What Is Tesla Fart Mode?

Tesla vehicles come equipped with a “fart mode,” which allows drivers to play flatulent noises through the speakers—but only in park.
Written by Jason Tushinski
If you love a good prank, you will love Tesla’s fart mode. This feature allows drivers to play a farting noise through any internal speaker or use Tesla’s Pedestrian Warning System to play flatulent noises outside the car. 
  • Teslas have a car fart feature that allows the vehicle to make flatulent noises via interior and exterior speakers.
  • Due to NHTSA requirements, the Boombox feature can only be used when in the vehicle is in park.

What is Tesla fart mode?

Courtesy of CEO Elon Musk, Teslas can come equipped with a few easter eggs—and one of the funniest is fart mode.
You can find Tesla’s fart mode in the Toybox under the Entertainment menu. It allows you to use any of the car’s interior speakers to expel farting sounds. You can also use your Tesla’s Pedestrian Warning System to play farting sounds outside the vehicle. 
Tesla fart mode could be convenient for a variety of purposes:
  • To embarrass your in-laws
  • To embarrass your boss
  • To embarrass your children in front of their friends
  • To embarrass your children’s friends (they will not get off scot-free)
  • To amuse yourself when you’re driving a car full of people and no one is talking
  • To confuse your dog or cat
  • To annoy your spouse
The great thing about Tesla’s fart mode: You can direct which interior speaker makes a farting sound, thereby isolating blame on your chosen (perceived) gas-passer. 
To keep things interesting, there’s even a variety of fart noises to choose from:
  • Short Shorts Ripper
  • Not a Fart
  • Falcon Heavy
  • Ludicrous Fart
  • Neurastink
  • Boring Fart
You should know: You can use the Pedestrian Warning System to make a farting sound outside your Tesla, but this can only be done when the car is in park. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) insisted this be the case, as it worried making such distracting sounds could pose a safety issue for pedestrians.

How to turn on Tesla fart mode

When you’re ready to fill your Tesla cabin with the worst (sounding) flatulence ever, just follow these simple steps:
  • On the touchscreen, go into the Entertainment section
  • Select Emissions Testing Mode
  • Tap the whoopie cushion icon 
  • Choose either “Fart on command” or “Fart using turn signal”
  • Select your fart sound (this is key)
  • Choose which seat (and which passenger) you would like to designate as the source of the most foul-sounding flatulence ever heard in a vehicle
  • Tap the chosen seat—hilarity ensues
To use fart sounds to confuse and surprise innocent pedestrians outside your parked Tesla, follow these steps:
  • Enter the Entertainment section
  • Pick Emissions Testing Mode
  • Touch the whoopie cushion icon 
  • Pick either “Fart on command” or “Fart using turn signal”
  • Select your flatulence sound 
  • Pick the external speaker 
  • Use the left scroll wheel button or the left turn signal to play fart noises outside your Tesla
Who knew a car could be this much fun?

How long can you leave Tesla fart mode on?

Technically, Tesla owners can use the fart mode as often and as long as they want. Ultimately, it's up to the driver how much toilet humor they can tolerate.

Which Teslas have fart mode? 

All Tesla models equipped with an external speaker have fart mode. If you have trouble finding the feature, check for an available software update.
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You are legally allowed to fart away in your Tesla using its interior speakers. You are now only able to project fart sounds outside your Tesla via the Boombox feature when you are in park.
Yes—you can fart until your heart’s content in your Model 3.
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