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Vehicle Labeling

It is important to understand your vehicle's original tire sizes and pressures, and the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating) and GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating). This information can be found on two labels attached to Model X.

Labels on the center door pillar indicating how much weight the vehicle can carry
  1. Towing label (if equipped)
  2. Tire Information Label
  3. Statutory Plate
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Note
Towing capability is available only if Model X is equipped with the Towing Package.
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Warning
Overloading Model X has an adverse effect on braking and handling, which can compromise your safety or cause damage.
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CAUTION
Never load more than 300 lbs (136 kg) in the front trunk. Doing so can cause damage.
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CAUTION
Never load more than 175 lbs (80 kg) on the upper trunk compartment or more than 285 lbs (130 kg) in the lower trunk compartment. Doing so can cause damage.
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CAUTION
Never store large amounts of liquid in Model X. A significant spill can cause electrical components to malfunction.

Towing Label

Informational PurposesAn informational icon, calling your attention
Note
Depending on date the vehicle was manufactured, Model X may or may not have a towing label.

Towing capability is available only if Model X is equipped with the Towing Package. If equipped with the towing package, the Towing Label instructs you to refer to the owner's manual for tire pressures that should be used when towing a trailer. Do not use the tire pressures printed on the Tire and Loading Information Label. Instead, see the topic "Towing a Trailer" in the Driving section of the onscreen Owner's Manual.

Towing and high speed driving label, referring drivers to the owner's manual for tire inflation pressure requirements

Tire Information Label

The Tire Information label provides:

  • The maximum number of occupant seating positions.
  • The size of the original tires.
  • The cold inflation pressures for the original front and rear tires. These pressures are recommended to optimize ride and handling characteristics.

Label Format:

An example of a Tire label

Never change this label, even if you use different tires in the future.

Informational PurposesAn informational icon, calling your attention
Note
If Model X is loaded to its full capacity, double check all tires to ensure they are inflated to their recommended pressure levels.
Warning IconA warning icon, calling your attention to a possibly risky situation
Warning
Tire pressures printed on the Tire and Loading Information label DO NOT APPLY to towing. When towing, tire pressures must be increased. For information about the tire pressures required when towing, see Towing and Accessories.

Statutory Plate

In addition to the VIN, the Statutory Plate provides:

  • GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The maximum allowable total mass of Model X. This is calculated as the weight of Model X, all passengers, fluids, and cargo.
  • GAWR - Gross Axle Weight Rating for the front and rear axles. The GAWR is the maximum distributed weight that each axle can support.
An example of a Statutory Plate
Warning IconA warning icon, calling your attention to a possibly risky situation
CAUTION
To prevent damage, never load Model X so that it is heavier than GVWR or exceeds the individual GAWR weights.