Adjusting the Front and Rear Vents

Model 3 has a unique horizontal face-level vent that spans the width of the dashboard. It also has vents at the bottom of the rear console.

Interior view of front and rear cabin with callouts
  1. Driver vents
  2. Driver controls
  3. Passenger controls
  4. Passenger vents
  5. Rear vents
  6. Rear controls

Using the touchscreens, you can pinpoint exactly where you want to direct the air flowing from this vent when heating or cooling the cabin. When the face-level vent is on you can adjust the direction of the air flow from each vent. To adjust the direction of the air flow, touch the radiating air waves from the corresponding vent on the touchscreen. The air flows in a single stream when centered or splits into mirrored air streams when air is directed outward or inward from the center of the vent.

Front air vents with blue arrows coming out

To turn the front passenger vent off while the climate control system is on, touch the front passenger air wave on the touchscreen and follow the instructions.

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Note
When you split a vent into two separate air flows, the air flow in each direction is not as strong as when all air is flowing in a single direction.
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Note
Outside air is drawn into Model 3 through the grill in front of the windshield. Keep the grill clear of obstructions, such as leaves and snow.

Cabin Air Filter(s)

Model 3 has one or more air filters to prevent pollen, industrial fallout, road dust and other particles from entering through the vents.

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Note
Cabin air filter(s) require periodic replacement. See Service Intervals.