You open a Tesla with a card. And to drive away, you don’t have to turn the ignition key, but you can simply put the transmission in D. Some Tesla drivers even leave their key cards at home and use a mobile app to get into their car. And that goes well…until it goes wrong.
Tesla owner from Korea couldn’t get in his car
The first complaints poured in on Twitter last Friday. A Tesla Model 3 owner from South Korea informed Elon Musk that something was wrong with the app, which left him locked out. Musk responded to the tweet and promised to launch an investigation.
Then hundreds of other notifications follow
In the end, hundreds of reports came in of a problem with the Tesla app. Users could not connect to their Tesla and thus could not enter their car. The defect was resolved after a few hours. Musk apologized on Twitter.
But always take your access pass with you?
Tesla has said it is taking steps to ensure that such an outage does not happen again. But perhaps it is useful as Tesla drivers to always take your access pass with you.