Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Cabin Air Filter(s)

Model S has one or more air filters to prevent pollen, industrial fallout, road dust and other particles from entering through the vents.

NOTE: Cabin air filter(s) require periodic replacement. See Service Intervals.

Cabin Overheat Protection

The climate control system can reduce the temperature of the cabin in extremely hot ambient conditions for a period of up to twelve hours after you exit Model S. Touch Controls > Safety > Cabin Overheat Protection and choose:

  • Off: Disable Cabin Overheat Protection.
  • On: The air conditioning operates when the cabin temperature exceeds 105º F (40º C).

NOTE: Cabin Overheat Protection operates until 12 hours has elapsed since you exited Model S, or until the Battery energy drops below 20%, whichever comes first.

WARNING: Never leave children or pets in the vehicle unattended. Due to automatic shut-off or extreme outside conditions, the inside of the vehicle can become dangerously hot, even when Cabin Overheat Protection is enabled.

Climate Control Operating Tips

  • When you use the mobile app to turn on the climate control system, it automatically turns off after four hours or if the charge level drops to 20%. To cool or heat the cabin for a longer period, you must turn it on again.
  • If the climate control system is louder than you prefer, manually reduce the fan speed.
  • In addition to cooling the interior, the air conditioning compressor also cools the Battery. Therefore, in hot weather, the air conditioning compressor can turn on even if you turned it off. This is normal because the system's priority is to cool the Battery to ensure it stays within an optimum temperature range to support longevity and optimum performance.
  • Even when not in use, you may hear Model S emit a whining noise or the sound of water circulating. These sounds are normal and occur when the internal cooling systems turn on to support various vehicle functions, such as maintaining the low voltage battery and balancing the temperature of the high voltage Battery.
  • To ensure the climate control system operates efficiently, close all windows and ensure that the exterior grille in front of the windshield is free of ice, snow, leaves, and other debris.
  • In very humid conditions, it is normal for the windshield to fog slightly when you first turn on the air conditioning.
  • It is normal for a small pool of water to form under Model S when parked. Extra water produced by the dehumidifying process is drained underneath.
  • To reduce the temperature in the cabin in hot weather conditions, the fan may turn on to vent the cabin when the vehicle is parked. This occurs only if the battery's charge level is above 20%.


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    The touchscreen displays a map at all times (except when Model S is shifted into Reverse). Use your finger(s) to interact with the map: To move the map in any direction, hold and drag a finger.

     Map Display

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