2022 Tesla Model 3

Rear-Wheel Drive

Battery: Standard Range
Acceleration: 5.8 s 0-60 mph
Range: 272 miles (EPA est.)
Effective Range: 267-272 miles
Drive: Rear-Wheel Drive
Top Speed: 140 mph
Seating: 5 Adults
Wheels: 18″ or 19″
18″ Aero Wheels, All-Season Tires – Included
19″ Sport Wheels, All-Season Tires + $1500
Weight: 3,862 lbs
Cargo: 23 cu ft
Displays: 15″ Center Touchscreen
Supercharging Max/Payment Type: 170 kW Max; Pay Per Use
Onboard Charger Max: 7.6 kW max (32A)
Basic Vehicle – 4 years or 50,000 mi, whichever comes first
Battery & Drive Unit – 8 years or 100,000 mi, whichever comes first
Price: $46990

Long Range AWD

Battery: Long Range
Acceleration: 4.2 s 0-60 mph
Range: 358 miles (EPA est.)
Range varies with wheel selection
Effective Range: 334-358 miles
Drive: Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Top Speed: 145 mph
Seating: 5 Adults
Wheels: 18″ or 19″
Weight: 4,034 lbs
Cargo: 23 cu ft
Displays: 15″ Center Touchscreen
Supercharging Max/Payment Type: 250 kW Max; Pay Per Use
Onboard Charger Max: 11.5 kW max (48A)
Basic Vehicle – 4 years or 50,000 mi, whichever comes first
Battery & Drive Unit – 8 years or 120,000 mi, whichever comes first


Battery: Long Range
Acceleration: 3.1 s 0-60 mph (with rollout subtracted)
Range: 315 miles (EPA est.)
Drive: Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
Top Speed: 162 mph
Seating: 5 Adults
Wheels: 20″ Überturbine Wheels, Summer Tires
Performance Brakes
Carbon fiber spoiler
Aluminum alloy pedals
Weight: 4,048 lbs
Cargo: 23 cu ft
Displays: 15″ Center Touchscreen
Supercharging Max/Payment Type: 250 kW Max; Pay Per Use
Onboard Charger Max: 11.5 kW max (48A)
Basic Vehicle – 4 years or 50,000 mi, whichever comes first
Battery & Drive Unit – 8 years or 120,000 mi, whichever comes first
Price: $62990

Paint Options

Pearl White Multi-Coat – Included
Midnight Silver Metalic – Included
Dip Blue Metallic + $1000
Solid Black + $1500
Red Multi-Coat + $2000

Software Options

Enhanced Autopilot + $6000

Navigate on Autopilot
Auto Lane Change
Smart Summon

Full Self-Driving Capability + $15000

All functionality of Basic Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot
Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control


All Black – Included
Black and White + $1000

Interior Features:

All Vegan Interior

Audio and Media:
Upgraded audio – immersive sound
Music and media over Bluetooth®
USB-A port in the glovebox with a 128GB portable storage device included

Power adjustable heated front seats
Heated front and rear seats
Heated steering wheel
Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
Power folding, auto-dimming, heated side mirrors
Custom driver profiles
Center console with storage, 4 USB-C ports and wireless charging for 2 smartphones


Automatic emergency braking
Blind spot monitoring
Front collision warning
Side collision warning
Emergency lane departure avoidance and correction
Obstacle aware acceleration
LED daytime running lights
Sentry Mode
Cabin Overheat Protection
In-app vehicle location monitoring

Exterior Dimensions

Overall Length184.8 in4,694 mm
Overall Width (including mirrors)
Overall Width (including folded mirrors)
Overall Width (excluding mirrors)
82.2 in
76.1 in
72.8 in
2,088  mm
1,933 mm
1,849 mm
Overall Height56.8 in1,443 mm
Wheel Base113.2 in2,875 mm
Overhang – Front33 in841 mm
Overhang – Rear39 in978 mm
Ground Clearance5.5 in140 mm
Track – Front
Track – Rear
62.2 in
62.2 in
1,580 mm
1,580 mm

Interior Dimensions

Head RoomFront
40.3 in
37.7 in
1,024 mm
958 mm
Leg RoomFront
42.7 in
35.2 in
1,085 mm
894 mm
Shoulder RoomFront
56.3 in
54 in
1,430 mm
1,372 mm
Hip RoomFront
53.4 in
52.4 in
1,356 mm
1,331 mm

Cargo Volume

Front Trunk3.1 cu ft (88 L)
Behind 2nd row19.8 cu ft (561 L)
Maximum total cargo volume with 5 passengers22.9 cu ft (649 L)

Motor Type

Rear motor: AC permanent magnet synchronous motor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive.
Front motor (AWD vehicles): AC induction motor, liquid-cooled, with variable frequency drive.


TypeSingle speed fixed gear
Gearbox Ratio9:1


TypeRack and pinion with electronic power steering, speed sensitive
Number of turns lock to lock2.00
Turning Circle (curb to curb)38 ft (11.6 m)


Type4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brake Force Distribution, Integrated Advanced Stability Control and Electronic Accelerator pedal actuated regenerative braking system
CalipersFront: Four piston fixed
Rear: Integrated Electronic Parking Brake Sliding
Rotor Diameter (ventilated)Front (non-Performance): 12.6″/320 mm
Front (Performance): 13.98″/355 mm
Rear (non-Performance): 13.2″/335 mm
Rear (Performance): 13.2”/335 mm
Front Rotor thicknessNew: 0.98″/25 mm
Service limit: 0.91”/23 mm
Rear Rotor thicknessNew: 0.79″/20 mm
Service limit: 0.71”/18 mm
Lateral runout0.050 mm
Chordal runout0.040 mm
Disk thickness variation (DTV)0.010 mm
Non-Performance Front Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)New: 0.393″/10 mm
Service limit: 0.110″/2.8 mm
Non-Performance Rear Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)New: 0.354″/9 mm
Service limit: 0.078″/2 mm
Performance Front Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)New: 0.393″/10 mm
Service limit: 0.085″/2.15 mm
Performance Rear Brake Pad Thickness (excluding back plate)New: 0.393″/10 mm
Service limit: 0.071″/1.8 mm
Parking brakeElectrically actuated parking brake integrated into rear caliper


FrontIndependent, double wishbone, coil spring/telescopic damper, sway bar
RearIndependent, multi-link, coil spring/telescopic damper

Battery – Low Voltage

Battery – Low VoltageSpecifications
Rating33 amp hour or higher
Voltage and PolarityLow voltage negative (-) ground

Battery – High Voltage

For LI-ION Battery:

Nominal Voltage360V DC
Temperature RangeDo not expose Model 3 to ambient temperatures above 140° F (60° C) or below -22° F (-30° C) for more than 24 hours at a time.

