Another sad news before 22 ends! Not only sad but that is also too bad. Here is what I heard from my friend. The Tesla camera is not working. What? Yes, even I got the same feeling when I heard it. How even could it happen? I read, tweeted, Googled it, and found the following on this worse scenario!
Tesla automobiles are jam-packed with intriguing and practical features, like a rear camera operated by the car’s computer software. However, as everyone who has used a computer previously is aware, they can occasionally experience glitches, and sadly, Tesla’s are no different.
How do you troubleshoot a Tesla camera?
Following a diagnosis of the screen issue, there are many typical solutions to try:
- Wheel Scrolling Rebooting Top Button Reboot
- Rebooting the brake pedal and steering wheel
- Complete Cut the power and restart
- Transparent trip details and previous destinations
- Disconnect USB devices
- Disconnect Bluetooth gadgets
- Complete Factory Reset
A non-working back camera is one of the most frequently reported problems, but happily, unless the camera has broken, there are some easy troubleshooting steps you may do to fix it. Here, we’ll go through each one in more detail.
How to Diagnose a Tesla Camera Problem
Finding the problem and the automobile’s model should be the first step in fixing a Tesla rear camera.
The camera can malfunction in various ways, so it’s critical to identify the specific type of issue you’re experiencing. The following list of possible signs that your Tesla camera may be experiencing:
- Black Screen: According to those who have reported this problem, whenever the rear camera turns on, the screen goes entirely black and is permanently unresponsive.
- White Screen: Similar to the black screen issue, the back camera’s display becomes white and shows nothing. Some people who have encountered this have also reported that the screen may periodically turn black before returning to white.
- Screen flickering: Some people have also complained about a purple back camera display those flashes. The rear camera will blink purple, occasionally with green stripes, when the reverse is engaged. It will then either quickly resume regular operation or turn black and unresponsive. Unless there is a more serious issue, this problem is typically caused by the cameras trying to re-adjust in poor lighting conditions and will go away when the car restarts. Intermittent Blackout: Similar to the black screen issue, the Tesla’s rear camera display will occasionally go entirely or partially black, showing only the reversing lines. This randomly happens when the automobile puts in reverse or the back camera turns on. When the problem is fixed, complete functionality does restore.
While these problems can affect any Tesla model, most rear camera troubles appear limited to the Tesla Model 3, with the Model S experiencing a similar failure but far less frequently. The troubleshooting procedure might not be able to fix your issue if you own a Model X or a discarded Roadster model of the vehicle.
Solutions for Tesla Camera Problems
You can start investigating your camera’s issue once you have determined which specific problem it is experiencing. All of the back camera issues mentioned above should be resolvable using one of the solutions provided in this article. At the same time, no quick repair guarantees to work.
Take these three steps to see if any offer a quick fix if your camera problems seem rare and transient.
- Put your vehicle in reverse several times.
- Your vehicle is off, then back on.
- Search for and install any new Tesla software updates.
If the problem still exists, check out our list of different ways to reset, reboot, and fix typical software errors on a Tesla. You are strongly advised to stay parked in a secure area when utilizing any troubleshooting methods.
Reboot the scroll wheel
This will soft-reboot your Tesla, which usually resolves the problem. If necessary, this can carry out while driving. The car’s screen will go dark, but it will continue to run normally.
Press and hold the scroll wheel buttons for 10 seconds, then release them to reset the scroll wheel. As the system reboots, the touchscreen will go dark for roughly a minute.
The Top Button Restart
Owners of a Tesla Model S or Model X only have the option to reboot using the top button. Press and hold the two buttons on the steering wheel’s face above the scroll wheels for 10 seconds to activate the top button reboot. The dashboard will reset as a result.
Reboot the brake pedal and steering wheel
- Similar to a gentle reboot, except with the brake pedal depressed.
- All doors must be closed for the reboot process, which requires the car to be parked.
- Please press the brake pedal throughout the operation and keep it depressed.
- Hold the scroll wheels down if you have a Model 3.
- Press and hold the two buttons above the scroll wheels and the scroll wheels themselves if you have a Model S or Model X.
- The touchscreen will go black for roughly a minute as the system reboots if you keep the buttons down for at least ten seconds.
- Hold the pedal down, and the buttons down after the screen go black until the screen comes back on.
Fully shut down and restart
It would be best to try a steering wheel and brake reboot before proceeding.
- Except as directed, all doors will keep closed.
- Restarting in a calm setting will help you hear the audio indicators enabled during rebooting.
- If you are applying the brake, release it.
- Go to the main screen, select the Service Menu, and select the “Power Off” option.
- All screens and interior lighting will switch off after a brief interval.
- If the car is making noise, wait until it is entirely silent.
- Wait 3 minutes until the car shuts down if the noises in the area make it difficult for you to hear the automobile.
Exact Trip Details and Prior Destinations
To improve the stability and dependability of the computer systems in your Tesla, clear the trip data from the car’s memory. Even though it might not fix your issue, it might be able to stop similar problems from happening in the future.
Swiping frequently visited places off the list will delete the satellite navigation data for those areas. This will enhance the stability of the system.
Disconnect USB devices
By uninstalling USB devices, you can avoid interference from external sources that might be the root of your issue. Large data loads, like music files, read from a flash drive can impose an unnecessary strain on the car’s processors. More system stability will be possible with fewer data.
Unplug Bluetooth-enabled devices
Similar to how USB devices work, Bluetooth devices like your phone connected to the car frequently upload contacts and other data to the car’s computers. Computer systems will become less stable if there is too much data.
Complete Factory Reset
Tesla does not recommend it. However, if you are stuck and can’t get assistance from a professional, you can try a factory reset. Follow the exact steps “Complete Power Down and Reset” to execute a factory reset. Select “Factory Reset” instead of “Power Off,” then carry out the remaining instructions.
A factory reset will erase your settings, so be aware of that. Unless all else fails, we do not advise doing this.
If These Solutions for Your Tesla’s Rear Camera Problem Still Don’t Work
Even if one or more of these techniques don’t solve your issue, they can assist in eliminating potential causes, boosting accuracy, and averting future problems.
You will need to find a Tesla mechanic if none of the solutions offered here are successful, or you may wait for a new software update to possibly repair your issue.
Be sure not to get troubled as every problem has an answer!!