Tesla Model 3 Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model 3: Vehicle Certification Label

The Vehicle Certification label provides:

  • GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The maximum allowable total mass of Model 3.

    This is calculated as the weight of Model 3, all passengers, fluids, and cargo.

  •  GAWR FRT and GAWR RR - Gross Axle Weight Rating for the front and rear axles.

    The GAWR is the maximum distributed weight that each axle can support.

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Canada:


Caution: To prevent damage, never load Model 3 so that it is heavier than GVWR or exceeds the individual GAWR weights.

Calculating Load Limits

  1. Locate the statement "The combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed XXX lbs or XXX kg" on the "Tire and Loading Information" label.
  2.  Determine the combined weight of all occupants that will ride in the vehicle.
  3. Subtract the combined weight of the occupants from XXX lbs or XXX kg (see Step 1).
  4. The resulting figure equals the available cargo load capacity. For example, if the "XXX" amount equals 1400 lbs (635 kg) and there will be five 150 lb (68 kg) passengers in the vehicle, the amount of available cargo capacity is 650 lbs (1400 ‑ 750 (5 x 150) = 650 lbs) or 295 kg (635 ‑ 340 (5 x 68) = 295 kg).
  5. Determine the combined cargo weight being loaded on the vehicle. That weight must not exceed the available cargo load capacity calculated in Step 4.

Warning: Trunks are the preferred places to carry objects. In a collision, or during hard braking and sharp turns, loose items in the cabin could injure occupants.

Example Load Limit Calculations

How much cargo Model 3 can carry depends on the number and weight of passengers. The following calculated load limit examples assume passengers weigh 150 lbs (68 kg). If passengers weigh more or less, available cargo weight decreases or increases respectively.

Driver and one passenger

Driver and one passenger


Driver and one passenger


Driver and four passengers

Driver and four passengers


The cargo weight should be distributed between the front and rear trunks.

Caution: Do not exceed the maximum front trunk load weight of 55 lbs (25 kg).

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.

Towing a Trailer

Warning: Do not use Model 3 for towing purposes. Model 3 does not currently support towing. Towing can cause damage and increase the risk of a collision.

Caution: Using Model 3 for towing before Tesla-approved towing components and accessories are available may void the warranty.

Roof Racks

Model 3 supports the use of Tesla-approved roof racks using a Tesla mounting accessory.

To install roof racks, you must use this accessory and you must use only roof rack systems that have been approved by Tesla. Failure to do so can cause significant damage.

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