Submitted by Pungoteague_Dave on Wed, 2016-09-28 18:12
Reports of 8.0 crashing are accelerating. My car's MCU crashed and rebooted on its own more than 30 times today while driving about 220 miles. 72-degree weather, nothing special. On arrival at around 5:30 Eastern time today, I called support and received a call back. Tesla knows this is happening, is widespread and somehow kicked off today on many 8.0 cars, after working fine for a few days. They do not yet have an answer, but it is a known problem. It has not been identified to specific car models. Earlier today they thought it was identified and fixed, but it recurred.
This is reminiscent of the first AP download, when many D cars would shut down while underway if "Range" mode was set to "on", much more dangerous than the current bug, but still the kind of thing we've come to expect and accept on our journey with these cars.
If you have the download but haven't installed yet, I would wait. The DS said that replacement update will be sent via OTA as soon as a definitive fix is found.