TESLA OWNER LOCKED OUT OF CAR AFTER DOOR HANDLE FREEZES
Electric cars and frigid weather aren’t a great combination: anyone who’s ever owned one of these cars will tell you that. The design choices of some popular electric car manufacturers, like Tesla, may also leave some folks out in the cold. Literally.
This is something TikToker Khadijah Ceesay (@khadjiahxceesay) said she learned the hard way after attempting to open the door to her Tesla vehicle, but couldn’t due to a thick frost covering the lever-style handle, preventing her from opening it.
“My car is frozen,” she says, trying to use her thumb, which is what one would typically do to open the car door in frost-less weather, as she grunts and attempts to get it to pop out.
There was one commenter who responded to Ceesay’s initial video about the frozen door handles that speaks to a solution, writing, “Use the app to open the door, Tesla literally fixed this issue with the app.”
However, she says that the Tesla mobile application is inconsistent and doesn’t always unlatch the door for drivers and fails in its attempts to do so.