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3rd party smart-charging apps and warranty

Hi, does anyone know if using 3rd party smart-charging apps, such as Jedlix and TrueEnergy available in the EU invalidate the Tesla warranty? As I read from the Model 3 User License, it's only when there is direct damage created to the battery by the 3rd party app use, but not sure if automatic stop-start of charging falls under this category?

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  • TeslaFI.com and StatsApp have about 50,000 Tesla users, no issues. It is Tesla's API and only does what the car provides. The "warnings" you'll find are just Tesla fanbois afraid of the information the car provides via the apps. No case of them causing a warranty issue.
  • > @FISHEV said:
    > TeslaFI.com and StatsApp have about 50,000 Tesla users, no issues. It is Tesla's API and only does what the car provides. The "warnings" you'll find are just Tesla fanbois afraid of the information the car provides via the apps. No case of them causing a warranty issue.

    The warning is in the manual not from us "fanbois".

    LiamB1984,

    The apps are not likely to cause an issue. However, if an issue can be linked to using an app, then it is possible that you could be on the hook for repairs. It seems highly unlikely, but not worth the risk in my opinion. You will have to decide if the information provided is worth the risk.
  • What is a "smart-charging app". You don't need an app to charge your car, you need a charger......
  • edited January 21
    > @"stingray.don_98527447" said: > The warning is in the manual not from us "fanbois". "

    Boilerplate legal warnings, overridden by state consumer laws in most of the country.

    No issues with TeslaFI.com or StatsApp is the fact of the matter.
  • Do not listen to FISHEV he is an idiot and taking legal advice from him would be like taking medical advice from Trump.
  • > @"Magic 8 Ball" said: > taking legal advice.."

    Always check you local state laws but the car warranty laws have pretty much stopped unscrupulous car companies from claiming third party adders void the warranty.

    With TeslaFI.com and StatsApp, pretty much impossible to do any damage to the car since it is no different than Tesla's own app using the Tesla API.

    Which is why no case of any 3rd party use of Tesla API causing any issues.
  • The big issue with apps is if you have to give them the password to your Tesla. Charging location apps are no big deal. You should think about ones that actually get inside your car since they can track, unlock, start it, maybe other stuff that is more invasive. Do you know who wrote the app?
    Would you give someone access to your computer or bank account? Why would you give them access to your car?
  • > @"Earl and Nagin 08 RDS 359" said:
    > The big issue with apps is if you have to give them the password to your Tesla.

    ^Exactly
  • How does TeslaFi obtain my data

    TeslaFi obtains the data from your vehicle from the Tesla API (Application Program Interface). In order to connect to the API TeslaFi uses a token generated from your Tesla.com login credentials. Each time TeslaFi requests data from your vehicle it authorizes with this token instead of your credentials.

    You can provide TeslaFi with your API token in one of two ways.

    Enter your Tesla.com credentials and TeslaFi will use them to obtain a token on your behalf. Your credentials will be used once to obtain the token and then the credentials will be discarded. 99% of TeslaFi users use this option.

    Advanced users can generate a token themselves and provide it to TeslaFi in order to authenticate with the API. This method requires some programming knowledge and more info can be found here – http://docs.timdorr.apiary.io/#reference/authentication/tokens/get-an-access-token

    https://about.teslafi.com/api-tokens/
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