Opening Doors with No Power

Opening a Front Door with No Power

If Model S has no electrical power, the front doors open as usual using the interior door handles.

Opening a Rear Door with No Power

To open a rear door in the unlikely situation when Model S has no power, fold back the edge of the carpet below the rear seats to expose the mechanical release cable. Pull the mechanical release cable toward the center of the vehicle.

Mechanical release cable shown with arrow showing to pull it.
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CAUTION
Manual door releases are designed to be used only in situations when Model S has no power. When Model S has power, use the button located at the top of the interior door handle.