To engage the parking brake, touch Controls > Safety &
Security > Parking Brake and follow the onscreen
instructions. You can also engage the parking brake by
pressing and holding the button on the end of the drive
stalk while in Park.
NOTE: The parking brake operates on the rear wheels
only, and is independent of the pedal-operated brake
WARNING: In snowy or icy conditions the rear
wheels may not have sufficient traction to prevent
Model Y from sliding down a slope, particularly if
not using winter tires. Avoid parking on hills in
snowy or icy conditions. You are always
responsible for parking safely.
WARNING: Tesla Model Y may display an alert if
the road is too steep to safely park on, or if the
parking brakes are not properly engaged. These
alerts are for guidance purposes only and are not
a substitute for the driver’s judgment of safe
parking conditions, including specific road or
weather conditions. Do not depend on these
alerts to determine whether or not it is safe to
park at any location. You are always responsible
for parking safely.
When you manually apply the parking
brake using the touchscreen (Controls >
Safety & Security > Parking Brake), or
by pressing and holding the button on
the end of the drive stalk when in Park,
the red parking brake indicator lights up
on the touchscreen.
If the parking brake experiences an
electrical issue, the amber parking brake
indicator lights up and a fault message
displays at the top of the touchscreen.
CAUTION: In the unlikely event that Model Y loses
electrical power, you cannot access the
touchscreen and are therefore unable to release
the parking brake without first “jump starting”