2020 Tesla Model 3 Owner's Manual

2020 Tesla Model 3 owners manual
Year:
2020
Make:
Tesla
Model:
Model 3
Rating:
(4)

Online manual

Size:
9.66 MB

Table of Contents

Contents
2
Overview
3
Interior Overview
3
Exterior Overview
4
Touchscreen Overview
5
The Tesla \T\
9
Opening and Closing
10
Keys
10
Three Types of Keys
10
Authenticated Phone
10
Key Card
11
Key fob
11
Passive Key Fob
12
Replacing the Key Fob Battery
13
Attaching a Lanyard
13
Managing Keys
13
Adding and Removing Keys
13
Mobile App
14
Doors
16
Keyless Locking and Unlocking
16
Using Exterior Door Handles
16
Opening Doors from the Interior
16
Interior Locking and Unlocking
17
Walk-Away Door Lock
17
Drive Away Locking
17
Child-Protection Lock
18
Unlock on Park
18
Windows
19
Opening and Closing
19
Locking Rear Windows
19
Calibrating Windows
19
Rear Trunk
20
Opening
20
Load Limits
20
Closing
20
Accessing the Cargo Area
20
Interior Emergency Trunk Release
21
Front Trunk
22
Opening
22
Closing
22
Interior Emergency Release
22
Opening Hood with No Power
23
Interior Storage and Electronics
25
Glovebox
25
Center Console - Premium Package
25
USB Ports - Premium Package
25
Installing Phone Charging Cable
26
12V Power Socket
27
Rear Console
27
Coat Hangers
27
Cabin Camera
28
Seating and Safety Restraints
29
Front and Rear Seats
29
Correct Driving Position
29
Adjusting the Front Seats
29
Folding Rear Seats
30
Raising Rear Seats
30
Head Supports
30
Raising/Lowering the Rear Center Head Support
30
Removing/Installing a Head Support
31
Seat Heaters
31
Seat Covers
31
Seat Belts
32
Wearing Seat Belts
32
Seat Belt Reminders
32
To Fasten a Belt
32
To Adjust the Shoulder Anchor Height
32
To Release a Belt
33
Wearing Seat Belts When Pregnant
33
Seat Belt Pre-tensioners
33
Testing Seat Belts
34
Seat Belt Warnings
34
Child Safety Seats
36
Guidelines for Seating Children
36
Choosing a Child Safety Seat
37
Seating Larger Children
38
Installing Child Safety Seats
38
Installing Seat Belt Retained Child Seats
38
Installing LATCH (ISOFIX) Child Seats
38
Attaching Upper Tether Straps
39
Testing a Child Safety Seat
40
Child Safety Seat Warnings
40
Airbags
42
Location of Airbags
42
How Airbags Work
43
Types of Airbags
43
Passenger Front Airbag Status
44
Controlling the Passenger Front Airbag
44
Ensuring Accurate Occupant Classification
46
Examples of Correct and Incorrect Seating Positions
47
Inflation Effects
48
Airbag Warning Indicator
48
Airbag Warnings
48
Driving
49
Driver Profiles
49
Creating a Driver Profile
49
Easy Entry
49
Restoring a Driver’s Profile
49
Saved Settings
49
Linking a Driver Profile to a Key
50
Valet Mode
50
Starting Valet Mode
50
Canceling Valet Mode
50
Steering Wheel
51
Scroll Buttons
51
Adjusting Steering Wheel Position - Premium Package
51
Adjusting Steering Effort
51
Horn
52
Mirrors
53
Adjusting Exterior Mirrors
53
Auto-Fold Mirrors Based on Location
53
Mirror Auto Tilt - Premium Package
53
Mirror Auto Fold - Premium Package
53
Rear View Mirror
53
Vanity Mirrors
54
Starting and Powering Off
55
Starting
55
Drive Disabled - Requires Authentication
55
Powering Off
55
Restarting the Touchscreen
55
Power Cycling the Vehicle
56
Gears
57
Shifting Gears
57
Reverse
57
Neutral
57
Drive
57
Park
57
Lights
59
Controlling Lights
59
High Beam Headlights
60
Headlights After Exit
60
Headlight Adjustments
60
Turn Signals
61
Hazard Warning Flashers
61
Car Status
62
Overview
62
Indicator Lights
62
Driving Status
64
Wipers and Washers
65
Wipers
65
Washers
65
Braking and Stopping
66
Braking Systems
66
