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Front and Rear Seats
After using the button to access third row seats, simply
press the button again to return the second row seats to
their normal position.
1. Fold head restraint forward.
WARNING: Do not use the third row ingress button
2. Fold seat back forward.
located on the backrest of a second row outboard
seat when a child or occupant is seated in the
NOTE: Before folding third row seat backs, remove any
second row. Use this button ONLY when second
items from the seats and the footwell. To allow the seat
row seats are unoccupied. Using the button tilts
backs to fold completely flat, you may need to move the
and moves the seats forward and can squeeze an
second row seats forward.
occupant. Do not rely on Model X to recognize or
accommodate seated occupants while using this
NOTE: Driving with the third row seat backs folded
button.
forward may result in increased perceivable noise and/or
vibration coming from the rear of the vehicle (trunk,
Guidelines for using the third row ingress button:
suspension, etc.).
NOTE: To raise the seats, hold the button on the top
• If a front seat is positioned such that the second row
outside corner of the seat, then pull the seat back
seat will collide with it during an easy entry
upward until it latches into the upright position. Try
operation, it automatically moves forward enough to
pulling the seat back forward to confirm that it is locked
accommodate the forward position of the second
in position.
row monopost seat.
WARNING: Always ensure the seats and seat
• When an outboard seat tilts forward after pressing
backs are locked in their upright position before
the button, its backrest resets to the forward position
travel. Failure to do so increases the risk of injury.
and may need to be re-adjusted for comfort.
• Forward movement of the second row monopost
Seat Heaters
seats cancels if an occupant adjusts a second row
seat while it is moving.
All seats contain heating pads. In addition, both front
seats are ventilated. You can control seat heaters in all
WARNING: Always ensure that the seat is locked in
seating positions using the climate controls on the
position before traveling. Failure to do so increases
touchscreen.
the risk of injury.
WARNING: To avoid burns resulting from
prolonged use, individuals who have peripheral
Folding Third Row Seats (if
neuropathy, or whose capacity to feel pain is
equipped)
limited because of diabetes, age, neurological
injury, or some other condition, should exercise
To fold a third row seat, press the button located in the
caution when using the climate control system and
top outside corner of the seat. The button has two
seat heaters.
detents.
Seating and Safety Restraints
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Front and Rear Seats
Seat Covers
WARNING: Do not use seat covers in Model X.
Doing so could restrict deployment of the seat-
mounted side air bags if a collision occurs. Seat
covers can also interfere with the occupant
detection system that is used to determine the
status of the passenger front airbag.
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Seat Belts
Wearing Seat Belts
3. Insert the latch plate into the buckle and press
together until you hear a click indicating it is locked
in place.
Using seat belts and child safety seats is the most
effective way to protect occupants if a collision occurs.
Therefore, wearing a seat belt is required by law in most
jurisdictions.
Both the driver and passenger seats are equipped with
three-point inertia reel seat belts. Inertia reel belts are
automatically tensioned to allow occupants to move
comfortably during normal driving conditions. To
securely hold child safety seats, all passenger seating
positions are equipped with an automatic locking
retractor (ALR) feature that, by fully extracting the seat
belt (beyond the length needed for a typical adult
occupant), locks the belt into place until the seat belt is
unbuckled.
4. Pull the belt to check that it is securely fastened.
The seat belt reel automatically locks to prevent
movement of occupants if Model X experiences a force
5. Pull the diagonal part of the belt toward the reel to
associated with hard acceleration, braking, cornering, or
remove excess slack.
an impact in a collision.
To Adjust the Shoulder Anchor
Seat Belt Reminders
Height
The seat belt reminder on the instrument
Model X is equipped with an adjustable shoulder anchor
panel alerts you if a seat belt for an
for each front seat to ensure that the seat belt is
occupied driver or passenger seat is
positioned correctly. The seat belt should lay flat across
unbuckled. If all occupants are buckled up
the mid-point of your collar bone while in the correct
and the reminder stays on, re-buckle seat
driving position (see Correct Driving Position on page
belts to ensure they are correctly latched.
32). Adjust the height of the shoulder anchor if the seat
Also remove any heavy objects (such as a
belt is not positioned correctly:
briefcase) from an unoccupied seat. If the
reminder light continues to stay on,
1. Press and hold the button on the shoulder anchor to
contact Tesla.
release the locking mechanism.
You can temporarily disable a seat belt reminder
2. While holding the button, move the shoulder anchor
associated with a rear seating position. This is useful
up or down, as necessary, to correctly position the
when you are carrying an object in a rear seat that
seat belt.
triggers the seat belt reminder alert. To disable the
reminder, touch the associated seat on the seat belt
reminder popup message that displays on the
touchscreen when a seat belt reminder is active. When a
reminder is disabled, the seat belt reminder icon is
replaced by a seat icon, for the current drive only. Touch
the seat again to re-enable the reminder.
WARNING: Seat belts must be worn by passengers
in all seating positions. Do not disable a seat belt
reminder when the seating position is occupied by
a passenger.
To Fasten a Belt
3. Release the button on the shoulder anchor so that it
1. Ensure correct positioning of the seat (see Correct
locks into position.
Driving Position on page 32).
2. Draw the belt out smoothly, ensuring the belt lays flat
4. Without pressing the button, pull on the seat belt
webbing and attempt to move the shoulder anchor
across the pelvis, chest and mid-point of your collar
downward to check that it is locked into position.
bone, between the neck and shoulder.
Seating and Safety Restraints
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Seat Belts
WARNING: Ensure that the seat belt is positioned
Seat Belt Pre-tensioners
correctly and that the shoulder anchor is locked
into position before driving. Riding in a moving
The front seat belts are equipped with pre-tensioners
vehicle with the seat belt positioned incorrectly or
that work in conjunction with the airbags in a severe
with the shoulder anchor not locked into position
frontal collision. The pre-tensioners automatically retract
can reduce the effectiveness of the seat belt in a
both the seat belt anchor and the seat belt webbing,
collision.
reducing slack in both the lap and diagonal portions of
the belts, resulting in reduced forward movement of the
To Release a Belt
occupant.
Hold the belt near the buckle to prevent the belt from
The second row outboard seats are equipped with
retracting too quickly, then press the button on the
shoulder pre-tensioners to retract the seat belt webbing
buckle. The belt retracts automatically. Ensure there is
to reduce forward movement of the occupant.
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.
If the pre-tensioners and airbags did not activate in an
impact, this does not mean they malfunctioned. It
usually means that the strength or type of force needed
to activate them was not present.
WARNING: Once the seat belt pre-tensioners have
been activated, they must be replaced. After any
collision, have the airbags, seat belt pre-tensioners
and any associated components checked and, if
necessary, replaced.
WARNING: Never place anything between you and
Testing Seat Belts
the seat belt to cushion the impact in the event of
a collision.
To confirm that seat belts are operating correctly,
perform these three simple checks on each seat belt.
1. With the seat belt fastened, give the webbing nearest
the buckle a quick pull. The buckle should remain
securely locked.
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Seat Belts
2. With the belt unfastened, unreel the webbing to its
WARNING: Do not use after market comfort and
limit. Check that unreeling is free from snags, and
convenience products that attach to the seat belts.
visually check the webbing for wear. Allow the
WARNING: When seat belts are not in use, they
webbing to retract, checking that retraction is
should be fully retracted and not hanging loose. If
smooth and complete.
a seat belt does not fully retract, contact Tesla.
3. With the webbing half unreeled, hold the tongue
WARNING: The seat belt system has no user
plate and pull forward quickly. The mechanism should
serviceable parts and may contain pyrotechnics.
lock automatically and prevent further unreeling.
Do not disassemble, remove, or replace
components.
If a seat belt fails any of these tests, contact Tesla
immediately.
For information about cleaning seat belts, see Seat Belts
on page 197.
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.
WARNING: Secure small children in a suitable child
safety seat as described in the Child Safety Seat
topic. Always follow the child safety seat
manufacturer's instructions when installing.
WARNING: Ensure that all seat belts are worn
correctly. An improperly worn seat belt increases
the risk of injury or death if a collision occurs.
WARNING: Do not wear seat belts over hard,
fragile or sharp items in clothing, such as pens,
keys, eyeglasses, etc. The pressure from the seat
belt on such items can cause injury.
WARNING: Seat belts should not be worn with any
part of the strap twisted.
WARNING: Each seat belt assembly must be used
by one occupant only. It is dangerous to put a seat
belt around a child being carried on an occupant’s
lap.
WARNING: Seat belts that have been worn in a
collision must be inspected or replaced by Tesla,
even if damage to the assembly is not obvious.
