Tesla employee mistake poses major security risk for Model 3 owners
Quattlebaum ended up calling a Tesla customer service agent, briefly. After much confusion, it turned out that a Tesla employee in Europe accidentally entered his VIN incorrectly when updating the system for another Tesla sale. That number was his VIN for his Quattlebaum, which eventually handed control of various vehicle functions to a random individual in another country.
Quatlbaum was stunned at how easily such a mistake could be made. In the worst-case scenario, the person who received access to this Model 3 could theoretically live nearby and drive away. In another example, they may have opened his house to all sorts of invaders.
As it stands, Quatorbaum’s Model 3 is at the mercy of strangers For quite some time I could remotely open a window, honk my horn, start a car, open a garage door, view its location, or grant access to someone else. This is not an exhaustive list and puts Quatlbaum and his vehicle at significant risk.
https://carbuzz.com/news/tesla-employees-mistake-leads-to-huge-security-risk-for-model-3-owner Tesla employee mistake poses major security risk for Model 3 owners