Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Adjusting Ride Height

CAUTION: Before adjusting the suspension height, ensure Model S is clear of all obstacles, above and below.

You can manually adjust the ride height by pressing the brake pedal touching Controls > Suspension on the touchscreen. The ride height settings that are available depend on your driving speed and other conditions (for example, the suspension does not lower if a door is open). Drag the slider to choose from these options:

  • Very High - When set to Very High, the suspension automatically lowers to the default ride height* (Medium or Low) after driving approximately 100 feet (30 meters) or when driving speed reaches 15 mph (24 km/h). To maintain the Very High setting for an unlimited distance until your driving speed reaches the speed threshold, touch Keep until 15 mph.
  • High - When set to High, the suspension automatically lowers to the default ride height* (Medium or Low) after driving approximately 100 feet (30 meters) or when driving speed reaches 35 mph (56 km/h). To maintain the High setting for an unlimited distance until your driving speed reaches the speed threshold, touch Keep until 35 mph.

NOTE: You can also raise the suspension to High by touching the Raise Suspension shortcut on the main Controls window.

  • Medium - The Medium setting ensures optimum comfort and handling under all loading conditions.
  • Low - Lowering the height can improve aerodynamics, make it easier to load or unload cargo and passengers, and improve handling.

*If the Default Ride Height to Low setting is turned off, the ride height is adjusted between Medium and Low to balance ride comfort with handling and range. To optimize handling and range, turn on the Default Ride Height to Low setting.

CAUTION: Avoid driving aggressively (hard accelerations, sharp turns, etc.) when the suspension is set to High or Very High. Doing so can cause vibration and increase the possibility of damage.

    READ NEXT:

     Adaptive Suspension Damping

    The settings associated with Adaptive Suspension Damping provide real-time adjustments to the suspension system to optimize both ride and handling. Choose from: Comfort - Provides a gentler ride

     Auto-Raising Locations

    Whenever you raise the suspension to High or Very High, the location is automatically saved. By saving the location, you do not need to manually raise the suspension every time you arrive at a freq

     Voice Commands

    Use voice commands to easily control settings and preferences without using the touchscreen. You can ask Model S to do just about anything, such as adjusting climate controls and media preferences.

    SEE MORE:

     Striker - Door - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Open door. Remove countersunk screws (x2) securing striker plate to rear door (torque 22 Nm). Note: Note installed position of components before removal. Remove door striker.

     Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance

    Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance automatically applies steering to avoid a potential collision in situations where:  Model S is departing a lane and may collide with a vehicle traveling in the same direction in the adjacent lane (regardless of the status of the turn signal).  Mo

    © 2019-2024 Copyright www.tesms.org