Tesla Info: Reboot instructions for your Tesla

Tesla cars can sometimes find themselves with a software gremlin that requires a reboot. Its not that common, but its certainly something that all owners need to be aware of as it solves the majority of issues. Which computer has had the issue means different resets will be needed, the most common one is a simple main screen reboot. but if the fault is deeper within the car, for instance linked to the autopilot or chargers, a deeper reset may be required. Its also possible that just leaving the car alone for a few hours will cure the problem as the car will go to sleep and effectively reboot itself when you wake it up.

The crashing of the MCU also seems to be linked to one of a number of issues that point to a memory leak of some description, we provide some tips to help trouble shoot.

The reboot options

The following reboot options exist. While some are possible while driving, we recommend that the car should always be stationary and in a safe place before rebooting the car.

Additional things to try

Some people report their car screens rebooting randomly, the first sign of this on an MS or MX is if the Air-bag light comes on. Nobody knows all the reasons, but there have been a number of software glitches over the years that can cause this to a greater or lesser extent. If you are experiencing frequent reboots, maybe the air-bag light appearing and the steps above do not help, then some or all of the following have been known to help. They all point to a memory issue or leak of one form or another, either too much information or slightly corrupted information on other devices that the car can't cope with.

None of the above options are ideal, the car should be handle the situations, but if one works then you can try and narrow down what is causing the problem, it may be a rogue MP3 file, or a phone contact with some corrupted details.

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