Thought I would share this and did not find a thread for door handel failures on the model s. Ive been reading these forums for a year now and just never created an account till now - when I have an issue of significance wich adds credence to the fact one is much less likely to post when all works well. I bought my midnight blue rear wheel drive pre-auto pilot 2014 model s back in mid may from an owner who upgraded to an all wheel drive version. I had several issues fixed under warranty before hitting 50k miles, I am the 3rd owner of this car so no chance at ext warranty. I have driven almost 15k miles since getting the car. Well im out of warranty now over 50k vin is 302xx Ive had my driver door handel fail on me now so i have to climb in through other doors and open the door from the inside to get in the driver seat for the last week and a half. I asked how much it would cost to get it fixed and inquired if any other handels had been prevously replaced in warranty on the car before I bought it, the two passanger side door handels had been replaced with gen 2 and the driver side both are still gen 1. I was told it would be around $285 if only the microprocessor needed replaced and close to $2,000 to replace the door handel assemply if it needed it since both driver side door handels would need to be replaced since the passanger doors were already gen 2. After I picked my jaw up off the floor (so much for low cost of operation) I thanked the Denver SC guy and left to mull it over. After some internet research and due to the behavior just before total failure and the way it failed I have a 99% certainty that it is due to a wire having come loose in the assembly and it is a pretty well known issue it would seem. I know there have been gripes that this should be a recall item but that aside since im savy and a tech guy I decided I would just fix it myself and be done with it. See this youtube video i found on the issue: So I ordered the part needed for $37 and am waiting for the SC to let me know when they have it so I can pick it up, hoping I am right on the point of failure cause if not I will be continuing to use my low tech soultion to solve my high tech problem - a string tied to the inside door handel so I can pull it to open the door without crawling all through the car. Dissapointed in the failure but still love the car. Im also a share holder in Tesla and solar city, and believe Tesla has a great future. And yes I did try pulling the fuses - powering down the car and rebooting both systems all to no avail.