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2020 Tesla Model S

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DISABLE PROCEDURE AND TIME (Always Check Service Manual)

Warning: If the 12V power supply is disconnected, do not attempt to open the front doors with door glass in closed position. Failure to follow this instruction could result in door glass shatter.

Note: Before disconnecting the 12V power supply, ensure that DRIVERS door window is fully open. Failure to follow this instruction could result in vehicle lockout.

Choose the appropriate procedure based on the vehicle's configuration and date of manufacture:

• RWD vehicles built through April 10, 2016, refer to 1st Generation RWD
• Dual Motor vehicles built through April 10, 2016, refer to 1st Generation Dual Motor
• All vehicles built after April 10, 2016, refer to 2nd Generation

1st Generation RWD; RWD vehicles built through April 10, 2016, refer to 1st Generation RWD

Disconnect:
1. Open the front trunk.
2. Turn off the climate control system.
3. Fully open the driver's window.
4. Close all doors.
5. Remove the particulate filter (refer to procedure).
6. Remove the rivets (x3) that secure the cowl screen panel to the body.
7.Gain access to the particulate filter housing.
• LHD vehicles only: Lift up the RH corner of the cowl screen panel.
• Caution: Take care not to damage component(s).
8. Remove the bolts (x2) that secure the pollen filter front housing to the HVAC duct (torque 1.5 Nm). Release the tabs (x2) to remove the front housing.
• Note: RHD vehicles have a 1-piece pollen filter housing. Remove the nuts (x3), then remove the housing.
9. Disconnect the 12V battery ground connection 9. (torque 5 Nm).
10. Disconnect the first responder loop (X536). Do not cut the loop.
11. Wait at least 2 minutes for all electrical circuits to fully discharge.

1st Generation Dual Motor; Dual Motor vehicles built through April 10, 2016, refer to 1st Generation Dual Motor

Disconnect
1. Open the front trunk.
2. Turn off the climate control system.
3. Fully open the driver's window.
4. Close all doors.
5. Remove the underhood storage unit (refer to procedure).
6. Disconnect the 12V battery ground connection (torque 5 Nm).
7. Disconnect the first responder loop (X536). Do not cut the loop.
8. Wait at least 2 minutes for all electrical circuits to fully discharge.

2nd Generation; All vehicles built after April 10, 2016, refer to 2nd Generation

Disconnect
1. Remove the HEPA filter outlet duct (1. refer to procedure).
2. Disconnect the 12V battery ground connection (torque 10 Nm).
3. Disconnect the first responder loop.
• Caution: Do not cut the first responder loop.
4. Wait at least 2 minutes for all electrical circuits to fully discharge.

REV: 05/2020

PARTS THAT MUST BE REPLACED FOLLOWING A DEPLOYMENT

After a collision where only the seat belt pretensioners deployed, replace these items and all accompanying fasteners:
• Any seat belt that has a deployed pretensioner, and the accompanying buckle
• Any 2nd row seat belts and buckles that were in use during the collision
• Pyrotechnic battery disconnect fuse [IGNITER,BATTERY INTERRUPT]
NOTE: Do not replace the fuse until confirming that the vehicle is supported (not salvage) and will be repaired; until then, use the temporary pyrotechnic fuse provided by Tesla, if necessary (refer to BR-15-00-001, “Using a Temporary Pyrotechnic Fuse” for more information).
• PSRCM (Passive Safety Restraints Control Module) [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• All hardware that attaches the above components

After a collision where the front air bag(s) deployed, replace these items and all accompanying fasteners:
• All deployed airbags [AIRBAG,STEERING WHEEL; AIRBAG,INSTRUMENT PNL; AIRBAG,KNEE BOLSTER]
• Any 1st row seat belt that has a deployed pretensioner, and the accompanying buckle
• Steering wheel assembly (if the driver air bag deployed)
• Any 2nd or 3rd row seat belts and buckles that were in use during the collision
• The 3rd row seat assembly (if equipped) if the 3rd row seats were occupied during the collision
• Pyrotechnic battery disconnect fuse [IGNITER,BATTERY INTERRUPT]
NOTE: Do not replace the fuse until confirming that the vehicle is supported (not salvage) and will be repaired; until then, use the temporary pyrotechnic fuse provided by Tesla, if necessary (refer to BR-15-00-001, “Using a Temporary Pyrotechnic Fuse” for more information).
• PSRCM (Passive Safety Restraints Control Module) [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• All hardware that attaches the above components

After a collision where the side air bag(s) deployed, replace these items and all accompanying fasteners:
• All deployed airbags [AIRBAG & SEAT ASSY,FRT; AIRBAG,ROOF]
• Any seat belt that has a deployed pretensioner, and the accompanying buckle
• The complete 1st or 2nd row seat assembly that contains the deployed airbag [AIRBAG & SEAT ASSY,FRT]
• Any 2nd or 3rd row seat belts and buckles that were in use during the collision
• The 3rd row seat assembly (if equipped) if the 3rd row seats were occupied during the collision
• Pyrotechnic battery disconnect fuse [IGNITER,BATTERY INTERRUPT]
NOTE: Do not replace the fuse until confirming that the vehicle is supported (not salvage) and will be repaired; until then, use the temporary pyrotechnic fuse provided by Tesla, if necessary (refer to BR-15-00-001, “Using a Temporary Pyrotechnic Fuse” for more information).
• PSRCM (Passive Safety Restraints Control Module) [MODULE,AIRBAG CONTROL]
• All hardware that attaches the above components

BR-14-20-001 R3 February 24, 2016
• This Body Repair Tech Note supersedes BR-14-20-001 R#, dated 24-feb-2016.

PARTS THAT MUST BE INSPECTED AND REPLACED IF DAMAGED

After any collision:
• Inspect the harnesses and harness connectors that connect to all deployed airbags and pretensioners. Replace any damaged harnesses.
• Inspect the harnesses and harness connectors that connect to all damaged components. Replace any damaged harnesses.
• Inspect the 3rd row seat (if equipped) and seat belts for visible deformation or signs of wear on the webbing.
• Inspect the crash sensor(s) near the collision area for damage. Crash sensors are mounted to the front bumper carrier, B-pillars, C-pillars, and front doors. If the sensor is damaged, replace the sensor, the harness connector that connects to it, and the hardware that secures it to the body. [AIRBAG SENSOR,FRONT; AIRBAG SENSOR,FRT DOOR; AIRBAG SENSOR,SIDE; AIRBAG SENSOR,QTR PANEL]
• On any undeployed knee airbag: Inspect the knee airbag cover for visible signs of damage in the tearseam area. Make sure that there are fewer than 3 consecutive broken ridges, or fewer than 5 broken bridges total. If the knee air bag cover is damaged, replace the complete knee airbag assembly
• Inspect the 2nd row seat belts for visible deformation in the seat belt system, especially around the D-ring area where the seat belt webbing passes through the C-pillar trim panel.
• Use Toolbox to test the supplementary restraint system for proper operation.

Additionally, after a collision where the driver airbag deployed:
• Inspect the clock spring for melting or other physical damage.
• Inspect the top of the steering column. The tabs areas move toward the front of the vehicle as the steering column collapses. If the tabs are more than 2 mm away from the carrier, replace the steering column.

Additional Information


*This matrix does not currently contain all production vehicles sold in the United States. Please refer back to this page frequently to ensure the most up-to-date information. The following charts were developed in cooperation with AudaExplore, a Solera company. The contents are based on the information available at the time of publication. To ensure that the most recent information is used, always refer to the vehicle maker's technical information before working with airbags and other passive restraint systems.


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