Tesla network outage has blocked cars from unlocking and starting around the world

All around the world, Tesla’s servers were down … which made it difficult for many users to unlock and start vehicles.

Tesla Model Y // Source: Frandroid

On the night of Friday November 19 to Saturday November 20, some owners of a Tesla vehicle had a very bad surprise. Tesla has encountered a nationwide server outage, which has left owners unable to connect to their cars.

A special case

To unlock and start a Tesla car, you have several options. By default, Tesla provides an RFID card that must be placed near the door to open it. Then you just have to have it close to you. You can also buy a key, it is sold separately for 180 euros, and it is optional.

Tesla key is optional

Tesla key is optional

The other means, which is widely used, is the mobile application. Just log into the app and authenticate it to the car. The first time you will need the RFID card, then the app can be your only “key”. This is very convenient, but in some cases the app takes a little while to connect depending on the quality of the smartphone’s network.

The app could no longer connect to the vehicle

The application could no longer connect to the vehicle // Source: Electrek

What happened last night, however, is quite unique in Tesla’s history. Many users could not connect to their vehicle from the app. It is also quite strange that the connection to Tesla’s servers is mandatory, given that the smartphone is also connected to the vehicle by Bluetooth. The outage of Tesla’s servers lasted for several hours and affected users all over the world. Everything is back to normal now.

Tesla will certainly take advantage of this accident to review the functioning of its services. From our side, we advise you to have the RFID card by your side. We never know…

Tesla Model X (2021)

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Source: Frandroid by www.frandroid.com.

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