Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Limitations

Summon is unlikely to operate as intended in the following types of situations:

  • The driving path is sloped. Summon is designed to operate on flat roads only (up to 10% grade).
  • A raised concrete edge is detected. Summon does not move Model S over an edge that is higher than approximately 1 in (2.5 cm).
  • One or more of the ultrasonic sensors or cameras is damaged, dirty, or obstructed (such as by mud, ice, or snow, or by a vehicle bra, excessive paint, or adhesive products such as wraps, stickers, rubber coating, etc.).
  • Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, fog, or extremely hot or cold temperatures) are interfering with sensor operation.
  • The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.

NOTE: Summon is disabled if Model S is in Valet mode.

WARNING: The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Summon. It is the driver's responsibility to remain in control of Model S at all times. Pay close attention whenever Summon is actively moving Model S and stay prepared to take immediate action. Failure to do so can result in serious property damage, injury or death.


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