WARNING: Seat belts that show signs of wear
(such as fraying), or have been cut or damaged in
any way, must be replaced by Tesla.
WARNING: Avoid contaminating a seat belt’s
components with any chemicals, liquids, grit, dirt
or cleaning products. If a seat belt fails to retract
or latch into the buckle, it must be replaced
immediately. Contact Tesla.
WARNING: Do not make modifications or
additions that can prevent a seat belt mechanism
from taking up slack, or that can prevent a seat
belt from being adjusted to remove slack. A slack
belt greatly reduces occupant protection.
WARNING: Do not make modifications that can
interfere with the operation of a seat belt, or that
can cause a seat belt to become inoperable.
Seating and Safety Restraints
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Child Safety Seats
Guidelines for Seating Children
Your Model X seat belts are designed for adults and larger children. You must restrain infants and small children in
rear seats only, and you must use a suitable child safety seat appropriate for the child’s age, weight, and size.
Never use child safety seats in the front passenger seat.
WARNING: Never seat a child in the front passenger seat, even if using a child safety seat.
WARNING: Never seat a child on a seat with an ACTIVE AIRBAG in front of it. DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to
the child can occur.
WARNING: For vehicles with third row seats, when a child is seated in a second row monopost seat, the setting
for the button that moves a second row outboard seat forward for easy access into the third row should be
OFF (touch Controls > Safety > Third Row Easy Entry). This ensures that you need to manually hold the button
to move the seat, preventing a child seated in the second row from being pushed against the corresponding
front seat. See Adjusting Second Row Seats (Monopost) on page 34.
Refer to the following label located on the sun visors.
NOTE: The image(s) shown below are representative only and may not be identical to the labels in your vehicle.
Model X has an occupancy sensor in the front passenger seat that controls the passenger front airbag (see Airbags
on page 48).
The Passenger Airbag Off indicator displays on the touchscreen when the passenger front airbag is
OFF. When the passenger front airbag is OFF, it does not inflate when a collision occurs. This
indicator does not display when the seat is unoccupied.
To protect an adult occupying the front passenger seat, always double-check the passenger front
airbag to confirm that it is ON.
WARNING: Always ensure that all Model X seats are locked in position before traveling. Failure to do so
increases the risk of injury. Pay attention to all warnings displayed on the touchscreen.
WARNING: Do not associate the Easy Entry setting with the driver's profile when a child is seated in a second
row seat. Doing so can cause the driver's seat to push against the child, especially when a child is seated in a
forward-facing child seat or booster seat. Do not rely on Model X to recognize or accommodate a child seated
in the second row seats while using this setting (see Driver Profiles on page 54).
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Child Safety Seats
Choosing a Child Safety Seat
All children age 12 and under should ride in the second and third row seats. Always use a child safety seat suitable
for a young child’s age and weight. The following table is based on child safety seat recommendations determined
by the National Highway Tra…c Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the United States (for more information, go to
Infants
Toddlers
Young children
Age
Birth to 1 year*
Over 1 year*
4 years and older, and
less than 57 in. (145 cm)
tall
Weight
Up to at least 20 lbs (9 kg)**
Over 20 lbs (9 kg) (minimum) and
Over 40 lbs (18 kg)
up to 40 lbs (18 kg)*
Type of child safety seat
Rear-facing (or convertible)
Forward-facing (or convertible)*
Seat belt retained booster
seat
Seat position
Rear-facing only*
Forward-facing*
Forward-facing
Recommended attachment
If combined weight of child and
If combined weight of child and
Attach booster seats
method
safety seat is up to 65 lbs (29.5
safety seat is up to 65 lbs (29.5
using the seat belt only.
kg), attach using either LATCH**
kg), attach using either LATCH**
(lower anchor only) or the seat
(both lower anchors and top
belt only.*** If combined weight
tether anchor), or the seat belt
of child and safety seat is over
and upper tether strap.*** If
65 lbs (29.5 kg), attach using
combined weight of child and
the seat belt only.***
safety seat is over 65 lbs (29.5 kg),
attach using the seat belt and
upper tether strap.***
* Many child safety seats currently available allow children to ride rear-facing using the child safety seat’s integrated 5-point
harness for a longer period of time BASED UPON SPECIFIC HEIGHT AND WEIGHT LIMITS. Keep your child in a rear-facing seat
for as long as possible. CHECK THE CHILD SAFETY SEAT MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS AND CAREFULLY FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS.
** LATCH ("Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children") and ISOFIX are international standards for attachment points for child
safety seats in passenger cars that enable compliant child safety seats to be quickly and safely secured. The system has other
regional names including LUAS ("Lower Universal Anchorage System") or Canfix in Canada. It has also been called the "Universal
Child Safety Seat System" or UCSSS.
*** Subject to instructions provided by the child safety seat manufacturer.
WARNING: Laws that govern how and where children should be carried when traveling in a vehicle are subject
to change. It is the driver’s responsibility to keep up to date on, and comply with, all current regulations in the
region(s) where Model X is driven. To check the child passenger safety laws for states in the U.S., go to: http://
www.ghsa.org/html/stateinfo/laws/childsafety_laws.html.
WARNING: Do not use LATCH anchors with child safety seats or booster seats that have an integral safety belt
where the combined weight of the child plus the child safety seat exceeds 65 lbs (29.5 kg).
Seating Larger Children
• Seat belt retained - these seats are secured using the
vehicle’s seat belts.
If a child is too large to fit into a child safety seat, but
• LATCH retained - these seats attach to anchor bars
too small to safely fit into the standard seat belts, use a
built into the vehicle’s second row outboard seats.
booster seat appropriate for the child’s age and size.
Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions to
Check the child safety seat manufacturer’s instructions
secure the booster seat.
and the table in this manual to determine which
installation method to use. Some child safety seats can
be installed using either method. Always follow the child
Installing Child Safety Seats
safety seat manufacturer’s instructions.
There are two general methods used to install child
safety seats:
Opening and Closing
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Child Safety Seats
Installing Seat Belt Retained Child
Seats
First, make sure that the child safety seat is appropriate
for the weight, height, and age of the child.
Avoid dressing the child in bulky clothing and do not
place any objects between the child and the restraint
system.
Adjust harnesses for every child, every trip.
To securely hold child safety seats, all passenger seating
positions are equipped with an automatic locking
retractor (ALR) feature that, by fully extracting the seat
belt (beyond the length needed for a typical adult
occupant), locks the belt into place until the seat belt is
unbuckled and the webbing is fully retracted. The ALR
2. Allow the seat belt to retract, and remove all slack in
mechanism operates as a ratchet, winding in slack and
the seat belt while firmly pushing the child safety
preventing the seat belt from extending any further until
seat into the Model X seat.
it has been completely rewound. When installing a child
safety seat with integrated restraints, engage the belt's
3. If the seat belt retained child safety seat has an upper
automatic locking retractor by pulling the seat belt
tether, attach it to the back of the seat (see Attaching
webbing until it is fully extended. The ALR system
Upper Tether Straps on page 45).
engages only when the seat belt is at its maximum
extension point.
Installing LATCH (ISOFIX) Child
The automatic locking retractor (ALR) feature is not
Seats
used for booster seats in which a large child is restrained
by the vehicle's seat belts directly, and therefore not
Lower LATCH anchors are provided in the second row
using a child safety seat's integrated restraints.
outboard seats. The anchors are located between the
seat's back rest and rear cushion. The exact location of
NOTE: An automatic locking retractor disengages only
each anchor is identified by a child safety seat
when the seat belt is unbuckled and fully retracted. The
identification button, illustrated below. The button is
belt can then be worn as a normal belt, sliding freely in
located on the seat back, directly above its associated
and out and locking tight only in an emergency. Once
anchor.
disengaged, the belt must be fully extended to re-
engage the locking mechanism whenever you install a
Bench Seats
child safety seat.
Always follow the detailed instructions provided by the
child safety seat manufacturer. General guidelines are
provided below.
1. Place the child safety seat in Model X, and fully
extend the seat belt. Route and buckle the seat belt
in accordance with the child safety seat
manufacturer’s instructions.
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Child Safety Seats
WARNING: Before driving after installing a child
seat in the second row, ensure that a "seat
unlocked" warning does NOT display on the
touchscreen or instrument panel. This warning
indicates that the seat is unsafe for an occupant
because it was not returned to its safe, locked
position. If the touchscreen or instrument panel
displays the warning message, move the seat or
backrest slightly forward or backward until it locks
firmly into position and the message no longer
displays.
