Submitted by CalabasasKid on Wed, 2013-10-16 23:06
I just got to Vegas after driving in from L.A. Barstow SC worked well although I wish I didn't use up over 200 miles of range for a 135 mile trip. I needed a full hour stay at the the Barstow SC on account that it's only rated at 90 kw. I haven't yet taken the car to get recharged yet as it had about 48 miles of range left on it when I parked it at the hotel. When I returned, the car took extra long to turn back on and when it finally did, there was a small warning on the drivers cluster that said "wait for the touchscreen". The entire touchscreen was black at that time and it never turned back on for the duration of my 12 mile trip back from dinner. I plan on leaving it at Vegas Tesla store to charge all day and will hope to come out tomorrow and find that the screen is now working although I'm not holding my breath.
By the way, now that the indicator shows 34 miles of range remaining, the normally green bar in the driver's cluster has turned to yellow. Is this also normal? Could the car be automatically turning off the touchscreen to save battery? I noticed that the car's odometer shows only dashes in the drivers display cluster as well. It must all be interconnected. Should I be worried?