How to use Lane Assist on Model 3

Model 3 monitors the markers on the lane you are driving in as well as the surrounding areas for the presence of vehicles or other objects.

When an object is detected in your blind spot or near the side of Model 3 (such as a vehicle, guard rail, etc.), the touchscreen displays colored lines radiating from the
image of your vehicle. The location of the lines correspond to the location of the detected object. The color of the lines (white, yellow, orange, or red) represent the object’s proximity to Model 3, with white being the farthest and red being the closest and requiring your immediate attention. These colored lines only display when driving between approximately 7 and 85 mph (12 and 140 km/h). When Autosteer is active, these colored lines also display if driving slower than 7 mph (12 km/h). However, the colored lines do not display if Model 3 is at a standstill (for example, in heavy traffic).

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 Autopilot performance.

WARNING: Lane Assist features are for guidance purposes only and is not intended to replace your own direct visual checks. Before changing lanes, always use side mirrors and perform the appropriate shoulder checks to visually determine if it is safe and appropriate to change lanes.

WARNING: Never depend on Lane Assist to inform you if you unintentionally drive outside of the driving lane, or to inform you that there is a vehicle beside you or in your blind spot. Several external factors can reduce the performance of Lane Assist. It is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert and pay attention to the driving lane and other road users. Failure to do so can result in serious injury or death.

Lane Departure Avoidance

Lane Departure Avoidance is designed to warn you if Model 3 is drifting out of, or nears the edge of, your driving lane.

Lane Departure Avoidance operates when driving between 40 and 90 mph (64 and 145 km/h) on roadways with clearly visible lane markings. You can choose if and how you want Lane Departure Warning to operate by touching Controls > Autopilot > Lane Departure Avoidance and selecting between these options:

OFF: You are not warned of lane departures or potential collisions with a vehicle in an adjacent lane.

WARNING: If a front wheel passes over a lane marking, the steering wheel vibrates.

ASSIST: Corrective steering is applied to keep Model 3 in a safe position if Model 3 drifts into an adjacent lane or near the edge of the roadway.

NOTE: Your setting is retained and saved to your Driver Profile until you manually change it.

When Lane Departure Avoidance is enabled and Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is active, if Model 3 drifts out of the driving lane when the associated turn signal is off, Lane Assist also checks to see whether your hands are on the steering wheel. If hands are not detected, the touchscreen displays a series of alerts, similar to those that are used when driving with Autosteer. If hands are repeatedly not detected Model 3 gradually slows down to 15 mph (25 km/h) below the detected speed limit, or below the set cruising speed, and the hazard lights start flashing.

NOTE: Lane Departure Avoidance does not warn you of lane departures, or provide steering interventions, if the associated turn signal is on, which indicates an intentional lane change.

WARNING: Lane Departure Avoidance is intended to help keep you safe, but it does not work in every situation and does not replace the need to remain attentive and in control.

WARNING: Keep your hands on the steering wheel and drive attentively at all times.

WARNING: Steering interventions are minimal and are not designed to move Model 3 out of its driving lane. Do not rely on steering interventions to avoid side collisions.

Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance

Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance automatically applies steering to avoid a potential collision in situations where:

• Model 3 is departing a lane and may collide with a vehicle traveling in the same direction in the adjacent lane (regardless of the status of the turn signal).

• Model 3 is departing a lane into an oncoming lane, the turn signal is off, and an oncoming vehicle is detected.

• Model 3 is departing the roadway and the turn signal is off (for example, very close to the edge of the road and a collision may occur).

To turn this feature on or off, touch Controls > Autopilot > Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance. Your setting is retained and saved to your Driver Profile until you manually change it.

When Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance applies steering, a chime sounds and the touchscreen displays a warning and highlights the lane marking in red.

Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance operates when Model 3 is traveling between 40 and 90 mph (64 and 145 km/h) on a roadway with clearly visible lane markings, curbs, etc.

WARNING: Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance is not a substitute for attentive driving and sound judgment. Keep your eyes on the road when driving and never depend on Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance to prevent a collision. Several factors can reduce or impair performance. Depending on Emergency Lane Departure Avoidance to prevent a potential collision can result in serious injury or death.

Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime

If you want a chime to sound when a vehicle is in your blind spot and a possible collision is detected, touch Controls > Autopilot > Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime.

WARNING: Blind Spot Collision Warning Chime cannot detect every collision. It is the driver’s responsibility to remain alert and check their blind spots.

Adjacent Lane Speed

NOTE: Depending on market region and vehicle configuration, this feature may not be available on your Model 3 or the feature may not operate exactly as described.

When your vehicle is moving significantly faster than vehicles in adjacent lanes, Model 3 automatically reduces your driving speed. This is especially helpful in heavy traffic situations or when vehicles are constantly merging into different lanes. When Model 3 detects other vehicles driving significantly slower, the touchscreen highlights the adjacent lanes with arrows and detected vehicles in gray, and Model 3 reduces the driving speed as appropriate. To temporarily override this feature, press the accelerator pedal.

WARNING: Never depend on Autopilot to determine a safe driving speed; you are responsible for driving safely and obeying traffic laws.

Limitations and Inaccuracies

Lane Assist features cannot always detect lane markings and you may experience unnecessary or invalid warnings in these situations:

• Visibility is poor and lane markings are not clearly visible (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.). The exact detection zone of the ultrasonic sensors varies depending on environmental conditions.
• Bright light (such as from oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the view of the camera(s).
• A vehicle in front of Model 3 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.).
• Lane markings are excessively worn, have visible previous markings, have been adjusted due to road construction, or are changing quickly (for example, lanes branching off, crossing over, or merging).
• The road is narrow or winding.
• Objects or landscape features are casting strong shadows on lane markers.

Lane Assist may not provide warnings, or may apply inappropriate warnings, in these situations:

• One or more of the ultrasonic sensors is damaged, dirty, or obstructed (by mud, ice, or snow, or by a vehicle bra, excessive paint, or adhesive products such as wraps, stickers, rubber coatings, 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.
• An object that is mounted to Model 3 is interfering with and/or obstructing a sensor (such as a bike rack or a bumper sticker).

