Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Vehicle Certification Label

The Vehicle Certification label provides:

  • GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The maximum allowable total mass of Model S. This is calculated as the weight of Model S equipped with the heaviest factory selectable options, all passengers, fluids, and cargo.
  • GAWR FRT and GAWR RR - Gross Axle Weight Rating for the front and rear axles. The GAWR is the maximum distributed weight that each axle can support.

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Vehicle Loading


Vehicle Loading


Vehicle Loading

CAUTION: To prevent damage, never load Model S so that it is heavier than GVWR or exceeds the individual GAWR weights.

Roof Racks

A Model S equipped with a glass roof can carry up to 165 lbs (75 kg) using a Tesla-approved roof rack (see Parts and Accessories).


     Calculating Load Limits

    1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg" on the "Tire and Loading Information" label. 2. Determine the combined weight of all occup


    Exterior Dimensions CAUTION: Depending on configuration (such as suspension height or wheel selection), your vehicle's liftgate can open up to approximately 7.5 feet (2.3 meters) high. See Adj

     Wheels and Tires

    Wheel Specifications (Factory) NOTE: For instructions on how to jack/lift Model S, see Jacking and Lifting. Tire Specifications (Factory) Understanding Tire Markings Laws require tire manufacturers


     Lamps - Fog - Front - Adjust

    Position the vehicle for adjusting the fog lamps: In a darkened area. On a level surface. Perpendicular to a wall that has a matte white surface. The wall must be at least 3.7 m (12 ft) wide and 1.87 m (6 ft) high. The fog lamps are 10 m


    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 choosing an option using the touchscreen. See High Beam Headlights. Display  Appearance: Customize

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