I've commuted on a 4 lane mountain road for 2.5 years. Hundreds of trips. It's about a 10 mile ride.
It's a blast in the Model 3. Several hair-pin turns, how fast can I take them?
Pretty fast until about a month ago. On a couple of turns for reasons I cannot figure out, traction control started kicking in. The yellow icon flashes, the brakes pulse rapidly on 1 or more wheels, the car slows a bit. Might last up to 1 second.
Today, it was really bad. The car swerved a bit and slowed by 10 mph. I was concerned that the guy behind me would be startled and react (didn't, fortunately).
I have 2 hypotheses:
- I recently changed out the rear tires, though it's the front that get the traction control action.
- I recently had a software update that in theory could have included a change in the traction control behavior.
Any ideas? Is anyone else seeing this?