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Model S Owner's Manual

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Todd Burch, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Just heard back from a Tesla Ownership Experience Advocate, Stephen Smith. The response was prompt and complete, so kudos to Tesla for that.

    According to Stephen, a Model S owner's manual is not yet available. Tesla says that they will hopefully have something for us to educate ourselves within the next couple of months as the bulk of deliveries begin.

    This implies to me that there is still a lot of flux in Model S development.
     
  2. kevincwelch

    kevincwelch Active Member

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    Isn't it computerized? Wait, where's AnOutsider? He can post his video of the manual!
     
  3. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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    heh, the manual has been pulled from more recent software updates. Guess they don't want us poking around yet.

    Related thread: Model S Manual Screencaps (and some others)
     
  4. Todd Burch

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    It's probably not that they *couldn't* get one to us...but it's still so fluid they'd rather not publish it at this time.
     
  5. nrcooled

    nrcooled P#8946 VIN 03225

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    I am curious what the current owners are using as a manual then...
     
  6. kevincwelch

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    Trial and error :smile:
     
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    Same here, are signature holders not going to get one when they take delivery? or is delivery going to be delayed at least a month or two?
     
  8. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Just curious....Now there's a few cars out there, have any of the new owners checked back in to their "My Tesla" page to see if this button has appeared?:

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  9. Todd Burch

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    I'd guess that Tesla would make manuals available to all reservation holders when they're ready. No button in my Tesla page :(.
     
  10. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Not necessarily. I didn't get that button until my Roadster was delivered.
     
  11. AndyM

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    Thank you for the link!
    It appears to be wide-open, you don't need to be logged into the Tesla web site to get the PDFs.
     
  12. timdorr

    timdorr Model S P1698 / VIN 1657

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    This is very short at 36 pages. The Toyota Rav 4 EV is almost 500 pages!
     
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    Thanks timdorr!!!! I've been WAITING for this. Just read the whole document, it answers lots of questions. Now I'm ready for my delivery....
     
  16. strider

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    Yeah, as it says this is the "quick guide" to answer the most common things. The full owner's manual will come in time.
     
  17. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    I would be willing to bet money that for people whose cars have been delivered it still says "The factory is building your Model S".
     
  18. J in MN

    J in MN S60 P12635

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    Saw a couple of mistakes:
    1. 19" rims are are listed as 8.0J in front and 9.0J in rear. Guess you would have to dismount the tyres to rotate them… :wink:
    2. 21" tyres are listed as Continental DWS instead of DW.
    3. Service interval is given as 12 months or 12000 miles instead of 12500 miles as per blogs and discussion here.
     
  19. mulder1231

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    Looks like with active air suspension you could use Jack mode and the very high setting to get over ramps, up and down your driveway, in and out of your garage, etc. as long as your speed is under 4.5 mph. As soon as you go faster, it cancels the Jack mode automatically.

    Page 29 of the quick guide for owners.
     
  20. Doug_G

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    I noticed an interesting feature. The car auto-locks itself when you walk away with the FOB (this can be turned off).

    Interesting. It sounds like they've come up with a model where you never lock or unlock anything. You just walk up to the car, open the door, sit down and drive, then get out and walk away.
     

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