What happens if I don’t download an update?

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JWardell

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We now have an answer to what happens if we don't update. It is becoming more and more apparent we don't actually own these vehicles.

https://electrek.co/2020/02/14/tesla-force-software-updates-owners-resisting-them/
Tesla is just dropping support for its old VPN, which was phased out ~two years ago when upgraded to a new more secure system. There are very very few people with software that old, and certainly no Model 3.
They're not shutting down their cars, they just are finally giving up supporting them...and if they haven't updated in two years, they probably don't care to update any more anyway for whatever reason.
At least Tesla is nice enough to give them a heads up.