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I would love to have the ability to close the charge port cover from within the car !! Cannot count the number of times I unplug, get in the car and..................have to get right back out again to close that damn cover. One of these days my car will have me trained.

If the car is charged to your desired setting and the plug is removed the damn thing should close by itself!

Yes, it will train you eventually. I had the same problem when I first got the car. Haven't done it for many months now.

I would prefer Tesla keep the money required to develop and install such a capability, and owners just have the common sense to close it when they finish charging, just like a gas cap.

Mumanoff,
I do the same thing. I'm not sure why it is harder to remember to close the charge port door than it is to close a gas cap. But it is. I suspect it may be CRAFT syndrome (Can't Remember a F***ing Thing).

YES! +100

I forget the charge port door open 9 out of 10 times. I get halfway down the block and notice the alert, so I pull over and close the door. ARGH!

I have never left it open? You pull it out, close it, then hang the cord. Sounds easy?

@ tezzla - It sounds good in theory... LOL

I don't have mine yet (scheduled for December) but it seems a simple process to pull the plug and close the door.

In contrast, a mechanism to close the door would be just another thing to break. I'd rather R/D efforts be spent for things we actually can't do for ourselves (or that the car can do better than we can).

Yay, for once having OCD is an *advantage*... ;-)

@ThorensP Me too. Not sure why I have never forgotten to close a gas access door but I have forgotten the charge port door several times. I am thinking that my issue is that it is smaller and tends to blend into the looks of the car. I also think it is a bit lower than most gas doors so it is easier to miss it.

I too would like it to self close but I also hate adding more things that can fail and need to be replaced so I am willing to live with this and hopefully learn in the future to close it. At least there is a warning indicator in the car.

jeffstuff.....let us know once you get your vehicle :)

@AmpedRealtor - I think I just started out on the right foot (because I saw on this board that it was a problem for many people). Once you've started, it's hard to change habits.


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