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2013 Tesla Model S: Door Handle Won't Retract

November 6, 2013

2013 Tesla Model S

The driver door handle on our 2013 Tesla Model S wouldn't retract yesterday. Normally, as you walk away from the car the handles retract and the doors lock. I initially thought this was related to our recent service. This was the handle mechanism the dealer replaced.

I walked back to the car and pressed the key fob button to manually unlock the doors. Then I manually locked the doors. This time all handles retracted properly. It seemed to be a one-time thing, as the issue has not returned since.

2013 Tesla Model S

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 10,775 miles

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By quadricycle
on 11/06/13
1:10 PM PST

"The cool thing is . . . those issues will get fixed over time..." Yup, just like all other computers. Back in the day, you'd have all kinds of problems, but these days you just never, ever, EVER hear of any computers crashing or freezing at all because they've managed to fix all of those issues over time.

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By stovt001
on 11/06/13
2:55 PM PST

WORST. GIMMICK. EVER.

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