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Tesla Model 3 and Model Y owners complain about heat pump failures at low temperatures

Winter temperatures can apparently cause a heat pump defect in the Model 3 and Model Y (Image: Tesla)
Winter temperatures can apparently cause a heat pump defect in the Model 3 and Model Y (Image: Tesla)
Even though Tesla claimed that it has solved this already known issue of the Model 3 and Model Y with a software update, owners are still reporting heat pump failures which could potentially lead to life-threatening situations when driving these electric cars in very cold winter conditions.

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During the winter time, the heating function of cars is essential for safely driving a vehicle with reasonable interior temperatures as well as clear windows that do not fog up. However, disgruntled Tesla Model 3 and Model Y owners have once again reported that the heating function of their EVs stopped working in low temperatures due to a defective heat pump. Most of these complaints seem to originate from northern US states as well as from Canada, which has been hit by a cold front that caused extreme temperatures of -20 degrees Fahrenheit or colder.

It is well known that heat pumps cannot work efficiently at such low temperatures, but a complete failure of a car’s heating system could lead to life-threatening situations in the worst case. The California-based automaker asserts that these Model 3 and Model Y heat pump issues can be resolved with a rather simple software update, but a Tesla owner from Toronto has allegedly received a horrendous repair bill for this exact defect in his electric SUV. In his case, the AC compressor and a manifold had to be replaced, which apparently would have cost a total of CA$5,000 had it happened after the warranty expired.

Even though not too many regions around the world suffer from such extremely cold winter temperatures, these reports still suggest that driving an electric car in the depths of winter can result in various issues and disadvantages. But while these repairable Tesla Model 3 and Model Y heat pump failures are certainly a nuisance, it has to be noted that cars with traditional internal combustion engines may also struggle in severely low temperatures.

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Enrico Frahn
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My fascination for technology goes back a long way to the Pentium II era. Modding, overclocking and treasuring computer hardware has since become an integral part of my life. As a student, I further developed a keen interest in mobile technologies that can make the stressful college life so much easier. After I fell in love with the creation of digital content while working in a marketing position, I now scour the web to bring you the most exciting topics in the world of tech. Outside the office, I’m particularly passionate about motorsports and mountain biking.
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Enrico Frahn, 2022-01-13 (Update: 2022-01-18)