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Brake and washer fluid alerts for 30 seconds

Discussion in 'Software and Firmware' started by itsnorm, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. itsnorm

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    I saw this mentioned a few times on the Tesla Motor Club, but thought I'd document it here as well. After starting up, my vehicle displays the brake fluid warning icon as well as an alert about the windshield washer fluid. The icons appear for about 30 seconds after starting up and then disappear on their own. I've only had the car for a few days so I figure these fluids aren't really low. Other owners report that topping off the washer fluid doesn't eliminate the problem.

    Anyone else having such issues? I submitted a bug report about the issue and am planning a call to Tesla Service next.
     
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    I haven’t had those specific error messages, but did have some odd ones about “power reduced” the last half of June. The double scroll wheel reset seems to have worked like a charm though as I’ve not had them since. If you haven’t tried that, I’d start with that and see what happens...but then definitely contact Tesla Service if they persist. I was told it’s the first thing Tesla Service will ask you...did you try a reset. It’s like your internet provider and modems! “Did you try unplugging it?” Nope, I sat here yelling obscenities at it expecting that to fix it!!! ;)
     
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    I saw the wiper fluid alert one time while parked and checked the reservoir, it was completely full. It hasn't reappeared yet.
     
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    I've never had any icon stay on after the initial check when starting the car. Thanks for posting the info though because I don't stalk the other forums like I do here and it's nice to have all the info. Please let us know if the reset resolves the issue or if you need to get it serviced.
     
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    @itsnorm I'm having the same issues. I don't know if those are normal. Please let me know what Tesla told you. Thanks
     
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    Same here. It’s been intermittent the last couple of days we’ve had the car.
     
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    I went to Tesla’s service today, there was another model 3 there happened to have the same problem. The service manager told me it’s a firmware issue, Tesla engineer is working on it and it can be updated over the air once it’s ready. Apparently this is a known issue, there were report and articles written about this issue.
     
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    Good to know, I have had the car for 4 days and had issue two-three times. Went away within 30 seconds so. One of those times, the headlight indicator was on as well, even though lights were not on. That’s when I figured it was some type of start up glitch.
     
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    Same problem here. I've had the car for about 10 days. 1100 miles. Topped off the washer fluid, can still see it is up to the first bend in the neck... no change in the warning lights.
    They are not consistent, but they happen often enough to be annoying.
    Firmware 2018.24.1

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    Glad to hear there's a fix coming because I have had the problem since delivery on July 3.
     
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    Same problem here. I called Tesla service to ask about it, and they told me to reboot the car (not the MCU, the car) by selecting power off from the menu, waiting a minute, and then restarting by putting my foot on the brake. This procedure does make the alerts go away...until they inevitably return.
     

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