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Schizophrenic Door Handles?

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by Todd Burch, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. Todd Burch

    Todd Burch Electron Pilot

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    Hi all,

    I'm happy to report that after about a week, I haven't had any significant issues with 4.3 (1.25.40). However, I do notice one odd thing which I've been seeing for awhile. (Definitely saw it on 4.2 as well).

    Sometimes, when I put the car in park, the door handles extend. Then I open the door, the handles retract, and then immediately extend again. This does not happen every time, but it does happen frequently. Anyone else notice this?

    It's resulting in unnecessary door handle actuation.
     
  2. Banahogg

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    Yes, I've seen that on 4.2 as well. It seems to happen in spurts where it happens in every day for a few, then I don't see it for a couple weeks.
     
  3. Doug_G

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    Ditto. Seems to come and go. Was doing it today. I've seen that on and off pretty much since day one, on several different firmware versions.

    Doesn't hurt anything, of course, except perhaps additional wear-and-tear on the door handle mechanism.
     
  4. toto_48313

    toto_48313 CAN P #5

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    This happen to me also today... still on 4.2, but as long as the car locks at the end it doesn't really matters.
     
  5. EarlyAdopter

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    I see the same from time to time on 4.1.
     
  6. The Fury

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    Happened to me today... first time that I noticed it.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I am on 4.2
     
  7. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    I've reported this several times and the service people just look at me funny every time and "reset the door handles" which does nothing to fix it. I've pretty much given up on it. I didn't realize until recently, but it can actually be an issue, because while the doors are suddenly recessing (when they shouldn't be), the passengers cannot open their doors. Has happened to my passengers a couple of times now. It happens any time I drive for more than a few minutes. Really short drives cannot reproduce it. 4.3 did nothing to fix it.
     
  8. Al Sherman

    Al Sherman It's about THIS car.

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    I haven't seen this but under 4.2 or 4.3 the Park switch trick doesn't open the doors. My understanding is that whenever you're in Park, hitting the Park switch again will extend the door handles. Is this really true? Am I maybe doing something wrong?
     
  9. Plug Me In

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    I've tried that a few times and it's never worked. I'm still on 4.2. As far as Todd's issue, maybe once or twice this has happened, I assume some form of RF or receiver burp. My door handles occasionally act oddly but never to the point of failure or beyond minor annoyance. Of course, recently in one of the few times I've shown off the car, I walk up and the auto-extends don't work and I have to click the fob. Sheesh!

    On another note is 4.3 still going out? Anybody got it in the past 3-4 days?
     
  10. johnnyS

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    On 4.3, our handles stopped retracting. With the fob they retract and then come out again. I changed the auto present setting to off and they work fine with the fob. I noticed that when I leave the car unlocked in the garage and come back later the doors are locked even with auto present off. I tried rebooting to no avail. Since I have a way to make things work I have not called service during a very busy week.

    I really like being able to set charging time to take advantage of late night low cost electricity.
     
  11. Todd Burch

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    I called to report this to Ownership, even though it's already been reported. It happens to me daily.
     
  12. SFOTurtle

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    Not sure if this is the right thread for this, but seemed close enough. Today for the first time I noticed that my handles did not extend when my fob was right next to it. I'm on 4.4 and have been for two weeks, and the auto present setting was on. Have never had any issues until this morning. I re-set the auto present from on to off to on again, and will test later. Maybe it just wasn't liking my fob for some reason.
     
  13. ElSupreme

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    I have noticed if you are walking in and out of range (or are within range long enough for the handles to retract) they will stop auto-presenting for a while. I can't seem to figure out how it determines all of this but it seems to happen.

    I could be wrong about this perceived behavior.
     
  14. JohnQ

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    I've had this happen also so I believe the behavior you describe exists.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    This can happen if the fob and your phone are in the same pocket/hand.
     
  16. jomo25

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    Yes, I've noticed this also. Actually, I've noticed that in this case, even touching the handle won't make them extend. I actually have to use the fob.
     
  17. SFOTurtle

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    Update: I experimented with my other fob and that one works, so must be a problem with one of the fobs. Not sure if there is a way to re-start or re-set the fob? Not going to experiment further until my other fob stops working.
     
  18. tezco

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    My handles stopped auto presenting as well; no recent software upgrades. Setting on Controls is still on auto present.
     
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    Update: The fob that wasn't getting the auto present to work yesterday started working again this morning?!? Now the fob is schizophrenic.
     
  20. mulder1231

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    I have this even with my work badge in my pocket with the fob. I've become used to having the fob in my right front pocket as the only thing in that pocket.
     

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