Tesla 2012- 21013 S Owner's Manual

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Automobile Manual

Manufacturer: Tesla

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Document: Tesla 2012- 21013 S Owner's Manual, File Type: PDF

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 1 MODEL S OWNER’S MANUAL book.book Page 2 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 2 DOCUMENT APPLICABILITY This document describes the features available at time of printing for: MODEL S SOFTWARE Version: 5.0 Features released in subsequent versions of software are not described in this document. However, you can display information about the newest features by viewing the Release Notes on the ModelS touchscreen. These Release Notes are displayed on the touchscreen after a software update, and can be displayed at any time by touching the Tesla “T” at the top center of the touchscreen, then touching the Release Notes link (see page 5.24). If information provided in ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 3 P/N: 1028871-07-A REV: 1 i TABLE OF CONTENTS OVERVIEW Interior Overview............................................... 1.2 Exterior Overview ............................................. 1.3 OPENING AND CLOSING Doors..................................................................... 2.2 Windows.............................................................. 2.7 Rear Trunk........................................................... 2.8 Front Trunk....................................................... 2.10 Sunroof............................................................... 2.12 Glove Box ......

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 4 1.1 OVERVIEW Interior Overview............................................... 1.2 Exterior Overview ............................................. 1.3 book.book Page 1 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 5 Interior Overview Interior Overview 1.2 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL OVERVIEW 1. Interior doors (page 2.4) 2. High beams (page 4.13) Turn signals (page 4.14) Wipers and washers (page 4.15) 3. Cruise control (page 4.23) 4. Steering wheel buttons - left (page 4.3) 5. Instrument panel (page 4.8) 6. Steering wheel buttons - right (page 4.4) 7. Gear selector (page 4.7) 8. Touchscreen (page 5.2) NOTE: Touch Controls in the bottom left corner of the touchscreen to control Model S features such as doors, locks, and lights. 9. Glove box button (page 2.13) 10. Power window switches (page 2.7) 11. Exterior m...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 6 Exterior Overview OVERVIEW 1.3 Exteri or Overvi ew 1. Exterior lights (page 4.11) 2. Door handles (page 2.4) 3. Sunroof (page 2.12) 4. Charge port (page 6.5) 5. Exterior mirrors (page 4.5) 6. Front trunk (page 2.10) 7. Wheels and tires (page 8.8) 8. Rear view camera (page 4.24) 9. Rear trunk/liftgate (page 2.8) 10. Parking sensors - optional (page 4.16) book.book Page 3 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 7 2.1 OPENING AND CLOSING Doors Keyless Locking and Unlocking.................. 2.2 Using the Key..................................................... 2.2 Using Exterior Door Handles ...................... 2.4 Using Interior Door Handles........................ 2.4 Interior Locking and Unlocking.................. 2.4 Child-protection Locks................................... 2.5 Drive-away Locking......................................... 2.5 Walk-away Locking......................................... 2.5 Unlocking with a Dead Key Battery.......... 2.5 Opening Interior Doors with No Power... 2.6...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 8 Doors Doors 2.2 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL OPENING AND CLOSINGDoors Keyless Locking and Unlocking Model S has sensors that can recognize the presence of a key. The sensors are located at each end of the dash panel and behind the rear bumper, and have a range of approximately three feet (one meter). If Model S is equipped with the optional tech package, walking up to Model S when you have your key with you automatically unlocks the doors. Similarly, open the trunk by just walking up to Model S with your key with you and press the switch located under the trunk’s exterior handle. Press a...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 9 Doors OPENING AND CLOSING 2.3 If the key does not work, you may need to change its battery. if the key’s battery is discharged, you can open Model S by following the unlocking procedure described on page 2.5. CAUTION: Remember to bring the key with you when you drive. Although you can drive Model S away from its key, you will be unable to power it back on after it powers off. CAUTION: Protect the key from impact, water damage and high temperatures. Avoid contact with solvents, waxes and abrasive cleaners. Replacing the Key Battery The key’s battery lasts for approximately a yea...