Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Child Safety Seat Warnings

WARNING: Extreme hazard! Do not seat a child on the front passenger seat even if you are using a child safety seat. This seat has an airbag in front of it. Although this airbag is disabled when Model S detects a lightweight passenger, do not rely on technology to protect your child.

WARNING: Child restraint systems are designed to be secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt portion of a lap-shoulder belt. Children could be endangered in a crash if their child restraints are not properly secured in the vehicle.

WARNING: According to collision statistics, children are safer when properly restrained in the rear seating positions than in the front seating positions.

WARNING: Do not use a forward facing child safety seat until your child weighs over 20 lbs (9 kg) and can sit independently. Up to the age of two, a child's spine and neck are not sufficiently developed to avoid injury in a frontal impact.

WARNING: Do not allow a baby or infant to be held on a lap. All children should be restrained in an appropriate child safety seat at all times.

WARNING: To ensure children are safely seated, follow all instructions provided in this document and by the manufacturer of the child safety seat.

WARNING: Children should ride in a rear facing child safety seat using the seat's integrated 5- point harness for as long as possible.

WARNING: Do not use seat belt extenders on a seat belt that is being used to install a child safety seat or booster seat.

WARNING: When seating larger children, make sure the child's head is supported and the child's seat belt is properly adjusted and fastened. The shoulder portion of the belt must be away from the face and neck, and the lap portion must not be over the stomach.

WARNING: Never attach two child safety seats to one anchor point. In a collision, one anchor point may be incapable of securing both seats.

WARNING: Child restraint anchors are designed to withstand only those loads imposed by correctly fitted child restraints. Under no circumstances are they to be used for adult seat belts, harnesses, or for attaching other items or equipment to the vehicle.

WARNING: Always check harnesses and tether straps for damage and wear.

WARNING: Never leave a child unattended, even if the child is secured in a child safety seat.

WARNING: Never use a child safety seat that has been involved in a collision. Have the seat inspected or replaced as described in the child safety seat manufacturer's instructions.



     Location of Airbags

    Airbags are located in the approximate areas shown below. Airbag warning information is printed on the sun visors. Model S is equipped with an airbag and lap/shoulder belt at both front seating pos

     Types of Airbags

    Model S has the following types of airbags:  Front airbags: The front airbags are designed to reduce injuries if larger children or adults are riding in the front seats. Follow all warnings


     Subframe Assembly - Front (Remove and Install)

    Special tools required for this procedure: Supplier Part Number Description Tesla 1021241-00-B Subframe Fixture, Rear, MDLS

     Assembly - Instrument Panel Lower - RH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the RH instrument panel side cover assembly (refer to procedure). Note: LH panel is illustrated; RH removal is identical. Using a suitable tool, release the clips (x13) that secure the trim to the dash substrate.

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