For LFP Battery:

TypeLithium iron phosphate (LFP)
Nominal Voltage345V DC
Temperature RangeDo not expose Model 3 to ambient temperatures above 140° F (60° C) or below -22° F (-30° C) for more than 24 hours at a time.

Wheels and Tires

Wheel Specifications (Factory)

Wheel DiameterLocationWidth (in)Offset (mm)
Lug Nut Torque129 lb. ft (175 Nm)
Lug Nut Socket Size21 mm

Tire Specifications (Factory)

Tire SizeLocationSize

How to use Tesla Mobile App with Model 3

The Tesla mobile app allows you to communicate with Model 3 remotely using your iPhone® or Android™ phone.

To use the mobile app

To set up the Tesla mobile app to communicate with your Model 3:

  1. Download the Tesla mobile app to your phone.
  2. Log in to the Tesla mobile app by entering your Tesla account credentials.
  3. Enable mobile access to your Model 3 by touching Controls > Safety & Security > Mobile Access.
  4. Turn your phone’s Bluetooth setting ON and ensure that Bluetooth is turned on within your phone’s global settings for the Tesla mobile app. For example, on your phone, navigate to Settings, choose the Tesla mobile app, and ensure the Bluetooth setting is enabled.

Your phone and vehicle must both be actively connected to cellular service to allow the mobile app to communicate with your vehicle. Tesla recommends that you always have a functional physical key readily available if parking in an area with limited or absent cellular service, such as an indoor parking garage.

If multiple vehicles are linked to the Tesla Account, you must switch to the Model 3 you want to access in the mobile app before the phone can be used as a key. Swipe left or right to change vehicles.

NOTE: In the event that you require lockout assistance from Tesla due to a non-warranty issue, such as having limited cellular connectivity and having no secondary key available, your expenses are not covered under the Roadside Assistance policy.

NOTE: Tesla does not support the use of third party applications to contact Model 3.


The Tesla mobile app’s home screen allows you to:

• See the name of your vehicle (if you set one).
• View your vehicle’s estimated range.
• See which gear the vehicle is in (driving, park, etc.).
• Enable maximum defrost to warm your vehicle in cold conditions.
• Enable keyless driving.
• Open the front trunk.
• Lock or unlock your vehicle.
• View your vehicle’s odometer, VIN, and current firmware version.

For supported video sources, send videos to Tesla Theater by sharing the link through the mobile app. Navigate to the movie, show, or video you want to play on your phone and touch the share button. Share the video with the Tesla app and it appears on the touchscreen if Model 3 is in Park.

Phone Key

Set up your phone as the key. Once authenticated, your phone’s Bluetooth signal is detected as you approach your vehicle and the doors unlock when you press a door handle. Likewise, when you exit and walk away with the phone, doors automatically lock (provided the Walk-Away Door Lock feature is turned on). You must be near your vehicle and have a key card ready to set up your phone as a phone key.

NOTE: You should always carry a key card or key fob with you in case you park Model 3 in a location with inadequate cell service.


Check the interior temperature and heat or cool the cabin before driving (even if it’s in a garage). You can also control the seat heaters and defrost the windshield.

Turn Climate On: This allows you to precondition the cabin by moving the direction of air flow from the vents, and turn the seat heaters on or off.

Defrost helps to melt snow, ice, and frost on the windshield, driver and passenger windows, mirrors.

Using the mobile app to precondition Model 3 also warms the Battery as needed.

NOTE: In some vehicles, depending on vehicle specifications and date of manufacture, using the mobile app to defrost Model 3 also thaws ice on the charge port latch. This is useful in extremely cold weather or icy conditions in which the charge port latch can freeze in place, preventing you from removing or inserting the charge cable.


The Controls tab allows you do the following:

• Vent or close the windows.
• Lock or unlock Model 3 from afar.
• Flash the lights or honk the horn to find where Model 3 is parked.
• Enable Keyless Driving.

NOTE: Keyless Driving can be used when you do not have your key or to bypass PIN to Drive in cases where you forgot your PIN or your touchscreen is unresponsive.

Open the front or rear trunk.
• Open and close your garage door if your vehicle has a programmed HomeLink connection, if available.
• Enable or disable valet mode.
• Enable/disable Sentry Mode.
• Enable/disable Speed Limit Mode and receive notifications when the vehicle’s driving speed is within approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) of your selected maximum speed.


Check charging progress, stop charging, and receive notifications when charging is started, interrupted, almost complete, or complete. You can also view nearby chargers and send the directions to your vehicle’s touchscreen.

NOTE: When Supercharging, additional notifications alert you of idle fees that may be charged when staying parking at a supercharger after charging is complete. Idle fees are waived if you move Model 3 within five minutes of when the charging is complete.


Locate Model 3 with directions, or track its movement across a map.


You can park or retrieve Model 3 using Summon or Smart Summon.


View and purchase the latest upgrades available for your vehicle, such as full self-driving.

Schedule Service

Scheduling a service visit through the mobile app is easy. After touching Schedule Service, select the type of service needed and follow the directions in the mobile app. Provide as much detail as possible, such as:
• Photos, sound recordings, or videos.
• Date(s), time(s), and time zone when the issue occurred.
• Country of use and location.
• Approximate speed the vehicle was traveling (if applicable).
• Environmental conditions (rain, snow, cold, etc.).
• Road name and type of road (if applicable).
• Quality of lane markings (if applicable).
• Applicable vehicle settings.
• Identifiable symptoms.


