Tesla Easy Entry Not Working (7 Ways To Fix)

Tesla pays a lot of attention to the comfort of their users. Tesla provides a lot of features that comfort you. Easy entry is one of them.

If you keep your seats near the steering wheel while driving and you feel comfortable driving in this way or you have a healthy physique then you must be using an easy entry mood. What if your Tesla’s easy entry mood stops working? Won’t you feel frustrated because now it will be different to enter or exit the Tesla?

We know it would be. We also dealt with this problem. So we did a lot of research on Tesla’s easy entry not working and found out all the possible causes and solutions. In this article, we will be explaining these causes and solutions.

Let’s get started…

What is Tesla’s easy entry?

Tesla Easy entry is a feature that is designed to make your entering and exiting, effortless and comfortable. This feature is very useful for someone who has a big and healthy physique which makes it challenging for him to maneuver in and out of the Tesla.

How does it work?

When you open the door, the doors and the steering wheel move backward creating some room for you to enter easily and effortlessly.

And while you are exiting your Tesla, the steering wheel and seats move backward when you put your Tesla in the park and unbuckle your seat belt making sufficient room for you to get out of your Tesla easily.

Tesla easy entry not working – Solutions

Solving this problem is very easy. You will be surprised to know the causes and their solutions. The solutions are Make sure easy entry is enabled, Re-save the drive profile, Remove Glitches and errors, Link your driver profile to a key, Check for Mechanical issues, and Connect customer support.

Now I am going to explain these causes and solutions in detail.

1. Make sure easy entry is enabled

The first thing you should do is to check if the easy entry is enabled or not. Sometimes due to the slip of touch, you have disabled the easy entry from the settings. Or maybe someone else has disabled who was unfamiliar with this feature of your Tesla.

Follow these steps to enable easy entry,

  • Go to your Tesla touchscreen
  • Go to Controls menuGo to Settings
  • Tap on Easy entry
  • Set the seats and steering wheel according to your preference.
  • Now save these settings

You also need to make sure that you have enabled the Easy entry while setting up your profile. If you have not enabled it on your Tesla profile, the easy entry will not be able to move out the seats and steering wheel while entering or exiting.

Follow these steps to check and enable Easy entry,

  • Go to your Tesla touchscreen
  • Go to the driver’s profile
  • Check the “Use easy entry” box
  • If it is not enabled, click on it.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and set the seats and steering wheel according to your preference.

2. Re-save the drive profile

Re-saving your driver profile can also fix Tesla’s easy entry issue. This could happen due to temporary errors in your driving profile which can easily be fixed by re-saving your driver profile.

To re-save your driver profile you first need to delete your profile and then add it again.

Follow these steps to delete your profile,

  • Go to your Tesla touch screen.
  • Go to the driver’s profiles.
  • Select your profile.
  • Click on delete the driver profile.

By doing this your Tesla driver profile will be removed. Now you need to add your Tesla driver profile again.

Follow the steps to add your Tesla driver profile,

  • Go to your Tesla’s touch screen.
  • Open the driver’s profile.
  • Tap on “Driver profile settings”.
  • Add your driver profile.
  • Click on the “use easy entry” box
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and set your seats and steering wheel according to your performance.

3. Recalibrate the seat and steering

Calibration errors can also cause problem as intended. Your Tesla seats may move out but don’t come back to the same position. Or maybe it completely stops working.

In this situation recalibrating the seats and steering wheel is the best solution to do.

Follow these steps to recalibrate,

  • Go to your Tesla touch screen.
  • Go to the settings.
  • Now tap on service.
  • Scroll down and you will find the “seat and steering calibration” option.
  • Tab on it and tap on “Agree

Now you will need to move out of your Tesla because the seats and the steering wheel will move forward and backward and will recline backward and forward. After this, your Tesla’s seats and steering wheel will recalibrate and easy entry will start working again.

