Vehicle Status

Overview

The touchscreen displays the status of Cybertruck at all times. What you see depends on whether the vehicle is:

When Cybertruck is parked, the status area shows the drive mode, estimated range, suspension height and available adjustments, and an exterior view of the vehicle with buttons you can touch to open the tonneau cover, tailgate, powered frunk, and charge port door.

When you press the brake pedal, Cybertruck powers up and indicator lights flash briefly. Unless an indicator light applies to the current situation (for example, a seat belt is not fastened), it should turn off. If an indicator light fails to turn on or off, schedule a service appointment.

Cards

The bottom of the vehicle status display also shows shortcut "Cards" for quick access to Media, tire pressure data, trip information, and more. Swipe the cards to the left or right to customize your cards shortcuts.

Indicator Lights

The following indicator lights illuminate to advise or alert you of a specific status or condition.

USA: The word BRAKE in red
If the touchscreen displays this red brake indicator at any time other than briefly when you first start Cybertruck, a brake system fault is detected, or the level of the brake fluid is low. Contact Tesla immediately. Apply steady pressure and keep the brake pedal firmly pressed to stop the vehicle when safe to do so.
Canada: Red exclamation point within a red circle with the word BRAKE underneath
If the touchscreen displays this red brake indicator at any time other than briefly when you first start Cybertruck, a brake system fault is detected, or the level of the brake fluid is low. Contact Tesla immediately. Apply steady pressure and keep the brake pedal firmly pressed to stop the vehicle when safe to do so.
USA: The word PARK in red
When you manually apply the parking brake using the touchscreen, the red parking brake indicator lights up on the touchscreen.
Canada: A read P within a red circle with the word PARK underneath
When you manually apply the parking brake using the touchscreen, the red parking brake indicator lights up on the touchscreen.
USA: The word PARK in amber
If the parking brake experiences an electrical issue, the amber parking brake indicator lights up and a fault message displays on the touchscreen.
Canada: An amber P within an amber circle
If the parking brake experiences an electrical issue, the amber parking brake indicator lights up and a fault message displays on the touchscreen.
Red icon of a passenger with a seat belt
A seat belt for an occupied seat is not fastened. See Seat Belts.
Red icon of a passenger with a seat belt and an airbag
Airbag safety. If this indicator does not flash on briefly when Cybertruck prepares to drive, or if it remains on, contact Tesla immediately. See Airbag Status Indicator.
a red car with the doors open
A door or the powered frunk is open.
a trailer icon
Cybertruck detects a faulty electrical connection for the trailer lights. Some, or all, trailer lights may not be functioning. Pull over as soon as safety permits and inspect the trailer lights for faulty cabling or connections. If the issue is resolved and the red icon persists, manually turn Trailer Mode off and on again. See Towing a Trailer.
An amber exclamation within a tire circle
Tire pressure warning. The pressure of a tire is out of specification. If a fault with the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) is detected, the indicator flashes. For a TPMS fault, schedule a service appointment. See Tire Pressures.
An amber icon showing tailgate lowered
The tailgate is open. See Cargo Bed.
An orange icon showing the powered frunk open
The powered frunk is open. See Powered Frunk.
Amber icon of rear view of vehicle with squiggly tire marks
This indicator flashes when the electronic stability control systems are actively minimizing wheel spin by controlling brake pressure and motor power. See Traction Control. If this indicator remains on, a fault is detected and you should immediately contact Tesla.
Amber icon of rear view of vehicle with squiggly tire marks and the word OFF
Electronic stability control systems are no longer minimizing wheel spin. See Off-Road Driving.
USA: The word ABS in amber
The ABS indicator briefly flashes amber on the touchscreen when you first start Cybertruck. If this indicator lights up at any other time, an ABS fault has occurred and the ABS is not operating. Contact Tesla. The braking system remains fully operational and is not affected by an ABS failure. However, braking distances may increase. Drive cautiously and avoid heavy braking.
Canada: The word ABS within an amber circle
The ABS indicator briefly flashes amber on the touchscreen when you first start Cybertruck. If this indicator lights up at any other time, an ABS fault has occurred and the ABS is not operating. Contact Tesla. The braking system remains fully operational and is not affected by an ABS failure. However, braking distances may increase. Drive cautiously and avoid heavy braking.
USA: The word BRAKE in amber
The touchscreen displays this amber brake indicator if a brake booster fault is detected. Apply steady pressure and keep the brake pedal firmly pressed to stop the vehicle when safe to do so. Hydraulic Boost Compensation will be active (see Hydraulic Boost Compensation).
Canada: Amber exclamation point within an amber circle with the word BRAKE underneath
The touchscreen displays this amber brake indicator if a brake booster fault is detected. Apply steady pressure and keep the brake pedal firmly pressed to stop the vehicle when safe to do so. Hydraulic Boost Compensation will be active (see Hydraulic Boost Compensation).
Amber turtle icon within a circle
Vehicle power is currently being limited because the energy remaining in the Battery is low, the vehicle's systems are being heated or cooled, or an error is detected by a drive inverter.
orange headlight icon with a wavy line
Rear fog lights are enabled. See Lights.
Icon of a yellow trailer.
Cybertruck detects a connection for trailer lights but Trailer Mode is disabled. It is likely that a carrying accessory has been connected. See See Towing a Trailer
green icon with a lightning bolt in the center

