Three days of ownership and only two gripes

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First....I can't help it, but the low speed pedestrian noise and backup sound are really quite annoying. A neighbor remarked to me also "I thought electric cars were silent, that thing makes more noise than my truck". I have to agree. The noise is much more intrusive than the warning noises on my 2019 Leaf.

I am really really contemplating about putting the car up on ramps and finding and disconnecting that speaker that makes the noises. I guess it is a law that they have to put those on the vehicle but I cannot find where it is a law that I have to keep them enables. Wish there was a switch to turn them off.

Second...No matter what I set it to charge to it is charging to 100% each time...guess there is something I have not figured out.

Love the way the car drives even if the tires are too skinny......





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Theres a thread on the pedestrian alert. Some have put cardboard inbetween the speaker and speaker grille, you could also unplug it and put a resistor inline. It will give a warning on the dash if you just leave it unplugged.

For the charge times, you have checked the location and made sure you're setting it at the specific location?
 
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Best of luck with the noise maker. I attempted to fill the void between the grille and the speaker with paper, but it just made the infernal thing LOUDER...
 

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I put a piece of insulation in my speaker i sure love it now. Can only hear a small beep if the windows are open.
 

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Beeps like that are annoying, but....... disabling any safety feature is probably a horrible idea.

I don’t walk around much but have had a Tesla or two scare the crap out of me in a parking lot. If they hadn’t seen me they would have hit me.

Not crossing the street or anything (I look both ways) but just walking in a row to my car and they sneak up behind me.
 

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I find the low pitched sci-fi hum kind of neat. As for the reverse beeper, it’s not loud enough to be super annoying in the cabin and it’s a lot less annoying than the reverse beeps that commercial vehicles have! All in all, I’ll take the reverse beeper over some irate pet owner who’s off leash pet stupidly ran under my moving car, then accused me of being at fault for having a car that didn’t make a sound to deter their pet!
 

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At some point, don't we just have to let Darwin have a win? 😆

(JK, of course)
Oh I can be a big fan of Darwin awards.

Unfortunately in this case it’s not the driver at risk, it’s everyone around them!

I don’t think they have an award for that.
 

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Oh I can be a big fan of Darwin awards.

Unfortunately in this case it’s not the driver at risk, it’s everyone around them!

I don’t think they have an award for that.
I get it but I would hate to be on the end of someone hurt by a backup when they do a vehicle inspection and find out you intentionally disabled a safety feature. That will help them get a lot more money.
 

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I get it but I would hate to be on the end of someone hurt by a backup when they do a vehicle inspection and find out you intentionally disabled a safety feature. That will help them get a lot more money.
Your post makes it sound like you’re disagreeing with me but we are saying the same thing.

Don’t disable them!

I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s already a law prohibiting it.
 

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Oh I can be a big fan of Darwin awards.

Unfortunately in this case it’s not the driver at risk, it’s everyone around them!

I don’t think they have an award for that.
Not so much everyone around them as it is those around them who think they can walk through a parking lot with their nose buried in their phone.
 

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