In addition, Lane Assist may not steer Model 3 away from an adjacent vehicle, or may apply unnecessary or inappropriate steering, in these situations:

• You are driving Model 3 on sharp corners or on a curve at a relatively high speed.

• Bright light (such as from oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the view of the camera(s).
• You are drifting into another lane but an object (such as a vehicle) is not present.
• A vehicle in another lane cuts in front of you or drifts into your driving lane.
• Model 3 is not traveling within the speeds at which the Lane Assist feature is designed to operate.
• 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.
• An object mounted to Model 3 (such as a bike rack or a bumper sticker) is interfering with or obstructing a sensor.
• Visibility is poor and lane markings are not clearly visible (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
• Lane markings are excessively worn, have visible previous markings, have been adjusted due to road construction or are changing quickly (for example, lanes branching off, crossing over, or merging).

WARNING: The lists above do not represent every possible situation that may interfere with Lane Assist features. There are many reasons why Lane Assist may not operate as intended. To avoid a collision, stay alert and always pay attention to the roadway so you can anticipate the need to take corrective action as early as possible.

How to use Autopark on Model 3

NOTE: Depending on market region, vehicle configuration, options purchased, and software version, your vehicle may not be equipped with Autopark.

Autopark uses data from the cameras and ultrasonic sensors and GPS to simplify parking on public roads by maneuvering Model 3 into parallel and perpendicular parking spaces.

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 Autopilot performance.

WARNING: Autopark’s performance depends on the ability of the cameras and ultrasonic sensors to determine the vehicle’s proximity to curbs, objects, and other vehicles.

WARNING: Do not use Autopark if anything, such as a ball hitch, bike rack, or trailer, is attached to the tow hitch. Autopark may not stop for hitches when parking between or in front of other vehicles.

To Use Autopark

When driving, follow these steps to allow Autopark to maneuver Model 3 into a parking space:

  1. When driving slowly on a public road, monitor the touchscreen to determine when Autopark has detected a parking space. When Autopark detects a potential parking space, the touchscreen displays a parking icon. Autopark detects parallel parking locations when driving below 15 mph (24 km/h) and perpendicular parking locations when driving below 10 mph (16 km/h).

NOTE: The parking icon appears only if the vehicle’s position and/or the circumstances of the surrounding area are such that Autopark can determine an appropriate driving path. If Autopark cannot determine an appropriate path (for example, when driving on a narrow street where moving into the parking space causes the front of the vehicle to extend into the adjacent lane), you can either reposition the vehicle, find a different parking space, or park manually.

  1. Check to determine if the detected parking space is appropriate and safe. If so, pull forward and stop approximately a car length ahead of the parking space (as you normally would when parallel parking or when backing into a perpendicular parking space).
  2. Release the steering wheel, shift Model 3 into Reverse, then touch Start Autopark on the touchscreen.
  3. When parking is complete, Autopark displays the “Complete” message.

Autopark detects potential perpendicular parking spaces that are at least 9.5 feet (2.9 meters) wide with a vehicle parked on each side. Autopark detects parallel parking spaces that are at least 20 feet (6 meters), but less than 30 feet (9 meters) long. Autopark does not operate on angled parking spaces.

NOTE: If you press the brake pedal when Autopark is actively parking Model 3, the parking process pauses until you touch Resume on the touchscreen.

WARNING: Never depend on Autopark to find a parking space that is legal, suitable, and safe. Autopark may not always detect objects in the parking space. Always perform visual checks to confirm that a parking space is appropriate and safe.

WARNING: When Autopark is actively steering Model 3, the steering wheel moves in accordance with Autopark’s adjustments. Do not interfere with the movement of the steering wheel. Doing so cancels Autopark.

WARNING: During the parking sequence, continually check your surroundings. Be prepared to apply the brakes to avoid vehicles, pedestrians, or objects.

WARNING: When Autopark is active, monitor the touchscreen to ensure that you are aware of the instructions that Autopark is providing.

To Pause Parking

To pause Autopark, press the brake pedal once. Model 3 stops and remains stopped until you touch Resume on the touchscreen.

To Cancel Parking

Autopark cancels the parking sequence when you manually move the steering wheel, change gears, or touch Cancel on the touchscreen. Autopark also cancels parking when:

• The parking sequence exceeds seven moves.
• Model 3 detects that the driver is exiting the vehicle.
• A door is opened.
• You press the accelerator pedal.
• You press the brake pedal while Autopark is paused.
• An Automatic Emergency Braking (if equipped) event occurs

Limitations

Autopark is particularly unlikely to operate as intended in these situations:

• The road is sloped. Autopark is designed to operate on flat roads only.
• Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
• The curb is constructed of material other than stone, or the curb cannot be detected.
• The target parking space is directly adjacent to a wall or pillar (for example, the last parking space of a row in an underground parking structure).
• 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: Many unforeseen circumstances can impair Autopark’s ability to park Model 3. Keep this in mind and remember that as a result, Autopark may not steer Model 3 appropriately. Pay attention when parking Model 3 and stay prepared to immediately take control.

How to use Model 3 in cold weather

To ensure that Model 3 provides you with the best ownership experience possible in harsh cold weather conditions, follow these best practices.

Before Driving

When snow and ice accumulate on your vehicle, moving parts, such as the door handles, windows, mirrors, and wipers can freeze in place. For these reasons, and to achieve maximum range and performance, it is helpful to warm the cabin and Battery before you leave. There are several ways to do so:

• Touch Schedule, available on both the charging and climate control screens, to set a time when you want your vehicle to be ready to drive.
• On the mobile app, navigate to Climate > Turn On Climate and set to HI (or customize the temperature at which you want to heat the cabin). The Battery also warms as needed.
• On the mobile app, navigate to Climate > Defrost to melt snow, ice, and frost on the windshield, driver and passenger windows, mirrors. The Battery also warms as needed.

NOTE: Tesla recommends activating climate settings at least 30-45 minutes before departure. Preconditioning times depend on outside temperature and other factors.

NOTE: In extremely cold weather or icy conditions, it is possible that your charge port latch may freeze in place. Some vehicles are equipped with a charge port inlet heater that turns on when you turn on the rear defrost in cold weather conditions. You can also thaw ice on the charge port latch by enabling preconditioning using the mobile app.

