Your Tesla will sleep when left idle and its computers aren't busy. This is a relatively low-powered state that can help conserve battery drain while the car is idle and unplugged.
Does Tessie let my vehicle sleep?
Tessie allows your vehicle to sleep naturally by stopping communication with it after it goes idle.
Tessie never wakes your Tesla without your action.
My Tesla isn't waking up or is taking a long time
This is a known Tesla firmware issue.
Tessie issues a wake request to your Tesla, and then it wakes up when it's ready. Tessie has no control or influence over whether it's successful or how long it takes.
If your Tesla isn't waking up remotely, you can fix it by restarting the car: hold both scroll wheel buttons on the steering wheel until the screen turns off.
My Tesla wakes up randomly
When unplugged and away from WiFi, it's common for a vehicle to wake up on its own a couple times a day to check in with Tesla.
When plugged in or near WiFi, it's common for a vehicle to wake up frequently (and sometimes extremely frequently) to calibrate, charge or check in with Tesla.
In other words, this is totally normal. It's just your Tesla taking care of itself!
My Tesla isn't sleeping at all
There are many reasons why your Tesla might stay awake.
Here are some things to check for, in order of their likelihood:
If you've ever used another third party Tesla service
There is an extremely high likelihood that it's communicating with your Tesla while Tessie is letting it sleep. To fix this:
- Change your tesla.com account password.
- Reconnect your Tesla account in Tessie by going to Settings > Connectivity > Disconnect/Connect.
Sentry Mode will keep the car awake to monitor the surroundings.
Check WiFi signal
Weak WiFi connections can cause the car to stay awake due to constant disconnections and reconnections. You can turn off WiFi in the car or move your WiFi router to improve the signal.