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Door handle glitch

Discussion in 'Model S' started by rogerbohl, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. rogerbohl

    rogerbohl Member

    Aug 21, 2014
    My driver-side rear door will not fully unlatch (lost of the time) when the front door is open more than a few inches. This occurs because a "sliding" sound (solenoid) that normally is heard from aft of the door (when the presented rear door handle is pulled) does not occur. This is not a "hard" error, like a broken wire, but only when the front door is open more than a few inches.

    Spraying lube into the latch did not help.

    My guess is that when the front door is open more than a few inches, some additional current is drawn somewhere, reducing the voltage/power available to a solenoid in the rear door latch.

    I've tried removing and re-inserting fuses 40 41 & 42, and rebooting the screen, to no avail. I suspect some "marginal" operation in the left rear door mechanism that is within the body, aft of the door.

    Ideas, other than a shop/warranty trip -- (a nuisance)?

    Roger Bohl
    [email protected]
  2. Maximapolak

    Maximapolak Member

    Nov 13, 2016
    North NJ / SouthCentral PA
    If it's under warranty, let tesla fix it. Playing with it and spraying lube may void your warranty claim.
  3. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Jun 24, 2014
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    They had lots of problems early on: 2012, 2013. They replaced all of mine after I mentioned that the driver's door handle just sounded odd.

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