NOTE: Warming the Battery using Scheduled Departure or the mobile app before driving can also reduce charging time at a Supercharger or third party fast charger, especially if the Supercharger or third party fast charger is close enough that Trip Planner does not have sufficient time to precondition the Battery.

Door Handles

• If door handles are frozen in place, you can usually remove ice with a few forceful bumps to the door handle using the bottom of your fist.

• To proactively prevent ice buildup, apply WD-40 to the door handle pivot pins if you are expecting freezing rain, heavy snow, or icy conditions. Reapply as needed.

Windows

• On the mobile app, navigate to Climate > Defrost as mentioned previously. Your vehicle heats the driver and passenger windows to melt ice that could prevent windows from moving.
• Model 3 automatically makes a slight adjustment to the position of the windows to make it easier to open doors in cold temperature.
• Use the mobile app to schedule a service appointment for Tesla to provide hydrophobic coating to your windows for a nominal fee.

Mirrors

If ice buildup is expected when parking, turn off Auto- Fold Mirrors. Touch Controls > Mirrors > Auto-Fold. Ice can prevent exterior side mirrors from folding or unfolding.

NOTE: Side mirrors automatically heat as needed during preconditioning, or when the rear defroster is turned on.

Wipers

If you expect snow or ice to build up when parked, touch Controls > Service > Wiper Service Mode > ON. This raises wipers against the windshield so they can defrost when the windshield defrosts.

Winter Tires and Tire Chains

• Use winter tires to increase traction in snowy or icy conditions.
• Tire chains provide additional traction when driving in snowy or icy conditions. Check local regulations to determine if tire chains are recommended or required during winter months.

While Driving

Cold weather can increase energy consumption because more power is required for driving, cabin and Battery heating. Follow these suggestions to reduce energy consumption:

• Use seat heaters to keep warm. Seat heaters use less energy than the cabin heater. Lowering the cabin temperature and using seat heaters reduces energy consumption.
• Slow down your driving and avoid frequent and rapid acceleration.

Regenerative Braking

Regenerative braking can be limited if the Battery is too cold. As you continue to drive, the Battery warms up and regenerative power increases.

NOTE: Limited regenerative braking can be avoided if you allow enough time to precondition your vehicle or if you use use Schedule to precondition Model 3 before your departure time.

NOTE: Installing winter tires can result in temporarily reduced regenerative braking power but after a short period of driving, Model 3 recalibrates to correct this.

Blue Snowflake Icon

A blue snowflake icon appears on your touchscreen when some of the stored energy in the Battery is unavailable because the Battery is cold. This portion of unavailable energy displays in blue on the Battery meter. Regenerative braking, acceleration, and charging rates may be limited. The snowflake icon no longer displays when the Battery is sufficiently warmed.

Warming the Battery Before Supercharging

By using Trip Planner to navigate to a Supercharger, Model 3 pre-heats the Battery to ensure when you arrive at the Supercharger, the Battery temperature is optimal and ready to charge. This reduces the amount of time it takes to charge.

NOTE: Tesla recommends using Trip Planner to navigate to a Supercharger for at least 30-45 minutes before arrival to ensure optimal Battery temperature and charging conditions. If the drive to the Supercharger is less than 30-45 minutes, consider preconditioning the Battery prior to driving.

Autopilot

To ensure optimal Autopilot performance, keep the sensors and radar (if equipped) free of snow, ice, mud, and dirt.

After Driving

Leave Model 3 plugged in when not in use. This uses the charging system, rather than the Battery itself, to keep the Battery warm.

Scheduled Departure

When parked, plug in Model 3 and use the Schedule settings, available on both the charging and climate control screens, to set a time when you want to precondition Model 3. Your vehicle determines the appropriate time to begin charging so that charging is complete during off-peak hours and the cabin and Battery are warm by your set departure time.

Charge Port

• If your charge port latch freezes in place and a charging cable becomes stuck in the charge port, try manually releasing the charge cable.
• Use the mobile app to precondition your vehicle on HI to help thaw ice on the charge port latch so that the charge cable can be removed or inserted.

NOTE: You can also prevent the occurrence of a charge port latch freezing in place by using the Schedule settings, available on both the charging and climate control screens, to set a departure time and precondition Model 3 before that time.

NOTE: If your charge port latch is frozen in place, it may not lock the charging cable in place when inserted, but it can still charge at a slow AC rate even if the latch is not engaged.

Storage

If you leave Model 3 parked for an extended period of time, plug it into a charger to prevent normal range loss and to keep the Battery at an optimal temperature. Your vehicle is safe to stay plugged in for any length of time.

When not in use, Model 3 enters a sleep mode to conserve energy. Reduce the number of times you check your vehicle’s status on the mobile app, as this automatically wakes up your vehicle and starts normal energy consumption.

Removing Ice From Door Handle

In severe winter conditions, ice buildup within the door handle can prevent the door handle from opening. The process for freeing a Model 3 door handle is slightly different than other door handles; you can usually remove the ice with a few forceful bumps to the door handle using the bottom of your fist.

CAUTION: Remove any jewelry or objects that can damage the paint prior to performing the procedure, and do not attempt to use tools or excessive force.

NOTE: Preemptively applying WD-40 to the door handle pivot pins can help prevent ice buildup inside your door handle.

Perform the following to remove ice from the door handle:

  1. Forcefully press the rear-most part of the door handle to initially try to open the door handle and release light or moderate ice buildup.
  2. Working in a circular pattern around the perimeter of the door handle, use the bottom of your fist to forcefully bump the door handle to break and release the ice buildup.
  3. Aiming for the rearmost end of the wide part of the door handle, use the bottom of your fist to forcefully bump the door handle. Increase the intensity of the bumps as necessary, repeating steps 1 and 2 until the ice is removed and the door handle can be opened.
  4. Once the door handle is able to move, open and close it a few more times to release any remaining ice buildup. Make sure the door handle is fully pressed in (retracted) prior to entering the vehicle, and check that the door is fully closed before driving away.

