Submitted by turtle3 on Mon, 2018-05-28 19:26
Was driving my Model 3 home today when suddenly I received a message stating "Cannot maintain vehicle power - Car may stop driving or shut down." Car slowed to a stop within 20 seconds and was unable to be turned on, luckily I was on a street and was able to pull over and not on the highway. Hit both knobs on steering wheel to reboot system but the message persisted. Then another message would say "Vehicle systems are powering up - Shift into D or R after message clears" but was never able to shift out of P. Had to call Tesla and had the vehicle towed to a service center. Was a scary experience since the car seemed to work perfectly fine for the first week and had 160 miles without issue. It wasn't a drained battery as I had 252 miles left on the charge and had not been using car for anything else, no dashcam installed that would have drained the 12v. Anyone hear of this happening or have any idea what could have gone wrong?