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Bulletproof? Is it waterproof? Ts&Cs say: 'Failure to put Cybertruck in Car Wash Mode may result in damage'

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[-] ChicoSuave 45 points 1 month ago

He also received a call from Tesla to check on him. The advisor said that "it is a known issue in the Cybertruck that when you do a screen reset, instead of resetting in the standard two minutes, it takes five hours."

Why does anything take 5 hours to reboot?

[-] Anticorp 19 points 1 month ago

Why does your car need to be reset at all? This is not normal behavior for a car.

[-] spicystraw 2 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

I guess, turning off the engine overnight is like resetting your regular car?

[-] [email protected] 5 points 1 month ago

No, that's turning it off.

[-] spicystraw 1 points 1 month ago
[-] captainlezbian 3 points 1 month ago

A reset restores to proper conditions, combustion engine systems don’t do that. They also are designed to not need it (electric motors don’t need to need it either, it’s the computer that needs it)

[-] spicystraw 1 points 1 month ago

I disagree. While combustion engines are designed for continuous operation, shutting them off does reset their operating state to a non-running condition, preparing them for the next startup sequence. This process constitutes a reset, even if the mechanism differs from computers.

[-] Swiss 3 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

In most newer cars (not even that new, pretty much everything in the last 20 years) computer only fully shuts off if the battery is disconnected. It continues to monitor the car even with the engine off and the key out.

[-] spicystraw 1 points 1 month ago

Yeah, most new models are connected to the cloud too, so it makes sense.

[-] [email protected] 11 points 1 month ago

That's the time it takes to dry

[-] woop_woop 9 points 1 month ago

Reticulating splines can take a while

[-] reddig33 23 points 1 month ago

“Car wash mode” just folds in the side mirrors and puts the car in neutral. The need to reboot car is probably coincidental unless there’s some sort of extreme panel gap that let water in and caused a short or something.

[-] Maalus 27 points 1 month ago

It's probably something bullshit to fight off lawsuits - "the computer says you weren't hopping on one leg, dancing and throwing salt over your shoulder, and you didn't activate car wash mode, we can't help you sowwyyyyy". Manufacturers don't want to fix on warranty after all.

[-] Anticorp 17 points 1 month ago

unless there’s some sort of extreme panel gap that let water in and caused a short or something.

Coincidentally, poor fit and finish is a common complaint among Tesla owners.

[-] [email protected] 19 points 1 month ago

Is there a “light Breeze” mode?

How about “Crusin on a Sunday afternoon” mode?

[-] [email protected] 10 points 1 month ago

Cars haven't needed a car wash mode for a century, but thanks to Tesla innovation you need to remember to toggle a switch before washing your car or it'll break.

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