Bench Seats
Monopost Seats
NOTE: To accommodate large rear-facing LATCH child
safety seats, you may need to move the seat in the full
rearward position, and move the corresponding front
seat forward to the mid-track position (up to 13 cm
forward of the rearmost position), raise the seat upward
(3 cm from its lowest position), and angle the seat back
to 15 degrees (or 10 degrees rearward from its forward-
most position).
WARNING: Do not associate the Easy Entry
setting with the driver's profile when a child is
seated in the second row. Doing so can cause the
driver's seat to push against the child, especially
when a child is seated in a forward-facing child
seat or booster seat. Do not rely on Model X to
recognize or accommodate a child seated in the
second row while using this setting (see Driver
Profiles on page 54).
Monopost Seats
In the second row, install LATCH child safety seats in the
outboard seating positions only. Use only a seat belt
retained seat in the center position.
NOTE: If Model X is equipped with two seats in the
second row, both seats support the use of LATCH child
safety seats.
NOTE: Second row outboard seats support the use of
upper tether straps (see Attaching Upper Tether Straps
on page 45).
Seating and Safety Restraints
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Child Safety Seats
NOTE: To accommodate large rear-facing LATCH child
safety seats, you may need to move the seat in the full
rearward position, and move the corresponding front
seat forward to the mid-track position (up to 13 cm
forward of the rearmost position), raise the seat upward
(3 cm from its lowest position), and angle the seat back
to 15 degrees (or 10 degrees rearward from its forward-
Monopost Seats
most position).
WARNING: For vehicles with third row seats, when
a child is seated in a second row monopost seat,
the setting for the button that moves a second row
outboard seat forward for easy access into the
third row should be OFF (touch Controls > Safety
> Third Row Easy Entry). This ensures that you
need to manually hold the button to move the
seat, preventing a child seated in the second row
from being pushed against the corresponding
front seat. See Adjusting Second Row Seats
(Monopost) on page 34.
To install a LATCH child safety seat, slide the safety seat
latches onto the anchor bars until they click into place.
Carefully read and follow the instructions provided by
the child safety seat manufacturer.
Bench Seats
Once installed, test the security of the installation before
seating a child. Attempt to twist the child safety seat
from side to side and try to pull it away from the seat,
then check to ensure the anchors remain securely in
place.
NOTE: Lower LATCH anchors should not be used with
child seats or booster seats that have an integrated
safety belt in situations where the combined weight of
the child plus the child safety seat is more than 65 lbs
(29.5 kg). In these situations, use the seat belt instead.
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Child Safety Seats
Attaching Upper Tether Straps
If an upper tether strap is provided, attach its hook to
the anchor point located on the back of the second and
third row (if equipped) seats.
NOTE: The location of anchor points may not be readily
visible but can be found by identifying a slice in the
seat's material.
WARNING: Tighten upper tether straps according
to the instructions provided by the manufacturer
of the child safety seat.
WARNING: USE ONLY SEAT BELT RETAINED
CHILD SAFETY SEATS IN THE CENTER SEATING
POSITION.
Dual Straps - Second Row Bench Seats
For dual-strap tethers, position a strap on each side of
the head restraint.
NOTE: If Model X is equipped with the optional six seat
interior, a center seating position is not available in the
second row.
WARNING: When routing tether straps, keep the
strap close to the headrest as illustrated below. On
a Model X equipped with third row seats, do not
allow a tether strap to cover the third row access
button on the rear shoulder of the seat.
Dual Straps - Third Row Seats:
Dual Straps - Second Row Monopost Seats
For single-strap tethers, position the strap in the
outboard seating positions over the outside-facing side
of the head restraint (the same side of the head restraint
as the seat belt retraction mechanism). In the center
seating position (if equipped), center and position the
strap over the top of the head restraint.
Single Strap - Second Row Monopost Seats
Seating and Safety Restraints
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Child Safety Seats
1. Hold the child safety seat by the belt path and try to
slide the safety seat from side to side and front to
back.
2. If the seat moves more than one inch (2.5 cm), it is
too loose. Tighten the belt or reconnect the LATCH
retained child safety seat.
3. If you are unable to reduce slack, try a different seat
location or try another child safety seat.
Child Safety Seat Warnings
WARNING: Extreme hazard! Do not seat a child on
the front passenger seat even if you are using a
child safety seat. This seat has an airbag in front of
it. Although this airbag is disabled when Model X
Single Strap - Second Row Bench Seats
detects a lightweight passenger, do not rely on
technology to protect your child.
WARNING: Child safety seats are designed to be
secured in vehicle seats by lap belts or the lap belt
portion of a lap-shoulder belt. A child could be
endangered in a crash if a child safety seat is not
properly secured in the vehicle.
WARNING: According to collision statistics,
children are safer when properly restrained in a
rear seating position than in the front passenger
seat.
WARNING: Do not use a forward-facing child
safety seat until your child weighs over 20 lbs (9
kg) and can sit independently. Up to the age of
two, a child's spine and neck are not su…ciently
developed to avoid injury in a frontal impact.
Single Strap - Third Row Seats
WARNING: Do not allow a baby or infant to be
held on a lap. All children should be restrained in
an appropriate child safety seat at all times.
WARNING: To ensure children are safely seated,
follow all instructions provided in this document
and by the manufacturer of the child safety seat.
WARNING: Children should ride in a rear-facing
child safety seat using the seat’s integrated 5-
point harness for as long as possible.
WARNING: Do not use seat belt extenders on a
seat belt that is being used to install a child safety
seat or booster seat.
WARNING: When seating larger children, make
sure the child's head is supported and the child’s
seat belt is properly adjusted and fastened. The
shoulder portion of the belt must be away from
the face and neck, and the lap portion must not be
over the stomach.
WARNING: Never attach two child safety seats to
Testing a Child Safety Seat
one anchor point. In a collision, one anchor point
may be incapable of securing both seats.
Before seating a child, always make sure the child safety
seat is not loose:
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Child Safety Seats
WARNING: Child safety seat anchors are designed
to withstand only those loads imposed by a
correctly fitted child safety seat. Under no
circumstances are they to be used for adult seat
belts, harnesses, or for attaching other items or
equipment to the vehicle.
WARNING: Always check harnesses and tether
straps for damage and wear.
WARNING: Never leave a child unattended, even if
the child is secured in a child safety seat.
WARNING: Never use a child safety seat that has
been involved in a collision. Have the seat
inspected or replaced as described in the child
safety seat manufacturer’s instructions.
Seating and Safety Restraints
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Airbags
Location of Airbags
Airbags are located in the approximate areas shown below. Airbag warning information is printed on the sun visors.
Model X is equipped with an airbag and lap/shoulder belt at both front seating positions. The airbag is a
supplemental restraint at those seating positions. All occupants, including the driver, should always wear their seat
belts whether or not an airbag is also provided at their seating position to minimize the risk of severe injury or death
in the event of a crash.
1. Knee airbags
2. Front airbags
3. Curtain airbags
4. Seat-mounted side airbags
5. Door-mounted airbags
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Airbags
How Airbags Work
• Door-mounted airbags: There is an airbag on each
side of Model X mounted in the trim on the falcon
wing doors. These are the same as the curtain airbags
Airbags inflate when sensors detect an impact that
in that they help protect the head and typically inflate
exceeds deployment thresholds. These thresholds are
in the event of a severe side impact, a severe offset
designed to predict the severity of a crash in time for
frontal impact, or if the vehicle rolls over. The door-
the airbags to help protect the vehicle's occupants.
mounted airbags on both the impacted and non-
Airbags inflate instantly with considerable force
impacted side of the vehicle will inflate.
accompanied by a loud noise. The inflated bag, together
with the seat belts, limits movement of occupants to
reduce the risk of injury.
Passenger Front Airbag Status
Front airbags are not ordinarily designed to inflate in
The status of the passenger front airbag displays on the
rear collisions, rollovers, side collisions and when braking
touchscreen:
heavily or driving over bumps and potholes. Likewise,
front airbags may not inflate in all frontal collisions, such
as minor front collisions, underride collisions, or minor
The Passenger Airbag Off indicator
impacts with narrow objects (such as posts or poles).
displays only when the passenger front
Significant superficial damage can occur to the vehicle
airbag is OFF. When the passenger front
without the airbags inflating and, conversely, a relatively
airbag is OFF, it does not inflate when a
small amount of structural damage can cause airbags to
collision occurs. This indicator does not
inflate. Therefore, the external appearance of the vehicle
display when the airbag is ON or when
after a collision does not represent whether or not the
the seat is unoccupied.
front airbags should have inflated.
