Most Tesla cars include a discrete glove box without a handle. You’ll need to open it using a control on the touchscreen.
Opening the Glove box
Model 3 & Model Y:
To open the glove box, tap the car icon (Controls) at the corner of the screen and then tap the Glove box button on the screen. The glove box automatically opens and the light turns on.
Model S & Model X (2021+):
To open the glove box, tap Controls or Quick Actions, then tap the Glove box button on the touchscreen. The glove box automatically opens and the light turns on.
Model S & Model X (2012-2020):
To open the glove box, push the triangular glove box button to the right of the touchscreen.
To close the glove box, push it upward until it clicks closed.
Glove Box PIN
If you have any sensitive information in your glove box, such as your USB drive for Sentry Mode, you may want to consider adding a glove box PIN. The PIN number will be required anytime someone tries to open the glove box.
Keep in mind the glove box is not meant to be used as a safe. It’s possible to manually open the glove box by accessing the side panel of the dashboard and manually releasing the latch. This requires someone to have access to unlock and open the passenger side door.
To set a PIN number go to Controls > Safety & Security > Glovebox PIN. Follow the instructions to set your PIN number.
To remove a PIN number, tap Disable and enter your PIN number.
Forgot Glove Box PIN
If you forget your glove box PIN, you can reset the PIN by entering your Tesla account credentials at the bottom of the glove box PIN screen.
One of the easiest ways to open the glove box is through the use of a Tesla voice command. Simply press the voice command button on the steering wheel and say "open glove box." If your glove box requires a PIN number to open, it’ll bring up the PIN number display on the screen, otherwise it’ll open the glove box immediately.
Is the glove box locked when the car is locked?
When the vehicle is locked, the glove box is also locked, unless the vehicle is locked through the touchscreen. Using your keyfob, phone, keycard or the app to lock your car, will also lock your glove box.
When Valet Mode is enabled on the vehicle, the glove box is automatically locked.
Glove Box Won’t Stay Closed
If you have a glove box that won’t stay closed, this means that the trigger no longer springs back. You can see if this is the problem by manually pulling out the round triggers on the left and right side of the glove box, and trying to close the glove box. If it stays closed then this is likely your problem and they’ll need to be replaced. This is an item that is covered under Tesla’s warranty.
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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has once again raised the bar for vehicle safety in 2024, introducing more rigorous criteria to evaluate the protection vehicles offer to occupants and pedestrians alike. Amidst these enhanced standards, the Tesla Model Y stands out as a recipient of the prestigious Top Safety Pick+ award, affirming its position as a leader in automotive safety, a position it has held for years, also claiming last year’s title.
Innovative Safety Features
The 2024 Tesla Model Y has demonstrated outstanding performance across various safety tests, excelling in crashworthiness and crash avoidance capabilities. The vehicle earned the highest possible rating, 'Good'’ in all tested categories, including small and moderate overlap front tests, side impact tests, roof strength, and head restraint tests. Notably, Model Y's performance in the small overlap front test was particularly commendable, showcasing effective airbag deployment, well-maintained survival space for the dummy, and a low risk of significant injuries.
The Model Y has advanced safety features significantly contributing to its top-tier rating. Among these, automatic emergency braking stands out, displaying superior pedestrian detection and avoidance capabilities under daylight and nighttime conditions. Additionally, the vehicle's LED projector headlights received high praise for their illumination quality, ensuring optimal visibility without causing glare to oncoming traffic. Lars Moravy, VP of Vehicle Engineering at Tesla, explains why the company’s vehicles are so safe.
Recognizing the importance of safety for passengers of all ages, the Tesla Model Y's LATCH system for child seat anchors was rated 'Acceptable.'’ This reflects the vehicle’s commitment to accommodating families and enhancing safety for younger passengers, highlighting the ease of use and accessibility of the anchors.
Absence of Model 3
While the Tesla Model Y has proudly secured its place among the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Top Safety Pick+ awardees for 2024, the Model 3 was noticeably absent from this prestigious list. The reason behind this, as reported by Teslarati, sheds light on the stringent criteria set by IIHS and the potential for future inclusion of Model 3.
