Tesla Model S Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model S: Vehicle Labeling

It is important to understand your vehicle's original tire sizes and pressures, and the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating). This information can be found on two labels attached to Model S.

Vehicle Loading

  1. Tire and Loading Information Label
  2. Vehicle Certification Label

WARNING: Overloading Model S has an adverse effect on braking and handling, which can compromise your safety or cause damage.

CAUTION: Never store large amounts of liquid in Model S. A significant spill can cause electrical components to malfunction.

Tire and Loading Information Label

The Tire and Loading Information label provides:

  • The maximum number of occupant seating positions.
  • The maximum vehicle capacity weight.
  • The size of the original tires.
  • The cold inflation pressures for the original front and rear tires. These pressures are recommended to optimize ride and handling characteristics.

United States/Canada:

United States/Canada:



Never change this label, even if you use different tires in the future.

NOTE: If Model S is loaded to its full capacity, double check all tires to ensure they are inflated to their recommended pressure levels.


     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

     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


     Hose - HVAC - Drain (Remove and Replace)

    Removal Remove the LH closeout extension assembly (refer to procedure). Note: For vehicles built with the cold weather package between May 31, 2013 and July 11, 2014, a fuse box blocks access to the drain hose from the LH side. Remove the RH close

     Trim - 'B' Post - Upper - LH (Remove and Install)

    Removal Remove the LH lower 'B' post trim (refer to procedure). Carefully release the clips (x4) that secure the 'B' post upper trim to the body by gently pulling the lower edge away from the body and releasing the top alignment dowel. Caution: Take car

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