Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Braking and Stopping


 Braking Systems

WARNING: Properly functioning braking systems are critical to ensure safety. If you experience a problem with the brake pedal, brake calipers, or any component of a Model S braking system, c

 Regenerative Braking

Whenever Model S is moving and your foot is off the accelerator, regenerative braking slows down the vehicle and feeds any surplus power back to the Battery. By anticipating your stops and reducing

 Parking Brake

To engage the parking brake, touch Controls > Safety > Parking Brake. Follow the onscreen instructions. Use the touchscreen to manually release the parking brake (which also shifts Model S in


 Shaft - Steering Column - Intermediate Lower (Remove and Replace)

Removal Remove the underhood storage unit for access (refer to procedure). Mark the lower intermediate shaft position relative to the upper intermediate shaft and pinion. Remove the bolt that secures the lower intermediate shaft to the steering rack (torque 49 Nm). R

 Camera Location

Model S is equipped with a rear view camera located above the rear license plate. Whenever you shift into Reverse, the touchscreen displays the view from the camera. Lines show your driving path based on the position of the steering yoke. These lines adjust as you move the steering yoke. Model

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