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 10 Doors Doors 2.4 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Using Exterior Door Handles A light press on a door handle extends it, provided Model S detects a valid key nearby. If Model S is equipped with the optional tech package, you can set the door handles to extend automatically whenever you approach the driver’s side carrying the key. On the touchscreen, touch Controls > Settings > Auto-Present Handles > On. Insert your hand into the handle and pull to open the door. Door handles retract if you do not use them within one minute after they extend. Just press a handle to extend it again. Doo...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 11 Doors OPENING AND CLOSING 2.5 Child-protection Locks Model S has child-protection locks on the rear doors and liftgate to prevent them from being opened using interior handles. Use the touchscreen to turn child protection locks on or off. Touch Controls > Settings > Child Protection Locks. NOTE: It is recommended that you turn child-protection locks on whenever children are seated in the rear seats. Drive-away Locking Model S can automatically lock all doors (including the trunks) whenever your driving speed exceeds 8 km/h. To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Se...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 12 Doors Doors 2.6 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Opening Interior Doors with No Power If Model S has no electrical power, front doors open as usual using the interior door handles. To open the rear doors, fold back the edge of the carpet below the rear seats to expose the mechanical release cable. Pull the mechanical release cable toward the center. book.book Page 6 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 13 Windows OPENING AND CLOSING 2.7 Windo ws Opening from the Exterior To open windows from outside Model S, press and hold the unlock button on the key. Opening and Closing from the Interior Press down on a switch to lower the associated window all the way down. Window switches operate at two levels. To lower a window partially, hold the switch and release when the window is at the desired position. Similarly, pull a switch to raise the associated window. This also operates at two levels—when raising, hold the switch and release when the window is at the desired position. WARNING: Bef...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 14 Rear Trunk Rear Trunk 2.8 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Rear Trunk Opening To open the rear trunk, do one of the following: • Tou c h Controls > Trunk on the touchscreen. • Double-click the Trunk button on the key. • Press the switch located under the exterior handle (if not equipped with the optional tech package, you must first unlock Model S). When the liftgate is open, the instrument panel displays the Door Open indicator light. The image of the Model S on the touchscreen Controls window also displays the open trunk. To stop a powered liftgate while it is moving, single-click t...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 15 Rear Trunk OPENING AND CLOSING 2.9 Interior Release To open the trunk from inside Model S, press the interior release switch and push the liftgate up. If Model S is equipped with the optional tech package, you do not need to push it up. When you press the release switch, it opens, and when you pull the switch, it closes. NOTE: The interior release switch is disabled if the child-protection locks are turned on (see page 2.5), or if Model S is moving. Opening with No Power If Model S has no electrical power, you can open the rear trunk from inside. Use the mechanical release cable locat...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 16 Front Trunk Front Trunk 2.10 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Front Trunk Opening To open the front trunk: • Tou c h Controls > Front Trunk on the touchscreen, or double-click the front trunk button on the key. • Pull the hood up. The door open indicator displays on the instrument panel when the front trunk is open. The image of the Model S on the touchscreen Controls window also displays the open trunk. To open the front trunk in the unlikely situations where Model S has no electrical power, see page 2.11. Closing Lower the hood, then place both hands on the front of the hood as shown....

