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Door handles

swengl

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Dec 19, 2014
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Please Elon, don't put the retractable door handles (like the Model S) on the CyberTruck! I've gone through 2 of them already on my S and, while they are cool, they are not all that practical and seem prone to breaking. I would be OK with the option to have the driver door self present without touching the handle. Using the phone app as a "key" (using Bluetooth because cell service doesn't have 100% coverage) would be nice, as well.
 
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vletnguyen

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Nov 20, 2016
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I agree, while its cool and I do like them, having to make sure the handles arent frozen in the winter time and worrying about randomly breaking. Maybe make them a hybrid between the model X and model 3/y .


My model S had 5 of them replaced. The last one I did myself (out of warranty). The piece that broke cost like 2 bucks and took me three hours. The new versions have a stronger gear piece which has lasted a while *fingers crossed*
 
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Qbenjamin

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I hope the handles are similar to the X, never had an issue with the cold, or anything else (you press the handle in).
 

Qbenjamin

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Jan 7, 2017
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I went back and looked at the launch video a couple of times...Pre-production model has retractable handles like the S.
 

S3XY

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As with everything "Tesla" I'm sure they will improve the engineering to make them more durable.
 

swengl

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Dec 19, 2014
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As with everything "Tesla" I'm sure they will improve the engineering to make them more durable.
To be fair, they already have improved durability over the original handles (made in/before 2015). The cost of replacement has come down quite a bit, as well. If they use the same handles, I would still buy a CyberTruck.
 
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