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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Dr. Ali Vaziri says he was charged for a $4,280 software upgrade for his Tesla on Sept. 24 without even being aware of opening the app, and has had trouble getting a refund. Other Tesla users have reported similar problems since January 2020.



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I am not sure whether to laugh or express sympathy.

First of all, do I need to install an app on my phone in order to drive my car? Is that a Tesla thing? What is Tesla doing with all the data it slurps from my phone? Why does Tesla care if I go to Dr. Mikes for an ice cream cone?

Second of all, if I do install such an app on my phone, why, oh why, does that app apparently make it so easy to change how my car works? Apparently without notifying me.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-17 09:06 PM | Reply

btw and fwiw....

Dr. Mike's Makes the Best Ice Cream on Earth

I've been a patron for nearly 40 years. Good stuff...

#2 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-10-17 09:08 PM | Reply

Woah! So there's an app for that?

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2020-10-18 04:28 AM | Reply

Did he?

Or did his Tesla just really really want that upgrade?

The Tesla has its own internet access.

An evil AI won't necessarily be a robot.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-10-18 01:35 PM | Reply

It's a profit center for Tesla. Let your cars order anything they want. If some human disagrees, tough.

#5 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2020-10-18 03:19 PM | Reply

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