Vehicle Loading

Vehicle Labeling

It is important to understand your vehicle's original tire sizes and pressures, and the TPMLM (Technically Permissible Maximum Label Mass) and TPMAM (Technically Permissible Maximum Mass on Axle). This information can be found on two labels attached to Model 3.

Both labels are located on the passenger side of the vehicle. The Product Plate can be seen when the rear passenger door is open. The Tire Information label can be seen when the front passenger door is open.

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Note
If your Model 3 is fitted with Tesla accessory wheels or tires, your Model 3 may include an additional label indicating that values may differ from what is stated on the label.
Product Plate visible when the rear passenger door is open
Tire and Loading Information label visible when the front passenger door is open
  1. Product Plate
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Warning
Overloading Model 3 has an adverse effect on braking and handling, which can compromise your safety or cause damage.
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CAUTION
Never store large amounts of liquid in Model 3. A significant spill can cause electrical components to malfunction.

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.
An example of a Tire Information label

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

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Note
If Model 3 is loaded to its full capacity, double check all tires to ensure they are inflated to their recommended pressure levels.

Product Plate

The Product Plate provides the Maximum Allowable Total Mass. This is calculated as the weight of Model 3, all passengers, fluids, and cargo.

Cars built in the United States:

An example of a Product Plate

Cars built in China:

An example of a Product Plate
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CAUTION
To prevent damage, never load Model 3 so that it exceeds the Maximum Allowable Total Mass.

Towing a Trailer

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Warning
Do not use Model 3 for towing purposes. Model 3 does not currently support towing. Towing can cause damage and increase the risk of a collision.
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CAUTION
Using Model 3 for towing before Tesla-approved towing components and accessories are available may void the warranty.

Roof Racks

Model 3 supports the use of Tesla-approved roof racks using a Tesla mounting accessory. To install roof racks, you must use this accessory and you must use only roof rack systems that have been approved by Tesla (see Parts and Accessories). Failure to do so can cause significant damage.