In this settings tab located at the top corner of your phone’s screen (shown as a gear icon), you can:

• Switch to a different vehicle associated with your Tesla account, if you have access to more than one.
• Access the Tesla inbox.
• View Notifications and customize the notifications you receive, such as when your security alarm has been triggered, charging updates, and new software updates. You can start them from afar and check its progress.
• Enable or disable Touch ID.
• Support the Model 3 Calendar app on the touchscreen by allowing the mobile app to send your phone’s calendar data to your vehicle.

NOTE: Some of these features require installation of the latest version of the mobile app.

NOTE: The above list may not represent an exhaustive list of the functions available on the Tesla mobile app. To ensure access to new and improved features, download updated versions of the mobile app as they become available.

Granting Mobile App Access to a Second Driver

It’s easy to grant mobile app access to a second person that uses Model 3 (such as a family member or friend). Log into your Tesla account, navigate to the associated vehicle, click Manage > Car Access > Add Driver and follow the onscreen instructions. If the person you are adding does not have a Tesla account, a welcome email is sent to their registered email address. Once the account is created, they can access your Model 3 from the mobile app, viewing information and controlling the vehicle remotely.

To remove access, delete the contact information of the second person in the mobile app.

NOTE: If the Add Driver settings do not display in your Tesla account, contact Tesla.

NOTE: Granting mobile app access to a secondary person allows them to view and control everything your mobile app can control.

NOTE: Tesla does not currently allow you to add more than one additional person.

How to Update Software on Model 3

Loading New Software

Tesla updates your vehicle’s software wirelessly, constantly providing new features. Tesla recommends you install software updates as soon as they are available on your vehicle. To ensure the fastest and most reliable delivery of software updates, leave Wi-Fi turned on and connected whenever possible. In most cases, your vehicle must be connected to Wi-Fi to start an update.

NOTE: On an as-needed basis, Tesla also sends software updates using a cellular connection.

NOTE: Software updates are not performed when Keep Climate On, Dog Mode, or Camp Mode is active.

WARNING: Do not attempt to use the vehicle while the software is being updated. Vehicle functions, including some safety systems, may be limited or disabled when a software update is in progress and you could damage the vehicle.

When a software update is available, a yellow clock icon appears at the top of the touchscreen. There are three ways you can install software updates:

Touch the yellow clock icon to display the scheduling window, which prompts you to select a time to install the update (Set For This Time) or install it now (Install Now). Once scheduled, the yellow clock icon changes to a white clock icon until the update begins. At any time before the update begins, you can touch this clock icon to reschedule the update.

Touch Controls > Software to determine if an update is available for your vehicle. If available, touch Software Update Available to navigate to the scheduling window, as mentioned above.

• Start updates using the Tesla mobile app.

NOTE: Some software updates can take up to three hours to complete. Model 3 must be in Park while the software is being updated. To ensure the fastest and most reliable delivery of software updates, leave the Wi-Fi turned on and connected whenever possible.

The yellow clock icon becomes a green download icon when a software update is downloading. If a yellow download icon displays, a software update is available but your vehicle is not connected to Wi-Fi. Connect your vehicle to Wi-Fi to start the download.

Software Update Preferences

You can choose how quickly and often you receive software updates. To change your preference, touch Controls > Software > Software Update Preferences and choose either of these options:

Standard: Receive software updates using the normal rollout timeframe for your region and vehicle configuration. When a software release is made available it has generally been running on other customer vehicles for a period of time.

Advanced: Receive the latest software updates for your region and vehicle configuration as soon as they are available. Tesla determines how, when, and where to send updates to vehicles based on various factors unique to each release. Keep in mind that although you receive updates as soon as they are available for your specific vehicle, you may not be in the first Tesla group of Tesla owners to receive the update. Choosing Advanced does not enroll your vehicle in Tesla’s early access program.

NOTE: Tesla does not update software upon request for those wanting to receive the latest features and improvements. Selecting Advanced and consistently connecting to Wi-Fi is the best way to receive the latest software updates.

NOTE: The software update window persists until you install the update. You must install a software update as soon it becomes available. Any harm resulting from failure to install a software update is not covered by the vehicle’s warranty. Failure or refusal to install updates can cause some vehicle features to become inaccessible, digital media devices to become incompatible, and can limit Tesla’s ability to diagnose and service your vehicle.

NOTE: Reverting to a previous software version is not possible.
If the touchscreen displays a message indicating that a software update was not successfully completed, contact Tesla.


If Model 3 is charging when the software update begins, charging stops. Charging resumes automatically when the software update is complete. If you are driving Model 3 at the scheduled update time, the update is canceled and must be rescheduled.

Viewing Release Notes

When a software update is complete, read the release notes displayed on the touchscreen to learn about changes or new features. To display release notes about the current version of your vehicle’s software at any time, touch Controls > Software > Release Notes. Tesla strongly recommends reading all release notes. They may contain important safety information or operating instructions for your Model 3.

How to Connect Model 3 to Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi is available as a data connection method and is often faster than cellular data networks. Connecting to Wi-Fi is especially useful in areas with limited or no cellular connectivity. To ensure fast, reliable delivery of software and map updates, Tesla recommends leaving your vehicle connected to a Wi-Fi network whenever possible (for example, if parked in your garage overnight).

To connect to a Wi-Fi network:

  1. Touch the cellular icon (usually LTE or 3G) on the top corner of your touchscreen. Model 3 begins to scan and display detected Wi-Fi networks that are within range.
    NOTE: If a known Wi-Fi network does not appear in the list, move your vehicle closer to the access point or consider using a range extender to reach your vehicle.
  2. Select the Wi-Fi network you want to use, enter the password (if required), then touch Confirm.
  3. Your vehicle connects to the Wi-Fi network. Whenever the network is within range, Model 3 automatically connects to it. You can also connect to a hidden network that isn’t shown on the list of scanned networks. Just touch Wi-Fi Settings, enter the name of the network in the resulting dialog box, select the security setting, then touch Add Network.

