Are you seeing a warning appear either on your Tesla display screen or the Tesla app saying, “electrical system is unable to support all features”? You may be wondering what this message means and what you need to do about it.
Seeing any warning appear on your vehicle can be alarming and stressful. This is the last thing you want to be happening to your Tesla. Hopefully, this guide will help, I will be going over what this message means.
In this guide, I will also be going over the main reasons on why this could be happening and what you can do to solve this issue.
What Does Electrical System is Unable to Support All Features Mean?
You may be wondering what the message that just appeared on your Tesla app or display screen means. When this happens and you are seeing the alert that your electrical system is unable to support all features.
This means your system is shutting down some features to conserve energy. Some users state that the heating and AC were the first to go.
However, this also means that if you are driving and you see this message it may be possible for your Tesla model to shut down unexpectedly.
It is also possible for your Tesla not to restart once it is parked. You may have to use the manual door release to open your doors if your Tesla will not restart.
Why Does It Say Electrical System is Unable to Support All Features?
You are now seeing a message that your electrical system is unable to support all features, and you have noticed that some of your features have shut down due to your Tesla trying to conserve power. Your Tesla might have even shut down completely and you can not restart it.
Why is this happening and what can you do to solve this issue?
There is limited information on this issue, keep in mind that what information I did get about this issue is from other people who own Teslas and have experienced this issue also. One of the main reasons why this may be happening to your Tesla is a bad battery.
Below I will be going over why your Tesla is giving you a message saying “electrical system is Unable to support all features’ ‘.
1. Issue With Your Battery
When running into the issue of your electrical system not being able to support all features can be super frustrating. Especially when this issue can cause your vehicle to shut down unexpectedly and possibly not be able to restart it.
The most common reason this is happening is due to your battery. Either your battery is low quality or faulty, when your vehicle does not get the power it needs you will see features start to fail.
When you see this error appear some of the features that go first are the heated seats, heating in the cab, AC, and more. The reason why these features shut down is because your Tesla is trying to conserve power.
Fix – Replace Your Battery
See the message that your electrical system is unable to support all features. The main reason behind this issue is your battery. Most users state that when getting the battery replaced the issue was solved.
The best thing and first thing you should do when you see this message is contact your nearest Tesla Service Center and schedule an appointment to get your battery replaced. Do not be afraid to ask the Service Center what they think the issue could be, they are the experts.
Another thing to consider if you can not drive your Tesla due to being shut down there are in some cities Mobile Tesla Services that you can call and they will come to your home.
2. Tesla Needs a Hard Reset
If the issue is not with the battery, Tesla may need a hard reset. This error would be a corrupt file that is sending the error code to your device. When you do a hard reset on your Tesla this may clear any corrupt files that could be causing this issue.
Note, that when this error message appears your Tesla may shut down unexpectedly and you may not be able to restart your Tesla. If this is the case you may not be able to do the hard reset and should contact the Tesla Support Team.
Fix – Do a Hard Reset On Your Tesla
Before going over how to do a hard reset on your Tesla I will say this should be done by a professional.
The only reason that you should be doing this on your own is you either know how to work on a Tesla, or you live far away and can not contact a professional or an appointment at the Tesla Service Center.
- On your touchscreen tap on the car icon.
- Tap on Services.
- Select Factory Reset.
- Next, it will ask you to sign into your Tesla account.
- Once this is complete your Tesla will now be reset to the factory settings. Note, doing this will delete all settings and personal information you have set in your Tesla.
3. Bug/Glitch Issue With Tesla System
Another thing to consider when you see the error message that your electrical system is unable to support all features is that there could be a bug/glitch that is causing this issue to appear.
Having any type of bug/glitch within the Tesla electrical system can cause all sorts of issues. This may be an issue that the Tesla Support Team needs to fix.
Fix – Contact Tesla Support/Wait a Few Minutes
One thing to consider when dealing with this problem is that the issue could be a bug/glitch within your Tesla electrical system that only the Support Team can handle. When seeing this error the first thing you should do is report it to your Tesla Support Team.
If this issue is due to a bug/glitch within the system you may have to wait a few minutes or even a few hours for the Support Team to fix this issue.
4. Faulty Power Conversion System (PCS)
The Power Conversion System (PCS) is a device for the bidirectional conversion of electrical energy between the grid and/or load and the battery. This could also be the reason behind the error message that your electrical system is unable to support all features.
When the issue is with your Power Conversion System (PCS) there is really nothing you can do on your part. This issue is better left to the professionals.
Fix – Check Warranty/Schedule Service Appointment
When the issue of your electrical system not being able to support all features and the cause of that is the Power Conversion System (PCS). The only thing that you can do is schedule an appointment at the Tesla Service Center.
Also, you should check your warranty, even though the Power Conversion System (PCS) is not covered under the battery warranty. The Power Conversion System (PCS) is under the basic 50,000 mile/80,000km warranty.
5. System Error With Tesla System
A thing to also consider when you are seeing the error message is that your electrical system is unable to support all features and the issue is not with the battery.
It could be an error within the Tesla system. Since this is an electrical system issue the features are shutting down to conserve power.
If the issue is an error with the system this is something that a professional can guide you on to pinpoint where the error is happening and also how to fix the issue.
Fix – Contact Tesla Support Team/ Schedule Service Appointment
If nothing has worked with the issue of your electrical system being unable to support all features the issue could be an error on the system.
An error that only a professional can fix, so when you are experiencing this issue the first thing you should do is schedule an appointment with your nearest Tesla Service Center.
Whenever you are having issues with your Tesla system the best thing to do is let the professionals handle the problem.
You can also contact the Tesla Support Team to see if they can tell you what is wrong with your system but most likely you will be told to schedule an appointment with the Service Center.
My Final Thoughts
In conclusion, the main reason that you are seeing the message that your electrical system is unable to support all features is your battery. Replace your battery by calling and scheduling an appointment with the Service Team.
As previously stated in some cities there are Mobile Services that will come to your home and replace the battery without you having to go anywhere.
If the issue is not with your battery but for any of the reasons I listed above the best solution is still to call and schedule an appointment with your nearest Tesla Service Center.
The reason why I say leave it to the professionals is because this issue is something that should be fixed by the professionals.
When this happens your Tesla may shut down unexpectedly and not be able to restart. This can be dangerous if this happens while you are driving, this is an issue that should be fixed right away.