Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Navigating to a Destination

To navigate to a location, touch the search bar in the corner of the map and enter a destination, send the destination from your phone, or speak a voice command (see Voice Commands). You can enter or speak an address, landmark, business, etc. When you touch the search bar, you can also choose from the following types of locations:

  • A saved Home or Work location (see Home, Work, and Favorite Destinations).
  • A Charging destination (see Charging Locations).
  • A Recent destination (the most recent destination is listed at the top).
  • A destination you have marked as a Favorite (see Home, Work, and Favorite Destinations).
  • A popular restaurant when you're feeling Hungry or a popular destination (such as museums and amusement parks) when you're feeling Lucky (see I'm Feeling Lucky, Hungry).

NOTE: If a data connection is not available, onboard maps allow you to navigate to any destination, but you must enter the exact and complete address.

NOTE: You can start navigation remotely from your IOS or Android device using the "share" functionality on your device after allowing access to the Tesla mobile app.

When you specify a location, the touchscreen zooms out to provide an overview of the route you need to travel and displays a turn-by-turn direction list. Estimated arrival time, driving time, and mileage displays at the bottom of the direction list. Note the following about the turn-by-turn direction list:

  • The Battery icon on the turn list provides a visual representation showing an estimate of how much energy will remain when you reach your destination, and how much will remain if you make a round trip back to your current location. See Predicting Energy Usage.
  • If charging is needed to reach your destination and Trip Planner is enabled (and available in your market region), the navigation route automatically includes Supercharger stops (see Trip Planner).
  • If you won't have enough energy to reach your destination and there is no Supercharger on the route, an alert tells you that charging is needed to reach your destination.
  • Each turn is preceded by the distance to the maneuver.
  • To see the bottom of the list, you may need to drag the list upward.
  • Touch the top of the list to minimize it.

While navigating, the map tracks your location and displays the current leg of your trip. You can display the entire route at any time by swiping down to expand the turn-by-turn direction list or touching the route overview icon.

If Navigate on Autopilot (if available in your market region) is enabled, you can turn it on for the navigation route by touching Navigate on Autopilot in the turn-by- turn direction list. Navigate on Autopilot is a full self- driving (Beta) feature that automatically changes lanes and steers Model S along a navigation route, exiting controlled-access highways, etc. For details, see Navigate on Autopilot.

The Navigate on Autopilot icon (if equipped) is blue when the feature is active.

To stop navigating, touch END, located in the bottom corner of the turn-by-turn direction list.

Adding Stops to a Route

After you have entered a destination, you can edit your route by adding, deleting or reordering stops. Touch the three dots at the bottom of the turn-by-turn direction list to view options to edit your route.

Add Stop allows you to add a stop by searching for a location or adding a Home, Recent or Favorite destination. You can also add a stop by touching any pin on the map and selecting Add from the popup.

Edit Stop allows you to set up a complex trip by adding or deleting stops on your route. Drag and drop stops by touching the equal sign to reorder your trip.

Automatic Navigation

NOTE: Automatic Navigation may not be available in all market regions and on all vehicle configurations.

Automatic Navigation can predict a destination when you get in your vehicle. When your phone's calendar is synced to Model S, and the calendar includes an event that takes place within two hours of when you get in your vehicle to drive, Automatic Navigation suggests the location of the event (assuming a valid address is associated with the event).

In addition, if you are Home and get in your vehicle on weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 5:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Automatic Navigation can automatically route you to your specified Work location (see Home, Work, and Favorite Destinations). Likewise, if you are at work on weekdays from 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM, Automatic Navigation can automatically route you to your specified Home location.

To enable Automatic Navigation, touch Controls > Navigation > Automatic Navigation. You must have your phone's calendar synced to Model S and the event must include a uniquely specified and valid address (see Phone and Calendar).

NOTE: Navigation instructions that you enter manually, or send to Model S, override routes suggested by Automatic Navigation.


     I'm Feeling Lucky, Hungry

    NOTE: "I'm Feeling Lucky" and "I'm Feeling Hungry" may not be available in all market regions and on all vehicle configurations. In addition to navigating to a destination of your choice, Model S c

     Charging Locations

    To display charging locations on the map, touch the map's search bar, then touch Charging. Charging locations are shown in a list (with the closest charging location at the top of the list) and rep

     Predicting Energy Usage

    When navigating to a destination, Model S helps you anticipate your charging needs by calculating the amount of energy that remains when you reach your destination. When navigating, the map display


     Switch - Brake Light (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the driver's side lower dash trim (refer to procedure). Rotate the brake light switch 45 degrees clockwise and release it from the brake pedal assembly. Caution: The brake light switch is a one time use component. Ensure that a new switch is used

     Brake Pedal (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the brake light switch (refer to procedure). Caution: The brake light switch is a one time use component. Ensure that a new switch is used during reinstallation. Remove the spring clip from the clevis pin. Depress the brake

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