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Door exit controls

amitmishra4

Member
Apr 9, 2018
116
129
Bayonne, NJ
When I carry passengers in my model 3, I usually notice people struggle to grasp right away how to open the door from the inside and I have to tell them quick enough to use the button or they look for and find the pull release... and then there is the confusion about which button. I don’t know if anyone has actually really even used the pull release in my car but it is a source of stress (minor) for me. Is there a device available that perhaps clips onto the emergency release to prevent it from being easily triggered (counter intuitive I know but still) so the motivation is to use the button? And is there an easier way to call it out instead of having to brief every passenger? It gets kinda redundant after having done it a dozen times already. Inputs appreciated.
 

SDKoala

Model 3 LR RWD
Apr 11, 2018
867
964
San Diego
I read this in a similar post a few months back: tell them to use their thumb to press the button. Most people will intuitively grab the door handle and press down on the door release button when you tell them that. If you tell them just to press the button, they always seem to find the window switch first.

The door opening mechanism is so uncommon that it really is up to the driver to remind the passengers every time, unfortunately. There are hundreds of millions of vehicles with door pulls that operate the same basic way. The emergency release is similar enough to those handles that it's not surprising most people will think that's how you open the doors.
 

jamnmon66

Member
Apr 10, 2018
572
406
Brighton, CO
I read this in a similar post a few months back: tell them to use their thumb to press the button. Most people will intuitively grab the door handle and press down on the door release button when you tell them that. If you tell them just to press the button, they always seem to find the window switch first.

The door opening mechanism is so uncommon that it really is up to the driver to remind the passengers every time, unfortunately. There are hundreds of millions of vehicles with door pulls that operate the same basic way. The emergency release is similar enough to those handles that it's not surprising most people will think that's how you open the doors.
I do this too & it's usually not a big deal. My phrase is "grab the handle and push the button with your thumb".
 

cybergates

Member
Feb 14, 2017
545
232
So Cal
i just realized there is a emergency pull latch just now after 6 months of ownership lol (2019 model 3). was it more visible in the 2018 model 3? Now that I know about it I feel paranoid someone will accidentally try and use it to open the door when the car is moving.

in 6 months I've not any issue with passengers - usually they are a little confused as to what to do and I show them to push button and no issue
 

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