Lightning software bugs?

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So, it should be taken with s grain of salt at this point but what are your thoughts on the software bugs this couple have run into with the Mach-E? The F150 Lightning will have similar software.


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Anyone notice the Tesla sign in the background??
 

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So……. The big issue is they are forced to carry the key fob with them? :rolleyes:

Things randomly opening (their charge port door) probably isn’t software: latch could be loose, release solenoid could be faulty, release button could be hyper-sensitive, etc etc.
 

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LMAO! Nice catch.

Pro tip: if you are going to record a video smearing the competition, next time drive to their lot.
 
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Meh, they'll figure it out.

Tesla's phone as key is annoying, too. It often takes several seconds to realize you want to get in so you just keep pulling the handle or pushing the trunk button and try to move your body to get the phone closer or whatever. Sounds similar to their issue.

I like not having to carry a fob, but they're more reliable/fast, IME.

My Lightning Pro won't have Phone-as-key anyway, but this wouldn't worry me at all.
 

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it should be taken with s grain of salt
This should be taken with a huge boulder of salt. The main problem/complaint here is Pone as a Key, which:
  1. Is a known ongoing issue
  2. Is a whizz bang solution in search of a problem
  3. Is not required to operate the vehicle
  4. Is not standard on anything below Platinum and is only optional on Lariat. Not even available on Pro and XLT
  5. Update has been performed on hundreds of cars, and so far not a single 1st hand report of a bricked car
  6. They went to get service on Saturday, without confirming ahead of time that a qualified technician will be available to perform the work
 

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LMAO! Nice catch.

Pro tip: if you are going to record a video smearing the competition, next time drive to their lot.
I mean, they definitely have a Mach E. They've done tons of videos on it comparing it to their Model Y. Not sure why they're parked at Tesla, but I don't think there's anything nefarious going on. (Besides turning every molehill into a mountain so they can have content to post)
 

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Mach E owner here. Phone as a Key works fine for both of our phones. Mine took some time to get installed but the wife's phone synced up immediately and has worked fine since.

If you search the Mach E forum you will se many posts about it not working. Not my experience so far
 

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I like not having to carry a fob, but they're more reliable/fast, IME.
I guess it would be nice to not have one…. But I am literally terrible at keeping my phone charged all day long so I would be terrified to not have a fob on me.

To me the feature would be fine as an emergency stop-gap if I lost my keys and was already late for work, not for everyday use.
 

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I would expect this to be a non issue a year from now when orders are fulfilled. I've never owned a pushbutton start vehicle so carrying a fob/key is normal and what I would do anyway.
 

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Caveat Emptor - Ford is just now getting into "software rich" driving experiences. There WILL be growing pains. Tesla has had cars on the road for over a decade - and they STILL have bugs that pop up. It will happen. Ford will fix it, but it wont be 100% perfect out of the box.

In a way, its one reason why I passed on the Mach E (I currently own a 2016 Tesla Model X) but decided to go for the Lightning. Mach E is my beta development platform! Let them deal with these bugs. (maybe a little harsh, just keeping it real)
 

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Mach E is my beta development platform! Let them deal with these bugs. (maybe a little harsh, just keeping it real)
Yeah, I'm sure Ford at least considered this when they built the Mach E first: That they could use it to work out some of the bugs before they roll out the BEV of their Flagship product. I mean, the reality is that F-150 *is* Ford. They're going to minimize risk/issues as much as possible on the F-150.
 

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To me the feature would be fine as an emergency stop-gap if I lost my keys and was already late for work, not for everyday use.
Or the Fob battery has died. Although on MME there should be a warning that the battery needs to be replaced.
 

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That was a real treat to watch....
That was a FUDtastic video. I have a feeling that those people say " I want to talk to your manager" at least 5 times per week.

Doesn't the Mach-E allow one to unlock and start your car using the key, passcode, OR PAAK? I don't think any other EV has that level of redundancy.
 
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