Well, all of you living in areas, where there's a Winter:
The Tesla S can only remember 4 TPMS codes (Tyre Pressure Monitoring System). That is, one set of wheels.
If you need to have winter tyres, and in Norway, Finland and Sweden you do - it is absolutely ILLEGAL to drive with summer tyres on winter roads (they'll take your license away immediately and tell you to hitchhike back home) - you need to do one of four things:
1) Exchange tyres on the rims already on the car twice a year. Expensive and risky for damages on rims, tyres or TPMS:s.
2) Get a second set of four wheels and go to a Tesla workshop twice a year for re-programming (not so practical if you live in Sweden and have to go to Denmark or Norway).
3) Get a Ranger Service (forget that! - several thousand Dollars)
4) Drive the whole half year with a blinking warning triangle (PTMS out of order). No thank you! I already have a blinking 12-V warning sign and it is disturbing. OR...
5) Go ye, TM, and configure a software update that either allows the Tesla S to remember 2 sets of wheels OR
6) Make it possible for the owner to programme the TPMS him/herself. If this takes a Tesla technician less than 5 minutes, it cannot be that hard.
Not totally thought through. There is a world outside California....if you disregard the Nordic countries, try Minnesota or Alaska or Canada.
I realise that I may come through as constantly complaining. It ain't necessarily so. I LOVE the car and am happier than a pig in shit for it. However, not even Tesla have thought of everything, and, I am told, they read this Forum. Of course an aggregate thinking community and test pilots (the first generation of Tesla S owners) can do a lot of good for TM to even further perfect their almost-perfect cars.
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