One issue you may be experiencing is that the auto park on your Tesla is not working.
When you rely on autopark this can be annoying and you may be asking yourself why it is not working. In this guide, I will be going over the most common reasons why your Teslas auto park is not working.
Why is Tesla Autopark Not Working?
There are a few things that could be causing your auto park not to work on your Tesla. Since the auto park uses the Tesla cameras and sensors to detect the parking spot that should be the first thing you check when your auto park is not working.
It could even be something as simple as the lane markings on the parking spot are faded. Below I will be going over the most common reason why your Teslas auto park is not working and how you can solve this problem yourself.
1. Cameras and Sensor Are Malfunctioning
Since the Tesla auto park uses the camera and sensors to detect the parking spot, the reason behind why your auto park is not working could be that the camera and sensors are malfunctioning.
When the camera and sensors are not functioning correctly this can cause your auto park to no longer park your Tesla for you. This could be a range of reasons why your camera and sensors might be malfunctioning.
Have you checked the cameras for any dirt or debris on them? It could even be a calibration error within your Tesla that is causing the cameras and sensors to not work properly.
Fix – Check Camera and Sensors
1. The first thing you could do when you notice that the cameras and sensors are malfunctioning and causing your auto park not to work on your Tesla, is check for any dirt or debris on your camera. When there is a lot of dirt and debris that has accumulated on your camera or sensors this can cause them to malfunction.
If your camera can not see the road or your sensor can not detect the parking spot your auto park will not work. Cleaning off any dirt and debris from the camera and sensor can solve this issue.
2. A calibration error in the cameras and sensors on your Tesla could cause your auto park to no longer work. Your camera and sensors need to be properly calibrated in order for your auto park to work. If you do not know how to calibrate follow the steps below.
- Before doing this you will need to park your Tesla and the vehicle is Turned on.
- On your Tesla touchscreen go to the Controls option.
- Tap on Service
- Look for the Camera Calibration option, and tap on that.
- Tap on Clear Calibration
- You will see on-screen instructions, follow those properly.
- Your Tesla cameras and sensors should now be properly calibrated.
Note, you will have to turn your Tesla steering wheel to the right and left, along with driving your Tesla for about 100 miles for your cameras and sensors to recalibrate.
2. Bug/Glitch in Tesla Software
Like with all devices bugs/glitches can appear in the Teslas software causing some features to no longer work properly. Especially if you are running your Tesla on outdated software. Having outdated software can cause bugs/glitches to appear more frequently. This could be the reason why your Tesla auto park is not working.
This is where updates come in, they clear out any possible bugs/glitches in your Tesla that could be causing issues with your software. There could be a possibility that it is a temporary glitch that will solve itself over time.
Fix – Update Tesla Software/Reboot Your Tesla
1. Having any form of bug/glitch in your software could cause problems with certain features on your Tesla, features like the auto park not working. This is when you need to look to see if your Tesla needs a software update. If you do not know how to check for updates follow the steps below.
- Always make sure the connection on your Tesla is good before you do any form of update.
- On the Teslas touch screen tap on the Controls option.
- Tap on Software
- Look for any available updates under the Software Update option.
- If there is an update follow the onscreen instructions to complete the update.
2. If there is no update available and your Teslas auto park is still not working you could try doing a soft reset on your Tesla. This could clear ant corrupt files that could be causing this problem. If you do not know how to do a soft reset on your Tesla, follow these steps.
- Make sure that your Tesla is parked safely.
- First, press and hold the two scroll wheel buttons, until the touch screen turns off and the Tesla logo appears.
- Release the buttons.
- Want for the touchscreen to reboot itself and see if you can not auto park your Tesla.
3. If none of these steps have worked you could do a hard reset on your Tesla to see if that will solve the issue. If you do not know how to do a hard reset on your Tesla follow the steps below.
- Your Tesla needs to be parked and turned off for this hard reset.
- Open the front of the trunk.
- Locate the Tesla 12-volt battery.
- Next, disconnect the Negative terminal from the battery.
- Leave it disconnected for about 10 minutes (5 minutes at the least).
- Reconnect the Negative terminal.
- Turn on your Tesla to see if this solves the problem.
Note, when you do a hard reset this will clear any information and data you have set on your Tesla. This should only be done when no other solutions have worked. You may want to contact the Tesla service center to see what they suggest you do.
3. Faded Lane Markings
Yes, faded Lane markings could be the reason behind your Teslas auto park not working. Since the Tesla uses a camera and sensors to detect the parking spot, if the lane markings are faded the camera and sensors may detect the parking spot.
Fix – Try Parking Your Tesla Somewhere Else
If you notice that the lane Markings on the parking spot you are trying to park in are faded this could be why your auto park on your Tesla is not working. Your Tesla cameras and sensors can not detect the parking spot.
The best thing you could do is try to park your Tesla somewhere else. If the auto park works in a different parking spot that has better lane markings then you know where the problem lies.
4. Trailer or Bike Rack Attached to Your Tesla
Are you hauling a trailer behind your Tesla? Or do you have a bike rack on the back of your Tesla? Both of these could be the reason why your Teslas auto park is not working.
If you have something on the back of your Tesla whether it is a trailer or bike rack this could be blocking the camera and sensors on your Tesla, preventing your auto park from working. If the cameras and sensors are blocked then they can not detect the parking spot causing the auto park not to function properly.
Fix – Manually Park Your Tesla
The best thing to do if you are aging a trailer or have a bike rack on the back of your Tesla, is to manually park your Tesla yourself. Since your Teslas cameras and sensors are blocked and can not detect the parking spot you will have to manually park your Tesla into the spot.
5. Faulty Hardware
There could be a chance that the hardware on your Tesla is faulty. This could be a range of different causes, anywhere from a damaged wire to a faulty button. When this is the case there is not much you can do on your end, not unless you know how to work on Teslas.
Since having faulty hardware on your Tesla could be because of multiple reasons this may be an issue to leave for the professionals to solve.
Fix – Contact Tesla Customer Support
- If you suspect the reason behind your Teslas auto park not working is due to faulty hardware you should contact the Tesla Customer Support Team to report the issue. They will also advise you on ways you can check to see if this is the case.
- One thing that Tesla Customer Support will most likely suggest you do is schedule an appointment with Tesla’s Service Center to get it repaired. Leaving it to the professionals will not only give you peace of mind but it will also ensure that your Tesla gets repaired properly.
With all that being said, do the steps above to see if this solves the issue of your Tesla auto park not working. If none of these steps have worked, most likely you will have to schedule an appointment with your nearest Tesla Service Center to have them take a look at the issue.
If you do not have a Tesla Service Center near you, you may have to go to a second-party repair shop. If that is the case make sure you go to a professional that specializes in Tesla vehicles.