To protect an adult occupying the front
passenger seat, ensure the passenger
WARNING: Before modifying your vehicle to
front airbag is ON. When the passenger
accommodate a person with disabilities in a way
airbag is ON, it may inflate when a
that may affect the airbag system, contact Tesla.
collision occurs.
Types of Airbags
Model X has the following types of airbags:
• Front airbags: The front airbags are designed to
reduce injuries if larger children or adults are riding in
the front seats. Follow all warnings and instructions
related to seating a child on the front passenger seat
(if permitted in your market region).
• Knee airbags: Knee airbags and the front airbags
work together. The knee airbags limit the forward
motion of the front seat occupants by restricting leg
movement, thereby positioning the occupants so that
the front airbags work more effectively. Whether or
not knee airbags deploy in a collision is partially
dependent on the track position of the associated
seat.
• Seat-mounted side airbags: A seat-mounted side
airbag in the front driver, front passenger and second
row outboard seats help protect the pelvis and the
thorax region of the torso. The seat-mounted side
airbags on both the impacted and non-impacted side
of the vehicle will inflate in the event of severe side
impact or severe offset frontal impact.
• Curtain airbags: A curtain airbag on each side of
Model X in the front roof-rail help protect the head.
Curtain airbags on both the impacted and non-
impacted side of the vehicle will inflate if a severe
side impact occurs, a severe offset frontal impact
occurs, or if the vehicle rolls over.
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Airbags
Controlling the Passenger Front Airbag
Model X has an occupancy classification system (OCS) that controls the status of the passenger front airbag.
NOTE: The occupancy classification system (OCS) meets the regulatory requirement of FMVSS 208 and
automatically detects when inflating the passenger front airbag would be unnecessary or potentially harmful.
WARNING: Seating an infant in a rear facing child safety seat on a seat equipped with an operational airbag
can cause serious injury or death.
Object Classification
OCS Passenger Airbag
Indicator status
Notes
Status*
Empty
OFF
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
Object
OFF or ON
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF or
Depends on material/contents
PASSENGER AIRBAG ON
Rear facing child seat designed
OFF
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
20 lbs (9 kg) or less
for children up to a year old
Forward facing child seat
OFF
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF
35 lbs (16 kg) or less
Child in a booster seat
OFF or ON
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF or
20-100 lbs (9-45 kg)*
PASSENGER AIRBAG ON
Large child
OFF or ON
PASSENGER AIRBAG OFF or
PASSENGER AIRBAG ON
5th percentile female or larger
ON
PASSENGER AIRBAG ON
Over approximately 100 lbs (45
(by weight)
kg)
*If the passenger airbag status indicator does not match the situation, do not use the seat. The passenger must ride in a different
seat. Contact Tesla Service.
NOTE: It takes approximately six seconds after you power on Model X for the occupant classification system (OCS)
to report accurate status of the front passenger airbag. As a result, when you first power on Model X, even in
situations when it should be OFF because the seat is occupied by a weight of 20 lbs (9 kg) or less, it will take the
touchscreen approximately six seconds to display the status, PASS AIRBAG OFF. If it fails to do so, contact Tesla
Service and do not seat a child in the front passenger seating position.
To make sure the sensing system can correctly detect occupancy status, eliminate the following:
• Objects lodged under the seat.
• Heavy objects sitting on the seat (briefcase, large purse).
• Objects wedged between the seat back and seat cushion.
• Cargo interfering with the seat.
• Aftermarket items attached to, or sitting on or between, the seat and occupant including but not limited to
covers, mats, blankets, etc.
These conditions can interfere with the occupancy sensor. If you have eliminated the above possibilities, and the
airbag status is still incorrect, ask passengers to ride in the rear seats and contact Tesla to have the airbag system
checked.
NOTE: The front passenger occupancy sensor affects the operation of the passenger front airbags only. The side
airbags are not affected.
WARNING: If the front passenger airbag is not turning on or off as expected based on the weight thresholds
previously described, contact Tesla immediately.
WARNING: Never seat a child in the front passenger seat. DEATH or SERIOUS INJURY to the child can occur.
Per recommendations by the National Highway Tra…c Safety Administration, all occupants age 12 and under
must ride in the rear seats.
WARNING: To ensure accuracy of the occupant detection system, do not make any modifications to the front
passenger seat.
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Airbags
WARNING: Do not use seat covers on Model X. Doing so could restrict deployment of the seat-mounted side
air bags if a collision occurs. It can also reduce the accuracy of the occupant detection system and the noise-
canceling microphones, if equipped.
NOTE: The front passenger occupancy sensor affects
Ensuring Accurate Occupant
the operation of the passenger front airbags only. The
Classification
side airbags are not affected.
WARNING: Failure to follow the above instructions
To help ensure an occupant in the front passenger seat
can adversely affect the Occupant Classification
can be accurately classified, the passenger must:
System (OCS) which can cause serious injury or
death.
• Wear a seat belt.
WARNING: If the front passenger airbag is not
• Sit upright on the center of the seat cushion, with
turning on or off as expected, do not seat a
shoulders resting against the seat back and legs
passenger in the front passenger seat. Contact
extended comfortably in front with feet on the floor.
Tesla Service.
See Examples of Correct and Incorrect Seating
WARNING: To ensure accuracy of the occupant
Positions on page 51.
detection system, do not make any modifications
• Remain positioned on the seat cushion and not lift
to the front passenger seat.
their weight off the seat (for example, by pushing
WARNING: Do not use seat covers on Model X.
their feet against the floor or pressing on the center
Doing so could restrict deployment of the seat-
console or armrest to lift up).
mounted side air bags if a collision occurs. It can
• Never wear thick, wet, or bulky clothing (such as ski
also reduce the accuracy of the occupant
wear or padded clothing).
classification system.
In addition to the items listed above, the following
Examples of Correct and Incorrect
situations can interfere with the accuracy of the
occupant classification system:
Seating Positions
• Placing a radio transmitter (for example, a hunting
Correct seating position:
radio or walkie-talkie) on the front passenger seat.
• Placing an AC/DC inverter, or a device that is being
powered by the inverter (for example, a cell phone,
tablet, or computer) on the front passenger seat
cushion.
• Placing liquid (such as a bottled drink) or food
containers on a car seat when a child seat is present.
• Incorrectly placing a child safety seat so that the
entire lower section is not positioned against the seat
cushion.
• Objects lodged under the seat or wedged between
the seat back and cushion.
• Heavy objects sitting on the seat (briefcase, large
purse).
• Cargo interfering with the seat.
• Aftermarket items attached to or placed between the
seat and the occupant, such as covers, mats,
blankets, etc.
Incorrect seating position - the passenger's feet must
These conditions can interfere with the occupancy
be on the floor:
sensor. If you have eliminated the above possibilities,
and the airbag status is still incorrect, instruct
passengers to ride in the rear seats and contact Tesla to
have the airbag system checked.
NOTE: Tesla follows NHTSA (National Highway Tra…c
Safety Administration) recommendations that all
occupants age 12 and under must ride in the rear seating
positions.
Opening and Closing
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Airbags
Incorrect seating position - the passenger must not
Inflation Effects
slide forward on the seat cushion:
WARNING: When airbags inflate, a fine powder is
released. This powder can irritate the skin and
should be thoroughly flushed from the eyes and
from any cuts or abrasions.
After inflation, the airbags deflate to provide a gradual
cushioning effect for the occupants and to ensure the
driver’s forward vision is not obscured.
If airbags have inflated, or if your vehicle has been in a
collision, always have the airbags, seat belt pre-
tensioners and any associated components checked
and, if necessary, replaced by Tesla.
In a collision, in addition to the airbags inflating:
• Doors and liftgate unlock.
• Hazard warning lights turn on.
• Interior lights turn on.
Incorrect seating position - the passenger must not
• High voltage is disabled.
recline the backrest to a laying down position when the
vehicle is moving:
To restore high voltage power, use the touchscreen to
manually power off Model X (see Powering Off on page
61), then press the brake to power it back on again.
Airbag Warning Indicator
The airbag indicator on the touchscreen
remains lit if the airbag system is
malfunctioning. The only time this indicator
should light up is briefly when Model X first
powers up, in which case it turns off within
a few seconds. If it remains lit, contact
Tesla immediately and do not drive.
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Airbags
Airbag Warnings
WARNING: All occupants, including the driver,
should always wear their seat belts, whether or not
an airbag is also provided at their seating position,
to minimize the risk of severe injury or death in the
event of a collision.
