Tesla bug causes vehicles to pass gas every time the door is opened

Tesla rolled out a Christmas update to a good number of its vehicles. While everyone was sharing various features with this update, there came some weird experiences. This is about the driver who posted saying, “Tesla won’t stop farting when I open a door.” It turns out that it is a bug that came that way unexpectedly. As the bug turned out to be funny and apt for the festive season, some suggested that the bug must be left alone for now.

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As per the Tesla owner, his Model 3’s emissions testing feature (fondly known as “fart mode”) ended up going berserk. Despite emissions testing mode being disabled completely, the Model 3 stubbornly insisted on passing gas every time its doors were opened.

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A video of the apparent fart mode bug in action was shared online, and needless to say, it definitely does not disappoint. When the Model 3’s doors are opened, the vehicle engages the feature, and somewhat aggressively at that. According to the Tesla owner, he had no idea what triggered the bug, though a soft reset seemed to fix the problem. Considering the nature of the fart mode bug, however, numerous members of the r/TeslaModel3 subreddit have jokingly suggested that the bug should be left alone since its effect is hilarious. As juvenile as emissions testing mode is, after all, the idea of a car farting uncontrollably when its doors are opened is just something that speaks to the inner child in everyone.

Emissions testing mode may be a minor, fun extra feature for Teslas, but CEO Elon Musk has gone on record to state that he wants his gravestone to read “invented car fart.” And now that we’ve seen just how aggressive the feature could be when it goes out of control, one can almost be compelled to follow the CEO’s suggestion.  (Credits- Teslarati)

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Additionally, the fun continues for many Tesla users. A user posted that he set up his uncle’s Tesla vehicle such that the fart comes when they take a turn while driving. It is unclear how it was done, or whether other Tesla owners can also modify the bug according to their own preference.

Initially, as Christmas day was arriving, the first update that came along and talked about was the megaphone update. Tesla vehicles installed with a speaker were updated with this along with various other features like hiding maps and playing new games this festive season.