Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Opening/ Closing

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.

Opening


When a door or trunk is open, the
touchscreen displays the Door Open indicator light. The image of your Model 3 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 3 using the touchscreen, mobile app, key card, you leave Model 3 carrying your authenticated phone (if Walk- Away Door Lock is turned on), or if Valet mode is active

Closing

The Model 3 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 in the areas shown (in green), 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.

Closing


Caution: To prevent damage:

  • Apply pressure only to the green areas shown. Applying pressure to the red areas 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.

Interior Emergency Release

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

Interior Emergency Release


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.

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