Emergency Braking
66
Brake Disc Wiping
66
Hydraulic Fade Compensation
66
Regenerative Braking
67
To Set the Regenerative Braking Level
67
Stopping Mode
67
Parking Brake
68
Brake Wear
69
Traction Control
70
How It Works
70
Allowing Wheel Slip
70
Park Assist
71
How Park Assist Works
71
Visual and Audio Feedback
71
Controlling Audible Feedback
72
Limitations and False Warnings
72
Other Parking Aids
72
Vehicle Hold
73
Track Mode
74
Getting Maximum Range
75
Driving Tips to Maximize Range
75
Energy App
75
Range Assurance
75
Rear View Camera
76
Camera Location
76
Cleaning the Camera
76
Dashcam
77
About Dashcam
77
Using Dashcam
77
USB Flash Drive Requirements for Videos and Recording
77
Formatting the USB Flash Drive
77
For MacOS:
77
For Windows:
78
Retrieving Footage
78
Save Clips on Honk
79
Pedestrian Warning System
80
Cold Weather Best Practices
81
Before Driving
81
Door Handles
81
Windows
81
Mirrors
81
Wipers
81
Winter Tires and Tire Chains
81
While Driving
81
Regenerative Braking
82
Blue Snowflake Icon
82
Warming the Battery Before Supercharging
82
Autopilot
82
After Driving
82
Scheduled Departure
82
Charge Port
82
Storage
82
Removing Ice From Door Handle
82
Applying WD-40 to Door Handle Pivot Pins
83
Autopilot
85
About Autopilot
85
How It Works
85
Features
86
Drive to Calibrate Cameras
86
Limitations
86
Cleaning Cameras and Sensors
87
Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
88
To Use Traffic-Aware Cruise Control
88
Set the Cruising Speed
88
Cruising at the Set Speed
89
Changing the Set Speed
90
HOLD State
90
Cruising Near or On Freeway Exits
91
Adjust the Following Distance
91
Overtake Acceleration
92
Canceling and Resuming
92
Summary of Cruise Indicators
93
Limitations
93
Autosteer
94
Operating Autosteer
94
Restricted Speed
95
Hold Steering Wheel
95
Take Over Immediately
95
Canceling Autosteer
96
Auto Lane Change
96
Operating Auto Lane Change
96
Stop Light and Stop Sign Warning (U.S. only)
97
Navigate on Autopilot
97
Enabling and Customizing Navigate on Autopilot
98
Operating Navigate on Autopilot
98
Lane Changes
99
Be Ready to Assist
100
Limitations
100
Autopark
101
To Use Autopark
101
To Pause Parking
101
To Cancel Parking
102
Limitations
102
Summon
103
Before Using Summon
103
Using Summon to Park and Retrieve your Vehicle
104
Operating Summon with the Key
104
Starting Summon Before Exiting the Vehicle
105
Stopping or Canceling Summon
105
Limitations
105
Smart Summon
106
Before Using Smart Summon
106
Using Smart Summon
106
Standby Mode
107
Stopping or Canceling Smart Summon
108
Limitations
108
Lane Assist
109
Lane Departure Avoidance
109
Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance
110
Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime
110
Adjacent Lane Speed
110
Limitations and Inaccuracies
110
Collision Avoidance Assist
112
Forward Collision Warning
112
Automatic Emergency Braking
113
Obstacle-Aware Acceleration
114
Limitations and Inaccuracies
114
Speed Assist
115
How Speed Assist Works
115
Controlling Speed Assist
115
Limitations and Inaccuracies
115
Using the Touchscreen
117
Controls
117
Overview
117
Summary of Controls
117
Naming Your Vehicle
124
Speed Limit Mode
125
Erasing Personal Data
125
Climate Controls
126
Overview of Climate Controls
126
Adjusting Climate Control Settings
127
Operating Seat Heaters
128
Adjusting the Front Vents
128
Adjusting the Rear Vents
128
Keep Climate On, Dog Mode, and Camp Mode
129
Cabin Air Filter
129
Cabin Overheat Protection
129
Climate Control Operating Tips
