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Driver's window not closing all the way - has anyone had this problem?

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by nico1199, May 4, 2015.

  1. nico1199

    nico1199 Member

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    A little over a week after delivery and already a problem! A bit disappointed but what could you do. My driver's side window does not close all the way. At first, I thought it may have been a seal problem with the triangular window (others have reported having this issue which I initially thought was the case), but I noticed that it's actually the driver's window itself not closing all the way. It's open enough to the point where you can hear the wind while driving but not feel the air -- real annoying actually. Anyone else have this problem? Ran a search but think I'm the only lucky one who has had this problem - well on here at least.
     
  2. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    I once had a window which wouldn't go back up.
    It was a quick, (15 minute?) fix at the service center.
    Give your local service center a call...
     
  3. scaesare

    scaesare Active Member

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    I get this every once in a while. I need to remember to mention it to the service center before my 50K warranty expiration soon.
     
  4. Zextraterrestrial

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    try to roll it down and then roll it up all the way and hold the up button for like 10 seconds or so. supposedly this resets the windows. might or might not work for your specific problem

    this will fix the case where the window doesn't return up after the door closes (so every time the door is opened the window gets a little bit lower)
     
  5. rickgt

    rickgt Enthusiast owner/member

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    I have this issue. Only the drivers door window doesn't return all the way. Pulling up the switch gives it a fraction of an inch boost. I'll try the 10 second idea from this thread.
     
  6. Atebit

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    I've had this before with the drivers window. Last weekend it was the passenger rear window. What I do is get the window to go down all the way while holding the button down, and leave it held down for a few seconds. Then I hold the button up until the window goes all the way hip, and keep holding it up for a few seconds. Not sure why they keep getting hosed but this seems to fix it.

    My previous Z4 had "dancing windows" as well, due to over-sensitive pinch sensors.
     
  7. nico1199

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    Thanks for the input and suggestions. I tried the reset but no luck. Looks like I'll be contacting the service center.
     
  8. Gizmotoy

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    I had one of windows stick down in the rain. Same behavior you describe. After the usual stuff failed they had me run a reset process on the window modules. Reboot both consoles to get into a clean state. Use the "Power Off" button on the dash to completely shut down the vehicle. Exit the car and close all doors, then take the key out of range of the vehicle for 2 minutes. Return and open the door, but don't close it. Put the window all the way down, then all the way up, then get in and close the door behind you.

    Seems silly, but worked for mine. That said, who knows if that's still a real process. I just called the SC directly and they walked me through it right then on the phone.
     
  9. nico1199

    nico1199 Member

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    I'll give it a shot! Thanks
     
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    i had this many times on different windows. The service center said the new firmware automatically resets the windows.
     
  11. scottm

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    When (what firmware version do you think) did you follow this advise?
     
  12. Gizmotoy

    Gizmotoy Active Member

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    One of the 5.x builds, I think. It was sometime this winter, so within the past 6-7 months or so I'd say.
     
  13. N4HHE

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    Happened to me yesterday with 7.0 (2.7.56). First time in nearly 2 years of ownership. Rolled window down at a drive-thru. Waited a bit and when I was ready to leave the window would go up about 2/3rds then reverse down to about 1/3rd. If you have ever installed a Chamberlain garage door opener my window behaved very much as if it hit a blockage and reversed to keep from hurting someone. Chamberlain door openers have a torque setting to stop and reverse if the door binds, jams, or hits someone.

    Thinking it was binding I tried pulling the window up when closing. Didn't work.

    Finally I re-opened the window fully. And now my driver's window closes as it should.
     
  14. xrayangiodoc

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    I stumbled on to this method and it worked for me.I held the switch about 5 secs after the window reached the top and then the bottom.
     

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