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Wifi issues in new Tesla

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I've just received my new Tesla Model Y and cannot connect to wifi.

When I try and connect, it searches for networks but doesn't find any. My phone however does connect to my home wifi so the Tesla should be within reach (it is parked on my drive). But even then, it's not just that it doesn't find my home network, it doesn't find any!

Just worth mentioning the following before anyone mentions them...
  1. I have tried rebooting the Tesla
  2. Wifi is definitely on, not off.
  3. I have not yet connected the car to my phone (if it makes a difference) as I'm still waiting for my lease company to transfer ownership to me or something like that.
Any ideas? Until this is sorted I'm unable to download updates, get traffic info when using sat nav, etc.
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The traffic updates is not reliant on your car being connected to WiFi as how would it get updates on a journey. It uses the cars sim for that which you'll need premium connectivity after the initial month expires.

Have you tried sitting in the car, creating a hotspot with your phone and seeing if it'll find that and connect, just to test it?
Yes you'll get premium connectivity for the first month for free, even a lease.

You can extend it in the app.
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FWIW my Leased model 3 had premium connectivity for a year before losing it, was only supposed to be 1 month.

I do not subscribe to it now.
That loophole was fixed by Tesla this year.
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