CAUTION: Never bump the vehicle so hard as to cause a dent; the force used should be similar to knocking on your neighbor’s front door.

Applying WD-40 to Door Handle Pivot Pins

In severe winter conditions, applying WD-40 to door handle pivot pins can help prevent ice buildup that might immobilize the handle. Consider applying WD-40 to the door handle pivot pins if you are expecting freezing rain, heavy snow, or icy conditions. Reapply as needed.

CAUTION: Read and observe the instructions and warnings provided by WD-40 prior to performing this procedure.

To apply WD-40 to the door handle pivot pin:

  1. Open the door handle and prop it open using a folded towel or other soft material.
  2. Attach the provided straw to the nozzle of the WD-40 bottle.
  3. Put on eye protection.
  4. Place the end of the straw next to the pivot pin and spray it for approximately one second, taking care not to accidentally spray other components.
    NOTE: Rest the end of the straw on the top of the spring around the pivot pin to better aim the spray.
    WARNING: Make sure eye protection is worn when performing this step.
  5. Remove the towel or other soft material used to prop the door handle open.
  6. Pivot the door handle in and out approximately ten times.
  7. For a second time, place the end of the straw next to the pivot pin and spray it for approximately one second, taking care not to accidentally spray other components.
    NOTE: Rest the end of the straw on the top of the spring around the pivot pin to better aim the spray.
  8. Remove the towel or other soft material used to prop the door handle open.
  9. Pivot the door handle in and out approximately ten times.
  10. Perform this procedure on the other three door handles.

How to Use Dashcam on Model 3

About Dashcam

NOTE: Dashcam is a BETA feature.

In addition to supporting Autopilot features, the cameras can record and store video footage of the surrounding roadway on a USB flash drive. This can be convenient in situations where you want a video recording of a particular incident, such as a collision. You can pause, resume, or save video recordings directly from your vehicle’s touchscreen.

NOTE: Dashcam only works when Model 3 is powered on. Dashcam does not record video when your vehicle is powered off.

Using Dashcam

Dashcam requires the use of a properly formatted USB flash drive to store and retrieve footage. Once a properly formatted USB flash drive has been inserted into one of your vehicle’s front USB ports, a Dashcam icon appears at the top of the touchscreen.

Touch the Dashcam icon to control Dashcam:

RECORDING: Touch the Dashcam icon, when Dashcam is paused, to start recording video on the flash drive. (red dot is displayed in the camera icon)

PAUSED: Press and hold the Dashcam icon, when recording, to pause recording (icon is grayed out). Ensure that Dashcam is paused before removing the flash drive to avoid losing camera footage.

SAVED: green checkmark is displayed in the camera icon.

NOTE: Dashcam automatically begins recording when you insert a properly configured USB flash drive into one of the front USB ports.

Retrieving Footage

If equipped, you can review Dashcam and Sentry Mode video recordings on your vehicle’s touchscreen when Model 3 is in Park. Touch the Dashcam icon on the touchscreen’s status bar and select Launch Viewer. Each video, organized by location and timestamp, provides a thumbnail of all video clips. For additional filtering, touch the Dashcam or Sentry tabs. Touch a thumbnail to view the corresponding video footage from each camera. Pause, rewind, fast forward, and delete video footage as needed.

You can retrieve video footage from the USB flash drive by removing the flash drive from the USB port and using a personal computer or other device to access the files. Navigate to the TeslaCam folder.

The TeslaCam folder contains three sub-folders:

Recent Clips: The footage in Recent Clips continuously loops in 60-minute cycles whenever the cameras are activated. Therefore, footage is overwritten every hour unless you save it. When an event is recorded, one video is recorded for each of the front, rear, left, and right cameras.
Saved Clips: Contains all recordings that you have manually saved using Dashcam.
Sentry Clips: Contains the last 10 minutes of footage from all Sentry Mode events that have triggered an Alert or Alarm state. The footage from each event is labelled with a unique timestamp.

NOTE: As the USB flash drive runs out of available space, the oldest footage in Sentry Clips is deleted to make room for new footage. Once deleted, you are unable to retrieve them. When the flash drive is full, Sentry Mode and Dashcam can no longer save video footage. To prevent the flash drive from getting full, you must regularly move saved videos to another device, and delete them from the flash drive.

NOTE: Dashcam recording is paused when the viewer is open.
NOTE: You are responsible for complying with all local laws, regulations, and property restrictions regarding video recordings.
NOTE: The cameras do not record audio.

USB Flash Drive Requirements for Videos and Recording

NOTE: The USB-A port located at the rear of the glovebox is equipped with a pre-formatted flash drive, ready to save videos when using features such as Sentry Mode and Dashcam.

In some market regions you can purchase recommended USB drives on Tesla’s website to store video from your vehicle’s cameras.

Minimum USB flash drive requirements:

• A sustained write speed of at least 4 MB/s. A sustained write speed is different from the peak write speed.
• USB 2.0 compatible. If using a USB 3.0 flash drive, it must be able to support USB 2.0.
• 64 GB of storage or more. Use a flash drive with as much available storage as possible. Video footage can occupy a large amount of space.
• Properly formatted (described below).
• A dedicated flash drive exclusively for saving Sentry Mode recordings.

Although not a comprehensive list, Tesla has tested the following flash drives and confirmed that they meet the requirements for using Dashcam and Sentry Mode:

• Samsung MUF-64AB/AM FIT Plus – 200MB/s USB 3.1 Flash Drive
• Samsung MUF-64AB/AM BAR Plus
• SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.1 Flash Drive
• SanDisk MobileMate USB 3.0 microSD Card Reader (also recommended: Samsung PRO Endurance 100MB/s (U1) MicroSDXC Memory Card)

Formatting a USB Flash Drive

To correctly save and retrieve video footage, Model 3 requires the USB flash drive to be formatted as exFAT, FAT 32 (for Windows), MS-DOS FAT (for Mac), ext3, or ext4. NTFS is currently not supported. In addition, the USB flash drive must contain a base-level folder called “TeslaCam” (without quotation marks).

You can format a USB flash drive from inside Model 3 or from a personal computer.

