Submitted by rachit.sjc on Mon, 2018-12-17 10:48
Last Friday (12/14) I got home and had my 2 months old Model 3 do a auto park in my apartment garage. The car aligned well for perpendicular parking. As it did the reverse, it went to close to a pillar and then banged against it. I slammed on the brake to stop it. I was shocked, as there was plenty of space and it didn't have to go that close to the side. I am not sure why the auto pilot didn't detect the side pillar, as the car rammed the pillar in between the side camera and ultrasonic sensor. It was almost like it was doing auto park with eyes closed. When I do manual parking, which is what I usually do, the car detect the pillar and warns me.
There is some damage to the driver side fender and the bumper is slightly displayed. I called Tesla vehicle support. They took the logs and will have engineer look at it to determined what happened.
I am not going to attempt auto park again till I get good assurance that is works all that time. Sign!