    NOTE: If more than one previously connected network is within range, Model 3 connects to the one most recently used.

    NOTE: You can also use a mobile hotspot or your phone’s Internet connection via Wi-Fi tethering (subject to fees and restrictions of your mobile carrier).

    NOTE: At Tesla Service Centers, Model 3 automatically connects to the Tesla Service Wi-Fi network.

How to use Voice Commands on Model 3

Voice commands are designed to understand natural requests. You can use voice commands to:

• Call a contact.
• Navigate to a location.
• Listen to music.
• Control various aspects of Model 3.

To initiate a voice command, press the right scroll button on the steering wheel or tap the microphone button on the touchscreen. When you hear the tone, speak your command. As you speak, the touchscreen displays an interpretation of your command. It also displays tips to remind you of the type of commands you can speak. When you finish speaking the command, press the voice button again or simply wait.

• To call a contact on your Bluetooth-connected phone, say “Call” or “Dial”, followed by the contact’s first and/or last name(s). For example, “Call Joe” or “Call Joe Smith”.

• To search for, or navigate to, a location, say “Where is”, “Drive to”, or “Navigate to”, followed by an address, business name, business category, or landmark. For example, “Where is Stanford University?”, “Drive to Tesla in Palo Alto”, or “Navigate to Starbucks on Homestead in Cupertino”. If you have defined a navigation address for your home or work locations, you can use a voice command to navigate there by saying “Navigate home” or “Navigate to work”.

• To listen to an Internet music service, say “Listen to” or “Play”, followed by the name of the song, album, artist, or combination. To improve voice recognition accuracy, provide multiple cues in your command, such as artist plus song (for example, “Listen to Yellow Brick Road” or “Play Yellow Brick Road by Elton John”).

• Control various aspects of Model 3 by speaking statements or commands. For example, “Speed up the wipers”, “The screen is too bright”, “Turn on the driver’s seat heater”, “I’m cold”.

NOTE: To choose the language you want to use for voice commands, touch Controls > Display > Voice Recognition Language.

NOTE: Tesla is continuously improving the ability of Model 3 to recognize voice commands. To support these ongoing quality improvements, Tesla captures short voice recordings anonymously. To protect your privacy, these short recordings are not associated with your personal information or with your vehicle’s identification number. Tesla assures that it is not possible to search any system for a recording associated with a specific customer or vehicle.

Apps and Settings“Open browser/phone/camera/lock settings…”
“Search Google for the weather…”
“Go to tesla.com…”
Car Controls“Activate sentry mode”
“Increase screen brightness”
“Turn on windshield wipers/increase wiper speed”
“Fold/unfold side mirrors”
“Open charge port”
“Lock doors”
Climate Controls“Set the temperature/fan…”
“Turn on the air conditioning/dog mode/camp mode…”
“Make it warmer”
“Set the driver’s seat warmer to…”
“Decrease fan speed…”
“I’m cold”
“Turn on recirculate”
Navigation“Go home/to work/to the airport…”
“Navigate to 45500 Fremont Blvd…”
“Take me to the school/the park…”
“Zoom in”
“Turn on satellite mode/traffic…”
“Display Superchargers/Destination Chargers…”
“Stop navigation”
“Mute voice guidance”
Phone“Call home/Franz/Syd…”
“Text message David”
Media“Open music, Netflix/YouTube…”
“Search for…”
“Mute media”

How to use Calendar in Model 3


The Calendar app allows you to view scheduled events from your phone’s (iPhone® or Android™) calendar for the current and next day. The Calendar is conveniently integrated with navigation and the Phone app so you can navigate to, or dial into, your next meeting.
The Calendar app requires that:

• The Tesla mobile app is running, you are logged in, and the Calendar Sync setting is enabled. The mobile app can then periodically (and automatically) send calendar data from your phone to Model 3.

NOTE: To ensure you have access to all features of the Calendar app, it is recommended that you use the most recent version of the mobile app.

• Your phone is connected to Model 3 via Bluetooth (for privacy reasons, calendar data displays only from a connected phone).
• Mobile access to Model 3 is turned on (touch Controls > Safety & Security > Allow Mobile Access).
• Both your phone and Model 3 have good connectivity.

When you enter Model 3, the touchscreen can display a reminder of the day’s events. You can customize if and when your calendar events are displayed by touching the settings icon located in the top left corner of the Calendar app, then choosing from one of the options available for the Show Calendar Upon Entry setting.

If a calendar event includes an address, a navigation arrow displays to indicate that you can touch the address to navigate to the event’s location. When an event on your Calendar takes place within the next hour and has a uniquely specified address, the touchscreen notifies you if there is a better route due to traffic, even when you’re not currently using navigation.

If an event has a uniquely specified address and takes place within two hours of you entering your vehicle and preparing to drive, Model 3 will automatically route you to the event’s address.

Touch an event’s information icon to display all notes associated with the event. If the notes include one or more phone numbers, the information icon shows a phone icon and the calendar displays the first phone number found. Touch to initiate a phone call. You can also initiate a phone call by touching any number in an event’s notes popup window (this is especially useful for conference calls). If the notes contain a web link, you can touch the link to open it in the web browser (if equipped).

If events are displayed from multiple calendars, touch the list icon in the top right corner to filter the list of events to show only those from one or more specified calendars.

How to use your Phone with Model 3

Bluetooth® Compatibility

You can use your Bluetooth-capable phone hands-free in Model 3 provided your phone is within operating range. Although Bluetooth typically supports wireless communication over distances of up to approximately 30 feet (9 meters), performance can vary based on the phone you are using.

Before using your phone with Model 3, you must pair it. Pairing sets up Model 3 to work with your Bluetooth-capable phone.

NOTE: Authenticating your phone to use as a Model 3 key does not also allow you to use the phone hands-free, play media from it, etc. You must also pair it as described below.

You can pair up to ten Bluetooth phones. Model 3 always automatically connects to the last phone that was used (provided it is within range). If you want to connect to a different phone, see “Connecting to a Paired Phone” section below.