To format a flash drive from inside Model 3, simply insert a USB flash drive into a front USB port, and touch Safety & Security > Format USB Device. Doing so formats the drive as exFAT and automatically creates a TeslaCam folder. The USB flash drive is now ready to record and save video footage.

CAUTION: The Format USB Device button is available whenever a USB Flash Drive (with one or fewer partitions) is plugged into a front USB port. Choosing Format USB Device formats the drive, erasing all existing content. If you have content on a drive that you want to keep, you must move it to a different device before using this feature.

To format a USB flash drive from a personal computer, follow the steps below for your operating system.

For MacOS:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into your personal computer.
  2. Navigate to Utilities > Disk Utility (or conduct a Spotlight Search).
  3. Select your flash drive in the left menu.
  4. Navigate to Erase in the top menu ribbon.
  5. In the pop-up menu, select the correct format (MSDOS FAT) and click Erase.

NOTE: Selecting Erase removes all existing content from your flash drive. If you have content that you want to keep, you must move it to a different device before erasing.

  1. Once the flash drive is successfully erased, navigate to Finder and select your USB flash drive from the left menu. The flash drive should not contain any files.
  2. Right-click in the empty space of the flash drive and select New Folder. A folder appears in your flash drive space.
  3. Right-click on the folder, select Rename, and name the folder to “TeslaCam” (without quotation marks). Click Save. This folder contains all recent and saved clips from Sentry Mode and Dashcam.
  4. Properly eject the USB flash drive.

For Windows:

  1. Insert the USB flash drive into your personal computer.
  2. Navigate to File Explorer.
  3. Right-click on your USB flash drive and select “Format…”.
  4. In the pop-up menu, under the File System section, select a support format (such as exFAT, FAT 32, etc.).
    NOTE: You can also name your USB flash drive (under Volume Label).
  5. Check the Quick format box and click Start.
  6. Go back to File Explorer, click on your flash drive, and right-click to create a folder, or select New Folder in the top menu.
  7. Name the folder “TeslaCam” (without quotation marks) and click Save. This folder contains all recent and saved clips from Sentry Mode and Dashcam.
  8. Properly eject the USB flash drive.

Once you have formatted the USB flash drive and created the TeslaCam folder, insert it into a USB port in Model 3. Do not use the rear USB ports—they are for charging only. It may take Model 3 up to 15 seconds to recognize the flash drive. When recognized, icons for Dashcam and Sentry Mode appear at the top of your touchscreen (note that you may need to enable Sentry Mode by touching Controls > Safety & Security > Sentry Mode). Model 3 is ready to record video.

NOTE: For saving Sentry Mode and Dashcam video footage, Tesla recommends using the USB port located in the glove box. Doing so increases security and minimizes power consumption.

Save Clips on Driving Event

Once a properly formatted USB flash drive is inserted in one of the vehicle’s front USB ports, you can choose to save Dashcam clips while driving when you honk the horn, automatic braking is applied or a collision is detected by your vehicle. To enable this feature, touch Controls > Safety & Security > Save Clip on Driving Event > ON to enable. The most recent ten minutes of footage is saved.

How to Use Rearview Camera on Model 3

Camera Location:
Model 3 is equipped with a rear view camera located above the rear license plate.

Whenever you shift into Reverse, the touchscreen displays the view from the camera. Lines show your driving path based on the position of the steering wheel. These lines adjust as you move the steering wheel.

Model 3 also displays images from the side cameras. To view these images, simply swipe when the view from the rear view camera is displayed.

NOTE: Visual feedback from the parking sensors also appear on the touchscreen.

To display the view from the rear view cameras at any time, touch the camera icon on the touchscreen’s bottom bar.

WARNING: Never depend on the cameras to inform you if the area behind you is free of objects and/or people. The cameras may not detect objects or barriers that can potentially cause damage or injury. In addition, several external factors can reduce the performance of the cameras, including a dirty or obstructed lens. Therefore, depending on the cameras to determine if Model 3 is approaching an obstruction can result in damage to the vehicle and/or objects, and can potentially cause serious injury. Always inspect the area with your own eyes. When reversing, perform shoulder checks and use all mirrors. Use the cameras for guidance purposes only. It is not intended to replace your own direct visual checks and is not a substitute for careful driving.

Cleaning a Camera

To ensure a clear picture, the camera lens must be clean and free of obstructions. Remove any build-up of dirt or debris by spraying water onto the camera lens with a spray bottle or pressure washer.

CAUTION: Do not attempt to remove dirt or debris by wiping an exposed lens with your hands or a cloth. This debris can damage the surface of the lens when rubbed against it during wiping.

CAUTION: Do not use chemical-based or abrasive cleaners. Doing so can damage the surface of the lens.

How to Get Best Range from Model 3

Tips to Maximize Range

You can maximize your driving range using the same driving habits you use to conserve fuel in a gasoline powered vehicle. To achieve maximum range:

• Slow down your driving and avoid frequent and rapid acceleration. Consider using Chill Mode (touch Controls > Driving > Acceleration) and Speed Assist to assist in controlling your acceleration and speed.
• If safe to do so, modulate the accelerator pedal instead of using the brake pedal when gradually slowing down. Whenever Model 3 is moving and you are not pressing the accelerator pedal, regenerative braking slows down Model 3 and feeds surplus energy back to the Battery
• Limit the use of resources such as heating and air conditioning. Using seat and steering wheel heaters (if equipped) to keep warm is more efficient than heating the cabin using climate controls.
• With your vehicle plugged in, use the mobile app to precondition your vehicle to ensure the cabin is at a comfortable temperature and windows are defrosted (if needed) before your drive by touching Climate > Turn On Climate and customizing your preferences.
• Touch SCHEDULE, available on both the charging and climate control screens, to set a time when you want your vehicle to be ready to drive.
• Set Stopping Mode to HOLD to gain the benefit of regenerative braking at low driving speeds.
• Ensure the wheels are aligned to specification, the tires are kept at the recommended inflation pressures, and are rotated when needed.
• Install aero covers (if equipped) to reduce wind resistance.
• Lighten your load by removing any unnecessary cargo.
• Fully raise all windows.
• Features such as Sentry Mode and Cabin Overheat Protection can impact range. Disable features that are not needed.
• To prevent an excessive amount of energy consumption while the vehicle is idle, keep the vehicle plugged in when not in use.
• Minimize the use of DC chargers (such as Superchargers) for optimal Battery health.

