Tesla will refund owners who paid to fix main computers out of pocket

first_img– Advertisement – Tesla on Monday notified owners of older Model S and Model X electric vehicles that the company will refund them for repairs if they previously had to pay out-of-pocket to fix a problem in their main computers.The problem manifested as a blank touchscreen or other glitches in the system and was related to memory device failures in the computer that stores data from the vehicle.In customer emails obtained by CNBC, Tesla said it will repair the Model S and Model X cars for owners who are currently experiencing those issues, under an expanded warranty with some conditions.- Advertisement – The warranty expansion and offer to refund some owners may help Tesla avoid a mandatory recall, and a settlement or drawn out court battles.Tesla did not reply to a request for more information.How a Tesla ‘MCU’ worksIn a Tesla electric car, the main computer, also known as an “MCU,” powers the touchscreen where drivers can view and control their entertainment, navigation, air conditioning and other vehicle features. The main computer contains a number of processors, memory devices, GPS and other technical components.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img A view of the dashboard in a Tesla Model S car.Getty Images The memory devices in some Tesla MCUs have a limited “write cycle,” which means they won’t work well, or at all, after they hit a certain number of program or erase cycles.For years, Tesla owners occasionally complained in online forums of blackouts befalling their main computers, sometimes in the midst of a drive, which rendered their cars basically useless. It is not safe, for example, to operate a Tesla if the driver is unable to defrost and run the heat in icy weather. Spontaneous main computer failures could also disable safety features like the backup cam, which is meant to help drivers spot pedestrians or obstacles before backing out of a spot.Tesla will perform the repair on affected cars’ computers under the expanded warranty only if the owner has not yet exceeded 100,000 miles or 8 years of ownership. Tesla will not replace the computer’s memory device for owners who are approaching the end of a warranty period and who want to make a fix proactively.Proposed class actionIn expanding its warranty and agreeing to refund some of the customers who paid for a new MCU or to repair their MCU’s memory device out of pocket, Tesla may prevent a proposed class action lawsuit from advancing. The complaint on behalf of Tesla customers was filed on May 13, 2020 in California. It alleged that Tesla had violated state and federal laws concerning fair marketing and sales practices, consumer safety and vehicle warranties.In June this year, as Reuters previously reported, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a probe into problems with the MCU in some of Tesla’s older Model S and Model X vehicles. That probe covered vehicles made by Tesla from 2012 to 2015. The investigation was prompted by around a dozen consumer complaints submitted to the vehicle safety regulators.Tesla has reportedly used at least some of the same technical components in 159,000 vehicles including Model S sedans built from 2012 to 2018, and Model X SUV’s built from 2016 to March 2018.In 2018, Tesla shifted away from its MCU-1 system, which used Nvidia Tegra 2 and Tegra 3 processors with 4GB or 8GB eMMC NAND flash memory devices made by SK Hynix. This system is known to have memory device problems.It later began to install a newer MCU-2 system in Model S and Model X vehicles, which included an Intel Atom processor with Micron 64Gb storage chips.Tesla notified people who own or previously owned potentially effected vehicles by e-mail. Multiple customers shared the company’s communication with CNBC.Here’s what Tesla wrote:“Our records show that you own or previously owned a Tesla Model S/X that was built before March 2018. It may be eligible for Tesla’s Warranty Adjustment Program covering malfunction of a memory chip (embedded MultiMediaCard). This malfunction may result in a blank or intermittently blank touchscreen but will not impact the ability to drive your car.Tesla is providing eligible owners who experience a malfunction no-cost repairs to this part at any Tesla Service Center for 8 years/100k miles from initial delivery date. If you do not experience a malfunction, there’s no need to take action.If you have already paid for repairs that meet the conditions of the program, you may be eligible for reimbursement. Tesla will send reimbursement details and eligibility by February 2021.To learn more about the program and its terms and conditions, please click the link below.”last_img read more