WARNING: Front seat occupants should not place
their arms over the airbag module, as an inflating
airbag can cause fractures or other injuries.
WARNING: Do not use seat covers on Model X.
Doing so could restrict deployment of the seat-
mounted side air bags if a collision occurs. It can
also reduce the accuracy of the occupant
detection system, if equipped.
WARNING: Airbags inflate with considerable
speed and force, which can cause injury. To limit
injuries, ensure that occupants are wearing seat
belts and are correctly seated, with the seat
positioned as far back as possible. The National
Highway Tra…c Safety Administration (NHTSA)
recommends a minimum distance of 10" (25 cm)
between an occupant’s chest and an airbag.
WARNING: Children should not be seated on the
front passenger seat. Follow all regulations in your
region for the appropriate way to seat a child
based on the child's weight, size, and age. The
safest place to seat infants and young children is in
a rear seating position. Seating an infant or child
on a seat equipped with an operational front
airbag can cause serious injury or death.
WARNING: Do not use a rear-facing child safety
seat on a seat with an operational airbag in front
of it. Doing so can cause injury or death if the
airbag inflates.
WARNING: To ensure correct inflation of the side
airbags, maintain an unobstructed gap between an
occupant’s torso and the side of Model X.
WARNING: Passengers shouldn't lean their heads
against doors. Doing so can cause injury if a
curtain airbag inflates.
WARNING: Do not allow passengers to obstruct
the operation of an airbag by placing feet, knees
or any other part of the body on or near an airbag.
WARNING: Do not attach or place objects on or
near the front airbags, the side of the front seats,
the headliner at the side of the vehicle, or any
other airbag cover that could interfere with
inflation of an airbag. Objects can cause serious
injury if the vehicle is in a collision severe enough
to cause the airbag to inflate.
WARNING: Following inflation, some airbag
components are hot. Do not touch until they have
cooled.
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Driver Profiles
WARNING: Never use Easy Entry to move the
Creating a Driver Profile
driver's seat to the full rearward position when a
child safety seat is installed on a rear seat located
When you first adjust the driver’s seat, steering yoke
behind the driver's seat. With reduced clearance,
position, or exterior side mirrors, the touchscreen
the movement of the seat may impact a child's
prompts you to create a driver profile to save these
legs, cause injury, or dislodge the seat.
adjustments. Your profile also saves various preferences
you make while customizing Model X. See Using Tesla
Profiles on page 54 to learn more about saving profile
Selecting Between Driver Profiles
settings to the cloud for easy access across multiple
Tesla vehicles.
To adjust Model X based on a driver’s
profile, touch the driver profile icon at the
To add a new driver profile, touch the
top of the Controls screen. Then choose
driver profile icon at the top of the
the driver, and Model X is adjusted based
Controls screen. Then touch Driver Profile
on the settings that have been saved to the
Settings > Add New Driver, type the
chosen driver profile. See Using Tesla
driver's name and touch Create Profile.
Profiles on page 54 to learn more about
Follow the onscreen instructions to save
saving profile settings to the cloud for easy
mirror and steering wheel position to the
access across multiple Tesla vehicles.
driver profile. Check the Use Easy Entry
checkbox if you want to save (or use
existing) Easy Entry settings in which the
Using Tesla Profiles
driver's seat and the steering yoke are
automatically adjusted to make it easy to
Driver profile settings, such as seat adjustments,
enter and exit Model X.
temperature preferences, navigation Recents and
Favorites, media settings, and data sharing preferences
If you change the position of the driver’s seat, steering
can be saved into a Tesla Profile that is synced to every
yoke, or exterior side mirrors after you have saved or
supported vehicle under your Tesla Account. This
chosen a driver profile, the touchscreen prompts you to
provides convenient access to your profile settings and
Save the new position or Restore the previously saved
preferences across all your Tesla supported vehicles.
position (other settings are automatically saved). To
change a setting without saving or restoring, just ignore
To set up your Tesla Profile, navigate to Driver Profile
the prompt.
Settings and select your Tesla Account name. You can
choose to set it up as a New Profile or copy the settings
NOTE: Valet mode is a built-in driver profile that limits
from an existing driver profile that you were previously
speed and restricts access to some Model X features
using.
(see Valet Mode on page 55).
To set up a Tesla Profile for additional drivers, share your
NOTE: To stop automatic adjustments that are in
vehicle with them from the mobile app and navigate to
process based on a driver's profile, touch Stop on the
Security > Add Driver. Their Tesla Profile will appear in
Driver Profile dropdown menu. Automatic adjustments
the Driver Profile settings after accepting the invitation
also stop if you manually adjust a seat, mirror, or the
from their Tesla Account. For more information on
steering yoke.
granting mobile app access, see Granting Access to a
Second Driver on page 178.
Easy Entry
NOTE: Some vehicle settings, such as seat, mirror,
steering wheel, and air vent positions are only synced
You can define an Easy Entry setting that moves the
between the same vehicle models. If the seat or steering
steering yoke and driver's seat to make it easy to enter
positions do not restore as expected, touch Controls >
and exit Model X. Any driver can use the Easy Entry
Service > Seat & Steering Calibration on the affected
setting by associating it with their driver profile. When
vehicles.
the Easy Entry setting is associated with a driver profile,
the steering yoke and driver's seat automatically adjust
NOTE: Tesla Profiles are supported on vehicles with
when in Park and the driver's seat belt is unbuckled,
software versions 2022.24 or higher.
allowing an easy exit from Model X. When returning to
the vehicle and stepping on the brake pedal, settings
Your Tesla Profile will be removed from any vehicle not
automatically adjust back to the settings used by the
associated with your Tesla Account.
most recent driver profile (or based on the key if it's
linked to a driver profile).
To use Easy Entry with a driver profile, ensure the Use
Easy Entry box is checked.
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Driver Profiles
Saved Settings
Starting Valet Mode
A subset of the settings that you choose to customize
With Model X in Park, touch the driver profile icon at the
your Model X are automatically saved to your driver's
top of the Controls screen, then touch Valet Mode.
profile. Once saved, a green check mark appears next to
the driver profile icon on the touchscreen. Examples of
The first time you enter Valet mode, the touchscreen
automatically saved driver profile settings are:
prompts you to create a 4-digit PIN you will use to
cancel Valet mode.
• Navigation, temperature, lights and display settings.
When Valet mode is active, the instrument panel
• Autopilot and driving preferences.
displays the word Valet while the driver profile changes
to Valet Mode on the touchscreen.
Linking a Driver Profile to a Key
You can also use the mobile app to start and cancel
Valet mode (if Model X is in Park). When using the
You can link a driver profile to a key (or keys) to allow
mobile app, you do not need to enter a PIN because you
Model X to automatically select the correct driver profile
are already required to log into the app using your Tesla
when the linked key is detected as you approach the
Account credentials.
vehicle and open the driver's door. To link a driver profile
to a key, first ensure you are using your desired driver
NOTE: If the PIN to Drive setting is enabled (see PIN to
profile. Touch the driver profile icon at the top of the
Drive on page 167), you must enter the driving PIN
Controls screen. Follow the onscreen instructions to add
before you can define or enter a Valet PIN. Once in Valet
a phone key, key card, or key fob (see Adding and
mode, Model X can be driven without the valet needing
Removing Keys on page 14). When finished, touch the
to enter the driving PIN.
driver icon to link the key to the desired driver profile.
NOTE: The PIN to Drive setting is not available when
The name of the driver profile appears under the key to
Valet mode is active.
show that it is linked.
If you forget your valet PIN, reset it from inside Model X
NOTE: Model X supports up to 10 driver profiles. You can
by entering your Tesla Account credentials (which also
link multiple keys to a driver profile, but you cannot link
cancels Valet mode). You can also reset your PIN using
multiple driver profiles to a single key.
the mobile app.
Valet Mode
WARNING: Do not use Valet mode when towing a
trailer. The torque limitations of Valet mode can
When Model X is in Valet mode, the following
make it di…cult for Model X to pull a trailer up a
restrictions apply:
hill.
• Speed is limited to 70 mph (113 km/h).
Canceling Valet Mode
• Maximum acceleration and power are limited.
With Model X in Park, touch the Valet Mode driver
• Front trunk and glovebox are locked.
profile icon at the top of the Controls screen, and enter
• Home and Work locations are not available in the
your 4-digit PIN.
navigation system.
When you cancel Valet mode, all settings associated
• Voice commands are disabled.
with the most recently used driver profile and climate
• Autopilot convenience features are disabled.
control settings are restored, and all features are
available.
