Apps go down all the time but rarely does it ever take away your ability to drive. Some Tesla drivers were unable to get into their vehicles thanks to an outage with the official Tesla app.
The app has a feature that turns your smartphone into a ket to get into your tesla the unlocks and lock the car without ever having to pull it out of your pocket. Tesla even recommends Phone Key be used as the "primary method of accessing and starting your vehicle,"
But its turn out relying just on the app is a bad idea as it left people stranded and locked out of their cars. At around 4 p.m. on Monday, Tesla's mobile app became unavailable for what Tesla says was a brief time.
According to DailyMail
Tesla is experiencing a complete network outage that has hit its internal service and customer mobile app a day after the company lost $50 billion in its market value due to its failed 'Battery Day.'
The mobile app holds a digital key and and only owners who have a physical version have been able to access and drive their vehicle - leaving those without stranded.
Tesla's internal systems are also down, making it impossible for staff to process deliveries and orders.
According to Down Detector, the outage is stretching across the US and over into parts of Europe.
Sources familiar with the matter told TechCrunch: The Tesla outage was caused by an internal break of their application programming interface (or API), according to sources familiar with the outage.'
Some consumers have had service restored, but others are still battling the outage.
DailyMail.com has reached out to Tesla for comment and has yet to receive a response.
Frank Lambert, a Twitter user and Tesla owner, was the first to sound the alarm about the outage.