Tesla Stuck In Valet Mode (This Worked For Me)

Valet mood is a very valuable feature in your Tesla when you are going to hand over your car to a valet driver or someone you don’t trust. The valent mode puts on some restrictions in which the person can’t access your data or make any changes in the settings. He will not be able to drive over 70 mph.

But what if you have activated it and now it’s not deactivating and you are stuck in the valet mood because of some glitches or you may have forgotten the pin code? You can access your own Tesla settings and can’t access its features. Wouldn’t it be frustrating?

Surely it would be. We have also faced the same problem. So we did a lot of research and found out all the possible causes and solutions for Tesla being stuck in the valet mood.

In this article, we are going to explain to you the causes and their solutions.

Let’s get started…

Tesla stuck in valet mode – causes and fixes

The causes and solutions for Tesla stuck in valet mode are very simple and easy. You will be surprised to know. These are entering the wrong pin, glitches, and bugs in MCU, glitches and bugs in the app, and malfunctioning of key fob.

Now I am going to explain these causes and their possible solutions. So keep reading…

01. Entering the Wrong pin

First of all, make sure you are entering the right pin code. You may have a different pin code than your drive or glove box pin. Entering the wrong pin will not disable the valet mood and you will keep stuck in the valet mood.

If you have forgotten the pin or you are a third-party owner and you don’t know what the pin code is. You need to contact the previous owner to find out the pin and disable the valet mood.

If you are unable to contact the previous owner, then the only thing you can do is contact Tesla customer service. They will help in fixing the problem by changing your valet mood pin.

You may need to provide the ownership documents to prove that you are the real owner of the car. Follow the Tesla support team instructions to fix this problem.

You can also try entering the common pins you use like your atm pin or phone pin. You might have used the same pin for valet mode.

You can also try hard resetting the Tesla. hard reset will remove all the data and information. It will disable the valet mood also.

To perform a hard reset follow these steps,

  • 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.

02. Glitches and bugs in MCU

Glitches and bugs in your Tesla MCU can also cause the Tesla to be in such problems. These glitches can enter your MCU through third-party apps or devices and can cause the malfunction of your Tesla features.

When you are in the valet mood you can’t access the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi or can’t delete any apps from the MCU. The only thing you can do is you can perform a soft reset to remove the bugs and glitches.

  • Ensure that you are seated in the driver’s seat and the vehicle is parked.
  • Engage the parking brake.
  • 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.

Now your Tesla software has been rebooted. Now try to disable the valet mood by entertaining the four-digit pin.

03. Glitches and bugs in the app

Glitches in your Tesla app can also cause problems like that. Your app can get glitches through your phone due to third-party apps or devices connected with it, outdated Tesla apps, or cache storage.

Logging out and logging back into your account in the Tesla app can remove the temporary glitches and can make your app work properly to disable the valet mood. So log out of your Tesla accounts. Wait for at least 30 seconds and then log in again.

An outdated app can also cause same problem. So make sure you have the latest version of the Tesla app installed on your phone.

To check and update the Tesla app follow these steps,

  • Go to “Apple Store” or “Play Store”.
  • Search “Tesla” or “Tesla mobile app”.
  • Now update it.

Deleting the cache data can also remove the glitches and bugs from the app. When a bug enters the app, it is stored in the cache storage. When the app runs it also runs with it and causes problems like this.

To delete the cache data,

  • Go to the Tesla app settings.
  • Click on cache data.
  • Now delete it.

Restarting your phone can also remove the temporary glitches and bugs and can fix your app.

To restart the phone follow these steps.

  • Press and hold the power button for 5 seconds.
  • Now click on restart.
  • Again click on the restart and confirm it.
  • Your phone will turn off and on without any delay.

Reinstalling the app will remove all the bugs and glitches from the app and will make your work properly and fix all the problems like Tesla being stuck in the valet mood.

To reinstall your Tesla app follow these steps.

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

Now again log in to your Tesla account and try to disable the valent mood.

04. Malfunctioning of the key fob

The problem can also be caused by malfunctioning of the key fob. If you have turned on the valet mood through the key fob and now it is not turning off, there may be an issue with your key fob or its battery is dead. Replace the battery with the new one and fix your key fob by taking it to a technician.

05. Connect customer support

We have tried and discussed all the problems that can cause the issue of Tesla but if the Tesla is still stuck in the valet mood, try connecting the Tesla customer service. They will diagnose the problem and will assist you to fix this problem.

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. Ensure you are entering the right pin
  2. Perform a hard reset
  3. Perform a soft reset
  4. Log out and log in to the app
  5. Update the Tesla app
  6. Restart your phone
  7. Clear cache data
  8. Reinstall the app
  9. Connect Tesla customer support service

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.

How long does valet mode stay active in a Tesla?

Valet mode in a Tesla remains active until manually it is disabled by entering the pin code.

How do I know if my Tesla is in valet mode?

When valet mode is active, your Tesla’s touchscreen or mobile app will display a notification indicating that valet mode is enabled.

Can valet mode be disabled remotely through the Tesla mobile app?

Yes, valet mode can be disabled remotely through the Tesla mobile app.

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