Tesla Climate Control Keeps Turning On (Solved)

Imagine you are cruising down the highway, enjoying your Tesla and then suddenly your Tesla climate control turns on and starts adjusting the temperature and fan speed with any input.

Or you have parked your vehicle and then climate control turns on and start adjusting the temperature without any input. Isn’t it annoying?

The same happened to us. So we did a lot of research and found out all the causes and their possible solutions.

In this article, we are going to describe to you all the possible causes and the solutions for Tesla’s climate control keeps turning on.

What is Tesla’s climate control?

Tesla’s climate control is one of the best features that Tesla provides. It regulates and maintains the temperature, airflow, and overall comfort of the cabin environment.

Tesla climate control allows users to customize various settings according to their preferences. The users can set the temperature, fan speed, air distribution, and seat heating and cooling.

How does it work?

The Tesla climate control uses to measure the temperature inside the cabin and external temperature. It also uses a sensor to detect the amount and intensity of sunlight entering the cabin.

Automatic climate control system

Tesla offers an automatic climate control system that automatically turns on the climate control system using the sensors to maintain the desired comfort level.

Dual-zone climate control system

Some Tesla also offers a dual-zone climate control system that allows the driver and passenger to set different temperatures and fan speeds according to their perspective.

Why Tesla climate control keeps turning on

There are a lot of reasons for Tesla’s climate control keeps turning on. These reasons include glitches in the app or in-car software, Calibration Errors, Firmware Compatibility, external factors, sensor malfunctioning, and Electrical Interference.

Now I am going to explain to you the reasons and their possible solutions. So keeps reading and it will help you in fixing your problem tesla climate control keeps turning on.

1. Glitches in Tesla’s software

The Tesla software can get glitches and bugs due to many reasons. Sometimes the update of the software has these glitches in it that cause Tesla climate control malfunctioning.

Some other reasons include outdated software, Incomplete Software Installation, cache data, and Third-Party App or Device Interference.

Solutions

1. The first solution is you should update your vehicle software to the latest one.

Follow these steps to update the software;

  • Ensure that your Tesla vehicle is connected to a stable network.
  • Tap on the “Controls” icon on the screen.
  • Select “Software” from the menu.
  • Look for the “Software Update” button to check for available updates.
  • Click on “Install Now“.

2. The presence of certain third-party apps or devices connected to the vehicle’s system can also be the reason for glitches. Disconnect any third-party devices or uninstall apps that might be causing interference.

3. When there is no update available or you are facing a problem even after the update, you should go for a soft reset. A soft reset will remove the bugs and your climate control system will start working properly.

Follow these steps to perform a soft reset; 

  • Ensure that you are seated in the driver’s seat and the vehicle is parked.
  • Press and hold the two scroll wheels buttons.
  • Hold the buttons until the touchscreen turns off and the Tesla logo appears.
  • Now release the buttons and wait for the touch screen to reboot.

4. If the soft reset did not work also, you should go for a hard reset. Remember that all the data and information will be erased after performing the hard reset.

Follow these steps to perform a hard reset;

  • Ensure that your Tesla is parked, and the vehicle is turned off.
  • Open the front trunk and locate the 12V battery.
  • Disconnect the Negative Terminal from the battery.
  • Leave the negative terminal disconnected for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Reconnect the Negative Terminal and Turn on your Tesla.

2. Glitches in the app

The Tesla app could also be the reason for this issue. Because you can use the climate control system through the Tesla app on your smartphone.

The app can get bugs and glitches due to glitches and bugs in your smartphone. The other reasons for these glitches could be outdated versions of the app and cache storage.

Solution

  1. Sometimes due to glitches in your smartphone, the app can also get temporary glitches that can be fixed when you log out and again login to the app. So you must try logging out and logging back in. Wait for 5 – 10 seconds before logging in again.
  2. Restarting the phone can also remove the temporary glitches and bugs from the phone and apps. So restart your phone once.
  3. The glitches and bugs enter in cache storage and when the app runs, they run with it. So clearing the cache storage of the app is also a good solution.
  4. The outdated app could also be the reason for such glitches and bugs. So updating the Tesla app can solve the problem.

