Tesla Owners Left Stranded In Cold After Smartphone App Crashes Over Weekend

Tesla owners got a nice early holiday gift this weekend when several owners reported not being able to get into their car due to “500 server errors” popping up on their Tesla smartphone apps.

The error left some owner stranded in the cold over the weekend, StreetInsider wrote on Monday morning.

One Tesla owner from South Korea wrote “Still stuck in Seoul” on Twitter after the error popped up and he didn’t have access to his Tesla.

Downdetector showed a “large spike in reported Tesla server problems at around 5pm on Friday,” StreetInsider wrote, noting that it was unknown how many Teslas were affected by the outage and exactly how many people wound up locked out of their cars.

Tesla owner Zachary Kiefer was stranded outside of his vehicle for hours, the report said. The app started working again before a AAA assistance tow that he called arrived.READ MORE