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Tesla Model S: Adjusting Steering Yoke Position

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Owner's Manual / Driving / Steering Yoke / Adjusting Steering Yoke Position

To adjust the steering yoke, touch Controls and touch the Steering icon.

Use the left scroll button on the steering yoke to move the steering yoke to the desired position:

  • To adjust the height/tilt angle of the steering yoke, roll the left scroll button up or down.
  • To move the steering yoke closer to you, or further away from you, press the left scroll button to the left or right.

Steering Yoke

WARNING: Do not make steering yoke adjustments while driving.

Adjusting Steering Effort

You can adjust the feel and sensitivity of the steering system to suit your personal preference:

1. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Pedals & Steering > Steering Mode.

2. Choose a steering option:

  • Comfort - Reduces the effort required to turn the steering yoke. In town, Model S feels easier to drive and park.
  • Standard - Tesla believes that this setting offers the best handling and response in most conditions.
  • Sport - Increases the effort required to turn the steering yoke. When driving at higher speeds, Model S feels more responsive.


     Overview of Steering Yoke Buttons

    Your Model S features stalkless driving in which all controls you need when driving are accessible on the steering yoke. Right turn signal High beam headlights* Left turn signal Left scroll b

     Left Scroll Button

    Use the scroll button on the left side of the steering yoke to adjust the position of the mirrors and steering yoke. It also controls the wipers and media player. When using media player, push th

     Right Scroll Button

    Use the scroll button on the right side of the steering yoke to control Autopilot features such as Autosteer and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control: When driving, push and release the button to engage


     General Fitting Instructions

    Component removal Whenever possible, clean components and surrounding area before removal. Cap off openings exposed by component removal. Immediately seal fuel, oil or hydraulic lines when apertures are exposed; use plastic caps or plugs to prevent loss of fluid and ingress of dirt.

     Inspecting and Maintaining Tires

    Regularly inspect the tread and side walls for any sign of distortion (bulges), foreign objects, cuts or wear. WARNING: Do not drive Model S if a tire is damaged, excessively worn, or inflated to an incorrect pressure. Check tires regularly for wear, and ensure there are no cuts, bulges or

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