It is normal for estimated range to decrease slightly over the first few months before leveling off. Over time, you may see a gradual, but natural, decrease in range at full charge – this depends on factors such as Supercharging regularly or the mileage and age of the Battery. Your Model 3 will inform you in the unlikely event a hardware issue is causing excessive Battery or range degradation. The power meter on the touchscreen provides feedback on energy usage. You can also display the Energy app to view real-time and projected energy usage. With this feedback, you can become familiar with how driving habits and environmental conditions impact how much energy Model 3 is using.

Factors Affecting Energy Consumption

While driving:

• Elevated driving speed.
• Environmental conditions such as cold or hot weather and wind.
• Using climate controls to heat or cool the cabin.
• Uphill travel: Driving uphill requires more energy and depletes range at a faster rate. However, driving downhill allows your vehicle to regain a portion of its expended energy through regenerative braking.
• Short trips or stop-and-go traffic: It takes energy to bring the cabin and Battery to a specified temperature when starting the vehicle. You may see a higher average consumption when the vehicle is used for very short trips or in heavy traffic.
• Heavy cargo load.
• Windows rolled down.
• Wheels and tires not maintained.
• Customized settings or third-party accessories (roof or trunk racks, third-party wheels).

While parked and not plugged in to a charger:

• Preconditioning the cabin or using climate controls.
• Vehicle infotainment and climate controls system.
• Sentry mode.
• Tesla or third-party mobile app requests.

Range Assurance

The driving range displayed in Model 3 is based on estimated remaining battery energy and EPA-rated consumption. It does not account for your personal driving patterns or external conditions. The displayed range on the touchscreen may decrease faster than the actual distance driven. To view estimated range based on your recent energy consumption, open the Energy app to display the graph. Model 3 helps protect you against running out of energy. Your vehicle continuously monitors its energy level and proximity to known charging locations.

Touch the map’s charging icon to toggle between displaying Superchargers only, and displaying all chargers, including destination charging sites, and visited chargers.

When you are at risk of driving beyond the range of known charging locations, the touchscreen displays a message giving you the opportunity to display a list of charging locations that are within range. When you select a charging location from the list, Model 3 provides navigation instructions and the turn-by-turn direction list displays the predicted amount of energy that will remain when you arrive at the charging destination.

Trip Planner routes you through Supercharger locations to minimize the amount of time you spend charging and driving. To enable, touch Settings > Navigation > Trip Planner.

Energy App

The Energy app provides a visual representation of your vehicle’s real-time and projected energy usage. To use the Energy app, navigate to Application Launcher > Energy on the touchscreen. Choose from two types of charts:

Consumption: Display how much energy Model 3 has consumed over the past 5, 15 or 30 miles (10, 25 or 50 km). Touch Instant Range or Average Range to adjust the projected range estimation. Instant Range uses only the latest few data points to estimate the projected range, whereas Average Range uses the past 5, 15 or 30 miles (10, 25 or 50 km) of energy consumption to provide a more accurate projected range.

Trip: You can monitor the amount of energy being used while navigating to a destination. You can track actual usage against the initial prediction. The green line represents the actual usage whereas the gray line represents predicted usage. To change the zoom level, touch the zoom icon located in the top right corner of the chart.

NOTE: The Trip chart displays energy usage only if you are currently navigating to a destination.

How to Use Track Mode on Model 3

Track Mode, available only on Performance Model 3 vehicles, is designed to modify the stability control, traction control, regenerative braking, and cooling systems to increase performance and handling while driving on closed circuit courses. Track Mode improves cornering ability by intelligently using the motors, and regenerative and traditional braking systems. When enabled, the cooling system runs at an increased level during and after aggressive driving sessions to allow your vehicle’s systems to withstand the surplus heat.

NOTE: Track Mode is designed and calibrated for a Performance Model 3 equipped with performance brakes and tires. Vehicles without performance brakes and tires may experience comparatively lower performance and endurance.

WARNING: Track Mode is designed for use on closed circuit driving courses only. It is the driver’s responsibility to drive safely and ensure others are not endangered.

WARNING: Track Mode is designed for use by experienced track drivers familiar with the course. Do not use on public roads. It is the driver’s responsibility to be in control of the vehicle at all times, including on the track. Because vehicle behavior (including traction and stability control) differs when using Track Mode, always use caution.

Using Track Mode

Track Mode is always disabled when you start Model 3.
To enable Track Mode for your current drive, shift into Park and follow these steps:

  1. Touch Controls > Driving > Track Mode.
    When enabled, TRACK displays on the touchscreen above the driving speed, and a Track Mode pop up window appears on the map. The car status area of the touchscreen displays a color-coded image of your Model 3 that provides you with important at-a-glance status information about the Battery, the motors, the tires and the brakes.
  2. If desired, customize the Track Mode settings by touching Track Mode Settings on the Track Mode popup window (see Customizing Track Mode). You can also access the Track Mode settings by touching Controls > Driving, then touching Customize next to the Track Mode setting.
  3. If you want to use the Lap Timer, follow the onscreen instructions to drop a pin on the map to define the lap’s start/finish location. You will then need to press START on the Lap Timer to begin your driving session. Once started, the Lap Timer starts counting when you drive Model 3 past the lap’s start/finish location where you dropped the pin.
  4. Shift into gear and GO!

If you started the Lap Timer, each time you pass the start/finish location, the timer resets for the next lap.

You can also view a real-time accelerometer (G-meter) by swiping the Cards area of the touchscreen.

When Track Mode is on:

◦ Autopilot features are unavailable.
◦ The Slip Start setting is overridden.
◦ Stopping Mode is set to the Roll setting in which Model 3 is free-rolling at very low speeds whenever a driving gear is engaged and both the accelerator and brake pedal are released.
◦ Energy usage increases.
◦ Easter eggs including games, arcade and Tesla Theater are unavailable.