130
Maps and Navigation
131
Overview
131
Navigating
132
Automatic Navigation
133
I'm Feeling Lucky, Hungry
133
Charging Locations
133
Predicting Energy Usage
134
Online Routing
134
Trip Planner
135
Recent, Favorite, Home and Work Destinations
135
Map Updates
136
Media and Audio
137
Overview
137
Volume Control
137
Searching Media Content
137
FM Radio
137
Internet Radio and Music Streaming Services (if equipped)
137
Caraoke
138
Favorites and Recents
138
Playing Media from Devices
139
USB Connected Flash Drives
139
Bluetooth® Connected Devices
139
Audio Settings
139
Phone
140
Bluetooth® Compatibility
140
Pairing a Bluetooth Phone
140
Importing Contacts and Recent Calls
140
Unpairing a Bluetooth Phone
140
Connecting to a Paired Phone
141
Using the Phone App
141
Making a Phone Call
141
Receiving a Phone Call
141
Calendar
142
Overview
142
Using Voice Commands
143
Security Settings
144
About the Security System
144
PIN to Drive
144
Sentry Mode
144
Standby, Alert, and Alarm States
144
Location-Based Settings
145
USB Flash Drive Requirements for Videos and Recording
145
Formatting the USB Flash Drive
146
For MacOS:
146
For Windows:
146
Retrieving Footage
146
Save Clips on Honk
147
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
148
About HomeLink
148
Supported Modes
148
Programming HomeLink®
148
Auto Opening and Closing
149
Resetting the Location of the HomeLink Device
149
Deleting a Device
149
Troubleshooting HomeLink
149
Standard Mode
149
D-Mode and UR-Mode
149
Connecting to Wi-Fi
151
Software Updates
152
Loading New Software
152
Software Update Preferences
152
Charging
153
Viewing Release Notes
153
Charging
154
Electric Vehicle Components
154
High Voltage Components
154
Charging Equipment
155
Battery Information
156
About the Battery
156
Battery Care
156
Temperature Limits
156
Battery Warnings and Cautions
156
Charging Instructions
158
Opening the Charge Port
158
Plugging In
158
During Charging
159
Stopping Charging
159
Manually Releasing Charge Cable
159
Charge Port Light
160
Charging Status and Settings
160
Scheduled Charging and Scheduled Departure
161
Supercharger Usage Fees and Idle Fees
162
Maintenance
163
Maintenance Schedule
163
Service Intervals
163
Daily Checks
163
Monthly Checks
163
Fluid Replacement Intervals
163
High Voltage Safety
163
Tire Care and Maintenance
165
Maintaining Tire Pressures
165
Checking and Adjusting Tire Pressures
166
Inspecting and Maintaining Tires
166
Tire Wear
166
Tire Rotation, Balance, and Wheel Alignment
166
Punctured Tires
167
Flat Spots
167
Improving Tire Mileage
167
Replacing Tires and Wheels
167
Asymmetric Tires
168
Removing and Installing Aero Covers
168
Removing and Installing Lug Nut Covers
169
Wheel Configuration
169
Tire Pressure Monitoring
169
Automatic Reset of TPMS Sensors
170
Manually Resetting TPMS Sensors
170
Replacing a Tire Sensor
170
TPMS Malfunction
170
Seasonal Tire Types
171
Summer Tires
171
All-Season Tires
171
Winter Tires
171
Driving in Low Temperatures
172
Using Tire Chains
172
Cleaning
173
Cleaning the Exterior
173
Cautions for Exterior Cleaning
173
Cleaning the Interior
174
Interior Glass
174
Airbags
174
Dashboard and Plastic Surfaces
174
Polyurethane Seats
174
Cloth Seats
174
Carpets
174
Seat Belts
174
Touchscreen
174
Chrome and Metal Surfaces
174
Cautions for Interior Cleaning
174
Polishing, Touch Up, and Body Repair
174
Using a Car Cover
175
Floor Mats
175
Wiper Blades and Washer Jets
176
Checking and Cleaning Wiper Blades
176
Replacing Wiper Blades
176
Cleaning Washer Jets
