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Bye bye Homelink!

Bye bye Homelink!

Soon homelink will be a post purchase option. Not going to be included with the premium interior.

https://apple.news/AQZIcogUZR1y-UwPUxx4-FA

bradbomb | 31 mei 2019

https://www.tesla.com/model3

Still lists "Location aware automatic garage door opener" under a feature for the Premium Interior.

Would be interesting to see if this change actually happens on the site

bradbomb | 31 mei 2019

https://www.tesla.com/model3

Still lists "Location aware automatic garage door opener" under a feature for the Premium Interior.

Would be interesting to see if this change actually happens on the site

TeslaTap.com | 31 mei 2019

It's still available as an option to - just you have to pay for it: https://shop.tesla.com/us/en/product/vehicle-accessories/automatic-garag...

I guess it avoids having a price increase with all the new tariffs occurring - although I expect Tesla like most companies will have to raise prices to cover the tariffs at some point.

Nova Scotia - Canada | 31 mei 2019

What happens to orders placed before this change? Will those cars include Homelink? I ordered in March and am waiting to be matched with a car. I've been offered two different cars that didn't match configuration, but turned them down.

sixstring09 | 31 mei 2019

Homelink auto open/close is awesome but the recent software upgrade to 16.2 has it not working as nice as it once was.

kevin_rf | 31 mei 2019

I realize their is some IP that has to be paid everytime Tesla ships a car with homelink, but seriously, it came standard on my 2005 Prius. President Bush called, he wants his ICE's back.

That said, even though I garaged it, I never set it up on the Prius. I did take the time when I brought home the Model 3.

Magic 8 Ball | 1 juni 2019

Never use it. Nice that those in the future that never use it won't have to pay for it. Good move.

EVRider | 1 juni 2019

@Nova Scotia: You’ll get what you ordered; the change should only impact new orders, except that new orders fulfilled by inventory cars would probably still get HomeLink.

@bradbomb: I no longer see the HomeLink option listed in the Model 3 specs.

Teslynn | 1 juni 2019

Absolutely love this feature. It’s unique to Tesla. Love demonstrating it to my friends. No other vehicles on the planet can do this. Just raise the msrp.

LoveMyM3 | 1 juni 2019

I love the feature. Manually pressing the Homelink is a bit inconvenient as is hard to reach.

82bert | 1 juni 2019

I do enjoy this feature and would simply pay for it if it wasn’t included.

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dwakelee | 1 juni 2019

@Magic They didn't lower the price of the cars - just removed the feature. New owners would be paying the same price for less.

Really an odd move, as they have fancy functionality with the module (auto open / close).

jefjes | 1 juni 2019

Strange move but with all the cost savings it may be a small but smart way to save a few dollars if a large enough segment of buyers aren't using it or need it. Why should Tesla eat the cost of a function for a feature if some buyers never use it anyway? I enjoy having it but I'm one of the owners that always park in my garage and if I had had to pay $300 extra to get it at time of purchase, I would have. Will be interesting to see how it may play out when it comes to the robotaxi fleet in an owner normally parks in his garage and wants his car added to the fleet but didn't opt for this feature at the time of purchase. Will the car have to be moved into the driveway before adding it to available each time and left there? Will the garage door have to be left open since the car won't be able to open it autonomously?

Magic 8 Ball | 1 juni 2019

@dwakee Read up on our current tariff situation and let me know who is not raising prices. You don't seem to understand that other options would be to raise prices, do you want that?

dwakelee | 1 juni 2019

No doubt the tariff and trade instability is bad all around. Doesn't change the fact that Tesla is now offering lesser features and charging the same price. No NEMA 14-50 adapters anymore as well. Call the actual cost of these say $50 and $10 respectively - not going to offset any tariffs.

Homelink and Tesla's automatic location based capability was another cool factor of the car. Now a hassle if you want it. Just odd, but finally something the early adopters actually have as a benefit.

Magic 8 Ball | 1 juni 2019

@dwakelee. You are an idiot. Mexico makes parts for TESLA and many other American car manufacturers. If you are whining about having to pay more you will be better off buying something else so you can whine about them.

dwakelee | 1 juni 2019

No whining here - I have Homelink on my Model 3 and happy with it. As I have been with all cars since 1998 when the feature came out. Quite convenient for anyone who garages their car, and Tesla took it to the next level as well. Removing it is a step backward for those who like the feature - no matter you slice it.

Magic 8 Ball | 1 juni 2019

@dwakelee If they want it they can pay for it. Of course you are crying about it. I did not want it but had to pay for it. You don't seem to understand that it has not gone away. Why do you think those that don't want it should pay for it?

82bert | 1 juni 2019

To be fair, everyone charges extra for homelink one way or another usually you buy a package full of other shit you don’t want.

bradbomb | 2 juni 2019

@EVRider Yep, I see that was changed since Friday and it was removed.

jamespompi | 3 juni 2019

The differences in premium vs standard interior is dwindling even further..

spuzzz123 | 3 juni 2019

So...autopilot is standard but homelink will cost? Seems a little backward but perhaps Tesla wants as many people on autopilot as possible so the collect max amount of data for FSD development.

timlwake | 3 juni 2019

That was one of those features I thought would be overrated but I love. I have a neighborhood gate and garage, nice to drive through and have it automatically open without having to fumble around to get the correct remote.

