Submitted by clomi on Wed, 2014-12-10 20:32
Got my Tesla S85 at the end of november, new set of winter tires last week.
Live near Montreal so you know it's going to be quite cold for a while here.
I also have the habit of leaving my car outside, all the time, all year.
Just got accustomed to start heating my car before using it to prevent the regenerative breaking of disengaging.
I have the tech pack with the parking sensors, radar and camera, waiting for the Autopilot features to arrive.
We just received our first real snowstorm today with sticky thick snow and I had a few surprises with my car:
-You have to remove ALL the snow/ice from the car, because if some snow slide down the windshield it will block
the camera...and the car will tell you that the speed assist is not functionning because...the camera is blocked!
-You have to remove ALL the snow/ice from the sensors, otherwise the car will tell you that there is an obstacle or
object near your car.
-If you don't take notice of the warning telling you NOT to back up (because of the snow on your sensors) and
you back up anyway....the Park assist will be disabled and the car is telling you to contact Tesla service!!!!
I will call them tomorrow, but I finally think that my Tesla will be more comfy in the garage during the winter.