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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 3.

Both labels are visible on the door pillar when the front 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.
Two labels on center door pillar indicating how much weight the vehicle can carry
  1. Tire Information Label
  2. Statutory 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 load more than 55 lbs (25 kg) in the front trunk. Doing so can cause damage.
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CAUTION
Never load more than 130 lbs (60 kg) on the rear load floor (above the lower 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 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.

Label Format:

An example of a Tire 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.

Statutory Plate

In addition to the VIN, the Statutory Plate provides:

  • GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating. The maximum allowable total mass of Model 3. This is calculated as the weight of Model 3, 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.
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CAUTION
To prevent damage, never load Model 3 so that it is heavier than GVWR or exceeds the individual GAWR weights.

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.