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Issues closing the doors

Seems to be fairly common. They probably could adjust the latch, but I would give it some time as the seals and hinges will break-in some and possibly have the issue go away.

Thank you for providing me with that information. I'll give it some time then as I didn't want to continue slamming the door and possibly damaging the hinges or locks.
 

wraithnot

Model 3 VIN #2942 Model S VIN #5785
Dec 16, 2012
569
410
SF Bay Area
Does anyone have problems closing the car doors? I've noticed that I have to constantly slam the doors to get them shut. Is this normal or should I have Tesla take a look? I've only had the car for about a week.
Our delivery specialist told us the doors would be hard to close at first because the rubber seals on the doors were still so new.
 
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Does anyone have problems closing the car doors? I've noticed that I have to constantly slam the doors to get them shut. Is this normal or should I have Tesla take a look? I've only had the car for about a week.
Confirming what everyone is saying, the seals/rubbers just need some break-in period.

The exact same thing happened on our model s at first, now we don’t really have slam it too hard. I’m having to do the same thing our our model 3 now.
 

DFibRL8R

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Jan 17, 2013
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My mountain, Virginia
Same issue for me. Drivers door seems the worst. I find I am shutting it pretty hard and then notice later on the app that the door is still open. The gap at the top of the window is also larger when the door has not fully closed than on the S so this could be a real problem in the rain if you didn't notice.

I have to retrain myself because I try to be gentle with the Model S doors since I believe the retractable handles are sensitive to this. It's really hard telling my kids to slam the Model 3 car door after 5 years of constantly telling them the opposite with every other door in our life!
 
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gemmisa

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Feb 25, 2018
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Los Angeles
I noticed my passenger side front has issues closing as well. Drivers side is okay. I had another thread where I posted about my trunk being ridiculously a pain to close, as it wouldn't latch. Despite reading on this forum from others that it needs to break in, I knew there was something definitely wrong with it. My tail light eventually started to pop out of its socket, when I closed my trunk. Took it to the service center and they said the trunk was misaligned and the spacers were adjusted for the lights too. They fixed it and my trunk is closing much better without having to slam it super hard.

My humble advice is to just take it to the service center and have them check it out. Good luck to you and definitely share if you have a new discovery.
 

gemmisa

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Feb 25, 2018
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Los Angeles
Same issue for me. Drivers door seems the worst. I find I am shutting it pretty hard and then notice later on the app that the door is still open. The gap at the top of the window is also larger when the door has not fully closed than on the S so this could be a real problem in the rain if you didn't notice.

I have to retrain myself because I try to be gentle with the Model S doors since I believe the retractable handles are sensitive to this. It's really hard telling my kids to slam the Model 3 car door after 5 years of constantly telling them the opposite with every other door in our life!
Ditto. LOL
 

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