- Jul 28, 2020
- Reaction score
- Crete, NE
- 2018 Tesla Model 3 LR RWD, Tesla Cybertruck Tri-motor (reserved)
If he's the DIY type he can fix the door handle himself for $175 https://evtuning.com/products/model-s-door-handle-rebuild-kit-service and use this video as a guideJust had a similar issue on my 13 MS. This is a known issue. mine would present but not register the touch to open. this was a $300 repair for me as the control module needed to be replaced. I hate to inform you but i think i recall reading your issue is more intrusive and like a $600+ fix. as the whole handle has to be replaced. It took them over a month to get the parts to do the fix as well with the chip shortage, so hopefully you arent waiting too long!
The later Model S had revised door handles that are more durable. The Model X handles are just buttons, the Model 3 and Y handles are levers with electronic buttons. Cybertruck will have no handles, but yet to see what exactly Elon meant by that