NOTE: On many phones, Bluetooth turns off if the phone’s battery is low.

NOTE: In addition to phones, you can also pair Bluetooth-enabled devices with Model 3. For example, you can pair an iPod Touch or an iPad or Android tablet to stream music.

Pairing a Bluetooth Phone

Pairing allows you to use your Bluetooth-capable phone hands-free to make and receive phone calls, access your contact list, recent calls, etc. It also allows you to play media files from your phone. Once a phone is paired, Model 3 can connect to it whenever the phone is within range.

To pair a phone, follow these steps while sitting inside Model 3:

  1. Ensure both the touchscreen and the phone are powered on.
  2. On your phone, enable Bluetooth and ensure it is discoverable.
    NOTE: On some phones, this may require you to go to Bluetooth Settings for the remainder of the procedure.
  3. Touch the Bluetooth icon on the top of the touchscreen.
  4. On the touchscreen, touch Add New Device > Start Search. The touchscreen displays a list of all available Bluetooth devices within operating distance.
  5. On the touchscreen, touch the phone with which you want to pair. Within a few seconds, the touchscreen displays a randomly generated number, and your phone should display the same number.
  6. Check that the number displayed on your phone matches the number displayed on the touchscreen. Then, on your phone, confirm that you want to pair.
  7. If prompted on your phone, specify whether you want to allow Model 3 to access your contacts and media files.

When paired, Model 3 automatically connects to the phone, and the touchscreen displays the Bluetooth symbol next to the phone’s name to indicate that the connection is active.

At any time, you can display the Bluetooth settings screen to change settings associated with a connected device. For example, you can designate a connected phone as the Priority Device. This is useful in situations where you have connected more than one phone, and both phones are frequently used in Model 3 at the same time. Model 3 automatically attempts to connect to the priority device before others.

Importing Contacts and Recent Calls

Once paired, you can use the Bluetooth settings screen (touch the Bluetooth icon on the touchscreen’s top status bar) to specify whether you want to allow access to your phone’s contacts and recent calls. If access is turned on, you can use the phone app to display and make calls to people in your list of contacts and on your recent calls lists.

NOTE: Before contacts can be imported, you may need to either set your phone to allow syncing or respond to a popup on your phone to confirm that you want to sync contacts. This varies depending on the type of phone you are using. For details, refer to the documentation provided with your phone.

NOTE: You can turn access to your contacts and recent calls on or off at any time by displaying the Bluetooth settings screen, choosing the phone, and then changing the setting associated with contacts and recent calls.

Unpairing a Bluetooth Phone

If you want to disconnect your phone and use it again later, simply touch Disconnect on the Bluetooth settings screen. If you do not want to use your phone with Model 3 again, touch Forget This Device. Once you forget a device, you need to pair it again if you want to use it with Model 3.

NOTE: Your phone automatically disconnects whenever you leave Model 3.

NOTE: Unpairing the phone has no effect on using the phone as a key.

Connecting to a Paired Phone

Model 3 automatically connects to a phone that you designated as Priority Device on the Bluetooth settings screen. If you have not set a phone as a priority, Model 3 connects to the last phone to which is was connected, provided it is within operating range and has Bluetooth turned on. If the last phone is not within range, it attempts to connect with the next phone that it has been paired with.

To connect to a different phone, touch the Bluetooth icon on the top of the touchscreen. The Bluetooth window displays a list of paired phones. Choose the phone you want to connect to, then touch Connect. If the phone you want to connect to is not listed, you must pair the phone.

When connected, the Model 3 touchscreen displays the Bluetooth symbol next to the phone name to show that the connection is active.

Using the Phone App

When your phone is connected to Model 3 using Bluetooth, and you have allowed access to your phone’s contacts, you can use the phone app to display and make a hands-free call to anyone listed on your phone:

• Recent Calls list. The list displays calls in chronological order with the most recent call listed first. You can display all calls or just those that are missed, incoming, or outgoing.

• Contacts: Contacts are listed in alphabetical order and can be sorted by first name or last name. You can also choose a letter on the right side of the list to quickly scroll to the names that begin with the selected character. When you touch a name on your contacts list, the contact’s available number(s) displays on the right pane, along with other available information (such as address). Touch the contact’s number to make a call.

You can also view, send, and receive text messages on the touchscreen. Instead of typing a text message, touch the microphone to enter text using your voice.

WARNING: To minimize distraction and ensure the safety of vehicle occupants as well as other road users, do not view or send text messages when the vehicle is in motion. Pay attention to road and traffic conditions at all times when driving.

Making a Phone Call

You can make a phone call by:

• Speaking a voice command.
• Choosing a number from your contact or recent calls list in the phone app.
• Using the Model 3 on-screen dialer in the phone app.

NOTE: If it is safe and legal to do so, you can also initiate a call by dialing the number or selecting the contact directly from your phone.

NOTE: You can also make a phone call by touching a pin on the map and choosing the phone number (if available) on the popup window.

Receiving a Phone Call

When your phone receives an incoming call, the touchscreen displays the caller’s number or name (if the caller is in your phone’s contact list and Model 3 has access to your contacts).

Touch one of the options on the touchscreen to Answer or Ignore the call.

NOTE: Depending on the phone you are using and what speakers you used for your most recent call, your phone may prompt you to choose which speakers you want to use for the incoming call.

WARNING: Stay focused on the road at all times while driving. Using or programming a phone while driving, even with Bluetooth enabled, can result in serious injury or death.

WARNING: Follow all applicable laws regarding the use of phones while driving, including, but not limited to, laws that prohibit texting and require hands-free operation at all times.

Audio controls and Media on Model 3

Media and Audio – Overview

Touch the Media Player icon at the bottom of the touchscreen to play various types of media through your vehicle’s speaker system. The media options available to you depend on market region and options chosen at time of purchase. For example, you can stream internet radio or podcasts (if equipped with premium connectivity), listen to FM radio. You can also play audio files from a Bluetooth or USB-connected device.