176
Fluid Reservoirs
177
Removing the Maintenance Panel
177
Checking Battery Coolant
177
Fluid Level Check
177
Do Not Top Up Battery Coolant
177
Checking Brake Fluid
177
Topping Up the Brake Fluid
177
Topping Up Windshield Washer Fluid
178
Jacking and Lifting
179
Jacking Procedure
179
Parts and Accessories
180
Parts, Accessories, and Modifications
180
Accessory Wheels and Tires
180
20\ Sport Wheels
180
19\ Sport Wheels
181
19\ Gemini Wheels (Performance)
181
18\ Aero Wheels
182
Body Repairs
182
Using RFID Transponders
182
Installing Front License Plate Bracket
182
Specifications
184
Identification Labels
184
Vehicle Identification Number
184
Emission Control Label
184
Vehicle Loading
185
Load Capacity Labeling
185
Tire and Loading Information Label
185
Vehicle Certification Label
185
Calculating Load Limits
186
Example Load Limit Calculations
186
Towing a Trailer
186
Roof Racks
186
Dimensions and Weights
187
Exterior Dimensions
187
Interior Dimensions
187
Cargo Volume
188
Weights
188
Subsystems
189
Transmission
189
Steering
189
Brakes
189
Suspension
190
Battery - 12V
190
Battery - High Voltage
190
Wheels and Tires
191
Wheel Specifications (Factory)
191
Tire Specifications (Factory)
192
Understanding Tire Markings
193
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
195
Treadwear
195
Traction
195
Temperature
195
Tire and Loading Glossaries
196
General Wheel and Tire Terms
196
Load Carrying Definitions
196
Pneumatic Radial Tire Definitions
197
Roadside Assistance
199
Contacting Tesla Roadside Assistance
199
Regional Phone Number(s)
199
Instructions for Transporters
200
DO NOT TRANSPORT WITH WHEELS ON THE GROUND
200
Approved Methods for Transporting
200
Activate Transport Mode
201
Pull onto the Flatbed Truck
201
Secure the Tires
201
If Vehicle Has No Power
202
Jump Starting the 12V Battery
202
Consumer Information
204
Easter Eggs
204
About this Owner Information
205
Document Applicability
205
Illustrations
205
Feature Availability
205
Errors or Inaccuracies
205
Location of Components
205
Copyrights and Trademarks
205
Disclaimers
207
Event Data Recorder (EDR)
207
Vehicle Telematics
207
Data Sharing
208
Quality Control
208
California Proposition 65
208
Reporting Safety Defects
209
Contacting Tesla
209
Reporting Safety Defects - US
209
Reporting Safety Defects - Canada
209
Declarations of Conformity
210
FCC and IC Certification
210
Radio Frequency Information
211
Canada
211
Troubleshooting Alerts
212
Charging equipment faultTry different charging equipment(CP_a004)
212
Unable to chargeCheck charging equipment(CP_a046)
212
AC charging interruptedCheck power source or charging equipment(CP_a055)
212
Charge port latch not engagedFully insert charge cable or check for obstruction(CP_a054)
213
Index
214

FAQ about the 2020 Tesla Model 3 Manual

What contains the 2020 Model 3 manual?

The Tesla Model 3 owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Tesla to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Tesla Model 3. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Tesla Model 3 2020 owner's manual:

  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Tesla Model 3 owners can do
  • Basic operations, like starting and stopping the engine and driver settings
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage
  • Instrument Panel and Controls, including dashboard indicators, warning lights, and controls
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues

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