Tesla Model X Owners & Service Manuals

Tesla Model X: Adjusting Liftgate Opening Height

You can adjust the opening height of the liftgate to make it easier to reach or to avoid low-hanging ceilings or objects (for example, a garage door or light):

1. Open the trunk, then manually lower or raise the liftgate to the desired opening height.

2. Press and hold the button on the underside of the liftgate for three seconds until you hear a confirmation chime.

Rear Trunk

3. Confirm that you have set it to the desired height by closing the liftgate, then reopening it.

CAUTION: Depending on configuration (such as suspension height or wheel selection), your vehicle's liftgate can open up to approximately 8 feet (2.5 meters) high. Adjust the liftgate height to prevent it from coming into contact with low ceilings or other objects.


To close the liftgate, do one of the following:

  • Touch Controls > Trunk.
  • Double-click the rear trunk button on the key fob.
  • Press the switch located on the underside of the liftgate

If the liftgate senses an obstruction when closing, it stops moving and chimes two times. Remove the obstruction and try closing it again.


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     Front Trunk


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