Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Canceling and Resuming

To manually cancel Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, move the gear lever up and release or press the brake pedal. The speedometer icon on the touchscreen turns gray to indicate that Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is no longer active.

Warning: Do not hold the gear lever up for more than one second. Doing so cancels Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and shifts Model 3 into Neutral.

Canceling and Resuming

To re-enable cruising at the current driving speed, move the gear lever fully down once then release.

Canceling and Resuming

Note: When Traffic-Aware Cruise Control cancels, Model 3 does not coast. Instead, regenerative braking slows down Model 3 in the same way as when you move your foot off the accelerator when driving without Traffic-Aware Cruise Control

Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control cancels, or may not be available, in the following situations:

  • You press the brake pedal.
  • Your driving speed exceeds the maximum cruising speed of 90 mph (150 km/h).
  •  You shift Model 3 into a different gear.
  • A door is opened.
  • The view from the radar sensor or camera(s) is obstructed. This could be caused by dirt, mud, ice, snow, fog, etc.
  • The traction control setting is manually disabled or is repeatedly engaging to prevent wheels from slipping.
  • The wheels are spinning while at a standstill.
  • The Traffic-Aware Cruise Control system is failing or requires service.

When Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is unavailable or cancels, Model 3 no longer drives consistently at a set speed and no longer maintains a specified distance from the vehicle ahead.

Warning: Traffic-Aware Cruise Control can cancel unexpectedly at any time for unforeseen reasons. Always watch the road in front of you and stay prepared to take appropriate action. It is the driver's responsibility to be in control of Model 3 at all times.

Summary of Cruise Indicators

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is
available but is not actively controlling your speed until you activate it. The number shown in gray is determined by Speed Assist

Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is
operating and is either maintaining the set speed (no vehicle in front) or is maintaining a chosen following distance from a vehicle ahead (up to the set speed).

Model 3 has fully stopped but is
in a HOLD state. If safe, press the accelerator pedal to resume cruising at the set speed.


Traffic-Aware Cruise Control is particularly unlikely to operate as intended in the following types of situations:

  • The road has sharp curves.
  • Visibility is poor (due to heavy rain, snow, fog, etc.).
  • Bright light (such as from oncoming headlights or direct sunlight) is interfering with the view of the camera(s).
  • The radar sensor is obstructed (dirty, covered, etc.).
  • The windshield is obstructing the view of the camera(s) (fogged over, dirty, covered by a sticker, etc.).

Warning: The list above does not represent an exhaustive list of situations that may interfere with proper operation of Traffic-Aware Cruise Control.



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