Tesla electric cars have problems with flash memoryNovember 8, 2019
Such a bug can cause a lot of problems for the owners of green cars. Warranty machines can count on a free upgrade, which will help for a while, but will not become a panacea.
Owners of Tesla electric cars faced a new problem: flash memory devices, despite their compact size, turned into a real headache. Problems with the memory chip inside any car lead to a number of serious problems. So, for example, on the old Tesla Model S and Model X, an exhausted memory resource provokes a lot of unwanted problems. And this is, first of all, the central display. Such an outcome is natural, since the memory chips that are put on Tesla electric cars can only be copied tens of thousands of times, which sooner or later will be used up.
This process was accelerated by the fact that the size of Tesla firmware grew from approximately 300 MB to 1 GB.
On cars where the warranty is still valid, the company will replace the media control unit (MCU) for free: this is the motherboard on which the flash devices are located, they are also multimedia controllers or eMMC. After the expiration of the warranty period, the replacement of the MCU will fall on the shoulders of car owners. Repair, according to various estimates, will cost $ 1,800 – $ 3,000. At the same time, such an upgrade will still remain a temporary measure.
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