Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

Brake lights in autopilot

It's quite hard to see the brake lights ON on the screen while driving in daylight (much more visible at night), but they do light up. As far as they turning on, they always do on regen, and when stopped, regardless if you're on AP, FSD, or nothing. So they turn on actually earlier than on ICE cars, since any 'motor' braking (regen) at all, turns them ON on Teslas. I think that's better than too late, but it might be a bit disconcerting at times for traffic following us. I think if you're applying even a hair of throttle, like on a steep downhill, they turn off, even if you're actually doing some regen, but haven't confirmed that.

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.