. It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely and remain in control of the vehicle at all times. Never depend on Automatic Emergency Braking to avoid or reduce the impact of a collision.
    Warning: Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to reduce the impact of frontal collisions only and does not function when Model X is in reverse.
    Warning: Automatic Emergency Braking is not a substitute for maintaining a safe traveling distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.
    Warning: The brake pedal moves downward abruptly during automatic braking events. Always ensure that the brake pedal can move freely. Do not place material on top of the Tesla-supplied driver’s floor mat (including an additional mat) and always ensure that the driver’s floor mat is properly secured. Failure to do so can impede the ability of the brake pedal to move freely.
    Note: For advance notice of an Automatic Emergency Braking event, turn on Forward Collision Warning (see Forward Collision Warning on page 96). When turned on, you hear a chime and see a collision warning in the center of the instrument panel if a collision is considered likely. Then, if you do not take immediate corrective action, a collision is considered imminent and Automatic Emergency Braking applies braking to reduce driving speed. If enabled, Automatic Emergency Braking applies braking when a collision is considered inevitable, even if Forward Collision Warning is turned off.
    Limitations and Inaccuracies
    Collision Avoidance features cannot always detect vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians, and you may experience unnecessary, inaccurate, invalid, or missed warnings for many reasons, particularly if:
    • The road has sharp curves.
    • Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow,
    fog, etc.).
    • Bright light (oncoming headlights or
    direct sunlight) is interfering with the
    camera's view.
    • The radar sensor is obstructed (dirty,
    covered, etc.).
    • The windshield area in the camera's field
    of view is obstructed (fogged over, dirty, covered by a sticker, etc.).
    Warning: The limitations described above do not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Collision Avoidance Assist features. These features may fail to provide their intended function for many other reasons. It is the driver’s responsibility to avoid collisions by staying alert and paying attention to the area beside Model X so you can anticipate the need to take corrective action as early as possible.
    Caution: If a fault occurs with a Collision Avoidance Assist feature, Model X displays an alert. Contact Tesla Service.

    SPEED ASSIST
    Limitations and Inaccuracies
    Speed Assist may not be fully functional or may provide inaccurate information in these situations:
    • Visibility is poor and speed limit signs are not clearly visible (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
    • Bright light (oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the camera's view.
    • Model X is being driven very close to a vehicle in front of it which is blocking the camera's view.
    • The windshield area in the camera's field of view is obstructed (fogged over, dirty, covered by a sticker, etc.).
    • Speed limit signs are concealed by objects.
    • The speed limits stored in the GPS database are incorrect or outdated.
    • Model X is being driven in an area where GPS data is not available.
    • Traffic signs do not conform to standard recognizable formats.
    • A road or a speed limit has recently changed.
    Warning: The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Speed Assist. Speed Assist may fail to provide warnings for many other reasons.
  • edited May 2018
    Thinking about placing a deposit after you cancelled?
  • edited May 2018
    My guess would be that OP is writing an "article" on seeking alpha
  • edited May 2018
    Good guess, Pacey. Sounded odd to me, too. What, too cheap to get his hands on a manual?
  • edited May 2018
    TLDR*

    *too long, didn't read.
  • edited May 2018
    "too cheap to get his hands on a manual"

    lolol Yeah, so expensive to download.https://www.tesla.com/content/dam/tesla/Ownership/Own/Model 3 Owners Manual.pdf
  • Thanks. I'm writing an article about frequently propagated Tesla myths. One of those myths is that Tesla markets AP as FSD and is thus liable for crashed while AP is one. Other myths I hope to counter are the short lifespan of Tesla batteries, that Tesla's are more dangerous than other cars, that Tesla calculates gross margins incorrectly and that the solar roof is vapor ware.
  • edited May 2018
    Think you need to check the Electrek and InsideEvs sites. They do similar articles all the time.

    https://electrek.co/2017/07/16/tesla-model-3-elon-musk-solar-roof-option/

    Now that the MS has been on the road since 2012, studies are starting to come in that show range loss is minimal, think it's something like 5% after 160,000 miles and stabilizes there for most Tesla owners. There are articles on that, too.

    You also need to check the Tesla battery pack warranty. Eight years, unlimited mileage. If your battery pack fails they give you a new one. I believe the standard is once a battery pack hits 70% of its brand new range then the pack needs to be replaced.

    At the rate battery costs are decreasing, it will be no more expensive than replacing an ICE engine or transmission in another 6-7 years.
  • edited May 2018
    Rutrow:

    The original poster asked about the warnings on EAP in the manual. I copied them and posted them for the kid. The warnings more than make it clear you're an idiot if you think you can put a Tesla in autopilot mode and sit there playing games on your smartphone.

    He asked, I gave him what he asked for.
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