Techy James | 3 juni 2019

@spuzzz123 Autopilot is a Tesla product on their cars, where as HomeLink they have to pay a royalty for. So charging for the HomeLink is not as backwards as you would expect.
Also with free AP on new cars, the more likely people are going to use it, giving them more data for their neural network training.
My last two cars had the HomeLink, and I had to pay for them on those cars, so it was nice when I got my Model 3 LR in December with the functionality included in the premium features.

TeslaTap.com | 3 juni 2019

More than a royalty - Tesla must buy the HomeLink module from GenTex. I wrote up more tech details a while back with pictures for the S/X, but the 3 is similar: https://teslatap.com/articles/homelink-analysis-and-troubleshooting/

The older modules were assembled in the USA, but that was three years ago and may have changed. Parts within the module are likely from Asia. There is no alternative source - GenTex has locked up the entire market, and all automakers must buy the equipment from GenTex.

GenTex does sell an aftermarket kit: https://amzn.to/2EODfKC ($159 parts, no labor). There is some installation work, and it is not nicely integrated with the Tesla.

fazman | 5 juni 2019

When will they allow more than 3 saved codes? I need at least 5 total for my vehicle. I see the Audi's get 8 total codes saved

tratolos | 26 december 2019

My Tesla3 ordered March 17 and configured May 19. ‘AWD Long range’
I did end up with a ‘Stealth’ but
no ‘HomeLink’
icon after almost 3 years waiting!!!! (Australia had to wait and wait...)

CharleyBC | 26 december 2019

@tratolos: Yeah, they stopped including HomeLink earlier this year. Sounds like you ended up on the wrong side of that fence. It's now a post-delivery option you can have installed. $300 in the US, I think. Not sure in Australia.

cjhickey | 13 februari 2020

I would definitely have selected the HomeLink if it was a $300 option built into the lease. I will not be paying $300 to install the upgrade for the next owner of my model 3. Since Tesla will not allow me to buy out the car at the end of the lease, I feel like there's no reason I should make improvements out of my own pocket. Meanwhile, I am forced to use the less secure remote that came with my garage door opener.

lbowroom | 13 februari 2020

$300/36 = $8/mo

" forced to use the less secure remote" I smell a lawsuit

Bighorn | 13 februari 2020

Don't wash the car that last month of the lease either--wouldn't want someone to the fruits of your labor, gratis.

Magic 8 Ball | 13 februari 2020

Lulz

calvin940 | 13 februari 2020

rofl. Some people's kids... honestly.

andy.connor.e | 13 februari 2020

Since when has a garage door opener been considered a less secure option?

Do you have house keys? Thats an unsecured way to keep your home locked.

ReD eXiLe ms us | 13 februari 2020

Such... interesting verbiage. Seems to boil down to, "I didn't know! Somebody should have told me! It's not my fault! It's theirs!" Standard issue 'Blame Syndrome' at work. And entirely insufficient while being simultaneously insincere. Bravo! If only he had run out of gas, been struck by lightning, or had a flat tire... That would have been just the thing to enable empathy within us all.

Haggy | 13 februari 2020

"Since when has a garage door opener been considered a less secure option?"

Since they could be stolen from a car by somebody who could find the registration in the glove compartment.

Haggy | 13 februari 2020

"Do you have house keys? That's an unsecured way to keep your home locked."

As a matter of fact I don't.

lbowroom | 13 februari 2020

To be fair, I think he means that if he has a "clicker" attached to the sun visor, someone can break into the car and open his garage whereas with Homelink one can't.

lbowroom | 13 februari 2020

Haggy,

How would someone get into the glove compartment?

andy.connor.e | 13 februari 2020

I'd hate to live a life of fear that not even my car is a secure place. Location location location.

andy.connor.e | 13 februari 2020

All the more reason to get the cybertruck. No one is breaking into that thing.

ReD eXiLe ms us | 13 februari 2020

Or maybe a flood...? Locusts!!! Haggy is always right, BTW.

NorthValley | 14 februari 2020

@lbowroom..."To be fair, I think he means that if he has a "clicker" attached to the sun visor, someone can break into the car and open his garage whereas with Homelink one can't."

So if he is parked outside his garage and someone smashes his window to get his clicker to open his garage door, wouldn't it just be better to open the garage door and park inside? Seems like we are making mountains out of molehills here!

lbowroom | 14 februari 2020

I didn’t say he had a good point... just that he had one. I think people like to try to demonstrate that their complaint is a safety or security issue.

lbowroom | 14 februari 2020

I didn’t say he had a good point... just that he had one. I think people like to try to demonstrate that their complaint is a safety or security issue.

TeslaTap.com | 14 februari 2020

Has anyone ever heard of a vehicle break in to steal/operate the garage door opener? It sounds more like a conceptual idea than a reality. I guess someone could train 100 bald eagles to fly into and smash my front house window. Doesn't seem too likely though.

ReD eXiLe ms us | 14 februari 2020

lbowroom: It seems that most complaints regarding Tesla cars often revolve around the words 'safety' and 'security', or 'comfort', & 'convenience'. There are apparently a lot of expectant, entitled, uninformed, unprepared, unreasonable brats that grow up and buy Tesla products. Or, someone who wants to make it seem so.

calvin940 | 14 februari 2020

It's the owner's insecure behaviour to leave the clicker in the car.

Earl and Nagin ... | 14 februari 2020

@TT,
Yes, I've heard of it being done.

lbowroom | 14 februari 2020

In his opinion he is "forced" to. lol

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