4.5 Update rolling out

4.5 Update rolling out

Perhaps this is a better way to discuss the topic of software updates, rather than bumping an unfortunately titled thread about the effect of an incomplete install of 4.4 on one owner's car.

So, how is 4.5 going? I'm still waiting. I'm on 4.4 and have had no problems with my car of any kind, ever. I love it. It just keeps improving.

TikiMan | May 28, 2013

I just updated to ver 4.5 tonight. So far so good!

Pulse | May 28, 2013

How did you get the new version. Do you get an email update or something similar pop up?

Robert22 | May 28, 2013

They're actually rolling this version out based on owner height.

Wayne3 | May 28, 2013

I'm standing on my tippy toes...

Pulse | May 28, 2013

Lol.. TikiMan must be real tall!

lph | May 28, 2013

Shortest first.

riceuguy | May 28, 2013

Woo hoo...shortest first is a great plan! I'm just sayin'....

lov2krz | May 28, 2013

No their rolling it out for those who need it most get it last.

I love the Scheduled charging update in 4.4 but it hosed my monitor. My car does not know when its day or night time. In the morning my monitor will be in night mode (not my dash) and it will only switch to day mode if I zoom out or as I drive off the map during my commute (picture your 17" screen with half night and half day, or better yet having a night screen in the middle surrounded by day map.

Don't ask for photos since I don't have a photo sharing website to post to.

Brian H | May 29, 2013

Randomized, and corrected for hair colour.

Lush1 | May 29, 2013

The map needs to refresh to change from the cached display to a current one. So if you turned the car off at night, it will have that map showing when it wakes up. Just pinch it, zoom in or out and it should load a daytime map, assuming you are out of your garage and in the light. It's not really a problem and is easily resolved with just a touch. I don't think this is unique to 4.4. I could be wrong, but I think it was the same in 4.3, which is the version my car was delivered with, but 4.4 came along pretty quick so my memory could be flawed on this point but I still don't feel it rises to the level of a problem.

dbourne | May 29, 2013

The maps not refreshing to day or night mode with the rest of the UI is annoying indeed. My trick is to toggle the traffic button on and off or vice verse. That way you don't disturb the current maps you want to look at

ppape | May 29, 2013

Took delivery in San Diego on 5/10/13 (Red P85) with 4.4. Received 4.5 update last week. Window display came on notifying me update will take place at 3:30 am. I had the option to change the time. Display indicated update would take 2 hours and car must be off during duration of update. Update includes all SC locations.
(FYI: I am 6ft ;-)

andex23 | May 29, 2013

5'-7" here and I got the update icon this morning... Must be some shorty owners if I was next.

fluxemag | May 29, 2013

I got an update last night on my 40, which was delivered on Monday. Oddly though the car came with 4.5 and this is also 4.5. Hmmmm

RyanMN | May 29, 2013

I got 4.5 last Monday, then I got another 4.5 Wednesday last week. I am 5' 8".

riceuguy | May 29, 2013

Despite my hopes re: shortness, it seems that the priority is those who got the flawed 4.5 once before and are now receiving the new one to correct it, plus a few lucky folks who are getting it anew.

mdtaylor69 | May 29, 2013

I was on 4.3 until last night when I received the 4.5 update. I am 6' 2" and love the new defrost mode.

I would like to see day mode/night mode decoupled from automatic switching and have auto dimming tied to the mode, so I could force it to night mode all the time but have the display dim as it got darker toward night, so it behaves more like a real auto-dimming display.

Morning range is less than it was last week, but this has already been covered. I might set the charge to start later to see if that helps.

dsecrist | May 29, 2013

It must be shortest first... I am 6'4" and still on 4.4. :) It is working perfectly though, and the additions in 4.5 don't excite me. So, I am not in a rush to update.

cgiGuy | May 29, 2013

What version of 4.5 are you all getting? 1.33.44?

riceuguy | May 29, 2013

Damn you I really need to go downstairs and see if I have an update notice! :-)

noshird | May 29, 2013

Is Vampire loss fixed?

riceuguy | May 29, 2013

@noshird, vampire losses aren't being addressed until later in the summer; 4.5 does allow for shore power draw, but this will have limited if any impact on vampire losses. That announcement will almost certainly be more than just a release note...

Brian H | May 29, 2013

Report shortly.

Velo1 | May 29, 2013

I hope this fixes the delayed wiper timing. It was raining today, I went to get in the car, handles present, open door, start to sit and then get sprayed by the delay wiper. Damn, the wiper should not move until the door is shut or I put foot on brake.

hammy16 | May 29, 2013

As a general note when listing/comparing firmware versions please include the version number of the
release i.e. 1.33.44 etc and not just the higher level category (3.4,3.5)

RZitrin1 | May 29, 2013

What's in this besides SC locations?

Brian H | May 29, 2013

Don't leave it on auto when you get out next time. Mebbe that'll learn ya.