Use the touchscreen setting to turn Track Mode off at any time. Powering off Model 3 also turns off Track Mode (although it may still appear on the touchscreen if Post-Drive cooling is in progress). When Track Mode is off, all settings return to their previous state and all features return to their normal operating state.

Customizing Track Mode

To customize Track Mode, touch Track Mode Settings on the Track Mode popup window that appears on the map when you enable Track Mode. You can also access the Track Mode settings by touching Controls > Driving, then touching Customize next to the Track Mode setting. Choose an existing Track Mode setting from the list of pre-defined profiles provided by Tesla. Or create a new settings profile by touching Add New Settings, entering a name for the settings profile, then adjusting these settings to suit your preferences or driving scenario, or customize for a specific track:

Handling Balance – Customize the balance of Model 3 in a turn. If Model 3 is too loose, you can choose a front-biased under-steering setup. Difficult to get the vehicle through a turn? Try a rear-biased setup to increase rotation. You can select any value, in 5% increments, between 100/0 (for 100% front biased used for under-steering) and 0/100 (for 100% rear biased used for over-steering).

Stability Assist – Choose the level at which the stability control systems are helping to control the vehicle. You can choose any level from -10 to +10. Choosing +10 engages all stability assist systems for controllable driving in which stability systems remain engaged, whereas -10 disables all stability systems and the stability of the drive rests solely on the driver. The default setting of 0 represents a balance which provides some stability being automatically controlled and leaving some control up to the driver.

Regenerative Braking – Choose how much regenerative braking is available. You can choose any value, in 5% increments, between 0 and 100%. Tesla recommends the 100% setting to help avoid overheating the brakes.

Post-Drive Cooling – Set to ON if you want the cooling systems to continue cooling the vehicle’s components even after you leave the vehicle. Cooling stops automatically when the components are sufficiently cool, or when you power Model 3 off and back on again. Post-Drive Cooling is useful if you want to quickly cool the components between driving sessions. If Post-Drive Cooling is set to OFF, the components eventually cool, but it takes longer.

Save Dashcam for Laps – Set to ON if you want to save a video and data of the Track Mode driving session on a USB flash drive. A USB flash drive must be set up and inserted as described in USB Flash Drive Requirements for Videos and Recording. The USB flash drive must contain a folder named “TeslaTrackMode” (without the quotation marks). When enabled, Track Mode stores a video of each lap in a driving session when using the Lap Timer. Track Mode also stores the car status and telemetry data with details about the vehicle’s position, speed, acceleration, use of accelerator, etc. . You can then analyze this data, which is stored as a .CSV file on the USB flash drive, to determine where time is being lost or gained (even on a per tire level).

Track Mode allows you to save up to 20 Track Mode profiles. To delete a chosen profile, touch Delete at the bottom of the settings window.

NOTE: You can not change or delete a pre-defined profile provided by Tesla.

Using the Lap Timer

When you enable Track Mode, the map displays a Lap Timer. Follow the onscreen instructions to place a start/finish pin on the map. Once the pins are placed, press START to initiate the driving (lapping) session. When you drive Model 3 through the start/finish location, the Lap Timer automatically starts timing the duration of the lap, resetting the timer whenever you pass the start/finish location. The map highlights the track in blue.

At the completion of each lap, the Lap Timer displays the duration of the lap. It also displays the times associated with the previous and best laps in the driving session.

If Save Dashcam for Laps is on, and a properly formatted USB flash drive is inserted in a front USB port, Track Mode saves a video of the driving session (as recorded by the front cameras), along with a .CSV file that provides detailed information about the lap.

NOTE: To stop the timer at the end of your driving session, touch STOP on the Lap Timer popup window.

Monitoring Vehicle Health

You can easily monitor the health of Model 3 when using Track Mode by glancing at the car status area of the touchscreen. The colors indicate the status of the various components, allowing you to determine the current operating state and make decisions accordingly. The components are displayed in green when operating within their ideal temperature range. Colors change as follows:

• The Battery displays blue when cold and red when hot.
• A brake displays blue when cold and red when hot (an early warning for overheating brakes).
• A motor displays blue when it’s cold or red when it’s hot.
• A tire displays blue when under-used or red when the peak grip is exceeded.

NOTE: A component displayed in red does not necessarily indicate a concern.

CAUTION: Any vehicle damage or injuries caused by using Track Mode is the driver’s responsibility. The vehicle warranty does not cover damage caused by excessive overuse of vehicle components. It also does not cover racing, autocross, or driving in competition.

G-Meter

In Track Mode, a real-time G-Meter displays on the Cards area of the touchscreen. The G-Meter graphically displays peak lateral, acceleration, and deceleration values in the form of a circular meter. The history of your drive is represented in the shaded area. The G-Meter resets at the start of each driving session.

NOTE: You can swipe the G-Meter card to display a different card. However, the G-Meter displays as the default card whenever you engage Track Mode.

How Park Assist Works on Model 3

Model 3 has several sensors designed to detect the presence of objects. When driving slowly in Drive or Reverse (for example, when parking), the vehicle alerts you if an object is detected in close proximity of your Model 3. Objects are only detected in the direction of the gear you selected; front objects in Drive, rear objects in Reverse.

WARNING: You may not be alerted if Model 3 rolls freely in the opposite direction of the selected gear (for example, Park Assist does not display an alert if Model 3 rolls backwards down a hill while in Drive).

The sensors are activated when driving slower than 5 mph (8 km/h).

WARNING: Never depend on Park Assist to inform you if an area you are approaching is free of objects and/or people. Several external factors can reduce the performance of Park Assist, causing either no readings or false readings. Therefore, depending on Park Assist to determine if Model 3 is approaching an obstruction can result in damage to the vehicle and/or objects, and can potentially cause serious injury. Always inspect the area with your own eyes. When reversing, perform shoulder checks and use all mirrors. Park assist does not detect children, pedestrians, bicyclists, animals, or objects that are moving, protruding, located too far above or below the sensors, or too close or too far from the sensors. Park Assist is for guidance purposes only and is not intended to replace your own direct visual checks. It is not a substitute for careful driving.