Media Player provides three different levels of viewing that you can access by dragging the Media Player window upward or downward. Initially, just the Miniplayer displays. The Miniplayer, which occupies the least amount of space on the touchscreen, displays what’s currently playing and provides only the basic functions, mostly associated with what’s playing. Drag upward to display Recents and Favorites and access the icons you can use to change your media source (described next). Drag upward again to browse through all available options for the chosen type of source content.

Use the icons across the bottom of Media Player to change your media source (for example, FM, Streaming, or a Bluetooth-connected device). Customize your preferred media sources by going to Media Player > Settings > Sources and hide sources that you do not use. Use the tabs on the left to narrow down the type of content you want to browse through—the associated content displays on the right. For Radio, you can browse through Favorite Stations or you can touch Direct Tune to enter the frequency of a specific channel. For Streaming, you can browse through Favorites, Top Stations, DJ Series, and Genres.

Volume Control

Roll the scroll button on the left side of the steering wheel up or down to increase or decrease volume respectively. The scroll button adjusts the volume for media, navigation instructions, or phone calls, based on what is currently being heard through the speakers. You can also adjust the volume by touching the arrows associated with the speaker icon on the bottom of the touchscreen.

To mute the volume, press the left scroll button. Press again to unmute.

NOTE: Pressing the left scroll button during a phone call mutes both the sound and your microphone.

NOTE: If you’re playing media and you receive a phone call, or the navigation system is speaking directions, the volume of what you are listening to is temporarily muted.

Searching Media Content

Touch Media Player’s magnifying glass icon to search for a particular song, album, artist, podcast, or station. Select a filter to narrow the scope of your search, or leave it at its default setting to include top results from all available source content. If available, touch HD® to play high definition versions of the selected frequency.

NOTE: Use voice commands to search hands-free.

FM Radio

If available in your market region and location, Media Player provides FM radio stations that you can select from the Radio source. Touch the next or previous arrows to move from one frequency to the next (or previous). Or touch Direct Tune to enter a specific frequency. If available, touch HD® to play high definition versions of the selected frequency.

For easy access to radio stations you listen to frequently, mark it as a favorite so it’s readily available in your Favorites list.

Internet Radio and Music Streaming Services (if equipped)

NOTE: Streaming services are available over a data connection available with Premium Connectivity. For some media services, you can use a default Tesla account. For others, you may need to enter account credentials the first time you use it.

To listen, touch the Media Player icon and choose the streaming service you want to listen to.

Browse through the available categories and/or stations, then touch what you want to play. When browsing through a large category such as genres, you may need to drag the window upward to enlarge it and view more available options. When you choose an option that displays multiple results on a new window, touch BACK at the top of the window to return to the main browse page.

You can also use voice commands to play a specific song, artist, or album from an Internet radio service.

When listening to internet radio or a music streaming service, the options available on Miniplayer can vary depending on what you are listening to:

• Touch the next (or previous) arrows to play the next (and in some cases previous) available station, episode, or track being provided by the Internet radio service.
• Like or dislike a song or podcast. When you like a song, for example, the radio station plays similar songs. When you dislike a song, the song won’t be played again.
• Touch the DJ icon (if available) to include commentary for the content you are streaming. DJ commentary includes music history and behind-the-scenes stories.

NOTE: When playing a podcast (if available), you can rewind or fast forward to any location in the show. On the Miniplayer, drag the slider to the desired location or touch the rewind/fast forward icons to move back or forward 15 seconds at a time.


In addition to various streaming services, your vehicle is equipped with Caraoke. To access Caraoke, touch the Music icon near the bottom of the touchscreen. You can browse through various songs and select the song you want to sing. Touch the microphone icon to enable or disable the song’s main vocals. Disabling the microphone leaves only the song’s instrumentals and background vocals. Touch the lyrics icon (located next to the microphone icon) to enable or disable the song’s lyrics.

NOTE: Depending on vehicle configuration and market region, Caraoke may not be available on your vehicle.

WARNING: Never read Caraoke lyrics while driving. You must always pay attention to the road and traffic conditions. When driving, the Caraoke lyrics are intended only for use by a passenger.

Favorites and Recents

For most source content, your favorites display at the top of Media Player’s expanded view for easy access.

To add a currently playing station, podcast, or audio file to your Favorites list, touch the Favorites icon on Miniplayer.

To remove an item as a favorite, touch the highlighted Favorites icon on Miniplayer.
You can also remove multiple favorites by expanding Miniplayer one level to show all favorites for the applicable type of source content. Then press and hold any favorite. An X appears on all favorites and you can then touch the X to remove it from your Favorites list.

To see selections that you have recently played, scroll up one level from Miniplayer and touch Recent. Your recently played selections are updated continuously so you don’t need to remove them.

NOTE: Selections you play on FM radio are not included in your Recent list.

Playing Media from Devices

You can play audio files from a Bluetooth-connected device (like a phone) or a USBconnected flash drive. When you connect a Bluetooth-capable device, the name of the device displays when you choose the Phone source. When you connect a USB flash drive, Media Player displays the driver’s source content.

To play the next song in a selected playlist or album, touch the previous or next arrows on Miniplayer. You can also shuffle tracks in a playlist or repeat a playlist or track using the shuffle/repeat icons (if available).

USB Connected Flash Drives

Connect a flash drive to a front USB connection. Touch Media Player > USB, and then touch the name of the folder that contains the song you want to play. After you display the contents of a folder on the USB connected flash drive, you can touch any song in the list to play it. Or use the previous and next arrows in Miniplayer to scroll through your songs.

NOTE: To play media from a USB connection, Model 3 recognizes flash drives only. You can play media from other types of devices (such as an iPod) by connecting the device using Bluetooth.

NOTE: Media Player supports USB flash drives with FAT32 formatting (NTFS and exFAT are not currently supported).

NOTE: Use a USB connection located at the front of the center console. The USB connections at the rear of the console are for charging only.

Bluetooth Connected Devices

If you have a Bluetooth-capable device such as a phone that is paired and connected to Model 3, you can play audio files stored on it and you can stream music from it. Choose Media Player’s Phone source, then touch the name of your Bluetooth-connected device, and then touch CONNECT.

