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Tesla Model S: Pull Onto Flatbed Truck From Front (Using Tow Eye)

Tesla Model S (2012-2024) Owner's Manual / Roadside Assistance / Instructions for Transporters / Pull Onto Flatbed Truck From Front (Using Tow Eye)

NOTE: If Model S has no low voltage power, you need an external low voltage power supply to open the hood or use the touchscreen. See If Vehicle Has No Power.

CAUTION: To avoid damage, only pull the vehicle onto a flatbed truck using a properly-installed tow eye. Using the chassis, frame, or suspension components to pull the vehicle can result in damage.

1. Locate the tow eye. The tow eye is located in the front trunk.

Instructions for Transporters

2. Release the front tow eye cover by pressing firmly on its top right perimeter until it pivots inward, then gently pulling the raised section toward you.

NOTE: The front tow eye cover is connected to the vehicle's black negative (-) terminal.

Instructions for Transporters

3. Fully insert the tow eye into the opening, then turn it counter-clockwise until securely fastened.

Instructions for Transporters

4. Attach the winch cable to the tow eye.

CAUTION: Before pulling, make sure the tow eye is securely tightened.

5. Activate Transport Mode.

6. Pull Model S slowly onto the flatbed truck.

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