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Tesla to restore FSD Beta access to those with more than 5 strikes

Tesla's Full Self-Driving mode in action (image: Fabian Luque/YouTube)
Tesla's Full Self-Driving mode in action (image: Fabian Luque/YouTube)
Elon Musk is now on the record saying that Tesla will erase the strikes and restore access to the Full Self-Driving Beta software at some point. Those who have more than five strikes for whatever reason are now locked out of testing FSD Beta.

Tesla's Full Self-Driving mode beta testers have been complaining that they are getting locked out of the autonomous driving software for various reasons that have nothing to do with reckless driving. Sometimes it is pure bad luck and glitches that lead to amassing more than the five strikes that Tesla has set as a threshold for access to the software.

While five is certainly better than the three strikes that Tesla bandied about before, it is still quite an unpleasant feeling to lose access to FSD Beta, often to no fault of their own.

That is why Tesla may be preparing to reset everyone's FSD strikes and restore access to the Full Self-Driving Beta testing to those who are currently sitting on the 5-strikes-and-out sideline. Elon Musk went on record on Sunday, replying to a plea by one such unlucky driver that an FSD strike reset is "coming."

Now, what is the timeframe for restoring FSD access to those with more than five strikes remains to be heard, but since Elon Musk chipped in on the matter directly, it could be coming as soon as the newest FSD Beta 10.69 update is widely rolled out to the general Tesla-driving public.

The launch date for the next FSD 10.69.2 Beta version is scheduled for September 5 and, coincidentally, that's when the FSD price will go up 25% to US$15,000 from the current US$12,000, so those with strikes will have one more reason to celebrate in case Tesla resets their access as they might have acquired it at a lower price point, too.

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Daniel Zlatev, 2022-08-29 (Update: 2022-08-29)