Visual and Audio Feedback

When you shift to Reverse, the Park Assist view displays on the touchscreen, showing objects that are in close proximity to the front and rear of Model 3. This view closes when you shift into Drive unless an object is detected close to the front of Model 3, in which case the Park Assist view closes automatically when your driving speed exceeds 5 mph (8 km/h). When reversing, visual feedback also displays on the touchscreen. You can manually close the park assist view on the touchscreen by touching the X in the bottom corner.

When driving with the Camera app displayed on the touchscreen, you can switch to the Park Assist view when driving at speeds below 5 mph (8 km/h). Touch the button located in the upper left corner of the Camera app window. This is useful if you need assistance with parallel parking.

If chimes are turned on, an audible beep sounds as you approach an object. You can temporarily mute the chime by pressing the scroll button on the left side of the steering wheel or by touching the mute button on the bottom left corner of the Park Assist view.

NOTE: If a sensor is unable to provide feedback, the touchscreen displays an alert message.

CAUTION: Keep sensors clean from dirt, debris, snow, and ice. Avoid using a high pressure power washer on the sensors and do not clean a sensor with a sharp or abrasive object that can scratch or damage its surface.

CAUTION: Do not install accessories or stickers on or near the parking sensors.

Controlling Audible Feedback

You can use Park Assist with or without audible feedback. To turn chimes on or off, touch Controls > Safety & Security > Park Assist Chimes.

Limitations and False Warnings

The parking sensors may not function correctly in these
situations:

• 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.).
• The object is located below approximately 8 inches (20 cm) (such as a curb or low barrier).

CAUTION: Shorter objects that are detected (such as curbs or low barriers) can move into the blind spot of the sensors. Model 3 cannot alert you about an object while it is in the blind spot of the sensors.

• Weather conditions (heavy rain, snow, or fog) are interfering with sensor operation.
• The object is thin (such as a sign post).
• A sensor’s operating range has been exceeded.
• The object is sound-absorbing or soft (such as powder snow).
• The object is sloped (such as a sloped embankment).
• Model 3 has been parked in, or being driven in, extremely hot or cold temperatures.
• The sensors are affected by other electrical equipment or devices that generate ultrasonic waves.
• You are driving in a location where the sensors’ ultrasonic waves are deflected away from the vehicle (such as driving next to a wall or pillar).
• The object is located too close to the bumper.
• A bumper is misaligned or damaged.
• An object that is mounted to Model 3 is interfering with and/or obstructing the sensor (such as a bike rack or bumper sticker).
• Model 3 rolls freely in the opposite direction of the gear you selected (for example, Park Assist does not display an alert if Model 3 rolls backwards down a hill while in Drive).

Other Parking Aids

In addition to Park Assist, when shifted into Reverse, the backup camera displays a view of the area behind Model 3.

How to control wipers on Model 3

Wipers

To perform a single wipe with the windshield wipers, press and immediately release the button on the end of the turn signal stalk.

To adjust the continuous wiper settings, touch the windshield wiper icon located in the “Cards” area on the touchscreen. The wiper card displays the current state of the wipers.

NOTE: When you operate the wipers, the headlights automatically turn on (if they were not on already).

CAUTION: To avoid damaging the hood, ensure that the hood is fully closed before activating the windshield wipers.

Below the wipers icon you can adjust the speed of the wipers.
◦ 1: Intermittent, slow
◦ 2: Intermittent, fast
◦ 3: Continuous, slow
◦ 4: Continuous, fast
◦ AUTO: Model 3 detects whether or not it is raining.
When wipers are set to AUTO and liquid is detected on the windshield, Model 3 determines the optimal frequency at which they should wipe. If Model 3 does not detect liquid on the windshield, the wipers do not wipe.

NOTE: The AUTO setting is currently in BETA. If uncertain about using AUTO while in the BETA phase, Tesla recommends setting the wiper speed to one of the first four positions, as necessary.

NOTE: If the AUTO setting is selected but becomes unavailable, the wipers change to the manual setting (one of the first four positions) that is closest to the latest determined AUTO wiping frequency. If the latest wiping frequency cannot be determined, the wipers turn off.

CAUTION: Ensure the wipers are off before washing Model 3 to avoid the risk of damaging the wipers.

Periodically check and clean the edge of the wiper blades. If a blade is damaged, replace it immediately.

CAUTION: In harsh climates, ensure that the wiper blades are not frozen or adhered to the windshield.

CAUTION: Remove ice from the windshield before turning the wipers on. Ice has sharp edges that can damage the rubber on the blades.

Washers

Fully press and hold the button on the end of the turn signal stalk to spray washer fluid onto the windshield. While spraying the windshield, the wipers turn on. After releasing the button, the wipers perform two additional wipes, then a third wipe a few seconds later.

Periodically top up washer fluid.

Traction Control system on Model 3

How It Works

The traction control system constantly monitors the speed of the front and rear wheels. If Model 3 experiences a loss of traction, the system minimizes wheel spin by controlling brake pressure and motor power. By default, the traction control system is on. Under normal conditions, it should remain on to ensure maximum safety.

The yellow indicator (image of the car on a slippery road) flashes on the touchscreen whenever the traction control system is actively controlling brake pressure and motor power to minimize wheel spin. If the indicator stays on, a fault is detected with the traction control system. Contact Tesla Service.

WARNING: Traction control cannot prevent collisions caused by driving dangerously or turning too sharply at high speeds.

Allowing Wheel Slip

To allow the wheels to spin at a limited speed, you can enable Slip Start. Slip Start can be enabled at any speed, however it is less effective at higher speeds. Under normal conditions, Slip Start should not be enabled. Enable it only in circumstances where you deliberately want the wheels to spin, such as:
• Starting on a loose surface, such as gravel or snow.
• Driving in deep snow, sand or mud.
• Rocking out of a hole or deep rut.

To allow the wheels to spin, touch Controls > Driving >Traction Control > Slip Start.

The touchscreen displays an alert message (yellow tire with letters TC crossed) when Slip Start is enabled.

Although Slip Start is automatically disabled the next time you start Model 3, it is strongly recommended that you disable it immediately after the circumstances that required you to enable it have passed.

NOTE: Slip Start cannot be enabled when you are actively using Traffic-Aware Cruise Control.