4. Remove Glitches and errors

All the features like easy entry heavily rely on the software to perform well. These features may stop working as intended when your Tesla software gets glitches and errors and can cause Tesla Easy entry not to work.

Your Tesla software can get glitches due to outdated software or the connection of third-party apps and devices with your Tesla.


1. First of all, you should remove the third-party apps or devices from your Tesla to remove the main cause of these glitches and bugs.

2. Outdated software can also cause this problem. Maybe the new update has some improvements with the easy entry. You need to check and update the software if available.

Follow these steps to update the software;

  • Ensure that your Tesla vehicle is connected to a stable network.
  • Tap on the “Controls” icon on the screen.
  • Select “Software” from the menu.
  • Look for the “Software Update” button to check for available updates.
  • Click on “Install Now“.

3. Performing a soft reset can remove the temporary glitches and errors that can cause this problem.

Follow these steps to perform a soft reset; 

  • Ensure that you are seated in the driver’s seat and the vehicle is parked.
  • Press and hold the two scroll wheels buttons.
  • Hold the buttons until the touchscreen turns off and the Tesla logo appears.
  • Now release the buttons and wait for the touch screen to reboot.

4. A hard reset is also a solution to this problem. But you should only try this when you have tried all the other solutions. Because all the data including your driver profiles will be deleted and you will need to add your driver profile again.

Follow these steps to perform a hard reset;

  • Ensure that your Tesla is parked, and the vehicle is turned off.
  • Open the front trunk and locate the 12V battery.
  • Disconnect the Negative Terminal from the battery.
  • Leave the negative terminal disconnected for at least 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Reconnect the Negative Terminal and Turn on your Tesla.

5. Link your driver profile to a key

If someone has overwritten the driver profile and has not enabled the Tesla entry, this may also be the cause of why your Tesla easy entry is malfunctioning. Your Tesla might be unable to guess which driver is using the car.

You can fix this problem by linking your driver profile with a key. After this when you will unlock the car using the linked key, the car will know which profile to use.

Follow these steps to link your driver profile to a key,

  • Go to the Tesla touch screen.
  • Go to the “controls
  • Click on “locks
  • Click on the “+” symbol
  • Scan your key fob or phone by placing it behind the center cup holder.
  • Once the vehicle confirms recognition, your key will be added.

Make sure to name your registered key by clicking on the pencil icon to avoid getting keys mixed up.

You can also delete the key if someone has stopped using your Tesla.

Follow these steps to delete,

  • Go to controls.
  • Click on locks
  • Click on the key name to remove it.
  • Scan your already registered key with the key reader.

6. Check for Mechanical issues

There are very low chances but this problem can also be due to the mechanical malfunctioning. Mechanical issues like problems with the seat motors, steering column malfunctioning, and other mechanical issues can cause this problem.

If you suspect that there is any mechanical issue, you will need some professional assistance. Contact Tesla customer service or visit the nearest dealership. Professional technicians will inspect and fix these mechanical problems.

7. Connect customer support

We have tried and discussed all the problems that can cause the issue of easy entry but if the problem persists, try connecting the Tesla customer service. They will diagnose the problem and will assist you to fix this problem.

Final thoughts

So far we have discussed all the possible causes and solutions for the problem of Tesla’s easy entry not working. The problems and solutions are explained in this article. The solutions include

  1. Make sure easy entry is enabled
  2. Re-save the drive profile
  3. Update your Tesla software
  4. Perform a soft reset
  5. Link your driver profile to a key
  6. Perform a hard reset
  7. Check for Mechanical issues
  8. Connect customer support

We have discussed all these in detail and answered some questions that you might have in your mind.

If you have something to share with us about this topic feel free to contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Why does Tesla Easy Entry only work for certain drivers and not others?

It maybe is because you have enabled easy entry on certain profiles not on others. Check and enable easy entry on every profile.

Can I disable Tesla Easy Entry if I prefer not to use it?

Yes, you can disable easy entry through the profile settings.

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