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

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