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Interior Temperature display in app sometimes missing

Interior Temperature display in app sometimes missing

Is there a reason the Interior Temperature display on the mobile app (I'm using the iOS version) does not always show up? When the climate control has turned off the temperature display sometimes goes missing. Turning the climate control on and then off seems to return it.

mikeadams | 8 April, 2013

I noticed this too and am using the Android version. Most of the time I can not see the interior temperature until after I have already turned the climate control on.

Brant | 8 April, 2013

Same experience with the iOS version here

July10Models | 8 April, 2013

The temp monitor inside the car seems to have a sleep mode. Now to put the whole car to sleep Tesla.

cerjor | 8 April, 2013

I don't see an inside temp reading in the car. Yes I can set the inside temp but what is the cabin temp? Am I missing something?

Brian H | 8 April, 2013

Designers/programmers trying to economize on real estate.
"Who needs to see a number when their bare skin is feeling the temperature?"

Captain_Zap | 8 April, 2013

@Brian H

My dog can't read numbers and his skin isn't bare either.
We like to monitor the cabin temperature with the app when we leave him in the car. We leave the AC on for him so he's comfortable.

I have wondered about how accurate the app's cabin temperature reading is and wondered about where the temperature probe is. It would be nice to have something to compare the application's temperature to so that we can have more confidence in the numbers we see.

CarlE_P439 | 9 April, 2013

How about accuracy? My (iOS) app says it is 108 degrees F in the car right now?!?! It is in a parking lot in the full sun but it is only 73 degrees outside.... I think I will vent the car now! Oh, the interior temp. is not always displayed on my app.

MandL | 9 April, 2013

I've noticed the same thing on the Android app. It seems to show up eventually if I wait or click around to other tabs in the app.

That said, I too would like a little more confidence in the accuracy. 40 minutes ago I saw it was 111 (it's 82 outside) so I vented the roof, and now it's 115.

Brian H | 9 April, 2013

The interior sensor seems to be in some screwball place like the heating vent.

mtom007 | 12 April, 2013

agree with Brian H.. It shows me 80 when parked in garage for days and the outside temp is in the 50s.. not believable.

nickjhowe | 12 April, 2013

I'm having an ongoing discussion with TM about this. Last night I drove for 45 minutes with the outside temp at abut 80 and the interior target temp set to 76. When I got home and looked at the app it said the interior actual temp was 82. Confused.

CarlE_P439 | 13 April, 2013

I don't believe the 120 degrees that was displayed. I live in New England and it is not even summer yet.

anilb | 16 September, 2015

My app on iOS does not even show the cabin temperature. I've reinstalled the app few times but still no inside temp. I've called tesla tech support but they told me to call service. At this point does anyone have any suggestions?

TeslaTap.com | 16 September, 2015

Two requirements to see the cabin temperature:
1) You have to be on the app's Climate screen
2) Climate turned on

Sometimes you will get the temp without turning climate on. I suspect you don't get it until the car has responded to some informational request within some short period of time.

anilb | 16 September, 2015

Thanks teslaTap.com
No I still do not see the cabin temperature on my app aft doing all what you have mentioned.

UnshodBob | 17 September, 2015

When I can't see the interior temp on the app climate screen, I click the temp up arrow to a warmer temp and in a few seconds, the interior temp shows up. I found if I click the temp to a cooler temp it turns on climate control, so I have to turn it back off if I am only checking the temperature. The car is usually warmer than my temperature setting on the app. I live in a warm climate, and it may be the reverse in a colder climate. I'm pretty sure if climate control is turned on, interior temp will be displayed.

@anilb - I had a problem initially with the app. It wouldn't let me log in. I deleted the app, then reloaded it and the trouble disappeared. Maybe that will fix your interior temp display problem.

anilb | 17 September, 2015

Thanks @UnshodBob have tried deleting and reinstalling the app many times. Have tried raising and lowering the temperature but nothing. Technical support at tesla thinks it's service department issue and service department thinks it's technical support department issue. In the meantime no one at Tesla is helping. Oh yes another thing, tecnical delartment told me yesterday that no one knows where the temperature sensor is inside the cabin. I was told I'll get the call from service department 2 days ago and I'm still waiting for that call.

prp | 19 September, 2015

@teslatap, the interior temp always shows on my iphone or ipad when I open the app and go to the climate screen. I don't need to turn climate on to see it, and I don't have to request something else first. I updated the app a few days ago.

sule | 19 September, 2015

I see the interior temperature all the time but I recently noticed that what it shows may be inaccurate and, pethaps, representative of the last measured temperature when the climate was active or something like that. I say this because when I turned the AC on the displayed temperature changed dramatically in an instant. I noticed this exactly once so may be a fluke...

evsisson | 19 September, 2015

I found the following thread using Gooogle search:

http://my.teslamotors.com/nl_BE/forum/forums/interior-temperature-0

The 9th post down is by @arg, and he says,

"The temp sensor is behind that little circular grille in the centre console near the USB ports. It has a little fan to move air across the sensor in aid of a more accurate reading (this wasn't present on the early USA cars - it's a design improvement)."

anilb | 3 October, 2015

Thanks everyone for your help regarding this issue. The problem is resolved now. Service department replaced the temperature sensor and the app is showing the cabin temperature now.

Linus | 3 October, 2015

@sule
>>> I see the interior temperature all the time but I recently noticed that what it shows may be inaccurate and, pethaps, representative of the last measured temperature when the climate was active or something like that. I say this because when I turned the AC on the displayed temperature changed dramatically in an instant. I noticed this exactly once so may be a fluke...

^^^ You are right. I saw this behavior too but only once. On a cool morning (< 10 °C) the APP showed 21 °C. The car was parked outside during the night.

tmyl21 | 3 October, 2015

Here's a trick I learned as sometimes the interior temp doesn't show on my app neither.

If you go to the controls screen and tap vent roof when the interior temp does not appear then go to climate screen the interior temp will then appear for some reason. It may take a flip flop between the bottom menu choices a few times but when you go back to the climate screen, ultimately, the interior temperature will appear. You can now close the roof haha.

Of course you do not want to try this during precipitation of any kind.

EcoMan | 23 November, 2015

My temperature seems to never display unless I first turn on the climate or vent the roof. It'll stay there for awhile and seems to update itself, but if I take no actions for a few minutes, then it disappears again.