YouTuber David Dobrik shared on Instagram Stories that a lengthy software update for his Tesla Model X caused him to leave his car outside a restaurant and take an Uber home instead. According to his Stories, the Tesla wouldn’t let him drive back home until the software update was complete.
“Guys, it’s 4am. I’m outside of a restaurant. my car… I can’t take it home. This is the craziest thing ever!” said Dobrik in his Stories.
The vlogger also shared what his Tesla screen looks like during the software update. It showed an unmoving loading bar, with the words “Software updating to 2021.24.4”. It also says that it is “updating electronic control units”, and that both driving and charging has been disabled.
Instead of waiting for the system’s software to update itself, Dobrik opted to take an Uber back home instead. It’s almost unheard of that something that costs as much as a Tesla Model X can give you a pretty basic Windows 10 problem.
According to TechRadar, the software update’s download time will vary depending on the Tesla’s internet connection. Tesla advises to begin troubleshooting if more than three hours have passed and the update isn’t complete.
Apparently, Tesla cars let you choose whether you want to install new updates rightaway or a little later. But if you picked the Advanced option—as Dobrik might have done—the Tesla will grab the update as soon as it is available for the vehicle configuration in its region.
There is also a way to troubleshoot a faulty software update. For Model X, you can reset by holding the two upper buttons on the steering wheel for 20 seconds. I’m not sure if Dobrik’s problem was a faulty software update, or he even looked up how to fix it. But either way, it does serve as an inconvenience to Tesla drivers out there.
David Dobrik is a YouTuber and content creator who has 18.3 million subscribers on his own channel. He was recently under fire for several controversies—including allegations of sexual misconduct and bullying. After being on hiatus for a while, Dobrik returned to vlogging in June—like nothing ever happened.
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