Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: To Fasten a Belt

1. Ensure correct positioning of the seat (see Correct Driving Position).

2. Draw the belt out smoothly, ensuring the belt lays flat across the pelvis, chest and mid-point of your collar bone, between the neck and shoulder.

3. Insert the latch plate into the buckle and press together until you hear a click indicating it is locked in place.

Seat Belts

4. Pull the belt to check that it is securely fastened.

5. Pull the diagonal part of the belt toward the reel to remove excess slack.

To Release a Belt

Hold the belt near the buckle to prevent the belt from retracting too quickly, then press the button on the buckle. The belt retracts automatically. Ensure there is no obstruction that prevents the belt from fully retracting. The belt should not hang loose. If a seat belt does not fully retract, contact Tesla.

Wearing Seat Belts When Pregnant

Do not put the lap or shoulder sections of the seat belt over the abdominal area. Wear the lap section of the belt as low as possible across the hips, not the waist. Position the shoulder portion of the belt between the breasts and to the side of the abdomen. Consult your doctor for specific guidance.

Seat Belts

WARNING: Never place anything between you and the seat belt to cushion the impact in the event of a collision.


     Seat Belt Pre-tensioners

    The front seat belts are equipped with pre‑tensioners that work in conjunction with the airbags in a severe frontal collision. The pre‑tensioners automatically retract both the seat belt anchor

     Seat Belt Warnings

    WARNING: Seat belts should be worn by all occupants at all times, even if driving for a very short distance. Failure to do so increases the risk of injury or death if a collision occurs. WAR

     Child Safety Seats


     Traffic-Aware Cruise Control

    NOTE: Depending on market region, vehicle configuration, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, or the feature may not operate exactly as described. If your vehicle is not equipped, refer to the owner's manual on your vehicle

     Striker - Door - Rear - LH (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Open door. Remove countersunk screws (x2) securing striker plate to rear door (torque 22 Nm). Note: Note installed position of components before removal. Remove door striker.

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