Model 3

Silly question but .. How to power off my Model 3?

edited November -1 in Model 3
Is there anything specific to be done to power off the Model 3?
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  • edited July 2018
    New owner here, Please let me know the exact sequence, I am worried I might be draining the battery after I step out and lock the car.
  • edited July 2018
    As far as i can tell. Close the doors and walk away. Screen turns off and the car appears to go to sleep.
  • edited July 2018
    Did you get an overview on delivery? Yeah it’s pretty nerve racking at first but you just get out and walk away. Car is off! You’ll get used to it soon. Car is great
  • edited July 2018
    Oh make sure you’re in park of course.
  • edited July 2018
    First time I got out of mine I stared at it for a while trying to figure it out. How embarrassing. :)

    If you have "walk away lock" enabled (Controls >
    Locks > Settings > Walk Away Lock) it'll turn on when you walk away. Otherwise you have to lock it manually I think.

    I turned on "Walk Away Lock" once I realized it wasn't already on. Admittedly it is weird to get out of the car while it still appears to be "on" and then just walk away, but I'm getting used to it. :)
  • edited July 2018
    After a couple of months, I still find myself turning to look back and make sure the mirrors folded, indicating that it did indeed lock.

    Occasionally I leave my phone in the charging port, in which case of course it will not lock. Not a good thing to do -- someone could just jump in and take off with it.
  • edited July 2018
    The problem with "Walk-away Lock" is if a phone that's a key is left in the car, it won't lock, and you may not realize it. It's happened to me a couple of times when I first got the car. Basically leaves the car unlocked with a key in it.

    There is a way to actually turn the car off completely:
    Go to the "Quick Menu"
    Choose "Safety & Security"
    Under "Vehicle Power" choose "POWER OFF"

    I'm not sure when you'd use that feature, though.
  • edited November -1
    The Power Off feature on the touchscreen is used to power off the car while you’re still in it. Touching the brake or touchscreen will turn the car on again, and from what I recall opening the door will also turn on the car.
  • JADJAD
    edited July 2018
    The car turns off on its own. You get used to that very quickly as it is how it should be. Problem arises the next time you rent a car and walk away with the engine running.

    The 3 will even put itself in park if you forget as soon as you unbelt and open get off the seat.
  • edited July 2018
    I took delivery and went on vacation the next day. I had the car charged to 190 miles, and after a week, it's down to 140. I only checked via the Tesla app for a second time over the 7day period.
    My question is similar to the OP's: how do I "turn off" or put the car to "sleep" remotely. Should I assume that it will go to sleep by itself ? If my car behaves correctly, is this battery drain normal ?
    As mentioned, I had less than a day with the car so there's plenty of time to learn about it. I normally don't leave more than 2 weeks at a time so the drain rate is not a huge concern, but knowing why is better than not.
  • edited July 2018
    Is there a power conserve function like there was on the S?
  • edited October 2018
    I found one time after leaving mine in the garage, that it was still "running", only to notice on the app, that the driver side door wasn't completely closed. Silly Model 3 didn't come with "door close" option, so I had to MANUALLY walk over to the door and fully close it. Then I walked away and it turned off.
  • edited October 2018
    You can also tap the key card between the driver & rear door

    Mirrors should fold in (provided it's set) & car should turn off
  • edited November 2018
    If you are trying to power off while in the car, the power off button is on the safety and security tab on the vehicle options menu
  • edited November 2018
    @henrySJ I found the same problem when I parked for 6 days at the airport. Lost 80 miles of charge!. Here's how i (with the help of people here) fixed it. Shut off cabin overheat protection. Unless you're in the south in the summer you don't need it and it uses up charge even if the car is not overheated. BUT more importantly get rid of all those apps you may have installed that give you all sorts of data about your car (like Tesla-fi, etc). They poll the car over and over again for that data and wake it up, that takes energy that lowers your range. After uninstalling the apps I still had way too much phantom drain. I think they were still wakiing up my car even tho the apps were uninstalled as they had my account login (dumb me). So I changed my password and the phantom drain is now down to the normal 1-2% per 24 hrs
  • edited November 2018
    The answer is to stop worrying. There is a difference between locking the car and powering it off, which can be done as @Bmoyers notes. But your car will use power when you think it is off. It shuts down unnecessary parts of its system but can be woken up by Tesla (or you). If you are worried about phantom drain, don't keep checking on it.
  • edited November 2018
    Powering it off is the same as powering it on; you don’t.
  • edited November 2018
    Something tells me maybe they should have added 2 more buttons to the door, next to the window switches for lock and unlock. Although my phone key has worked flawlessly so far, I think it would just be a little easier to hit the lock button and shut down the car. At the very least, it would be less confusing for the masses.
  • edited November 2018
    It is strange but just place it in park, open the door, and walk away!!
  • CSTCST
    edited November 2018
    You forgot about closing the door too!
  • edited November 2018
    It is strange, I agree. There is a level of comfort when I hear the Beep as I walk away. My question is this:
    In the morning, when I go into the garage with my phone, I go to unplug it, the plug remains locked until I either open the door or hit the unlock button on the phone. Is that the normal behavior?
  • edited January 2019
    I was sitting in my car, powered it down in the security setting and it powered itself back on after 3 minutes.
  • edited January 2019
    I was sitting in my car, powered it down in the security setting and it powered itself back on after 3 minutes.
  • edited January 2019
    I lost about 3-4 miles range overnight. I can hear sound near frunk which tells me the car is not in deep sleep mode. I know losing 1% is normal but in a month I will lose 100 miles which translates to $8 San Diego . That’s still significant. I don’t use mobile app anymore but the car still wakes up randomly.
  • edited January 2019
    @Studentid Are you saying that $8/month is significant, or that losing 100 miles in a month is significant because of the inconvenience?
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