Submitted by WardT on Fri, 2019-11-29 11:58
This morning I helped my wife load the car and she drove away to her destination. We originally unlocked the Tesla with my phone in my pocket. She did not realize her phone was left in the house. She drove the M3 about a mile away and parked. When she was ready to continue her trip, she noticed the car was unlocked and she could not find her phone. After calling me at home, I found her phone still on the charger, miles away from the car. I can't say for sure, but I assume, even with the car unlocked, she would not have been able to drive it away. Fortunately, she was able to use her Tesla key card to continue her trip around town. It seems Tesla should warn you when you don't have the phone as you depart unless you are using the key card.
On a somewhat unrelated topic, I thought there was a software update to set up the driver preferences to match the phone used to unlock the car. If so, it does not work for us. Our Tesla sets the driver preferences to my wife's phone. When I get to drive alone, I must manually set the preferences (seat setting) to me. It stays on my settings until she gets in with her phone and then it switches to her preferences automatically (I think). When we unlocked the car this morning with my phone, her driver preferences remained since she was the last to drive the car the day before.
It was a good thing she had her key card to use in this case. Have others found this to be an issue?