Tesla experienced a massive worldwide network outage on Wednesday that left countless Tesla owners unable to connect to their cars through the mobile app or use the Tesla website.
The issue is mostly a minor one, even though many Tesla owners use a cell phone as their key. In theory, the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y still ought to be accessible with the correct cell phone using Bluetooth – no network connection required – and the older Model S and Model X can use a mobile data connection to lock and unlock with only a phone present.
Features like Tesla’s Smart Summon require communication with the Tesla network, rendering them out-of-commission in the event of an outage. More crucially, other Tesla products like its solar panels and Powerwall home battery systems were reportedly put out by the issue, as well, with owners not being able to monitor the devices.
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