Window control from app

Window control from app

I was wondering when the app can control the windows remotely to raise up when a passenger forgot to raise it before exiting the car.

Or the possibility of putting down the windows remotely on a hot day.

EVRider | 19 augusti 2018

No, you can’t control the windows remotely. Same for Model S/X.

omy.ronquillo | 19 augusti 2018

Thanks @EVRider. I was just curious as this feature is available in Mercedes-Benz and BMWs.

rand889 | 20 augusti 2018

I also wanted that feature and then I got used to using the app to turn on the AC. Much better than just roll the windows down.

andy.connor.e | 20 augusti 2018

Would be cool if there was a roll windows up option. That way i could keep them cracked and if it rains i dont have to go outside.

spockagain34 | 20 augusti 2018

It's an obsolete feature. With cabin overheat protection and the ability to remotely turn on the AC, why would you ever need to crack the window? | 20 augusti 2018

+1 andy --- @spock see andy's comment

andy.connor.e | 20 augusti 2018

So that i would not be wasting my battery maintaining the cabin temperature when im not in the cabin.

mikehen08 | 20 augusti 2018

I would like this feature too. More so for the rolling up but it would also save battery. Or as someone said somewhere before, have the camera detect rain and roll the windows up automatically (like the wipers turning on automatically)

andy.connor.e | 20 augusti 2018

agree @mike, either option would be cool

marcfirehart | 20 augusti 2018

I agree, with all this technical innovations in the 21st century, it should be a standard feature. I can understand that turning on the AC is a nice and helpful feature, but it would be even more beneficial to be able to roll up/down the windows to let fresh air in as desired.

Patrick | 20 augusti 2018

An easy addition via OTA and app updates over time...

maintreqd | 20 augusti 2018

@marcfirehart "fresh air", aka dirt and pollen. Leaving windows open when stationary is asking for extra dust, pollen, dirt, etc. in your car. I think automated cabin conditioning is the direction Tesla wants to keep things moving in and as such they are likely not going to implement remote window control now or in the future.

andy.connor.e | 20 augusti 2018

Dirt and pollen is an issue in areas that you have to be concerned with dirt and pollen. And everything is by choice. Some would rather spend the battery to condition their cabin, others dont. Some care about pollen, others dont. If its the difference of a software option, they should give us the option to do both.

johnmann | 20 augusti 2018

It is technically possible to raise and lower windows remotely. And someday Tesla may allow them to be lowered remotely, but I don’t see them ever allowing them to be rolled up remotely or automatically. There is too much risk of liability if someone should get their head caught in there and be strangled.

EVRider | 20 augusti 2018

For the record, I believe the Model S key fob did let you control the windows at one point, but Tesla removed that feature due to safety issues. The feature was gone by the time I got my Model S, so I don't know if you could both open/close the windows with the fob or just one or the other.

patelmaulik1990 | 29 augusti 2018

This is a must feature to save some battery during really hot days when you cannot even park your car under shade. You can quickly roll down/up windows for few seconds to keep the inside temperature down.

iandrew | 17 april 2019

@mikehen08 | August 20, 2018
Probably the rain sensor that activates the windshield wiper can actuate the windows to roll up, when it senses rain.

phinallydone03 | 26 april 2019

@iandrew. good idea...

gmkellogg | 26 april 2019

@iandrew I wouldn't think the rain sensors would be active when the car is in sleep. Would be a waste of power.

hokiegir1 | 26 april 2019

The rain sensors are just the windshield camera -- so it would be active if sentry mode is on.

imolitor | 26 april 2019

+1 for remote windows control

gmkellogg | 26 april 2019

@hokiegir1 that's true I forgot the changes made with sentry mode. At the same time though you can't use sentry mode in low battery states, and there is a cost for enabling it.

Electric_Sheeple | 26 april 2019

I'd like that feature also! I've wondered why it wasn't part of the app.... even with cabin temp control & climate control - being able to crack, roll down, or roll up windows remotely would be nice! +1

[2019 TM3 SR+ | San Antonio, TX]

jball | 26 april 2019

I would like an auto-rollup feature when locked. Occasionally when exiting the car the window doesn't fully roll up when the door is shut. Thankfully this hasn't happened prior to a hard TX rain.

Zsar | 26 april 2019

I would like to have that window option too so I can check if my window roll down by it self AGAIN. I have a service appointment on may 31 for window rolling down occasionally(mind of its own).

wiscy67 | 26 april 2019

Yes, Tesla should offer the option to remotely control windows while parked using the app.

3ngineer | 26 april 2019

Use bug report to suggest it like I did months ago! I don't think Tesla checks forums for product ideas (someone feel free to correct me if I'm wrong).

billlake2000 | 26 april 2019

johnmann, I am surprised that it didn't occur to you that when you roll your windows down and notice from the streaming camera app a person who you don't recognize sticks their ugly little head through your window, you might want to roll up the window and catch their ugly little head before you go to your car with your customer Tesla Testicle Taser.

billlake2000 | 26 april 2019

custom, not customer, you blankety blank auto corrector.

yesthatallen | 9 maj 2019

I'd settle for just knowing if my windows are up or down, without having to wander in to the torrential rain we're having..