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Anyone else's door handle make a creaking sound?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by HX_Guy, Jan 11, 2017.

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  1. HX_Guy

    HX_Guy Member

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    Not sure if this can be remedied or not, but it irks the crap out of me whenever I open the driver's side door as it makes it feel cheap.

    Whenever I open or close the door, grabbing the door handle, it flexes a bit and makes a creaking sound.

    Anyone else ran into this? Any fixes?

    Talking about this here, obviously.

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  2. mblakele

    mblakele radial cross member

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    Had that for awhile. Haven't noticed it lately. My guess is a misaligned fastener that popped into place. Or maybe it went away when the colder weather arrived.

    Mention it to your service center and they should be able to take a look.
     
  3. Tam

    Tam Active Member

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    Could it be because of a loose screw?

    Inside the handle, you can lift up a piece of rubber at the bottom. You can then visualize the bolt.

    Otherwise, Service Center should be able to fix it for you.
     
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  4. mknox

    mknox Well-Known Member

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    One of my exterior handles creaks quite noticeably every time it extends. Still works. I've had 8 exterior door handle replacements to date (two on separate occasions, then all 4 at once). Also one exterior door handle repair after it came apart inside the door and broke the window mechanism when I lowered the window.
     
  5. patrick40363

    patrick40363 Member

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    I had my driver door handle replaced when it failed. After it extends it squeaks when I open the door. I will ask them about it when it is in for the annual service in March.
     

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