It seems my 2016 Tesla Model S can’t park itself properly when using Summon in reverse. However, Summon works fine when facing forward.
Love a car and understand that it has many features labeled as “beta” to avoid lawsuits but Tesla should stand behind their product and resolve whatever the problem is.
Now, for those that complain “I should park the car myself.” That defeats the purpose of buying A Tesla, to begin with. Would you buy a toaster that could toast bread slices but not bagels? Probably not… but if you did then that’s your problem. Not mine.
I purchased my Tesla for the features. I also expect these features to work safely and consistently. If you purchased a new vehicle that costs nearly $100,000 you would expect the features and options in the car to work properly.
The fact it can park frontwards without any problems means there is an issue with how the sensors are seeing the rear when trying to Summon in reverse.
Some might say that it’s a first generation car and thus problems and issues could be expected. Factually, the first Tesla Model S was released in 2012. Since then there have been numerous upgrades and modifications to the car. Some of these are performance related while others are added features like Auto Pilot and Summon.
As you can see in the video, in reverse the car almost crashes into the wall. Imagine if it was myself or a child there. The end result would be terrible.
So before you go posting negative comments about how I am spoiled, or I should park the car myself, or anything negative. Think about how you would feel if you spent money on something you expected to work and did not, then factor in the incredible cost of this car and maybe you will understand my disappointment.
Also, take into consideration that if I did not report the problems and record them Tesla would not have any documentation or video to understand the reported problem and thus help fix whatever the issue is.