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How many of you had Door handle issues on your Model S?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by ADEEL421, Jan 16, 2021.

  1. ADEEL421

    ADEEL421 Member

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    Is door handle issue too common on model S?
    i wonder which one of you had this issue on your cars and what versions of door handle do you have on yours?

    Following video describes different versions they have on model s now.

     
  2. Stavanger

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    Did you mean to ask how many times have you had door handle issues?

    im on 2 or 3 now, 2 year old car.
     
  3. ADEEL421

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    oh wow...hopefully the new 3.0 version will last for ever...thats what the tesla repair man said
     
  4. Gumball

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    2014 car, one door handle replaced. Ironically the one I hardly use, driver back door.
     
  5. 365gtb4

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    S2015 85D no issues at all.
     
  6. thebishop

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    I have replaced 5 handles on my 2015 p85d.

    the driver door twice.
     
  7. SUM-EV

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    Twice: Front driver's door handle would not retract and would not engage the latch when pulled. Then about a year later the front passenger side door handle would not present. Luckily these both happened when it was under warranty.
     
  8. ucmndd

    ucmndd Well-Known Member

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    2016, 4 years 115,000 miles, no issues
     
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  9. garrett5688

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    2014, at least 3 times.
     
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    Same with a 2015 85D
     
  11. FatherTo1

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    When I was Tesla shopping, my understanding is door handle issues were less common after 2015. No issues with doors or handles on our 2019 so far.
     
  12. SabrToothSqrl

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    2013S, replaced like 6-8x
     
  13. David29

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    2015 70D with 52,400 miles -- 4 repairs or replacements, on 3 different doors. The right rear door handle is the only one that has never been repaired.
     
  14. 1windy

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    Look at my started thread. Brand new under 400 miles. Passenger front malfunction. At least a 2 week wait for parts.
     
  15. Lasttoy

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    I've fixed 6 , the gear broke, or wire broke off micro switch from rust. 2 widow regulator. 12v battery, complete front rebuild, drilled slotted rotors.
     
  16. particleman

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    2016 S, 3 of 4 have had repairs.
     
  17. viper2ko

    viper2ko Active Member

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    2017, had 2 replaced. under warranty. now out of warranty, no issues yet. But there are enough youtube videos and aftermarket kits that will be permanent fix
     
  18. MIT_S60

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    12/16 Model S. I had the rear passenger handle go bad. Took like 6-8 visits to get fixed (they kept replacing parts until it finally worked, but on the bright side I now have all four door handles on the 3.0 revision).
     
  19. DavidB

    DavidB 2010 Roadster Sport || 2013 S85 || 2017 X100D

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    2013, over 150k, original handles. One had jammed in 2015, but hitting it fixed the problem.
     
  20. ucmndd

    ucmndd Well-Known Member

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    You should go buy a Mega Millions ticket posthaste.
     
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