Your Bluetooth device begins playing the audio file that is currently active on your device, and Media Player displays the Miniplayer view. If no audio file is playing on your device, use your device to choose the audio file you want to listen to. When the chosen file begins to play, you can then use Miniplayer’s next and previous icons to play other tracks.

NOTE: To play media from a Bluetooth-connected device, ensure that access to the device’s media is turned on.

Audio Settings

Press the settings icon at the bottom corner of Media Player to access audio settings. Adjust speaker equalization and set preferences for optional features and media sources (based on your vehicle’s manufacture date, features, and market region). For example, you can turn immersive sound on or off, but if equipped with the premium package, you can choose between Standard, High, and Off.

To adjust any of the five frequency bands (Bass, Bass/Mid, Mid, Mid/Treble, and Treble) drag the corresponding slider up or down the decibel (dB) bar.

To adjust balance, touch Balance and drag the center circle of the cross bars to the location in Model 3 where you want to focus the sound.

How to use Speed Assist on Model 3

How Speed Assist Works

Model 3 displays a speed limit on the touchscreen and you can choose if and how you are warned when you exceed the speed limit. You can touch this speed limit sign to automatically change the set speed to the detected speed limit (including any offsets that you have set). Also, instead of using the detected speed limit, you can base warnings on an arbitrary speed limit that you enter manually.

In situations where Model 3 is unable to determine a speed limit, or if Speed Assist is uncertain that an acquired speed limit is accurate, the touchscreen may not display a speed limit sign and warnings do not take effect.

NOTE: Speed limit warnings go away after ten seconds, or when Model 3 slows down below the specified limit.

WARNING: Do not rely on Speed Assist to determine the appropriate speed limit or driving speed. Always drive at a safe speed based on traffic and road conditions.

Controlling Speed Assist

To adjust the Speed Limit Warning setting, touch
Controls > Autopilot > Speed Limit Warning,
then choose one of these options:

Off – Speed limit warnings do not display and chimes are not sounded.

Display – Speed limit signs display on the touchscreen and the sign increases in size when you exceed the determined limit.

Chime – In addition to the visual display, a chime is sounded when you exceed the determined speed limit.

You can also specify how the speed limit is determined:

Relative – You can set a speed limit offset (+ or -) if you want to be alerted only when you exceed the offset speed limit by a specified amount. For example, you can increase the offset to +10 mph (10 km/h) if you only want to be warned when you exceed the speed limit by 10 mph (10 km/h).

Absolute – Manually specify any speed limit between 20 and 140 mph (30 and 240 km/h).

NOTE: Speed Assist is not always accurate. In some situations, the location of a road can be miscalculated and Speed Assist can display a speed for a directly adjacent road that may have a different speed limit. For example, Speed Assist can assume Model 3 is on a freeway or highway when it is actually on a nearby surface street, and vice versa.

NOTE: Your chosen setting is retained until you manually change it.

Limitations and Inaccuracies

Speed Assist may not be fully functional or may provide inaccurate information in these situations:

• Visibility is poor and speed limit signs are not clearly visible (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
• Bright light (such as from oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the view of the camera(s).
• Model 3 is being driven very close to a vehicle in front of it which is blocking the view of the camera(s).
• The windshield is obstructing the view of the camera(s) (fogged over, dirty, covered by a sticker, etc.).
• Speed limit signs are concealed by objects.
• The speed limits stored in the map database are incorrect or outdated.
• Model 3 is being driven in an area where GPS or map data is not available or where speed limit signs can not be detected.
• Traffic signs do not conform to standard recognizable formats.
• A road or a speed limit has recently changed.

WARNING: The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Speed Assist. Speed Assist may fail to provide warnings for many other reasons.

Collision Avoidance Assist on Model 3

The following collision avoidance features are designed to increase the safety of you and your passengers:

Forward Collision Warning – provides visual and audible warnings in situations when Model 3 detects that there is a high risk of a frontal collision.
Automatic Emergency Braking – automatically applies braking to reduce the impact of a frontal collision.
Obstacle-Aware Acceleration – reduces acceleration if Model 3 detects an object in its immediate driving path.

CAUTION: Ensure all cameras and sensors are clean. Dirty cameras and sensors, as well as environmental conditions such as rain and faded lane markings, can affect performance.

WARNING: Forward Collision Warning is for guidance purposes only and is not a substitute for attentive driving and sound judgment. Keep your eyes on the road when driving and never depend on Forward Collision Warning to warn you of a potential collision. Several factors can reduce or impair performance, causing either unnecessary, invalid, inaccurate, or missed warnings. Depending on Forward Collision Warning to warn you of a potential collision can result in serious injury or death.

WARNING: Automatic Emergency Braking is not designed to prevent all collisions. In certain situations, it can minimize the impact of a frontal collision by attempting to reduce your driving speed. Depending on Automatic Emergency Braking to avoid a collision can result in serious injury or death.

WARNING: Obstacle-Aware Acceleration is not designed to prevent a collision. In certain situations, it can minimize the impact of a collision. Depending on Obstacle-Aware Acceleration to avoid a collision can result in serious injury or death.

Forward Collision Warning

Model 3 monitors the area in front of it for the presence of an object such as a vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian. If a collision is considered likely unless you take immediate corrective action, Forward Collision Warning is designed to sound a chime and highlight the vehicle in front of you in red on the touchscreen. If this happens, TAKE IMMEDIATE CORRECTIVE ACTION!

Warnings cancel automatically when the risk of a collision has been reduced (for example, you have decelerated or stopped Model 3, or the object in front of your vehicle has moved out of your driving path).

If immediate action is not taken when Model 3 issues a Forward Collision Warning, Automatic Emergency Braking (if enabled) may automatically apply the brakes if a collision is considered imminent.

By default, Forward Collision Warning is turned on. To turn it off or adjust its sensitivity, touch Controls > Autopilot > Forward Collision Warning. Instead of the default warning level of Medium, you can turn the warning Off, or you can choose to be warned Late or Early.