To update the app follow these steps;

  • Go to “Apple Store” or “Play Store”.
  • Search “Tesla” or “Tesla mobile app”.
  • Now update it.
  1. Re-installing the Tesla app is also a solution that can fix the problem of Tesla’s climate control keeps turning on due to glitches and bugs in the app.

Follow these steps to reinstall the app;

  • Delete the app first.
  • Go to “Apple Store” or “Play Store”.
  • Search “Tesla” or “Tesla mobile app”.
  • Now download and install it.

3. Sensors malfunctioning

Tesla uses four types of sensors for its climate control system. Malfunctioning of the sensors and causing the turning on problem.

The sensors include cabin temperature sensors, external temperature, Proximity Sensors, sensors, and sunlight sensors. Malfunctioning of the sensors could be due to sensor damage wiring issues or electrical faults.

Solution

  1. If you are a mechanic or know a good mechanic you need to go to him. Check your wiring and other electrical equipment that can cause malfunctioning of the sensors. Fix them or replace them with new ones if needed.
  2. Clean the Proximity Sensors and other sensors and remove the dust and debris from them.
  3. A potential solution for this malfunctioning of sensors is to contact Tesla Sport to have a sensor checked and replaced if necessary.

4. Firmware Compatibility

Incompatibility between different firmware (software and hardware) versions within the vehicle’s systems can cause unexpected behavior like these.

Solution

Perform a full system update, including the climate control system firmware. This helps ensure that all software components are compatible and working properly.

Follow these steps to update the firmware.

  • Ensure that your Tesla vehicle is connected to a stable network.
  • Tap on the “Controls” icon on the screen.
  • Select “Software” from the menu.
  • Look for the “Software Update” button to check for available updates.
  • Click on “Install Now“.

5. Electrical Interference

External factors such as electromagnetic interference and radio frequency interference or interference of frequency of nearby electrical devices can also be the reason why your Tesla is facing this kind of problem.

Solution

The best solution is moving away from strong electromagnetic fields or turning off the nearby electric devices which can interrupt and cause this problem

6. Calibration Errors

Another cause like errors in calibrations can also be responsible for this. Calibration errors can disturb the proper functioning of the climate control system leading to unexpected behaviors like this.

Solution:

Recalibrating the climate control system in a Tesla vehicle typically involves a process known as an “HVAC System Reset.” Recalibrating the climate control system can resolve this issue.

Follow these steps to recalibrate. 

  • Ensure that your Tesla is parked, and the vehicle is turned off.
  • Open all the windows and doors of the vehicle.
  • Leave the vehicle in this state for approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Close all the windows and doors of the vehicle.
  • Start the car, and allow the climate control system to initiate.

Your climate control system will be recalibrated and will resolve the issue.

7. Connect customer support

 We have tried and discussed all the problems that can cause the issue. If the climate control system still keeps turning on, try connecting the Tesla customer service.

They will diagnose the problem and will assist you to fix this problem.

Can software updates fix climate control issues?

Yes, software updates fix climate control issues.

What can I do if basic troubleshooting doesn’t fix the issue?

You should Contact Tesla support or visit a service center if basic troubleshooting doesn’t fix the issue. Trained technicians will diagnose the problem and fix it.

Does the climate control issue affect the battery life or range of the vehicle?

In most cases, the impact on battery life is minimal but slightly affects the range due to increased energy consumption.

Can I control the climate remotely using the Tesla mobile app?

Yes, you can control the climate remotely using the Tesla mobile app which allows you to adjust settings and temperature before entering your Tesla.

Final thoughts

So far we have discussed all the possible causes and solutions for the problem Tesla climate control keeps stunning on. The problems and solutions are explained in this article. The solutions include

  1. Updating Tesla software
  2. Soft resetting the Tesla software
  3. Hard resetting software
  4. Updating the app
  5. Reinstalling the app
  6. Fixing the sensors
  7. Firmware capability
  8. Removing the electrical interference
  9. Recalibrating the climate control system

We have discussed all these in detail and answered some questions that you might have in your mind.

If you have something to share with us about this topic feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.

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