Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Cruise control unavailable

Reduced front radar visibility

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer are unavailable because the radar located in the front bumper area of your vehicle has no or low visibility. Continue to your destination. Your vehicle is OK to drive.

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer will remain unavailable as long as the radar lacks adequate visibility. This could be a temporary obstruction caused by factors like snow, ice, dirt, or mud. If the alert is caused by a temporary factor like these, no action might be needed: the condition might clear during your drive.

If the alert persists throughout your drive, examine the front bumper before your next planned drive and attempt to clear any obstruction.

  •  See the About Autopilot sections "How It Works" and "Cleaning Cameras and Sensors" for more on the radar location and care needed if clearing dirt / debris from that area of the vehicle.
  •  See Cleaning for general cleaning tips and cautions.

Once the radar regains adequate visibility, the alert will clear and both Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer should again be available.

If this alert persists throughout subsequent drives but no obstruction is visible on the front bumper where the radar is located, schedule service at your earliest convenience. Your vehicle is OK to drive in the meantime.

Reduced front camera visibility

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer are unavailable because one or more of the front cameras in your vehicle is blocked or blinded by external conditions. Continue to your destination. Your vehicle is OK to drive.

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer will remain unavailable while a front camera lacks adequate visibility. Cameras can be blocked or blinded due to many factors that include:

  • Dirt or debris on the camera surface
  • Environmental conditions like rain, fog, snow, or dew
  • Bright sunlight or glare from another light source
  • Condensation (water droplets or mist) on the camera surface

This is often a temporary issue that will clear up when condensation evaporates or a particular environmental condition is no longer present.

If the alert does not clear by the end of your drive, inspect and clean the front camera area at the top center of the windshield before your next planned drive. Check the camera surface for condensation, dirt, or other debris and attempt to clear any obstruction. See the About Autopilot sections "How It Works" and "Cleaning Cameras and Sensors" for more on front camera location and tips for careful cleaning.

Although condensation on the inside of the front camera enclosure cannot be wiped clean, you can usually clear it quicker by following these steps:

1. Pre-condition the cabin with the temperature set to High and A/C turned ON.

2. Turn on the front windshield defroster.

Once all front cameras regain adequate visibility, the alert will clear and both Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer should again be available.

If this alert persists throughout subsequent drives but no front camera obstruction is visible, schedule service at your earliest convenience. Your vehicle is OK to drive in the meantime.

Continue driving to allow cameras to calibrate

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer are unavailable because the cameras on your vehicle are not fully calibrated. Continue to your destination. Your vehicle is OK to drive.

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer will remain unavailable until camera calibration is complete.

Your vehicle must maneuver with great precision when features like Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer are active. Before these features can be used for the first time, the cameras must complete an initial self-calibration. Occasionally, one or more cameras can become uncalibrated.

For your convenience, a calibration progress indicator is displayed on the touchscreen. Calibration typically completes after your vehicle has driven 20-25 miles (32-40 km), but the distance varies depending on road and environmental conditions. For example, driving on a straight road with highly visible lane markings helps the cameras calibrate quicker.

See Drive to Calibrate Cameras.

When calibration is complete, Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer should be available.

If the alert persists and camera calibration has not completed after your vehicle has driven 100 miles (160 km) or more, or Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer remain unavailable despite successful camera calibration, schedule service at your earliest convenience. Your vehicle is OK to drive in the meantime.

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