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Doors slammed~~Again~!

I noticed Model S' doors require more force to close than other cars. It takes some time for passengers to get used to. Sometimes people shut the doors with excessive force to make sure they are properly closed.

And again, one of my friends slammed the front passenger door very hard today. The force was so large and it actually made my eardrum uncomfortable.

He wasn't intended to do that but the whole thing is really bugging me.

Will slamming damage the door or other components? Since the windows are not framed, are they more vulnerable to slamming?

lol.....I think I've been to sensitive and protective.

If you're close to a store/service center ask them to adjust it for you. It took mine about 30 seconds on each door to adjust some seal and never had the problem again. The doors now close normally. If it's not convenient maybe they can send you instructions so you can do it yourself.

agree. maybe they need to be adjusted. i find that all i have to do is gently approximate the door and it closes. definitely don't have to slam them. seems to me that there's an electronic assist that closes the doors as opposed to the traditional mechanical latch.

@Dennis: approximate?

rlpm: just get the door close to the frame. approximate as a verb not an adjective.

@Dennis: Thanks.

I also have to slam the door pretty hard. I'm in Charlotte with no nearby service center, so I think I'll just deal with it until I get my first visit from a Ranger (probably Feb. when they install my jump seats).

In our Boxster when a door isn't latched the windows automatically roll down a fraction of an inch, breaking the air seal and making doors easier to open and close. This sounds like a potential software fix that would further refine the Model S experience. All the necessary sensors and actuators are already there.

GGs;
But if ice pellets frozen to the window prevent it from lowering ...

@GeekGirls| DECEMBER 29, 2012: In our Boxster when a door isn't latched the windows automatically roll down a fraction of an inch, breaking the air seal and making doors easier to open and close.

The Model S already does that. When you pull on the interior door latch, for example, the window goes down slightly.

It's called "short drop" and has been confirmed here:
http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/model-s-designing-perfect-endurance-athlete

Brian H's point is exactly what I was thinking when I read about the window lowering. In the car I have now, ice does prevent the window from lowering...then again, I guess if we have an app that can preheat the cabin, this will perhaps make this a non-issue? Of course, there is the old-fashioned scraping method....

@AlexK: glad to hear it! I'm looking forward to being able to check in on these details myself. Factory tour and delivery begins in 3 hours, 22 minutes...

I believe much of the issue with the doors is due to it's very low weight. I have owned a few cars in my day, and the MS's doors feel super-light (likely due to mostly all the aluminum materials). I also think that as the rubber seals around the doors get more warn-in, the doors will slowly get easier to shut.

The funny thing is my wife's car is a 2011 Infiniti G37 (which has really heavy - long doors) and I tend to now slam with too much force, because I have now gotten use to shutting my MS's doors with a bit more force.


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