Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Parameters

Autopark detects potential parking spaces based on the following parameters:

Perpendicular Parking

  • Your driving speed must be below 8 mph (13 km/h). If driving too fast, Autopark may not be able to accurately detect your desired parking space.
  • The parking space must be at least 7.2 feet (2.2 meters) wide.
  • The parking space must have at least three visible lines for the vehicle to park into, such as parking lines, road markings, or distinct curbs. Autopark may not work in a garage, for example, without three visible parking lines.
  • Autopark may not work with textured road surfaces such as cobblestone or brick.

Parallel Parking

  • Your driving speed must be below 13 mph (21 km/h). If driving too fast, Autopark may not be able to accurately detect your desired parking space.
  • There must be a vehicle in front of the space you want to park in.
  • A distinct curb or edge must be visible. Autopark may not correctly identify the parking space if the curb is not distinct, such as grass or dirt.

NOTE: Autopark does not operate on angled parking spaces.


     To Use Autopark

    When driving, follow these steps to allow Autopark to maneuver Model S into a parking space: 1. While driving slowly on a public road, monitor the instrument panel to determine when Autopark has de

     To Pause Parking

    To pause Autopark, press the brake pedal once. Model S stops and remains stopped until you touch Resume on the touchscreen. To Cancel Parking Autopark cancels the parking sequence when you manually


    NOTE: Depending on market region, vehicle configuration, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with Summon, or the feature may not operate exactly as described.


     Steering Column (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Ensure that the front road wheels are in a straight ahead position. Remove the driver's side lower dash trim (refer to procedure). Remove the steering controller module (refer to procedure). Disconnect the steering column motor harness connectors (x2).

     While Driving

    Cold weather can increase energy consumption because more power is required for driving, cabin and Battery heating. Follow these suggestions to reduce energy consumption: Use seat heaters to keep warm. Seat heaters use less energy than the cabin heater. Lowering the cabin temperature and us

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