• The Allow Mobile Access setting cannot be changed
• HomeLink (if available in your market region) is not
NOTE: You do not need to enter a PIN to cancel Valet
accessible.
mode from the mobile app.
• Driver Profiles are not accessible.
• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are disabled. When Model X is in
Valet mode, you cannot pair new Bluetooth devices
or view or delete existing paired devices. However, if
a Bluetooth-paired device or a known Wi-Fi network
is within range, Model X connects to it.
NOTE: Model X does not automatically shift when in
Valet Mode.
Driving
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Steering Yoke
Adjusting Steering Yoke Position
To adjust the steering yoke, touch Controls and touch
the Steering icon.
Use the left scroll button on the steering yoke to move
the steering yoke to the desired position:
• To adjust the height/tilt angle of the steering yoke,
roll the left scroll button up or down.
• To move the steering yoke closer to you, or further
away from you, press the left scroll button to the left
or right.
1. Right turn signal (see Turn Signals on page 68).
2. High beam headlights* (see High Beam Headlights on
page 66).
3. Left turn signal (see Turn Signals on page 68).
4. Left scroll button (see Left Scroll Button on page
56).
5. Horn (see Horn on page 57).
6. Identifier that is always illuminated to indicate that
WARNING: Do not make steering yoke
the right scroll wheel can be used with cruise control.
adjustments while driving.
7. Wipers* (see Wipers and Washers on page 73).
8. Right scroll button (see Right Scroll Button on page
Adjusting Steering Effort
57).
9. Voice commands (see Voice Commands on page
You can adjust the feel and sensitivity of the steering
165).
system to suit your personal preference:
*The behaviors associated with the buttons for headlight
1. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Pedals &
high beams and wipers vary depending on whether you
Steering > Steering Mode.
press or press and hold the button. Refer to the
2. Choose a steering option:
Comfort - Reduces the effort required to turn the
details.
steering yoke. In town, Model X feels easier to
drive and park.
NOTE: Simultaneously holding down both the left and
right scroll buttons while Model X is parked causes the
Standard - Tesla believes that this setting offers
touchscreen to restart (see Restarting the Touchscreen
the best handling and response in most
on page 8).
conditions.
Sport - Increases the effort required to turn the
Left Scroll Button
steering yoke. When driving at higher speeds,
Model X feels more responsive.
Use the scroll button on the left side of the steering yoke
to adjust the position of the mirrors and steering yoke. It
also controls the wipers and media player.
Overview of Steering Yoke Buttons
Your Model X features stalkless driving in which all
controls you need when driving are accessible on the
steering yoke.
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Steering Yoke
• When using media player, push the button to the left
• When driving, push and release the button to engage
to go back to the previous song or station or push it
Autosteer or Tra…c-Aware Cruise Control (see
to the right to skip to the next song or station.
Autosteer on page 105). If Autosteer Activation is
set to Double Click (touch Controls > Autopilot
• To increase/decrease the volume of the sound
Activation > Autosteer Activation), a single push
system, roll the button up/down respectively.
engages Tra…c-Aware Cruise Control (see Tra…c-
NOTE: The scroll button adjusts the volume for media
Aware Cruise Control on page 101) only and you
and phone calls based on what is currently in use. As
must push and release twice to engage Autosteer.
you adjust the volume, the touchscreen displays the
Once engaged, pushing the button cancels Autosteer
volume level and whether you are adjusting volume
and/or Tra…c-Aware Cruise Control.
for media or phone.
• When Model X is in Park, push the button twice to
automatically engage Summon (if equipped) before
• To mute the media volume, or to pause/play an audio
exiting the vehicle (see Starting Summon Before
file, push the scroll button.
Exiting the Vehicle on page 123).
• When adjusting mirrors, push the button to the left/
• When Tra…c-Aware Cruise Control is engaged, rolling
right to move the associated mirror inward/outward
the scroll button up/down increase/decreases the set
and up/down to position the mirror upward or
cruising speed respectively.
downward (see Mirrors on page 59).
• When adjusting the position of the steering yoke, roll
NOTE: There is currently no action associated with
the button up/down to adjust the tilt/angle and press
pushing the right scroll button to the left and right.
the button to the left or right to move the steering
yoke closer or further (see Adjusting Steering Yoke
Position on page 56).
Heated Steering Yoke
• When a menu displays on the instrument panel from
To warm up the steering yoke, touch the temperature
which you can choose options (for example, wipers),
icon on the touchscreen to display climate controls (see
use the scroll button to choose an option (up, down,
Overview of Climate Controls on page 142), then touch
left, or right).
the steering yoke icon. When turned on, radiant heat
keeps the steering yoke at a comfortable temperature.
Right Scroll Button
Horn
Use the scroll button on the right side of the steering
yoke to control Autopilot features such as Autosteer and
To sound the horn, press and hold the horn button on
Tra…c-Aware Cruise Control:
the right side of the steering yoke.
Driving
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Steering Yoke
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Mirrors
NOTE: If you expect ice to accumulate when Model X is
Adjusting Exterior Mirrors
parked, turn off Mirror Auto Fold. Accumulation of ice
can prevent exterior side mirrors from folding or
Adjust the exterior mirrors by touching Controls >
unfolding. See Cold Weather Best Practices on page
Mirrors. Press the left scroll button on the steering yoke
96 for information on how to ensure your mirrors
to choose whether you are adjusting the Left or Right
function properly in cold weather.
mirror. Then use the left scroll button as follows to adjust
the selected mirror to its desired position:
Mirror Auto Dim
• To move the mirror up or down, roll the left scroll
button up or down.
When certain environmental conditions are met, the rear
view mirror and exterior side mirrors dim automatically
• To move the mirror inward or outward, press the left
(for example, in low light conditions or to reduce glare
scroll button to the left or right.
when driving at night). To enable or disable this feature,
touch Controls > Mirrors > Mirror Auto Dim.
Folding Mirrors at Specific
Locations
In addition to having mirrors fold automatically
whenever you park Model X, you can fold (and unfold)
mirrors anytime your driving speed is less than 31 mph
(50 km/h). This is useful for parking in tight spaces. To
do so, touch Controls > Fold Mirrors.
When you fold mirrors, a Location Saved popup briefly
displays below the Fold Mirrors control. When Location
Saved is enabled, mirrors automatically fold whenever
NOTE: Both exterior mirrors have heaters that turn on
you approach the location, saving you from having to
and off with the rear window defroster.
manually fold them each time you arrive at a frequently
visited location (such as narrow garages, tight parking
Mirror Auto Tilt
spaces, etc.). If you do not want the location saved,
simply touch Location Saved to disable it. This popup
Both exterior mirrors can automatically tilt downward
toggles between Location Saved and Save Location to
when Model X is shifted into Reverse. When you shift
allow you to specify whether or not you want mirrors to
back into another drive mode, the mirrors return to their
automatically fold as you approach your current
normal upward position.
location.
To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Mirrors >
NOTE: To save or unsave a location at which the mirrors
Mirror Auto Tilt. You can adjust the position of the
fold, Model X must be driving at a low speed (less than 3
mirrors only when you are in Reverse.
mph (5 km/h)) or stopped at the location you want your
vehicle to remember.
CAUTION: Mirrors may not automatically fold if
Mirror Auto Fold
you return to a saved location driving faster than 3
mph (5 km/h).
Both exterior mirrors can automatically fold inward
whenever you exit and lock Model X. When you unlock
NOTE: When you leave the saved location, mirrors
Model X, the exterior mirrors then automatically unfold.
remain folded until your driving speed reaches 31 mph
(50 km/h), or until you touch Controls > Unfold Mirrors.
To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Mirrors >
When driving at or above this speed threshold, you can
Mirror Auto Fold.
not fold mirrors.
NOTE: You can also override the automatic folding/
Mirrors remain folded until your driving speed reaches 31
unfolding of mirrors at any time (for example, Model X
mph (50 km/h), or until you touch Controls > Unfold
has no power) by pushing the mirror assembly away
Mirrors. You can also fold/unfold mirrors manually, or
from you to unfold, or pulling it toward you to fold.
fold mirrors automatically at specific locations. See
Folding Mirrors at Specific Locations on page 59.
You can integrate auto-folding mirrors with HomeLink
(see HomeLink Universal Transceiver on page 172). To
do so, touch the HomeLink icon on the top of the
Controls screen and enable Auto-Fold Mirrors when
Nearby.
Driving
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Mirrors
Rear View Mirror
The rear view mirror is adjusted manually. When in Drive
or Neutral, the rear view mirror automatically dims in low
lighting conditions based on the time of day (for
example, when driving at night).
