The Lucid Air is built on some amazing hardware but for the early adopters, the software is not where they’d like it so far. But Lucid Motors is frequently pushing out software updates to the car. Sometimes, as any early adopter would expect, you have to deal with bugs and issues, and sometimes you need to reset the software in the car.
Resetting the Lucid Air software is not as easy, at least not currently, as resetting the software in a Tesla. Tesla requires you to press the buttons on each side of the steering wheel for 30 seconds, that is it, and it can be done even while driving. Lucid has a bunch of ways to reset the software but they all require that you stop driving.
Hard Reset Lucid Air Software
Here are some of the documented and undocumented procedures Lucid customer service reps have asked Lucid owners to take when performing a hard reset.
- Unlock car, open door, turn signal left or right, close door, lock car, when signal shuts off car is reset
- Lock car, push lock again on key fob, walk away for a few minutes
There is another person who says you can use the keycard to reset the car, but I don’t think that can be true.
Soft Reset Lucid Air Software
Here are some of the documented and undocumented procedures Lucid customer service reps have asked Lucid owners to take when performing a soft reset.
- Exit the car, move out of key range, wait at least 45 seconds, return to the car and click the top of the key fob twice in quick succession. The horn should honk and the headlights blink if the reset succeeded.
- Double lock the door and hear the horn honk
Soft resets are usually conducted in an attempt to fix malfunctioning applications or because they’re required for software installation. Soft reset contrasts with hard reset, which removes all user data, settings and applications and returns a device to the same state it was in when it shipped from the factory. It is not clear if a hard reset with the Lucid Air will remove all your preferences and settings or not.