How to Open and Close Rear Trunk on Model 3

Opening

To open the rear trunk, ensure the vehicle is in Park,
then do one of the following:
• Touch the associated OPEN button on the
touchscreen.
• Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob
accessory.
• Touch the rear trunk button on the mobile app.
• With Model 3 unlocked, press the switch located
under the rear trunk’s exterior handle.

When a door or the rear trunk is open,
the touchscreen displays the Door Open
indicator light. The image of your Model
3 on the touchscreen also displays the
open trunk.

Load Limits

Secure all cargo before moving Model 3, and place
heavy cargo in the lower trunk compartment.

CAUTION: To avoid damage, never load more
than 130 lbs (60 kg) on the rear load floor (above
the lower trunk compartment), or more than 285
lbs (130 kg) in the large lower trunk compartment.
Doing so can cause damage.

Closing

To close the rear trunk, push it downward until you hear
the latch click into place. Model 3 is equipped with pull
cups to assist with lowering the rear trunk.

WARNING: Before driving, ensure that the trunk is
securely latched in the fully-closed position by
lifting up on the bottom edge and confirming
there is no movement.

Accessing the Cargo Area

To access the cargo area inside the rear trunk, pull up
the strap at the rear of the cargo cover. You can then
fold the cargo cover forward or remove it from Model 3.

CAUTION: Never load more than 130 lbs (60 kg)
on the rear load floor (above the lower trunk
compartment) or more than 285 lbs (130 kg) in
the lower trunk compartment. Doing so can cause
damage.

Interior Emergency Trunk Release

An illuminated mechanical release located inside the
rear trunk allows you to open the rear trunk from the
inside if Model 3 has no electrical power. This mechanical
release also allows a person locked inside to get out.

  1. Firmly push the illuminated button in the direction of
    the arrow to release the latch.
  2. Push the rear trunk open.

NOTE: The button glows for several hours after a brief
exposure to ambient light.

WARNING: Do not allow children to play inside the
trunk or become locked inside. An unrestrained
child could suffer serious injury or death in a crash.
A child could suffer heat exhaustion if trapped in
the vehicle, especially without climate control on.