However, according to Jalopnik’s story, it may happen that Tesla also withdraws these options. Especially in case of second-hand resale. An American dealer bought a Model S with the improved Autopilot and fully autonomous driving during an auction, before selling it to a new owner. The problem is that in the meantime Tesla has decided to conduct an audit which concluded that the vehicle should not have the two options mentioned above. Shortly after the sale, the new owner upgrades his vehicle and then notices that the options have disappeared.
He then contacted The company who replied: ‘Tesla has recent identified instances of customers being incorrectly configured for Autopilot versions that they did not pay for. Since, there was an audit done to correct these instances. Your vehicle is one of the vehicles that was incorrectly configured for Autopilot. We looked back at your purchase history and unfortunately Full-Self Driving was not a feature that you had paid for. We apologize for the confusion.” explains the firm.
And to add: ‘if you are still interested in these additional functionalities we can start the purchase process for these updates’. The problem is that the dealer’s invoice mentions both black and white options. And it would have to pay the trifle of 8000 dollars to redeem them. Ironically, the unfortunate owner, Alec, later contacted the Tesla dealership, claiming that he was going to buy a used car. When choosing a vehicle, the dealer is asked to remove the fully autonomous driving option.‘to save money’.
Source : Jalopnik