NOTE: Your chosen setting for Forward Collision Warning is retained until you manually change it.

WARNING: The camera(s) and sensors associated with Forward Collision Warning are designed to monitor an approximate area of up to 525 feet (160 meters) in your driving path. The area being monitored by Forward Collision Warning can be adversely affected by road and weather conditions. Use appropriate caution when driving.

WARNING: Forward Collision Warning is designed only to provide visual and audible alerts. It does not attempt to apply the brakes or decelerate Model 3. When seeing and/or hearing a warning, it is the driver’s responsibility to take immediate corrective action.

WARNING: Forward Collision Warning may provide a warning in situations where the likelihood of collision may not exist. Stay alert and always pay attention to the area in front of Model 3 so you can anticipate whether any action is required.

Forward Collision Warning operates only when driving between approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) and 90 mph (150 km/h).

WARNING: Forward Collision Warning does not provide a warning when the driver is already applying the brake.

Automatic Emergency Braking

Model 3 is designed to determine the distance from a detected object traveling in front of it. When a frontal collision is considered unavoidable, Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to apply the brakes to reduce the vehicle’s speed and therefore, the severity of the impact. The amount of speed that is reduced depends on many factors, including driving speed and environment.

When Automatic Emergency Braking applies the brakes, the touchscreen displays a visual warning “((A)) Emergency braking in progress” and sounds a chime. You may also notice abrupt downward movement of the brake pedal. The brake lights turn on to alert other road users that you are slowing down.

Automatic Emergency Braking operates only when driving between approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) and 90 mph (150 km/h).

Automatic Emergency Braking does not apply the brakes, or stops applying the brakes, when:

• You turn the steering wheel sharply.
• You press and release the brake pedal while Automatic Emergency Braking is applying the brakes.
• You accelerate hard while Automatic Emergency Braking is applying the brakes.
• The vehicle, motorcycle, bicycle, or pedestrian is no longer detected ahead.

Automatic Emergency Braking is always enabled when you start Model 3. To disable it for your current drive, touch Controls > Autopilot > Automatic Emergency Braking.

WARNING: It is strongly recommended that you do not disable Automatic Emergency Braking. If you disable it, Model 3 does not automatically apply the brakes in situations where a collision is considered likely.

WARNING: Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to reduce the severity of an impact. It is not designed to avoid a collision.

WARNING: Several factors can affect the performance of Automatic Emergency Braking, causing either no braking or inappropriate or untimely braking, such as when a vehicle is partially in the path of travel or there is road debris. It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely and remain in control of the vehicle at all times. Never depend on Automatic Emergency Braking to avoid or reduce the impact of a collision.

WARNING: Automatic Emergency Braking is designed to reduce the impact of frontal collisions only and does not function when Model 3 is in Reverse.

WARNING: Automatic Emergency Braking is not a substitute for maintaining a safe traveling distance between you and the vehicle in front of you.

WARNING: The brake pedal moves downward abruptly during automatic braking events. Always ensure that the brake pedal can move freely. Do not place material under or on top of the driver’s floor mat (including an additional mat) and always ensure that the driver’s floor mat is properly secured. Failure to do so can impede the ability of the brake pedal to move freely.

Obstacle-Aware Acceleration

Obstacle-Aware Acceleration is designed to reduce the impact of a collision by reducing motor torque and in some cases applying the brakes, if Model 3 detects an object in its driving path. The touchscreen displays a visual warning and sounds a chime when the brakes are automatically applied. For example, Model 3, while parked in front of a closed garage door with the Drive gear engaged, detects that you have pressed hard on the accelerator pedal. Although Model 3 still accelerates and hits the garage door, the reduced torque may result in less damage.

Obstacle-Aware Acceleration is designed to operate only when all of these conditions are simultaneously met:

A driving gear is engaged (Drive or Reverse).
• Model 3 is stopped or traveling less than 10 mph (16 km/h).
• Model 3 detects an object in its immediate driving path.

To disable Obstacle-Aware Acceleration, touch
Controls > Autopilot > Obstacle-Aware Acceleration.

WARNING: Obstacle-Aware Acceleration is designed to reduce the severity of an impact. It is not designed to avoid a collision.

WARNING: Obstacle-Aware Acceleration may not limit torque in all situations. Several factors, including environmental conditions, distance from an obstacle, and a driver’s actions, can limit, delay, or inhibit Obstacle-Aware Acceleration.

WARNING: Obstacle-Aware Acceleration may not limit torque when performing a sharp turn, such as into a parking space.

WARNING: Do not rely on Obstacle-Aware Acceleration to control acceleration or to avoid, or limit, the severity of a collision, and do not attempt to test Obstacle-Aware Acceleration. Doing so can result in serious property damage, injury, or death.

WARNING: Several factors can affect the performance of Obstacle-Aware Acceleration, causing an inappropriate or untimely reduction in motor torque. It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely and remain in control of Model 3 at all times.

Limitations and Inaccuracies

Collision Avoidance features cannot always detect all objects, vehicles, bikes, or pedestrians, and you may experience unnecessary, inaccurate, invalid, or missed warnings for many reasons, particularly if:

• The road has sharp curves.
• Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
• Bright light (such as from oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the view of the camera(s).
• The camera or radar sensor (if equipped) is obstructed (dirty, covered, fogged over, covered by a sticker, etc.).
• One or more of the ultrasonic sensors is damaged, dirty, or obstructed (such as by mud, ice, or snow, or by a vehicle bra, excessive paint, or adhesive products such as wraps, stickers, rubber coating, etc.).
• Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, fog, or extremely hot or cold temperatures) are interfering with sensor operation.
• The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.

WARNING: The limitations previously described do not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Collision Avoidance Assist features. These features may fail to provide their intended function for many other reasons. It is the driver’s responsibility to avoid collisions by staying alert, paying attention, and taking corrective action as early as possible.

CAUTION: If a fault occurs with a Collision Avoidance Assist feature, Model 3 displays an alert. Contact Tesla Service.