Front Trunk

Opening

To open the front trunk, ensure Model X is in Park, and then do one of the following before pulling the hood open:

  • Touch Controls > Frunk on the touchscreen.
  • Double-click the front trunk button on the key fob.
  • Touch the front trunk button in the mobile app.
Arrow pointing up from vehicle front hood

The instrument panel displays when a door, trunk, or liftgate is open.

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Warning
Before opening or closing the hood, it is important to check that the area around the hood is free of obstacles (people and objects). Failure to do so may result in damage or serious injury.

Closing

The Model X hood is not heavy enough to latch under its own weight and applying pressure on the front edge or center of the hood can cause damage.

To properly close the hood:

  1. Lower the hood until the striker touches the latches.
  2. Place both hands on the front of the hood in the areas shown (in green), then press down firmly to engage the latches.
  3. Carefully try to lift the front edge of the hood to ensure that it is fully closed.
Arrows pointing to two green boxes on either side of the center front edge of the front hood. A red box on the center front edge of the hood.
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CAUTION
To prevent damage:
  • Apply pressure only to the green areas shown. Applying pressure to the red areas can cause damage.
  • Do not close the hood with one hand. Doing so applies concentrated force in one area and can result in a dent or crease.
  • Do not apply pressure to the front edge of the hood. Doing so can crease the edge.
  • Do not slam or drop the hood.
  • To avoid scratches, don't have anything in your hands (keys). Jewelry can also cause scratches.
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Warning
Before driving, you must ensure that the hood is securely latched in the fully closed position by carefully trying to lift the front edge of the hood upward and confirming there is no movement. It is the driver's responsibility to ensure that the front trunk is properly closed before driving.

If a falcon wing door or the front trunk is left open when you attempt to shift out of Park, a notification requiring you to confirm your intent to drive appears on the touchscreen. The falcon wing doors may automatically close once you begin to accelerate. In addition, your vehicle speed is limited if you choose to keep the front trunk open while driving.

The front trunk locks when:
  • You lock Model X using the touchscreen, key or mobile app.
  • You leave Model X carrying your key (if Walk-Away Door Lock is turned on).
  • Valet mode is active (see Valet Mode).

Front Trunk Load Limit

Distribute the weight of cargo as evenly as possible between the front and rear trunks.

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CAUTION
Never load more than 110 lbs (50 kg) in the front trunk. Doing so can cause damage.
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Warning
When loading cargo, always consider the vehicle's Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) (see Specifications). The GVWR is the maximum allowable total mass of the vehicle including all passengers, fluids, and cargo.

Interior Emergency Release

An illuminated interior release button inside the front trunk allows a person locked inside to get out.

A button inside the front trunk with an image of a car with its trunk open

Press the interior release button to unlatch the front trunk, then push up on the hood.

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Note
The interior release button glows following a brief exposure to ambient light.
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Warning
People should never climb inside the front trunk. Never shut the front trunk when a person is inside.
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Warning
Care should be taken to ensure that objects inside the front trunk do not bump against the release button, causing the hood to accidentally open.