Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Air Suspension

NOTE: When Model S starts, you may hear the sound of the compressor as the air suspension system's reservoir fills with air.

Your Model S is equipped with Adaptive Air Suspension that offers superior ride quality and allows you to choose a softer or firmer ride based on your preference. When carrying loads, the system also maintains a level height between the front and rear. You can manually adjust the ride height to suit your circumstances (for example, you can raise Model S when you need extra ground clearance, such as when driving on a steep driveway or ramp, in deep snow, over large speed bumps, parking curbs, etc.).

If a fault is detected that reduces the performance of the adaptive air suspension system, a yellow indicator lights up on the instrument panel. If the problem persists, contact Tesla.

If a fault is detected that disables the adaptive air suspension system, a red indicator lights up on the instrument panel. Contact Tesla.


 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 Control

 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


 Low Voltage Power Socket

Your Model S has a power socket located in the center console's rear compartment. To access the low voltage socket, open the front compartment of the center console. The power socket is suitable for accessories requiring up to 12A continuous draw (16A peak). NOTE: Power is available whenever th

 Compressor - 2nd Generation (Remove and Replace)

Warning: Only technicians who have been trained in High Voltage Awareness are permitted to perform this procedure. Proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and insulating HV gloves with a minimum rating of class 00 (500V) must be worn any time a high voltage cable is handled. Refer

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