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Interior Door Handles Peeling.. :(

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by SabrToothSqrl, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    So, my wife drove my car and noticed something I did not. The inside of the interior door handles is peeling.

    It's a black thin plastic like material over the black material on the handle. this is the part attached to the door that doesn't move.

    Warranty?

    Why did they have to reinvent every god.... da... piece?! What was wrong with any generic door-handle plastic?!

    It's dark and raining, but I'll try to get pics...
     
  2. calisnow

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    ewww. Can we see? This is a new one.
     
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  3. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    #3 shokunin, Aug 8, 2017
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    This is happening on both of my Model S's. It's like rubbery paint this is peeling off the door pocket/handle. I'll try to snap a pic.
     
  4. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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  5. Chopr147

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    Well, that's a bummer
     
  6. SabrToothSqrl

    SabrToothSqrl Active Member

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    Seriously. What the hell?

    I'll call the service center for the 200 billionth time...
     
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  7. SabrToothSqrl

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    IMG_3844.JPG Photo.
     
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    Are we loving Tesla's quality yet? Nothing but the best for us!
     
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  9. Kipernicus

    Kipernicus Model S Res#P1440

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    I think it's the wedding ring that is scratching things up. Mine is scratched as well but not as bad as yours.
     
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  10. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    Are you still under warranty? Both of mine are beyond the 4years, but did purchase the ESA on both back when it was $2500, so not sure if it's worth the $200 deductible until something else comes up.
     
  11. SMAlset

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    #11 SMAlset, Aug 8, 2017
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    I couldn't figure out what black material was part of a handle that you were referring to until you guys posted the photos. Now I get it. Do you guys use the area for anything? Our car is only a few months old and I just recently figured out that area is a decent place to put my credit card or dollar bills for when I'm waiting to pay at Starbucks in the morning. In fact I just took a photo of it the other day intending to mention I found this nice little cubby hole for things like that.

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    That's the last place I would expect to see peeling given it not really in the sun. Reminds me of my really old Avalon side view mirror who's coating on the paint is separating and peeling away.
     
  12. LargeHamCollider

    LargeHamCollider Battery cells != scalable

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    The fake chrome on my Prius' interior handle cracked forming a sharp edge, we didn't notice 'til it actually drew blood from my wife's friend's hand. This was a ten year old 30k car not a four year old 100k car though...
     
  13. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    Neither my wife nor I put anything in there. For stuff like small bills and coins we use the drivers front seat pocket (located in the front of the seat just under your knees, behind your shin). I don't think this leather seat pocket exists anymore in new cars, but that's were put small bills, blink charge card, etc.

    It's kind of like a thin plasti-dip coating.
     
  14. Drewflux

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    Photos suggest warranty. Looks like poor surface prep ( moisture/oil) leading to bubbling/ pealing of the coating. I would check all handles, shoot an email to the service center, have handle the wty claim.
     
  15. SabrToothSqrl

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    I'll take it in, when something else inevitably fails...
    I don't know what you keep in your door-handles, but with 0.001 cu ft of space, I store all my nuclear waste.

    I don't wear any rings, and the door handles on my 12 year old, 180,000 mile car aren't peeling. Mazda FTW.
     
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    #16 SMAlset, Aug 9, 2017
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    So was in the drive-thru at Starbucks this morning and took the moment to feel the inside of that upper recess area. I'm not sure our 2017 MS has the same material there as yours above. I tapped it and it's all black hard plastic from everything I could tell. Shokunin what year is your 85, not indicated in your signature? Wondering if there was a material change after a few years of production. And no, the little pocket at front base of driver's seat isn't there on our car.

    BTW we don't wear rings either and our aluminum handles after 5 months aren't showing any scratches or dents. I have seen a number of people comment in another thread on how soft the handles are and were showing wear after owning their cars just a few months and wondering if they could Xpel them to prevent marring. Definitely think it's people's rings hitting the surface, at least in most cases.
     
  17. shokunin

    shokunin P85 & S40

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    Both of our cars are "classic" versions, the P85 is vintage 2012 and the Unicorn 40kw is 2013. Both are in the ESA extended warranty period.

    Sabr, I was thinking the same thing, our beater 2005 Honda Odyssey's interior is still pristine, despite no aftermarket window tint and being neglected in sun all day long.
     
  18. SabrToothSqrl

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    I don't often make a door handle. But when I do... I cover black plastic with a useless thin layer of a separate type of black plastic. For... reasons.
     
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    I checked my door handle/pocket and it has much less exposed plastic than in your photo. My black plastic lines up almost perfectly with the chrome trim and does not stick out like yours.
     
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    so many materials have changed since 12/13
    I have a '17 90D loaner right now and almost no interior material is the same as on mine.
     

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