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Passenger Door opens when going into Park

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Earthdog, May 22, 2016.

  1. Earthdog

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    So I have problem that started yesterday. Whenever I place my MS into Park the Passenger Door clicks and opens a 1/4 of an inch. Like you pulled the interior handle.

    I have not touched anything in the settings. No new SW updates. I called Tesla Support they pulled logs had me try it did some research and called me back. They have no idea I have rebooted the MCU and Speedo display. Tesla phone support said they had one previous report but no idea of the next steps.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. AB4EJ

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    You mention no new software updates. I received a software update on my MS a couple of days ago; did you not get this one?
     
  3. DJung

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    Ohh looks like some Model X's virtual butler features are making their way onto Model S!

    All kidding aside, I had the same issue but it only happened once. Car was at the intersection and it just make a loud sound and popped open. Took it to the Service Center and they promptly replaced the handle. Been fine ever since.

    They probably just need to replace the offending door handle.
     
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  4. bxr140

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    FYI, I have the same problem.

    I have a service appointment in two weeks and this is one of the issues I'm asking them to address.
     
  5. reddy

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    I had that problem, but with the passenger door.

    It was not a software issue, it required service to fix it. It was beyond annoying.
     
  6. Earthdog

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    Are you having with any consistency? I can't seem to replicate the behavior its very random.
     
  7. Erandhawa

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    It happen to me once but never again since.
     
  8. bxr140

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    Nope. It's super inconsistent.
     
  9. JPP

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    Known issue--much more prevalent a while ago. When the car goes into Park, the exterior door handles present/pop out. When someone walks up and grabs the handle and pulls the handle out a bit more, it activates a microswitch that electrically releases the door latch. if the door handle is bad/out of adjustment, when it auto-presents, it can trip the microswitch, and the door auto-opens. Can be inconsistent. Search the forums for lots of old reports. Pretty rare now, but will require a service center visit to adjust/replace.

    FWIW, I had 2 bad handles on my 2013 S85.
     
  10. bxr140

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    My passenger (rear) door opens uncommanded. It is not triggered by pulling on any of the handles.
     
  11. JPP

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    ...is it happening when you shift into Park or the handles are being extended as you walk up to the car?
     

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