Backing up straight.

Backing up straight.

I find that when backing my Model S into a parking space I frequently don't end up lined up straight. I tend to prefer backing in so I can use the camera since the front is so long and low and I still have issues estimating just how far out the nose cone is. I never really had an issue backing in straight with previous cars and am tempted to blame it on the flare of the sides. Maybe it's just the arteries hardening though. Anyone else have this experience?

rodhoffman | 10 avril 2013

Ditto - When I use the mirrors is is easier. The camera is more for distance, not alignment.

tommers | 10 avril 2013

I'm finding backing up my straight driveway is still difficult. I love the car, but backing up always feels so much more disorienting than in my old Accord (mostly due to worse visibility)

jcadman22 | 10 avril 2013

I resemble some of the posts in this thread :-) Someone posted a method for calibrating the mirrors properly in reverse to account for the wider rear track elsewhere in these forums. I seem to have lost the auto-tilt function with the last update and I haven't had an opportunity to contact Tesla yet.

sftesla | 10 avril 2013

I'm glad to hear that someone else has experienced this. Whenever I parallel park, I have trouble straightening out at the very end. It has been more than a decade that I have been parking on city streets in all sorts of cars without issue. I'm wondering if the huge center console display is throwing me off since it is angled towards the driver.

Thankfully I don't have a problem going straight when backing out of my garage. I only have about 2 inches of clearance on either side, so that would be a much bigger problem.