Coronavirus forces fan ban at Italian football games

first_img Loading… Upcoming matches in Italian Serie A and the Europa League will be played behind closed doors to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Italian sports minister announced on Monday evening. A bar next in central Milan closes following security measures against the coronavirus mount “Following the demands of the sports world and knowing that the ban on sporting events open to the public remains in force in six regions of northern Italy, we have agreed to the holding of matches behind closed doors,” said Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora after a meeting of the Council of Ministers. Inter Milan themselves announced their Europa League match with Ludogorets on Thursday would be played with no fans present. “In agreement with UEFA, the Lombardy regional health authorities and Milan city council, our return game with Ludogorets will be played behind closed doors,” an Inter statement said. The sports minister did not specify which Serie A matches at the weekend would be included in the ban. There are six games in the regions he mentioned, including the clash on Sunday evening between leader Juventus and third-place Inter. Italy reported its seventh death from the virus on Monday and it has the most confirmed cases in Europe. Eleven towns – 10 in Lombardy and one in neighbouring Veneto – are under lockdown, with some 50,000 residents prohibited from leaving. Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your Phone5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?This Is The First Meme Ever, According To The Internet7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A VegetarianWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Most Interesting Sylvester Stallone Movies Napoli’s Champions League match against Barcelona on Tuesday is not at risk. The alternative to banning fans is to postpone games and Gabriele Gravina, the president of the Italian Football League made clear earlier in the day that he was opposed to that. Read Also: UCL: Lampard hopeful Chelsea underdogs can bite Bayern again “We have made an official request to Health Minister Roberto Speranza to have this game played behind closed doors,” Gravina told the press. “We expect a quick response, but we have been told that the outcome will be positive.” Other sports were also hit with the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI) confirming that in line with government instructions, all events in the Lombardy and Veneto regions would be postponed. Regional authorities have ordered gathering spots, such as bars, restaurants, cinemas and discos to close. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Former player, SU trustee passionately defends Fine amid allegations

first_imgGeorge Hicker, former Syracuse University men’s basketball player and a member of the SU Board of Trustees, rejected the idea that Thursday’s allegations against Bernie Fine are in any way accurate. Fine, an associate head coach for the men’s basketball team, is accused of molesting two former ball boys, Bobby Davis and Mike Lang, according to an article published by ESPN on Thursday. The Syracuse Police Department is investigating the allegations against Fine. Fine is now on administrative leave. ‘I’ve been around him in every imaginable circumstance in life,’ Hicker said of Fine. ‘And there is no chance, no chance these allegations are right.’ Hicker played for the men’s basketball team from 1964-68. As a sophomore, Hicker played alongside then-senior SU head coach Jim Boeheim. Hicker said he has known both Boeheim and Fine, who was a student manager of the team at the time, for at least 45 years. ‘I know them. There’s no way this kind of stuff is going on,’ Hicker said. ‘Boeheim never saw anything, this guy is lying, and Bernie never did it.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Hicker criticized ESPN for reporting on the investigation without having full knowledge of the facts, calling it ‘irresponsible journalism.’ What happened at the Pennsylvania State University is not similar to the events at SU, Hicker said. ‘It’s an entirely different situation at Penn Sate, where there was a grand jury investigation,’ Hicker said. ‘They only just initiated a police investigation here so it’s not even a comparable thing. They’re going to investigate it and then they’re going to drop it.’ When asked whether Hicker had spoken with Boeheim or Fine, Hicker didn’t provide comment. However, Hicker said he had spoken to a ‘tremendous amount of people’ after the news broke, many of whom played for both Fine and Boeheim. He described those he spoke with as ‘flabbergasted by the allegations’ and said no one believes the accusations to be true. Hicker said he doesn’t know how long it will take for the allegations to die down, but hopes the situation will settle as soon as possible so that each party involved can move on. Said Hicker: ‘Hopefully they can get to it quickly so that he can go back to his job and when he walks into the Carrier Dome he gets an ovation for what he’s meant to the school.’ mainthia@syr.edu Comments Published on November 17, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Club Action – Results

first_imgPhoto © Tipperary GAA West Minor B FootballGroup One -Annacarty/Donohill 4-1 Clonoulty/Rossmore 0-7“Tipperary Water” County Hurling Lg, Div 1,Group 1Toomevara 3-25 Eire Og Annacarty/Donohill 0-18Group 2Clonoulty/Rossmore 1-10 Upperchurch-Drombane 2-19Then in Div 2, Group 1Lorrha, Lorrha-Dorrha 1-18 Newport 0-12In Div 4, Group 1Gortnahoe-Glengoole 1-20 Shannon Rovers 1-17“Tipperary Water” County Football Lg Div 1Group 1Arravale Rovers 0-13 Ardfinnan 1-12Div 2, Group 1Loughmore-Castleiney 0-7 Rockwell Rovers 0-5Div 3, Group 1Roscrea, Inane Rovers – Rosegreen W/OKillenaule, Killenaule 0-10 Clerihan 1-5Group 2Emly, Emly 0-6 St Patrick’s 2-7 In Club action todayIn the Mid Tipp Junior Hurling LeagueDiv 1Thurles Sarsfields 0-10 Moycarkey-Borris 4-12Div 2Thurles Gaels 1-11 Boherlahan-Dualla 1-22last_img read more