Automatic windows and sunroof to close upon exit

Automatic windows and sunroof to close upon exit

It happened a few times when I got back to my vehicle and realized that one of the windows is open. Sometimes a passenger in the back opened their windows without me being aware of it.
Or the sunroof was left slightly open.
So, the sunroof is not such a big deal since one can control it through the phone app. However, the windows are not.
My suggestion to Tesla's engineers is to add a control feature that allows owners to have the choice to shut all windows and sunroof upon exit and also add window controls in the app.
I left my car at an airport for 5 days. When I got back I realized the front passenger side window was half way down. It was probably open by the person seating in the front before we exit and I wasn't aware.
Luckily the car was under roof and no body got in, but it could have been worse.
I'm not sure if there's another avenue to communicate this suggestion with Tesla. If anyone know... please share

jordanrichard | 1 maart 2020

I think there is a legal reason why you can’t have remote control of the windows. Since you are not at the car, you would be ale to see if someone’s hand or head is sticking out the window as it attempts to close. Granted Tesla and many other cars with auto open/close have built in “pinch” sensors, but not all cars have that.

layoutetc | 1 maart 2020

I get your point and it's definitely a valid one. However, if that's the case, the sunroof should fall under the same category. I'm pretty sure that My S has a pinch sensor as well and that should alleviate that concern.
Thanks for your comment.

EVRider | 1 maart 2020

You can close the windows using the Controls > Vent feature in the mobile app. If the button says Vent, tap it to open the other windows a couple of inches, then the button changes to Close, which will close all the windows.

To submit a request to Tesla, use

SbMD | 1 maart 2020

A few months ago, a version of the Tesla app with window venting and closing was rolled out to members of the Early Access Program. It may be rolled out to the rest of us “soon”

layoutetc | 1 maart 2020

I just tried that. I didn't work for me. The vent button controls just the sun roof.

layoutetc | 1 maart 2020

sbMD. I hope you're right. I've been grumbling about this issue for years...

spineeric | 1 maart 2020

I don't remember all the details for those features working or not. Vent windows and Close windows commands are available via the app. You have to be on Software v10.0 at least, I think. Also, if I remember correctly, those commands are available on HW 2.5 and above. The commands seem to work for Model 3, for some Model X but not for Model S. They would be under Controls in the app if you car supports those commands.

Regoapps' Tesla Remote app also supports those commands if your car is able to. There seemed to be a restriction from Tesla for those commands not working or unavailable for Model S. Link to one article is below...

I just don't remember all the details, but I know that my Model S on HW 2.0 doesn't support Vent/Close windows.

EVRider | 1 maart 2020

@spineeric: Thanks for the clarification. I see the Vent control for my Model 3 but not for my Model S (HW2.5 upgraded to HW3).

SbMD | 1 maart 2020

FWIW, pressing the top of the key fob on the MS used to lower the windows. The capability appears to be present, and with older hardware. That feature was taken away years ago for unknown reasons.

TranzNDance | 2 maart 2020

It got replaced with Summon activation, if that counts as a reason.

liz.chambers | 29 mei 2020

I agree I want to be able to set a default of closing all of the windows on exit or locking. Please can you add this as a setting.
I can control the windows from the app but to do this I need to know the windows are open.

akikiki | 29 mei 2020

SbMD, I can confirm that, if anyone was interested. My first 2013 S had it in spring '13, but it was removed from the fob by summer of '13. I can't recall the exact wording of the explanation, but there was only about 10,000 of us with cars, so it didn't take long for the explanation to be passed around.

Anthony J. Parisio | 30 mei 2020

I thought venting and closing of the windows only worked on cars without a sunroof. On sunroof cars venting refers only to the sunroof. Am I wrong?

murphyS90D | 30 mei 2020

No, vent only vents my sunroof. | 30 mei 2020

I remember a comment by some moron who while going through a car wash sat on the fob and opened his sunroof and windows. Sometime after that this great feature was removed.