Historically, the Model 3 was honored with the Top Safety Pick+ award in 2020, 2021, and 2022 but was notably missing in 2023 and 2024. Joe Young of the IIHS explained to Teslarati the reason behind this absence: the Model 3 has yet to be evaluated in the institute's updated side crash test and lacks a rating in the updated moderate overlap crash test—both critical components of the award criteria for this year.
This lack of current evaluations means the IIHS cannot consider the Model 3 for either safety award at this time. However, it's not a definitive exclusion. The IIHS is open to recognizing the 2024 Model 3 later in the year as additional tests are completed and ratings are updated.
Tesla’s engineering focus on creating the safest vehicles in the world is evident, with an extremely low chance of roll-over and occupant injury, positioning the Model Y as the best-selling car globally and among the safest on the road.
In a series of posts on X, Elon Musk stirred up some late-night excitement, offering tantalizing details about the new Tesla Roadster. Musk reached back to posts from 2018 to update his 374 million followers on X with the latest progress, suggesting that Tesla is on the brink of unveiling a vehicle that promises to redefine the boundaries of the automotive industry again.
Tonight, we radically increased the design goals for the new Tesla Roadster. There will never be another car like this, if you could even call it a car. -Elon Musk
A Leap Toward the Future
Musk kicked off the series of posts by returning to old Twitter posts from June 2018 when he announced that the Roadster would come with a SpaceX option package featuring around ten small rocket thrusters, hints at capabilities far beyond traditional sports cars. These thrusters are expected to dramatically enhance acceleration, top speed, braking, and cornering, with Musk going as far as teasing the possibility of flight.
Beyond Boundaries & Timelines
In 2018, Musk reflected on his automotive journey, from choosing a McLaren F1 over a house in Palo Alto. He updated that tweet by posting you will love the new Roadster more than your house. There’s no telling what happened behind closed doors, but with Cybertruck now out the door, several bright, creative engineers have moved to the next challenge, and given Musk’s posts, there has been a significant breakthrough.
I think it has a shot at being the most mind-blowing product demo of all time
Musk confidently states that there will never be another car like this, challenging the very definition of what a car can be. Completing the production design and announcing an unveiling by the end of the year set a clear timeline for its anticipated debut, matching what was predicated at a recent earnings call.
Collaboration and Innovation
The collaboration between Tesla and SpaceX symbolizes a fusion of automotive and aerospace technologies, promising a product demo that could be the most mind-blowing of all time. Musk's assertion that the Roadster could achieve a 0-60 mph time of less than one second—remarkably stated as the "least interesting part" sets unprecedented expectations for performance.
A Brief History and What We Know
Initially earmarked for a 2021 release, the Roadster's journey to production has been met with delays. Despite this, Musk has remained steadfast that this promised vehicle will not only shatter performance records but also redefine what electric cars are capable of.
Tesla's ambition for the Roadster is clear: to create the fastest production car in the world. With a target 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of under 1.9 seconds and a top speed exceeding 250 mph, the Roadster is poised to outperform even the most advanced sports cars, including Tesla's own Model S Plaid. Slave Popovski created a cool simulation animation of a drag race between the Standard Tesla Roadster and the SpaceX thruster version. He states that thrusters are only on for 1.1 seconds, and he uses motion physics to simulate online figures.
The Roadster's engineering marvel extends to its range and battery efficiency. Equipped with a 200 kWh battery pack, it aims to set a new standard with a range of up to 620 miles on a single charge.
Previously, we’ve heard numbers for a base model starting at around $200,000; the Roadster is positioned as a premium offering in the EV market. The limited-edition Founder's Series and the SpaceX Package will cater to enthusiasts and collectors, highlighting the Roadster's exclusivity.
As Tesla prepares for the most mind-blowing product demo of all time, Elon Musk's vision for the new Tesla Roadster is not just about creating another electric vehicle but pushing the limits of what's possible. With its groundbreaking design, unparalleled performance, and the hint of aerospace-inspired technology, the Roadster is shaping up to be a milestone in automotive history. With its groundbreaking design, unparalleled performance, and the hint of aerospace-inspired technology, the Roadster is shaping to be a milestone in automotive history.
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