Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Pedals & Steering

Acceleration Adjust the amount of acceleration. Chill limits acceleration for a slightly smoother and gentler ride, whereas Sport provides the normal level of acceleration.

NOTE: When Chill is selected, Chill displays on the touchscreen above the driving speed.

Drag Strip Mode: Preconditions the vehicle for improved performance in short distance racing (see Drag Strip Mode).

Steering Mode: Adjust the amount of effort required to turn the steering yoke (see Adjusting Steering Effort).

Apply Brakes When Regenerative Braking Is Limited: Choose if you want the regular braking system to automatically engage whenever regenerative braking is unavailable or limited (for example, the Battery is cold or fully charged). When enabled and you release your foot from the accelerator pedal when regenerative braking is limited, the braking system engages to provide the same amount of deceleration you experience when regenerative braking is available. This results in consistent deceleration regardless of the state of the Battery. See Regenerative Braking.

Auto Shift out of Park: Turn on if you want Model S to automatically choose the initial drive mode (Drive or Reverse). See Shifting.

Automatic Turn Signals: If set to Auto Cancel, turn signals cancel automatically when Model S detects completion of maneuvers such as merges, lane changes, and forks in the roadway (unless you override this by pressing and holding when you engage the turn signal). If set to Off, you must cancel turn signals after these types of maneuvers by pressing the turn signal button (see Turn Signals).

Track Mode if equipped: when enabled, this mode modifies the vehicle's stability control, traction control, regenerative braking, and cooling system to increase performance and handling while driving on closed circuit courses (see Track Mode).

Slip Start: Turn on to allow wheels to spin (see Traction Control).


Adjust the settings associated with the air suspension system. You can adjust the Ride Height (helpful for increasing ground clearance on steep driveways, etc.) and you can optimize ride and handling by adjusting settings for Adaptive Suspension Damping. See Air Suspension.

NOTE: To raise the suspension to High, you can also touch the Raise Suspension shortcut on the main Controls screen, instead of displaying all Suspension settings.


View charging status and adjust settings related to charging Model S (see Charging Instructions).



    NOTE: Depending on market region, vehicle configuration, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with all Autopilot features described below. Customize how some of


    Control interior and exterior lights. See Lights. NOTE: You can also control the exterior headlights by touching the high beam headlights button on the left side of the steering yoke and then choosi


    Customize how the navigation system works: Navigation Volume: Increase or decrease the volume of spoken navigation instructions by touching - or +, respectively. Fully decreasing the volume mute


     Jacking and Lifting

    Jacking Procedure Follow the steps below to lift Model S. Ensure that any non-Tesla repair facility is aware of these lifting points. 1. Position Model S centrally between the lift posts. 2. If your Model S is equipped with air suspension, it automatically self-levels, even when power is off (see

     Charging stopped - Power lost while charging

    Check power source and charging equipment Power has been lost during charging. This could result from the charging equipment losing power from the source (for example, a wall outlet) or from an issue with the charging equipment. This alert is often accompanied by other alerts that can help you id

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