Solving the 500, 540, and Other Server Errors

Tesla App Bugs: Decoding the 500 & 540 Server Errors!

Before you get stressed out seeing the Tesla app 540 and 500 vehicle server error messages, let me tell you it’s nothing serious. Both messages mean server-down issues that can be solved only by Tesla.

However, if the message stays longer than usual, you just need to fix it by rebooting the phone, downloading software on the Tesla touchscreen, testing/changing the router, or contacting the Tesla Service Center.

In this guide, I’ll share all the troubleshooting techniques for these 2 issues and give solutions for other related errors. Ready!

Solving the 500, 540, and Other Server Errors

How To Fix Tesla App 540 and 500 Vehicle Server Error?

Just like the Tesla glove box won’t open, fixing the 540 and 500 error messages is vital. Both issues occur when the Tesla team raises the verbosity of network traffic.

If the “Tesla 540 Vehicle Server Error” message shows in the app, it indicates that the app is down. In other words, the server has an issue (not the app) that’s causing the app not to work temporarily. 

Then again, the Tesla app 500 server error message means the configuration issue with the server or network.

These 2 messages aren’t a big issue! The app comes back to normal after some hours as the Tesla team fixes the server issue. 

However, you can do a few things that’ll help it get resolved if the server isn’t the only issue. Here are the details:

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1. Restart Your Phone

Start by restarting your smartphone. Then, hold the power button for a couple of seconds and simply hit on the Restart option. After that, wait for it to turn on. Then, open the app and check whether it shows the same error message.

2. Update Pending Software On Tesla

Another thing that you can do is update the upcoming software on the touchscreen. For that, use the touchscreen and go to Controls > Software > Update Available. Then, press the Advanced option a few times and start to download the remaining ones from the Tesla software update list.

3. Check The Wi-Fi Connection

Next, disconnect your device from home Wi-Fi and connect it to the cellular network. After that, open the app and if it runs perfectly, that indicates a faulty Wi-Fi router or it’s 5 GHz. Due to this, the Tesla app not connecting to car issues can arise!

4. Contact TSC (Tesla Service Center)

If nothing works, it’s time to inform TSC about the issue you are facing. Tell them everything and they will fix the server issue.

Note: Both 540 and 500 server errors usually don’t require troubleshooting as they are resolved after some time (1 – 5 hours at max).

How To Solve Other App Glitches?

Apart from the 540 and 500 server errors, there are some common glitches that occur when you use the app. Let me show the problems and then give the solutions: 

Issue #1: Tesla App Access Denied Message

A lot of times the app can show Access Denied error when trying to open the Tesla app. This occurs due to an IPv6 connection error. If this happens, troubleshoot the issue by turning off the IPv6 on the Firewalla or another router.

How To Fix:

  1. Go to the main router’s Network Manager option using your phone on Firewalla.
  2. Then, go to Box main screen > Network option.
  3. After that, tap on the Edit option located in the top right corner.
  4. Next, click on your Wi-Fi Network from the list.
  5. Now, you’ll find the WAN Connection prompt of your Wi-Fi Network.
  6. Then, locate the option called IPv6 and turn it to the On position.

Note: The procedure might be different based on the Wi-Fi router type.

Issue #2: Tesla Account Login Not Working Message

If you accidentally log out of the account and try to connect but the error message show, it occurs due to a router issue. To fix the issue, you’ll need to delete the app and reinstall then reset the router.

How To Fix:

  1. Delete & Install Tesla App: Just uninstall the app by holding the Tesla app and pressing on the ‘x’ sign. Then, hit Delete and reinstall it from the Apple Store or Play Store. After that, try logging in.
  2. Reset The Router: Locate the reset button that is a small round hole on the rear side of the router. After that, insert a paperclip into the hole and press it for up to 30 seconds. Next, remove it and let the router get reset. Then, log in to the app.
  3. Reboot The Phone: Hold the Power Off button for some seconds and click on the Restart button. Wait for the phone to reboot and then open the app to log in.
  4. Turn Off VPN: Go to Settings > General > VPN & Device Management > VPN > Status and slide to turn it off. If you have an Android phone, go to Settings > Network & Internet/ Connection & Sharing > VPN and turn it off.

Issue #3: Tesla App Temporary Maintenance Message

When the app temporarily goes under maintenance, it will show a “503 server maintenance” message. Well, this indicates the app is getting server maintenance. 

In general, it doesn’t require fixing as after some hours you’ll able to use the app. However, if the message doesn’t go away, it is suggested to log out from the app and reinstall it to use it well.

How To Fix:

Turn on the Wi-Fi to your device and simply open the app. Then, log out from it and wait for a few minutes. After that, log in to your Tesla app and check whether it shows the same message.

If it’s still showing the same message, then delete the app and reinstall it. And if this also doesn’t work, then call TSC (Tesla Service Center) to help you out.

Overall Thought

The Tesla app 540 and 500 vehicle server error messages don’t require fixing as the Tesla team solves them by correcting the server.

However, sometimes these messages can be seen on the screen due to internal malfunction. In that case, you’ll need to try the above techniques. Good luck with this task!

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