Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Correct Driving Position

The seat, head support, seat belt and airbags work together to maximize your safety. Using these correctly ensures greater protection.

Front and Rear Seats

Position the seat so you can wear the seat belt correctly, while being as far away from the front airbag as possible:

1. Sit upright with both feet on the floor and the seat back reclined no more than 30 degrees.

2. Make sure you can easily reach the pedals and that your arms are slightly bent when holding the steering yoke. Your chest should be at least 10 inches (25 cm) from the center of the airbag cover.

3. Place the shoulder section of the seat belt mid-way between your neck and your shoulder. Fit the lap section of the belt tightly across your hips, not across your stomach.

Model S front seats include integrated head supports that cannot be adjusted or removed.


     Adjusting the Front Seats

    Move seat forward/backward and adjust the seat's height and tilt angle up/down. Adjust backrest. Adjust lumbar support. WARNING: Before adjusting a front seat, check that the area around t

     Folding Rear Seats

    Model S has a split rear seat that can fold forward. Before folding, remove items from the seats and the rear footwell. To allow the rear seats to fold completely flat, you may need to move the fron

     Head Supports

    The front seats include integrated head supports that you cannot adjust. The rear outboard seating positions include an adjustable head support that can be raised/lowered or removed. The head supp


     Module - Door Controller (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the door trim cover (refer to procedure) Disconnect the door module harness connectors (x3). Remove the screws (x3) that secure the control module to the door panel (torque 2 Nm). Remove the door controller module.

     Switch - Back Rest and Cushion Adjust - Driver's Seat (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove driver seat outer side cover (refer to procedure) Remove screws (x4) securing back rest and cushion adjust switch to cover (torque 1 Nm). Remove back rest and cushion adjust switch.

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