Submitted by joe on July 6, 2018
I've read contradictory "facts" as to whether a thief disabling remote access on a Tesla's screen completely turns off Tesla's ability to remote track the car, or whether Tesla can still track it and possibly remote disable it even though the owner no longer can. Does anyone really know for sure?
I would suggest again that Tesla add a PIN to disable remote access, similar to the PIN for disabling Valet Mode. It would be trivial for programmers to add that to an OTA update. Even if Tesla CAN still track a car with remote access "turned off", it would be nice for the owner to be able to notify local police of the stolen car's location.