How do you reset a Tesla Model 3?

I’m having issues with my Tesla, and it’s acting a little glitchy. How do I reset it to fix this?

Will Baldwin · Answered on Nov 05, 2021
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Teslas operate much like your phone or computer, so there are a couple of options you can try. The first is a soft reboot, and the second is a hard reboot.
Use a soft reboot in an instance where the touchscreen is acting up, you’re having Bluetooth issues, or something smaller like that. Here are the steps:
  • Put your car in park
  • Hold down the scrolling buttons on your steering wheel
  • After a few seconds, your touchscreen should shut off
  • Wait 30 to 40 seconds then the Tesla emblem will appear on the touchscreen, and your home screen will appear automatically
If you need to hard reboot your car, this will power down both the touchscreen and the car’s central processing unit and power them up again. Here are the steps:
  • Put your car in park
  • Hold down the scrolling buttons on your steering wheel and depress the brake pedal at the same time
  • After the touch screen shuts off, continue to hold down the scrolling buttons and the brake until the Tesla emblem re-appears
  • Your car will be ready to drive after all systems are turned back on
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