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Starting and Powering Off
Starting
When you open a door to enter Model X, the instrument
panel and touchscreen power on and you can operate all
controls. To shift Model X, press the brake pedal and
swipe up for Drive or down for Reverse on the
touchscreen's drive mode strip (see Shifting on page
63).
If Auto Shift out of Park is enabled, Model X
automatically selects Drive or Reverse based on inputs
from various sensors. Pressing the brake pedal shifts the
vehicle into the selected drive mode displayed on the
instrument panel (provided the driver's door is closed
and the driver's seat belt is buckled), and pressing the
accelerator moves the vehicle in that direction (see Auto
Shift out of Park on page 63).
NOTE: To turn Auto Shift out of Park on or off, touch
A number of factors can affect whether Model X can
Controls > Pedals & Steering > Auto Shift out of Park.
detect a phone key or key fob (for example, the device's
battery is low or dead and is no longer able to
Before accelerating when Auto Shift out of Park is
communicate using Bluetooth).
enabled, check the instrument panel to make sure that
Model X has shifted into the drive mode you want (Drive
Always keep your phone key, key fob, or a key card with
or Reverse). If the selection is not correct, or if Auto
you. After driving, your key is needed to restart Model X
Shift out of Park is not enabled, swipe up for Drive or
after it powers off. And when you leave Model X, you
down for Reverse on the touchscreen's drive mode strip
must bring your key with you to lock Model X, either
to choose a new drive mode. See Shifting on page 63.
manually or automatically.
NOTE: If the PIN to Drive feature is enabled (see PIN to
Powering Off
Drive on page 167), you must also enter a valid PIN on
the touchscreen before you can drive Model X.
When you finish driving, simply exit the vehicle. When
Everything you need to know when driving Model X
you leave Model X with your phone key and key fob, it
displays on the instrument panel.
powers off automatically, turning off the instrument
panel and touchscreen.
Drive Disabled - Requires Authentication
Model X also powers off automatically after being in
Park for 30 minutes, even if you are sitting in the driver’s
If Model X does not detect a key when you press the
seat.
brake (a key fob or phone key is not detected or two
minutes have passed since you used the key card), the
Although usually not needed, you can power off Model X
touchscreen displays a message telling you that driving
while sitting in the driver’s seat, provided the vehicle is
requires authentication.
not moving. Touch Controls > Safety > Power Off.
Model X automatically powers back on again if you press
If you see this message, place the key card in either
the brake pedal or touch the touchscreen.
phone dock where the RFID transmitter can read it. The
two-minute authentication period restarts and you can
NOTE: Model X automatically shifts into Park whenever
start Model X by pressing the brake pedal.
it determines that you are exiting the vehicle (for
example, the driver's seat belt is unbuckled and the
vehicle is almost at a standstill). If you shift into Neutral,
Model X shifts into Park when you open the door to exit.
To keep Model X in Neutral, see Instructions for
Transporters on page 222.
Power Cycling the Vehicle
You can power cycle Model X if it demonstrates unusual
behavior or displays a nondescript alert.
NOTE: If the touchscreen is unresponsive or
demonstrates unusual behavior, reboot it before you
power cycle the vehicle (see Restarting the Touchscreen
on page 8).
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Starting and Powering Off
1. Shift into Park.
2. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Safety > Power
Off.
3. Wait for at least two minutes without interacting with
the vehicle. Do not open the doors, touch the brake
pedal, touch the touchscreen, etc.
4. After two minutes, press the brake pedal or open the
door to wake the vehicle.
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Shifting
Auto Shift out of Park
NOTE: Auto Shift out of Park is a BETA feature and is
disabled by default.
When Auto Shift out of Park is enabled, Model X is
designed to use inputs from various sensors to
automatically select Drive or Reverse. The instrument
panel displays the selected drive mode when the driver's
door is closed and seat belt is buckled.
To override the selection, press the brake pedal and use
the drive mode strip on touchscreen to shift into your
desired drive mode (Drive, Reverse, Park; see Shifting
Using the Touchscreen on page 63).
Confirm the drive mode selection and follow the
instructions on the instrument panel before you press
the accelerator.
WARNING: As always, be aware of your vehicle
and surroundings before driving. Never rely on
Model X to automatically select a suitable drive
mode without confirming the selection before you
start to drive.
If Auto Shift out of Park is unavailable, the instrument
panel displays a message.
Model X automatically selects a drive mode when:
Auto Shift out of Park is enabled (touch Controls >
Pedals & Steering > Auto Shift out of Park).
NOTE: To shift from Drive into Reverse or vice versa, the
• Model X is in Park.
driving speed must be less than 5 mph (8 km/h).
• The driver's seat belt is fastened.
NOTE: The touchscreen's drive mode strip displays the
• The brake pedal is pressed.
Park button only when the brake pedal is pressed and
shifting into Park is allowed based on the vehicle's
• All doors and trunks are closed.
driving speed (less than 5 mph (8 km/h).
• The drive mode selector on the center console is not
activated (see Shift Using the Center Console on
To shift into Neutral, open Controls to bring up the drive
page 64).
mode strip, then press and hold Neutral until Neutral
engages.
NOTE: Model X does not automatically select drive
modes in Valet Mode.
NOTE: The touchscreen is the preferred method to
manually shift. However, in the unlikely situation in which
Auto Shift out of Park is disabled by default. When
the touchscreen is unavailable and therefore can't be
disabled, use the touchscreen or the center console to
used, the drive mode selector on the center console
manually shift. To enable Auto Shift out of Park, touch
automatically activates and must be used to shift (see
Controls > Pedals & Steering > Auto Shift out of Park.
Shift Using the Center Console on page 64).
If you try to shift when it is prohibited by the current
Shifting Using the Touchscreen
driving speed, the instrument panel displays an alert, a
chime sounds, and the drive mode does not change.
When you press the brake pedal when parked, the drive
mode strip displays on one side of the touchscreen. Use
the drive mode strip to shift Model X: swipe up for Drive,
swipe down for Reverse or touch the P for Park. The
drive mode strip is always available on the touchscreen
when you touch Controls.
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Shifting
Shift Using the Center Console
Park
In addition to manually shifting on the touchscreen, you
Model X automatically shifts into Park whenever it
can shift by pressing P, R, N or D located on the center
determines that you are exiting the vehicle. For example,
console. In most situations, these buttons are not
the driver's seat belt is unbuckled and the vehicle is
available until you press one of the buttons to activate it.
stopped. Model X also automatically shifts into Park
When active, the LEDs associated with each button
when the driver's door is opened or if no action is taken
illuminate and when you select P, R, N or D, the
within one minute of shifting.
associated LED illuminates amber.
To manually shift into Park, press the brake pedal and
In situations where the touchscreen is unavailable (for
touch the Park button on the touchscreen's drive mode
example, experiencing a technical issue), or Model X is in
strip. If the touchscreen is unavailable, press Park on the
Valet or Transport Mode, the drive mode selector on the
drive mode selector located on the center console.
center console activates automatically and there is no
need to touch it.
NOTE: The touchscreen's drive mode strip displays the
Park button only when the brake pedal is pressed and
NOTE: You can also activate the drive mode selector on
shifting into park is allowed based on the driving speed.
the center console by simultaneously and briefly
NOTE: You must always press the brake pedal to shift
pressing both scroll buttons on the steering yoke.
out of Park.
However, if you press and hold both buttons
simultaneously, the drive mode selector activates and
CAUTION: Model X will not shift out of Park if a
the touchscreen restarts (see Restarting the
charge cable is plugged in, or if the charge port is
Touchscreen on page 8).
unable to determine whether a charging cable is
plugged in. In situations when Model X does not
NOTE: The front trunk, rear trunk, and doors must be
shift out of Park, check the instrument panel or
closed to shift using the center console.
touchscreen for instructions on how to proceed.
WARNING: It is the driver's responsibility to always
ensure the vehicle is in Park before exiting. Never
rely on Model X to automatically shift into Park for
you; it may not work in all circumstances.
Drive
To manually shift into Drive, swipe up on the drive mode
strip located on the touchscreen or, if the touchscreen is
unavailable, press D on the drive mode selector located
on the center console. You can shift into Drive when
Model X is stopped or moving less than 5 mph (8 km/h)
in Reverse.
Reverse
To manually shift into Reverse, swipe down on the drive
mode strip located on the touchscreen or, if the
1. Park
touchscreen is unavailable, press R on the drive mode
2. Reverse
selector located on the center console. You can shift into
Reverse when Model X is stopped or moving less than
3. Neutral
5 mph (8 km/h) in Drive. You can manually close the
4. Drive
park assist view on the touchscreen by touching the X in
the upper corner.