Appears when regenerative braking is limited. See Regenerative Braking for more information.

green headlight icon with a wavy line
Fog lights are enabled. See Lights.
Two green ovals with three lines each on the outside representing lights
Parking lights are on (side marker lights, tail lights, and license plate lights). See Lights.
A green headlight icon with beams of light angling down
Low beam headlights are on. See Lights.
A blue headlight icon with beams of horizontal light
High beam headlights are on and Auto High Beam is disabled or currently unavailable. See Headlights.
A blue headlight with an A with horizontal beams of light
Auto High Beam is enabled and high beams are on. Cybertruck is ready to turn off the high beams if needed. See Headlights.
Icon of a blue trailer.
Trailer Mode is active. See Towing a Trailer.
Blue snowflake icon
Some of the energy stored in the Battery may not be available due to cold weather conditions. In cold weather, charging rates may also be limited. If Cybertruck is plugged in, you can heat your Battery by turning on climate control with the mobile app. This icon disappears when the Battery is sufficiently warm.
Gray H within a circle
Vehicle Hold is actively applying the brakes. See Vehicle Hold.
Gray icon with a mute symbol
Pedestrian Warning System is disabled. See Pedestrian Warning System.
A gray headlight with an A with horizontal beams of light
Auto High Beam is enabled but high beams are not on because another vehicle is detected in front of Cybertruck. When there is no longer another vehicle detected, high beams automatically turn back on. See Headlights.

See Popup Messages and Vehicle Alerts for more information about alert popups on your vehicle's touchscreen.

Driving Status

When Cybertruck is driving (or ready to drive), the touchscreen shows your current driving status and real-time visualization of the road as detected by the Autopilot components (see Cameras). The visualization automatically zooms in and out to better utilize touchscreen space and inform you when a vehicle is detected in your blind spot.

The touchscreen also shows the following:

  1. Total estimated driving distance (or energy) available. You can toggle between driving distance and percentage of Battery energy remaining by touching the displayed value. You can also change how energy is displayed by touching Controls > Display > Energy Display. When anticipating when you need to charge, use range estimates as a general guideline only.
  2. Currently selected drive mode: Park, Reverse, Neutral, or Drive (see Shifting).
  3. Driving speed.
  4. The speed limit that is currently being detected by Speed Assist (see Speed Assist). The icon associated with the detected speed limit reflects the style of speed limit signs used in your market region.
    Informational PurposesAn informational icon, calling your attention
    Note
    A blue outline may appear around the speed limit icon to notify that you are above the speed limit.
  5. Other cars detected on the road (as applicable).
  6. Your Cybertruck. Colored lines radiate from the image of your Cybertruck as objects are detected (other motorists, guard rails, etc.). The location of the lines correspond to the location of the detected object. The color of the lines (white, yellow, orange, or red) represents the object's proximity to Cybertruck, with white being the farthest and red being very close and requiring your immediate attention. See Lane Assist.
Warning IconA warning icon, calling your attention to a possibly risky situation
Warning
Pay attention to important alert messages that display at the bottom of the vehicle status area of the touchscreen. Ignoring these messages can result in serious injury or death.
Warning IconA warning icon, calling your attention to a possibly risky situation
Warning
Although the touchscreen shows surrounding traffic, some vehicles may not be displayed. Never rely on the detected displayed vehicles to determine if a vehicle is present (for example, in your blind spot). Always use your mirrors and perform shoulder checks.