Tesla 2022.28 Release Notes

Last updated 01-Dec-2023

This article covers Tesla 2022.28 Release notes including User guides, Alternate Routes, Cat Quest, Cuphead, Extras, Language Support, Minor Fixes, Smart Summon, Sonic, Status Bar, Theater Mode, Bugfix, Minor Fixes and generated by real cars. Tesla frequently issue a new software update release to the cars and while not every release includes new features, they do often include undocumented bug fixes. We list the release notes and allow you to search to see how feature areas have changed. We also list counties and car models where the particular feature has been seen.

For information on which versions are on specific models and years, see our Trending Tesla releases and statistics for more information.

Select the Release Family (which will include all sub versions) or enter the search term. You can also search for a version by entering its full number. If you wish to filter by country, use the 2 letter international code e.g. GB for Great Britain, US for United States or AU for Australia. Our results are now based on the release notes actually seen in cars and countries, it is possible we don't have a suitable match in your country although we current monitor cars in approx 50 counties, in which case look at the wider release notes for nearby countries.

Release 2022.28

Including 2022.28, (no cars) 2022.28.1, (no cars) 2022.28.100, (no cars) 2022.28.2, (no cars) 2022.28.200, (no cars) 2022.28.300, (no cars) 2022.28.4, (no cars) 2022.28.400, (no cars) 2022.28.5, (no cars)

Regional availability of 2022.28 by model

North America

A more detailed heat map and release statistics are available.

2022.28 Alternate Routes

Alternate Routes

View up to three routes when navigating to a destination. Quickly compare the total travel time and traffic information for each route.

Premium Connectivity or a WiFi connection is required for it to work.

This is a natural progression of the Traffic along route we saw mentioned in 2022.4, 2022.4 and 2022.24 and the Alternate Navigation Routes seen in China in release 2021.40. This feature may not appear immediately, but usually does after either a reboot and/or a period of deep sleep.

2022.28 Bugfix


Release notes ending x.x.100 have been linked to cars running the FSD City Streets Beta trial although that trial is still formally on 2022.20. Given the very limited roll out, this may be a release for Tesla engineers.

Specific release notes will be published when we have them if they differ from the reelase family.

See Release Notes 2022.28 for the release notes family

2022.28 Cat Quest

Cat Quest

Leap into a grand adventure of dragons, magic and cats to pursue the evil Drakoth and your catnapped sister. To access Cat Quest in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

The game has been mentioned many times before. The key change is the explicit mention of the USB controller plugged in the glovebox (the games may not appear unless a controller is plugged in)

2022.28 Cuphead


Traverse strange worlds with new weapons and powerful super moves to repay your debt to the Devil with this classic run-and-gun action game. To access Cuphead in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

The game has been mentioned many times before, this version includes a few game updates including new weapons. Otherwise, the key change is the explicit mention of the USB controller plugged in the glovebox (the games may not appear unless a controller is plugged in)

2022.28 Extras


Charging screen has been updated slightly saying "Calibrating" rather than "Calculating" at 100%. Our guide to calibrating the BMS goes into more details on BMS calibration and cell balancing.
Home link "erase all" locations option now possible
Dashcam and sentry clips, a "Delete all" clips now deletes from both USB and the internal storage when appropriate on new MS and MX
Driving warnings now include "Hot brakes" and "aquaplaning" detection
Phone Icon remains visible when on a call
Radio Icon has been updated
Dark Display Mode now has a darker, almost black background for the car and traffic graphic
Frunk opening. Whilst not directly linked to the car update, the associated app update allows one touch opening when the car is within range of a bluetooth key.
Hungry and Lucky buttons now show a list of 10 places, rather than just a single entry
User guide dymanic links have been added to some alerts making trouble shooting easier

2022.28 Language Support

Language Support

Your navigation voice guidance is now available in Portuguese. To switch your language setting, tap Controls > Display > Voice Navigation Language.

Minor Fixes

This release contains minor improvements and bug fixes.