NOTE: When the touchscreen is available for shifting
and you have manually activated the drive mode
Neutral
selector on the center console, the center console
automatically deactivates if you don't shift within 10
Neutral allows Model X to roll freely when you are not
seconds.
pressing the brake pedal. To shift into Neutral, do any of
the following:
• Open Controls, then press and hold the Neutral icon
on the drive mode strip until Model X engages
Neutral.
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Shifting
• Choose Neutral from the drive mode selector on the
center console.
NOTE: When Model X is traveling over 5 mph (8 km/h)
and you swipe up or down on the touchscreen's drive
mode strip, a Neutral icon displays at the bottom of the
drive mode strip from which you can also choose to
engage Neutral.
NOTE: You must press the brake pedal to shift out of
Neutral if Model X is moving slower than approximately
5 mph (8 km/h).
Model X automatically shifts into Park when you open
the driver's door to exit the vehicle. To stay in Neutral
even when you leave Model X, you must engage
Transport Mode (described next).
Keeping Your Vehicle in Neutral
(Transport Mode)
Model X automatically shifts into Park whenever you
finish driving and leave Model X. To keep Model X in
Neutral when you exit, allowing it to roll freely (for
example, pulling onto a flatbed truck), you must activate
Transport mode:
1. Shift into Park.
2. Press the brake pedal.
3. Touch Controls > Service > Towing. The touchscreen
displays a message reminding you how to properly
transport Model X.
4. Press and hold the Transport Mode button until it
turns blue. Model X is now free-rolling and can slowly
be rolled (no faster than walking speed) for short
distances or winched (for example, onto a flatbed
truck).
For more information on Transport Mode, see Activate
Transport Mode on page 223.
NOTE: In Transport mode, Model X does not shift into a
drive mode. You must first cancel Transport mode by
touching Transport Mode again. Transport mode also
cancels if you use the touchscreen or drive mode
selector on the center console to shift into Park or if you
manually apply the parking brake by touching Controls
> Safety > Parking Brake.
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Lights
If equipped, touch to turn the fog lights on or off. Fog
Controlling Lights
lights operate only when low beam headlights are on.
When headlights are turned off, fog lights also turn off.
Touch Controls > Lights to control the lights.
The front fog indicator displays on the
NOTE: You can also access an abbreviated lights menu
instrument panel whenever the optional
while driving by touching the Auto High Beam button on
front fog lights are on.
the steering yoke. A lights menu displays on the
touchscreen, providing quick access to headlight
controls.
NOTE: Depending on the market region and vehicle
In addition to the lights that you can control from the
options, your vehicle may not be equipped with front
touchscreen, Model X has convenience lights that turn
and/or rear fog lights.
on and off automatically based on what you are doing.
For example, interior lights, marker lights, tail lights, and
Interior Lights
puddle lights turn on when you unlock Model X, when
you open a door, and when you shift into Park. They turn
Turn the interior dome (map) lights on or off. If set to
off automatically after a minute or two or when you shift
AUTO, all interior dome lights turn on when you unlock
or lock Model X. Use these settings to control exterior
Model X, open a door upon exiting, or shift into Park.
and interior lights:
NOTE: You can also manually turn an individual dome
Exterior Lights
light on or off by pressing its lens. If you turn a dome
light on, it turns off when Model X powers off. If Model X
Exterior lights (headlights, tail lights, side marker lights,
was already powered off when you manually turned the
parking lights, and license plate lights) are set to AUTO
light on, it turns off after 60 minutes.
each time you start Model X. When set to AUTO, exterior
lights automatically turn on when driving in low lighting
Ambient Lights
conditions. If you change to a different setting, lights
always revert to AUTO on your next drive.
When enabled, interior ambient lights turn on whenever
the headlights are on.
Touch one of these options to change the exterior light
setting:
Auto High Beam
OFF: Exterior lights turn off until you manually turn
If you turn on Auto High Beam, headlights automatically
them back on or until the next time you drive. If
switch from high beam headlights to low beam
daytime running lights are required in your region,
headlights when light is detected in front of Model X.
the exterior lights used for this purpose are always on
See High Beam Headlights on page 66.
when Drive is engaged.
Headlights after Exit
PARKING: Only the side marker lights, parking lights,
tail lights and license plate lights turn on.
If you turn on Headlights after Exit, the exterior lights
NOTE: If daytime running lights are required in your
remain on for one minute after you stop driving and park
region, the exterior lights used for this purpose are
Model X in low lighting conditions. See Headlights After
always on whenever Drive or Reverse is engaged.
Exit on page 67.
ON: Exterior lights turn on.
High Beam Headlights
CAUTION: Ensure the headlights and rear lights
are on during low visibility conditions (for example,
Use the high beam headlight button on the left side of
when it is dark, foggy, snowy, or the road is wet,
the steering yoke to control the headlights:
etc.). The rear tail lights are off while daytime
running lights are on. Failure to do so can cause
• Press and quickly release to flash high beam
damage or serious injury.
headlights.
NOTE: To comply with local tra…c regulations when
• Press and hold to turn on high beam headlights - the
crossing from a left-hand tra…c region to a right-hand
instrument panel displays a brief timer and you must
tra…c region, and vice versa, headlights should be
hold for the duration of the timer to latch the high
adjusted. If you plan to drive to a region that requires
beam headlights to the on position. When headlights
headlights to be adjusted, schedule a service
are on, press the button a second time to turn them
appointment using the mobile app.
off.
Fog Lights
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Lights
WARNING: Auto High Beam is a convenience only
and is subject to limitations. It is the driver's
responsibility to make sure that headlights are
always appropriately adjusted for weather
conditions and driving circumstances.
Rear Reading Lights
Model X is equipped with a reading light on each side of
the rear seats, located above the door and next to the
coat hangers (see Coat Hangers on page 30). To turn a
reading light on or off, press its lens. If you leave a
reading light turned on, it automatically turns off when
Model X powers off.
Headlights After Exit
The high beam headlights can automatically switch to
low beam when there is light detected in front of
When you stop driving and park Model X in low lighting
Model X (for example, from an oncoming vehicle). To
conditions, exterior lights temporarily remain
turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Lights >
illuminated. They automatically turn off after one minute
Auto High Beam. Your chosen setting is retained until
or when you lock Model X whichever comes first.
you manually change it.
To turn this feature on and off, touch Controls > Lights >
NOTE: When you touch or press the high beam
Headlights After Exit. When Headlights After Exit is off,
headlight button on the left side of the steering yoke,
the headlights turn off immediately when you engage
the touchscreen displays an abbreviated lights menu to
Park and open a door.
provide quick access to control headlights, fog lights (if
equipped), and the Auto High Beam setting. Use the
Adaptive Front Lighting System
touchscreen to choose options from this menu.
(AFS)
NOTE: For vehicles manufactured after approximately
February 13, 2022, Auto High Beam is automatically
enabled when Autosteer is engaged. To switch to low
If equipped, the Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS)
beam headlights, press the high beam headlight button
automatically adjusts the beam of the headlights to
improve your driving view. Electric sensors measure
on the steering yoke. Auto High Beam is re-enabled
driving speed, steering angle and yaw (the rotation of
every time Autosteer is activated.
the car around the vertical axis) to determine the
The following indicator lights are visible on the
optimum position of the headlights based on current
instrument panel to show the status of the headlights:
driving conditions. For example, to improve visibility
while driving on winding roads at night, the AFS casts
the beam in the direction of the curve. When low beam
Low beam headlights are on.
headlights are turned on and when driving at lower
speeds, AFS improves lateral illumination to increase the
visibility of pedestrians and curbs, and to improve
visibility when turning at a dark intersection, into a
driveway, or when making a u-turn.
High beam headlights are on. Illuminates
when high beams are on but the Auto High
The Adaptive Front Lighting System (AFS) operates
Beam setting is turned off or if the Auto
whenever headlights are on. If Model X isn't moving, or is
High Beam setting is turned on but is
moving in reverse, the adaptive headlights do not
activate. This prevents the headlights from inadvertently
temporarily unavailable.
blinding other drivers.
High beams are currently turned on, and
Auto High Beam is ready to turn off the
If the AFS fails, the instrument panel
high beams if light is detected in front of
displays an alert. Contact Tesla Service.
Model X.
High beams are temporarily turned off
because Auto High Beam is operating and
light is detected in front of Model X. When
light is no longer detected, high beam
headlights automatically turn back on.
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