Wipers and Washers
Wipers and Washers
You can access wiper settings by touching the wiper button on the steering yoke (or steering wheel) or touching .
Press the wiper button on the steering yoke (or steering wheel) to wipe the windshield.
Press and hold the wiper button to spray washer fluid onto the windshield. After releasing the button, the wipers perform two additional wipes then, depending on vehicle and environmental conditions, a third wipe a few seconds later. You can also press and hold the wiper button for a continuous spray of washer fluid—the wipers perform the wipes after you release.
Whenever you press the wiper button, the instrument panel displays the wiper menu, allowing you to adjust wiper settings. Roll the left scroll button on the steering yoke (or steering wheel) up or down to choose your desired setting.
- Turn the wipers off.
- Choose how you want the wipers to operate:
NoteIf you choose Auto and the ability to detect liquid on the windshield becomes unavailable, the wiper setting reverts to the most recently used manual setting. If a manual setting cannot be determined, the wipers turn off.NoteYou can also adjust the windshield wiper speed and frequency using voice commands (see Voice Commands).CAUTIONTo avoid the risk of damaging the wipers, do not leave the wipers set to Auto when washing Model S.
- Auto - Model S detects whether or not it is raining. When liquid is detected on the windshield, Model S determines the optimal frequency of the wipers. If Model S does not detect liquid on the windshield, the wipers do not operate.NoteAutosteer and traffic-aware cruise control require wipers to be set to Auto. This setting is automatic and you cannot change it.NoteThe Auto setting is currently in BETA. If uncertain about using the Auto setting while in the BETA phase, Tesla recommends operating the wipers manually, as necessary.
- I - Intermittent, slow.
- II - Intermittent, fast.
- III - Continuous, slow.
- IIII - Continuous, fast.
- Auto - Model S detects whether or not it is raining. When liquid is detected on the windshield, Model S determines the optimal frequency of the wipers. If Model S does not detect liquid on the windshield, the wipers do not operate.
Periodically check and clean the edge of the wiper blades. If a blade is damaged, replace it immediately. For details on checking and replacing wiper blades, see Windshield Wiper Blades, Jets and Fluid.