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 17 Front Trunk OPENING AND CLOSING 2.11 Interior Emergency Release An interior release button inside the front trunk allows a person locked inside to get out. This release button is active whenever Model S is stationary. Press the interior release button to open the front trunk, then push up on the hood. NOTE: The button glows for several hours after a brief exposure to ambient light. Opening with No Power If Model S has no electrical power, or if you are unable to open the front trunk using the touchscreen or key, pull the mechanical release lever located below the glove box. This relea...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 18 Sunroof Sunroof 2.12 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Sunroof Opening and Closing If your Model S is equipped with a sunroof, touch Controls > Sunroof on the touchscreen to operate it. Drag, or tap on, the sunroof slider bar, or touch the image of the sunroof and drag it. The sunroof moves to the selected position. To u c h OPEN once to open the sunroof to its comfort position (80% open to minimize wind noise). Or, move the sunroof to the comfort position by dragging the slider bar to the indent position. If you find wind noise (which varies depending on driving speed) excessive, even with ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 19 Glove Box OPENING AND CLOSING 2.13 Glove Box Opening and Closing To open the glove box, press the switch located to the right of the touchscreen. If you leave the glove box open for five minutes, its light automatically turns off. NOTE: The glove box locks whenever Model S is locked externally, using the key or walk-away locking. It does not lock when Model S is locked using the touchscreen. WARNING: When driving, keep the glove box closed to prevent injury to a passenger if a collision or sudden stop occurs. book.book Page 13 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 20 Cup Holders Cup Holders 2.14 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Cup Holde rs Opening and Closing To expose a cup holder, slide back the armrest. book.book Page 14 Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:33 PM ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 21 3.1 SEATING AND SAFETY RESTRAINTS Front and Rear Seats Correct Driving Position ................................ 3.2 Adjusting the Driver’s Seat........................... 3.2 Folding Rear Seats........................................... 3.3 Raising Rear Seats ........................................... 3.3 Head Supports................................................... 3.3 Seat Covers......................................................... 3.3 Seat Belts Wearing Seat Belts ......................................... 3.4 Wearing Seat Belts When Pregnant ........ 3.4 Seat Belt Pre-tensioner...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 22 Front and Rear Seats Front and Rear Seats 3.2 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL SEATING AND SAFETY RESTRAINTSFront and Rear Seats Correct Driving Position The seat, head support, seat belt and airbags work together to maximize your safety. Using these correctly ensures greater protection. Position the seat so you can wear the seat belt correctly, while being as far away from the front airbag as possible: 1. Sit upright with both feet on the floor and the seat back reclined no more than 30 degrees. 2. Make sure you can easily reach the pedals and that your arms are slightly bent when holding the st...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 23 Front and Rear Seats SEATING AND SAFETY RESTRAINTS 3.3 Folding Rear Seats Model S has a split rear seat that can fold forward. Before folding, remove items from the seats and the rear foot well. To allow the rear seat backs to fold completely flat, you may need to move the front seats forward. To fold a rear seat, press the corresponding lever and fold the seat forward. Raising Rear Seats Before raising a rear seat, make sure that the seat belts are not trapped behind the backrest. Pull the seat back upward until it locks into place. To confirm that the seat back is locked in the upri...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 24 Seat Belts Seat Belts 3.4 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Seat Belts Wearing Seat Belts 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. The seat belt reel automatically locks to prevent movement of occupants if ModelS experiences a force associated wit...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 25 Seat Belts SEATING AND SAFETY RESTRAINTS 3.5 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 and the seat belt webbing, reducing slack in both the lap and diagonal portions of the belts, resulting in reduced forward movement of the occupant. 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 t...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 26 Seat Belts Seat Belts 3.6 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Seat Belt Warnings WARNING: Seat belts should be worn by all occupants for every journey no matter how short. Failure to do so increases the risk of injury or death if an accident occurs. WARNING: Secure small children in a suitable child safety seat (see page 3.7). 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 an accident occurs (see page 3.4). WARNING: Do not wear seat bel...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 27 Child Safety Seats SEATING AND SAFETY RESTRAINTS 3.7 Child Safe ty Seats Guidelines for Seating Children You must restrain infants and small children using a child safety seat appropriate for the child’s age, weight, and size. Carefully follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer of the child safety seat. Never use child safety seats in the front row passenger seat. If your ModelS is equipped with Tesla built in rear facing child seats, these seats are child safety seats and are designed only for children within a specific height and weight range (see page 3.11). Refer ...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 28 Child Safety Seats Child Safety Seats 3.8 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Seating Larger Children If a child is too large to fit into a child safety seat, but too small to safely fit into the standard seat belts, use a booster seat appropriate for the child’s age and size. Carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions to secure the booster seat using the seat belts. Do not use the ISOFIX system to secure booster seats, even in situations where the booster seat is equipped with the ISOFIX system. Installing Child Safety Seats There are two general methods used to install child safety seat...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 29 Child Safety Seats SEATING AND SAFETY RESTRAINTS 3.9 Installing ISOFIX Child Seats Lower ISOFIX anchor points are provided at all three second row seating positions and are located between the seat back rest and rear cushion. The exact location of each anchor point is indicated by the child safety seat identification tab on the seat. Although ISOFIX anchor points are provided at all three rear seating positions, you can only use two at the same time. To seat three children, use a non-ISOFIX retained seat in the middle. When installing two ISOFIX retained child safety seats, you canno...

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Tesla 2012- 21013 S Manual Page 30 Child Safety Seats Child Safety Seats 3.10 MODEL S OWNERS MANUAL Attaching Upper Tether Straps If an upper tether strap is provided, attach its hook to the anchor point located on the back of the rear seats. Always position the strap so that it runs over the center of the Model S head support, except in cases where you are installing a ISOFIX retained child safety seat in the center position—in this case, run the strap over the left hand side of the head support, as shown. Tighten according to the child safety seat manufacturer’s instructions. NOTE: To prevent the strap from movin...

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