The current owner of the Tesla Model S liftback in 2017 purchased the car at the end of 2019 from a third-party dealer, who, in turn, bought the car directly from the manufacturer in November of the same year. At the time of the transaction, the documents indicated that the electric car is equipped with the Enhanced Autopilot function (automatic rearrangements and motorway exits) with the prospect of upgrading to Full Self Driving (traffic signal recognition and autonomous traffic in the city). A few days later, Tesla conducted a so-called software audit and disabled these options.
The buyer turned to the company for clarification and received an answer: the options are disabled because he did not pay for them. The editors of Jalopnik concluded that the company actually distributes options by subscription, and the right to use them is not transferred when the owner changes. The cost of Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self Driving is eight thousand dollars.