Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Removing the Maintenance Panel

To check fluid levels, remove the maintenance panel:

1. Open the hood.

2. Pull the maintenance panel upward to release the clips that hold it in place.

Fluid Reservoirs

CAUTION: The maintenance panel protects the front trunk from water. When re-attaching, make sure it is fully seated.

Checking Battery Coolant

Your Battery coolant should not need to be replaced for the life of your vehicle under most circumstances. However, if the quantity of fluid in the cooling system drops below the recommended level, the instrument panel displays a warning message. Stop driving Model S as soon as safety permits and contact Tesla.

Fluid Level Check

DO NOT REMOVE THE FILLER CAP AND DO NOT ADD FLUID. Doing so can result in damage not covered by the warranty.

Do Not Top Up Battery Coolant

WARNING: Battery coolant can be hazardous and can irritate eyes and skin. Under no circumstances should you remove the filler cap and/or add coolant. If the instrument panel warns you that the fluid level is low, contact Tesla immediately.

To maximize the performance and life of the Battery, the cooling system uses a specific mixture of G-48 ethylene- glycol coolant (HOAT). Contact Tesla for more specific information about the coolant.


     Checking Brake Fluid

    WARNING: Contact Tesla immediately if you notice increased movement of the brake pedal or a significant loss of brake fluid. Driving under these conditions can result in extended stopping di

     Topping Up Windshield Washer Fluid

    The only reservoir into which you can add fluid is the windshield washer fluid reservoir, which is located behind the front trunk. When the level is low, a message displays on the instrument panel.

     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


     Headlight Assembly - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove front fascia for access (refer to procedure) Disconnect headlight connectors (x2). Remove bolts (x4) securing headlight to carrier and fender (torque 4 Nm). Note: LH wheel arch lin

     Replacing Cabin Air Filters

    Model S has an air filter that prevents pollen, industrial fallout, road dust, and other particles from entering the cabin through the vents. Tesla recommends replacing these filters every 2 years (every year in China). Cabin filters can be purchased at the Tesla online store. To replace the ca

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