Windows

Opening and Closing

Press down on a switch to lower the associated window. Window switches operate at two levels:

  • To lower a window fully, press the switch all the way down and immediately release.
  • To lower a window partially, press the switch gently and release when the window is where you want it.
Arrows pointing to the four window switches on the driver's door

Similarly, pull a switch to raise the associated window:

  • To raise a window fully, pull the switch all the way up and immediately release.
  • To raise a window partially, pull the switch gently and release when the window is where you want it.

If a window is left open unintentionally, Model S can send a notification to the mobile app (touch Controls > Locks > Car Left Open Notification, then choose Doors & Windows).

You can also enable Close Windows on Lock by touching Controls > Locks > Close Windows on Lock. When enabled, your vehicle automatically closes the windows when Model S locks.

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Note
See Cold Weather Best Practices for information on preparing windows for cold weather.
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CAUTION
To avoid damage, windows automatically lower slightly when you open or close a door. If you manually raise a window when the door is open, ensure it is slightly lowered before closing the door.
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Warning
Before closing a window, it is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that all occupants, especially children, do not have any body parts extended through the window’s opening. Failure to do so can cause serious injury.

Locking Rear Windows

To prevent passengers from using the rear window switches, touch Controls > Locks > Window Lock. To unlock the rear windows, touch Window Lock again.

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Warning
To ensure safety, it is recommended that you lock the rear window switches whenever children are seated in the rear seats.
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Warning
Never leave children unattended in Model S.