Longhorn92 | May 29, 2013

My car was delivered a week ago with v4.5 (1.33.38). Since then, I have had two updates... both still v4.5 (1.33.43 and 1.33.44). As far as I can tell, the release notes have stayed the same and can be found here ( I assume they were just slight bug issues, but that's just a guess.

ssarker | May 29, 2013

Definitely not shortest first. At 5', I'm likely to be one of the shortest if not THE shortest MS driver/ owner. v4.4 (1.31.11) since delivery 4/26/13. No real issues so far, so not sure if I should be looking forward to updates or not!

mklcolvin | May 29, 2013

It would be nice to be notified that our cars had an update available on our phones. It would be even better if we could trigger the update to install from the phone apps!

tylerhen | May 29, 2013

Took delivery with 4.4 back on 4/26. Just got the notification about the update to 4.5 and took it. Came back 20 minutes later and it was done saying it updated successfully.

Brian H | May 29, 2013

But how tall are you? ;p :D

Robert22 | May 29, 2013

It's starting to look iffy for the 4th of July (6'8")

I should fare better with 4.6. Rumor has it they're switching to virility... :-p

Brian H | May 29, 2013

How many illegitimate kids do you have?? Expensive test.

akikiki | May 30, 2013

4.5 was advertised to my car today. Instead of waiting until 1 a.m., I let it start before 7 p.m. 4.5 (1.33.44).

Display notes explain what we get.

Sliding charging level allows you to pick between higher or lower daily level before you reach trip level. Interesting.

Superchargers on the map and listed as visited sites.

cgiGuy | May 30, 2013

My 60kWh received 4.5 1.33.44 last night. Release notes identical to others reported.

cgiGuy | May 30, 2013

Noticed a nice draw from power while plugged in when I got in the car this morning and the A/C started running. It started at about 10 amps and decreased as the compressor slowed down. I dialed amps down to 15 last night to finish charging close to when I planned to leave the house.

Also, dragging app icons down to the bottom panel seems quite a bit smoother than on 4.4. Looks like it blanks the rear-view pretty fast instead of trying to overlay.

jeremys | May 30, 2013

Is there any guidance provided on the optimal level of charging?

cgiGuy | May 30, 2013

It just has a "Daily Driving" range indicated on the charging slider that is from 50-90%. I set it to 80% and got 168 miles on the dash (60 kWh model).

nickjhowe | May 30, 2013

On the Supercharger announcement, Elon just said that the best way to store a battery pack was "cold, at a mid state of charge". So if you can keep your battery around that level, it would imply you'll maximise its life.

elguapo | May 31, 2013

Got my notification to update this afternoon. I am 5'9", so I think the height idea is out the window. Got my car in 5/8 with 4.4. I'm hoping for a smooth upgrade. While there's a slider for battery charge in the car, what happens with the app? I haven't seen an app update recently.

elguapo | May 31, 2013

Correction: "car on 5/8"

RanjitC | May 31, 2013

@Brian H none of my Lexii or my porsche do this when left in auto. Does Tesla know the meaning of auto.
I'm 6'2" still no 4.5

cerjor | May 31, 2013

Got 4.5 last night. Had message that car had problem and to contact Tesla. Did so, and they fixed it. Seems the hvac was looking for a piece of software which was labeled one thing in 4.4 and something else in 4.5. Was told this would not have affected the driving of the car.

nickjhowe | May 31, 2013

Been trying to update to 4.5 all evening. Every time the 2 min countdown completes I get a "cannot update the car at this time, try again later" error. Scheduled it for 3:00am so let's see if that helps.

drp | May 31, 2013


No update for me but wanted to tell you that you don't have to drag the app to the window. Just hold it and a little double window appears at e point where your finger is and you just pop it in the one you want.
Got my car 3/2...6'4.5" and no updates

ijw20 | May 31, 2013

nickjhowe - Same thing happened to me; twice. I just set the time for 15 minutes from now and I'll check it in a few hours. Have a feeling that I may have to call and have them push the software again.

Brian H | May 31, 2013

Seems TM felt the system needed a prep wipe to initialize the sensors, or SLT. I believe a fix of some sort is in the works. But you can't necessarily carry over all your Lexus etc. habits. TM feels at liberty to establish new ones.

Lush1 | May 31, 2013

I'm 6'2". Took delivery in February. Got 4.5. notification today. Should be installing right now. Tick tock. Stayed up all night on the forums yesterday (I know, it's getting extreme and starting to be a problem) so I'm not going to run downstairs tonight. Looking forward to the few enhancements this version provides. Better defrost control should be nice. Any feature is one more improvement than my previous cars ever got. Tesla, the gift that keeps on giving, or is it receiving?

elguapo | June 1, 2013

I've tried twice to install the update and get the message that says it can't at this time, try again later. Really frustrating. I've got a strong 3G signal too. Suggestions? Do I have to call Tesla?