I parked on a steep hill and a message came on the monitor...
"Incline too steep: parking brake may not hold. Move vehicle to flatter area."
Nice warning to have and I would take it seriously if it happened to me.
Sounds like it is being serious to me. I would certainly move it.
I am sure the electric E brake has a limit. Since there is no park or low manual gear to assist I would certainly heed the warning. I keep a trailer wheel scotch in my trunk. Just in case.
If you can, a picture of the car on that hill will give us all an idea of how steep is too steep.
If you press and hold in on the Park button on the end of the stalk a red P shows up on the screen. I’m not sure if this actually does more than just pressing once to put car in Park. I do hear a small click when the red P comes on. Owners Manual only mentions pressing Park a second time to unlock all doors to pick up passengers.
Curb your wheels... should be OK. Just make sure the front wheel is contacting the curb.
It amazes me how many of the smaller things Tesla has tested and put in place!
Amazed but so much undocumented....
These are the posts that make it worthwhile hanging out here. Sharing discovery is the best.
Ummm... yeah. Didn't you learn that in driver's ed? Not a Tesla thing: Curb those wheels when parking on hills! The Tesla is just more advanced than your regular car and gives you the warning when it could be an issue.
I got a ticket a few years back for not curbing my wheels in San Francisco, and it wasn't even much of a hill. They are serious (about making money).
@vemulla: SF says 3% grade. If not curbed you could be ticketed (in any car).https://www.sfmta.com/blog/san-francisco-parking-tips-why-curbing-your-w...
I'm curious what kind of slopes Model 3 can hold safely, not as interested in the laws/guidance. Purely looking at it's capabilities, that's all.
You have 2 choices ...
1) Chock your wheels
2) Move your vehicle