1. TeslaCentral Question's Avatar
    You can locate the car with the iphone app. If the car's power is completely depleted, will it still show up on the app?
    06-28-2016 09:06 PM
  2. B. Diddy said: Best Answer

    I don't know for sure, but I think it's possible. The car has a separate 12V battery (like a typical ICE car's battery) that provides power for the critical onboard systems. So if the main battery pack (which only provides power to move the car) is depleted, I believe the 12V battery will still allow the car's onboard system to wake up and be located.

    See this article: Understanding the Tesla 12V Battery Service Warning
  3. Kratus's Avatar
    I would say no.
    When the mobile app is unable to reach the car it does only show an error message.
    06-28-2016 11:54 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I don't know for sure, but I think it's possible. The car has a separate 12V battery (like a typical ICE car's battery) that provides power for the critical onboard systems. So if the main battery pack (which only provides power to move the car) is depleted, I believe the 12V battery will still allow the car's onboard system to wake up and be located.

    See this article: Understanding the Tesla 12V Battery Service Warning
    06-29-2016 12:51 PM
  5. Kratus's Avatar
    If the main traction battery is depleted, then the 12 Volts battery will die rapidly too, because the on-board systems will drain it, and the only way to load it is through the main traction battery.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    06-29-2016 03:01 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I see. Hope I never find myself in that situation!
    06-29-2016 07:14 PM

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