Welcome to Tesla Motors Club
Discuss Tesla's Model S, Model 3, Model X, Model Y, Cybertruck, Roadster and More.

New door handle does not present, but opens the door directly


Mar 22, 2020
Galmiz, Switzerland

I repaired door handles myself and know about all the common problems with door handles.

But today I have a door handle issue I never saw up to now:

After a small accident with my 2013 S85 the drivers side door had to be replaced in an approved body shop. With the new door the the door handle apparrently did not fit anymore and had to be exchanged with a newer version. According to the body shop, new and adapted cables have been supplied and there was no possibility to wrongly connect the cables (did not yet check myself yet).

Now, the driver side door handle works somehow, but wrongly: It does not extend at all, but when touched, it opens the door directly. This to me looks like either a cabling problem, a configuration problem or a software problem.
The body shop has difficulties to get a solution for this problem from Tesla :-(, so I thought, I could ask you guys if someone already had this problem or even better, a solution. :)

Any ideas?

Thanks a lot


Products we're discussing on TMC...

About Us

Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.

Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.