Seen in CA

Seen on M3Y

2022.28 Smart Summon

Smart Summon

Smart Summon allows your vehicle to remotely drive to you or a location of your choice, maneuvering around objects and stopping as needed. To activate Smart Summon from the Tesla app, select Summon from the menu and hold "Come to Me," or set a destination on the map and hold "Go to Target."

Smart Summon is now available in more countries, currently thought to include Japan. although the text "please stand within six meters of the vehicle" has been added to these release notes.

2022.28 Sonic


Jump into the original Sonic the Hedgehog! Use the supersonic spin attack or defy gravity to defeat Dr. Eggman as the fastest hedgehog of all time. To access Sonic in PARK, tap the Application Launcher > Arcade. A game controller plugged into the glovebox USB port is required.

The game has been mentioned many times before. The key change is the explicit mention of the USB controller plugged in the glovebox (the games may not appear unless a controller is plugged in)

2022.28 Status Bar

Status Bar

A status bar with select quick controls has been added to the top of the touchscreen map.

Only for the new Model S and Model X

2022.28 Theater Mode

Theater Mode

Full screen Theater Mode can now be minimized, allowing access to vehicle controls without video playback interruption. Tap the minimize button on the top left corner of the window to toggle full screen mode.

2022.28 User guides

User guides

The Tesla Guides or Manuals have been updated. The link takes you to a list for each model.

We have not noticed any significant change other than details to reflect the other changes we know about, e.g. Alternate Routes.

Reboot after an update

Lot's of people have random issues after a software install, many of them curing themselves after a reboot. As a general rule, we'd suggest always doing a scroll wheel reboot after a software update, simply press the two steering wheel scroll wheels until the screen turns off and then let go. The screen will come back within a minute or so, depending on hardware. It's certainly worth doing this is you notice any unusual behaviour, but prevention is better than cure. There's a second reset option which is to change the car configuration slightly, either the language, or wheel type. This also causes the car to do a soft reset and this has returned missing features such as Tidal. Our Guide to rebooting your Tesla provides more details.

How to get the latest Tesla Software Update?

In a word, you can't really force it yourself although you can help the car to download the update once it's been allocated to have an update. To do so, connect the car to WiFi, and maybe even consider a wireless hotspot when in use. Car's not connected to WiFi generally do not receive updates quickly.

If you visit the software screen and see the car hasn't checked for a few days, perform a scroll wheel reset. The car typically checks as soon as it reboots and we've had a software update immediately afterwards as a result.

You may find the car sticks at 50% for a while. We've seen reports that keeping the car awake will help speed past past this point as the car will try and sleep and halt the process. Even keeping the mobile phone app open may help to prevent the car sleeping.

Why do I not get some of the features or changes mentioned?

There are a number of reasons why a particular feature or change may not be included when your car upgrades. These include regional restrictions, hardware specific features, model specific updates and some changes are linked to software options purchased such as EAP or FSD. There are also times when software release notes are provided but only Tesla test engineers get the updates.

Not having a listed feature or update for a particular car is therefore quite normal. Some websites try to detail which cars get which features but this is often inaccurate, such as the blended braking update that came out with 2022.16 and the alternate routes option in 2022.28.

Against each release note we now list the car models and countries where a particular release note has been seen.

I thought I already had a listed feature?

Just as a feature may not land in every car, the feature may be mentioned in later releases when your car already has it. The release notes in the car are tuned to your car so, and while in general the car will only report a new feature once, that is not a rule that always holds true. Some websites say the feature is not available in your country whereas the reality is the feature has been there for some time

I'm on the FSD City Streets Beta

The FSD City Streets Beta is usually 2 to 3 releases behind the general software releases. This is normal.

Numbering convention

Release notes are numbered roughly using the a year.family.major.minor format. The year is self explanatory, the family release typically increments in 4's and is roughly the week of the year when the release family is launched, although these tend to slip over the course of the year. The major and minor release numbers of much debated, we personally believe these rarely contain new features not included in the family, and if there are differences it is linked to hardware specific versions.

When reviewing release notes, you may be interested in how a feature has evolved. To enable this we have also included a keyword search where you can search for a word or phrase and we will filter the results accordingly.

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