Submitted by gwleong on Mon, 2019-12-09 20:01
My 2018 LR RWD Model 3 was rear ended a month ago and am waiting for my body shop appointment. The car is drivable despite $16,000+ damage. Took about 2 weeks for all the parts to arrive. I posted photos in another thread.
My issue is the key cards no longer unlock the doors. The cards do enable driving however. I read in the forums this may be a software issue. I receive my usual software updates but they always fail to complete. Possibly due to damaged sensors in the rear bumper. I contacted Tesla about the keycard issue and they sent an update to my car but it failed as well.
My concern is if I take the car to the shop for the collision repair, how will the shop unlock the doors without the key cards? Do I let them register one of their cellphones to the car?
I inquired via the Tesla App which initiated a Tesla mobile service appointment this week but I’m not sure what they can do.
Another weird thing that popped up was after the collision, the dome lights flash on and off....3 seconds on....3 seconds off. This is with the doors closed.
Anyone else have a similar problem / solution or suggestions to my issue?