How to Open and Close Front Trunk on Model Y

Opening

To open the front trunk:

  1. Ensure that the area around the hood is free of
    obstacles.
  2. Touch the associated OPEN button on the
    touchscreen, double-click the front trunk button on
    the key fob accessory, or touch the front trunk button
    on the mobile app.
  3. Pull the hood up.

When a door or trunk/liftgate is open,
the touchscreen displays the Door Open
indicator light. The image of your Model
Y on the touchscreen also displays the
open front trunk.

WARNING: Before opening or closing the hood, it
is important to check that the area around the
hood is free of obstacles (people and objects).
Failure to do so may result in damage or serious
injury

NOTE: The front trunk locks whenever closed and you
lock Model Y using the touchscreen, mobile app, key
card, you leave Model Y carrying your authenticated
phone (if Walk-Away Door Lock is turned on), or if Valet
mode is active.

Closing

The Model Y hood is not heavy enough to latch under its
own weight and applying pressure on the front edge or
center of the hood can cause damage.
To properly close the hood:

  1. Lower the hood until the striker touches the latches.
  2. Place both hands on the front of the hood – left and right
    from the Tesla logo (do not press on the logo), then press
    down firmly to engage the latches.
  3. Carefully try to lift the front edge of the hood to ensure
    that it is fully closed.

CAUTION: To prevent damage:
• Apply pressure only to the areas left and right form
the Tesla logo..
Applying pressure to the Tesla logo can cause
damage.
• Do not close the hood with one hand. Doing so
applies concentrated force in one area and can
result in a dent or crease.
• Do not apply pressure to the front edge of the
hood. Doing so can crease the edge.
• Do not slam or drop the hood.

WARNING: Before driving, you must ensure that
the hood is securely latched in the fully closed
position by carefully trying to lift the front edge of
the hood upward and confirming there is no
movement. If the front trunk is not closed, a
message displays on the touchscreen that you
cannot shift the vehicle out of Park until the front
trunk is securely closed

Interior Emergency Release

An illuminated interior release button inside the front
trunk allows a person locked inside to get out.

Press the interior release button to open the front trunk,
then push up on the hood.

NOTE: The interior release button glows following a brief
exposure to ambient light.

WARNING: People should never climb inside the
front trunk. Never shut the front trunk when a
person is inside.
WARNING: Care should be taken to ensure that
objects inside the front trunk do not bump against
the release button, causing the trunk to
accidentally open.

Opening Hood with No Power

In the unlikely event that Model Y has no 12V power, you
will be unable to open the front trunk using the
touchscreen, key fob, or mobile app. To open the front
trunk in this situation:

NOTE: The following will not open the front trunk if
Model Y is locked and has 12V power.

  1. Locate an external 12V power supply (such as a
    portable jump starter).
  2. Release the tow eye cover on the front bumper by
    pressing firmly on the top right perimeter of the
    cover until it pivots inward,
    then gently pulling the raised section toward you.
    NOTE: Depending on production date, either the
    positive or negative terminal may be attached to the
    tow eye cover.
  3. Pull the two wires out of the tow eye opening to
    expose both terminals.
  4. Connect the 12V power supply’s red positive (+)
    cable to the red positive (+) terminal.
  5. Connect the 12V power supply’s black negative (-)
    cable to the black negative (-) terminal.

NOTE: Applying external 12V power to these
terminals only releases the hood latches. You cannot
charge the 12V battery using these terminals.

  1. Turn on the external power supply (refer to the
    manufacturer’s instructions). The hood latches are
    immediately released and you can now open the
    hood to access the front trunk area.
  2. Disconnect both cables, beginning with the black
    negative (-) cable.
  3. If pulling the vehicle onto a flatbed truck, do not
    replace the tow eye cover yet. If necessary, replace
    the tow eye cover by inserting the wires into the tow
    eye opening and aligning the tow eye cover into
    position and turning it into place.

How to Open and Close Rear Trunk on Model Y

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 Y unlocked, press the switch located
under the rear trunk’s exterior handle.

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

To stop a powered liftgate while it is moving, single-click
the rear trunk button on the key fob. Then, when
you double-click the rear trunk button, it moves again,
but in the opposite direction (provided it was not
almost entirely open or closed when you stopped it).
For example, if you single-click to stop the powered
liftgate while it is opening, when you double-click, it
closes.

NOTE: In emergency situations, you can override an
Open or Close command by grabbing hold of the
powered liftgate to stop it in place.

WARNING: Before opening or closing the
powered liftgate, it is important to check that the
area around the liftgate is free of obstacles
(people and objects). You must proactively
monitor the liftgate to ensure that it does not
come into contact with a person or object. Failure
to do so may result in damage or serious injury.

Closing

To close the powered liftgate, do one of the following:
• Touch the associated CLOSE button on the
touchscreen.
• Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob.
• Press the switch located on the underside of the
liftgate.

If the powered liftgate senses an obstruction when
closing, it stops moving and sounds two chimes.
Remove the obstruction and try closing it again.

Adjusting Liftgate Opening Height
You can adjust the opening height of the powered
liftgate to make it easier to reach or to avoid low-hanging
ceilings or objects (for example, a garage door or light):

  1. Open the trunk, then manually lower or raise the
    liftgate to the desired opening height.
  2. Press and hold the button on the underside of the
    liftgate for three seconds until you hear a
    confirmation chime.
  3. Confirm that you have set it to the desired height by
    closing the powered liftgate, then reopening it.

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 Y.

CAUTION: To avoid damage, never load more
than 130 lbs (60 kg) on the rear load floor (above
the lower trunk compartment), 285 lbs (130 kg) in
the large lower trunk compartment, or more than
50 lbs (23 kg) in the shallow lower trunk
compartment. Doing so can cause damage.