Tesla EDR Data Tool and Retrieval

Tesla EDR Tool

This is the Tesla EDR Tool Kit. This tool kit contains all the hardware required to download Event Data Recorder (EDR) data that may be stored in Tesla Model 3, Model S,  Model X, and Model Y vehicles.

The software required for this EDR tool is currently provided by Tesla through a free online service at edr.tesla.com where users can generate reports from retrieved EDR data files. The user may upload EDR data files from their computer and generate reports in a PDF format. These reports contain important information regarding data polarity, application limitations, and other data limitations that should be reviewed carefully by the user in the context of the facts of a given event.

Data Retrieval

EDR Data can be retrieved from all Tesla Model S, Model X, Model Y and Model 3 vehicles. Tesla Roadster, which was produced from 2008 to 2012, is equipped with a RCM but does not have an EDR.

Accessing and retrieving data requires connecting to and powering the vehicle’s RCM (Restraint Control Module). There are two methods for accessing and retrieving recorded data from the RCM. These methods are, In-vehicle retrieval and direct-to-module retrieval.


  • In-vehicle retrieval: This is done by connecting the USB PCAN connection cable to the in-vehicle data connector. It requires that the vehicle is capable of providing 12 V DC power to the RCM and that the CAN connection between the CAN connector and the RCM is intact. Unless both of these conditions can be satisfied, direct-to-module retrieval is required.
  • Direct-to-module retrieval: This method requires connecting directly to the RCM with a specific direct-to-module cable, depending on the vehicles, year, make, and model. In the Model X and the Model 3, the vehicle’s RCM is located on the floor of the passenger compartment, under the center console and between the seats. In the Model S, the vehicle’s RCM is located on the floor of the passenger compartment, under the center screen.

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This video explains how to retrieve Event Data Recorder (EDR) data from Tesla vehicles using the Crash Data Group Tesla EDR Retrieval Kit.

This video covers the hardware included in the Tesla EDR Tool Kit.