Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Safety

Allow Mobile Access: Allow your Tesla mobile app to access your Model S (see Mobile App).

NOTE: To disable Allow Mobile Access, you must enter your Tesla account credentials.

Parking Brake: Manually apply and release the parking brake (see Parking Brake).

Power Off: Manually power off Model S (see Powering Off).

Sentry Mode: When enabled, cameras and sensors remain powered on and ready to record suspicious activity whenever Model S is locked and in Park. See (Using Sentry Mode).

View Live Camera via Mobile App (if equipped): Enable to see a live video feed of your vehicle's surroundings from the mobile app (see Using Sentry Mode).

Dashcam (if equipped): When enabled, cameras can record and save video footage of the surrounding roadway (see Using Dashcam). Customize Dashcam by selecting:

  • Auto: Dashcam automatically saves a recording to the USB flash drive (if available and installed) in situations where Model S detects a safety event, such as a collision or airbag deployment.
  • Manual: You must touch the Dashcam icon to save a recording of the most recent 10 minutes of driving to the USB flash drive.
  • Off: Dashcam is disabled until you select Auto or Manual.
  • On Honk: When you press the horn, Dashcam saves a recording of the most recent 10 minutes of driving to the USB flash drive.

Delete Dashcam Clips: Deletes all Dashcam and Sentry Mode footage, including recent and saved clips.

Format USB Drive (if equipped): If a USB flash drive is inserted into a front USB port, touch to format the flash drive to allow Model S to save video recordings using Dashcam, Sentry Mode or Track Mode, if equipped (see USB Drive Requirements for Recording Videos).

Park Assist Chimes: If on, a beep sounds when Model S approaches an object while parking (see Park Assist).

Joe Mode: If on, Joe Mode lowers the volume of your vehicle's chimes, except for turn signals.

NOTE: Joe Mode may not be available at delivery.

Security Alarm (if equipped): Enable the security alarm (see Safety & Security Settings).

Tilt/Intrusion: If your vehicle is equipped with the security package, a battery-backed siren sounds in situations where Model S detects motion inside the cabin, or is moved or tilted (for example, with a tow truck or jack). See Tilt/Intrusion (if equipped).

PIN to Drive: Increase security by preventing Model S from being driven until a 4-digit PIN (Personal Identification Number) is entered (see PIN to Drive).

Glovebox PIN: For additional security, protect glovebox contents using a 4-digit PIN (see Glovebox PIN).

Cabin Overheat Protection: Reduce the temperature of the cabin in extremely hot ambient conditions for a period of up to twelve hours after you exit Model S (see Cabin Overheat Protection). Cabin Overheat Protection stops operating after 12 hours, or when the energy remaining in the Battery drops to 20%, whichever occurs first.

Active Road Noise Reduction: Specify if and how you want Active Road Noise Reduction to operate (see Active Road Noise Reduction).



    Owner's Manual: View the onscreen Owner's Manual. A new version of the onscreen owner's manual is typically provided with every software update and therefore contains more recent information that t


    Learn more about your Model S and the status of software updates: Get more information about your Model S such as the VIN, vehicle name, and odometer. Touch Additional vehicle information to di

     Climate Controls


     Camera blocked or blinded

    Clean camera or wait for it to regain visibility One or more of the vehicle cameras is blocked or blinded due to external conditions. When the cameras cannot provide accurate visual information, some or all Autopilot features may be temporarily unavailable. Cameras can be blocked or blinded due

     Cable - Cinching (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove cinch actuator from liftgate (refer to procedure) Disconnect cinch cable from latch assembly. Remove cinch cable from liftgate. Ins

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