When his Tesla caught fire, the doors and windows no longer responded to the opening commands. The driver of the vehicle broke his window to escape his burning vehicle. Even if the electronics are faulty, manual opening is still possible.
More and more models use electronic controls for opening the front doors. It's much more trendy to just have to press a button than to use a classic door handle. Push-button door opening is found on Teslas, such as the Model 3 and Model Y, but also on other electric cars such as the Fiat 500.
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The problem of opening doors without a handle
In the video of the accident, the vehicle can be seen slowly catching fire, two people are heard arguing with the driver, who allegedly asked the passerby for help because "the doors are locked". In short, we've been hearing about too many Tesla incidents in recent weeks.
Opening locked Tesla car ATMs: An often overlooked solution
In the case of Tesla (and other brands), the procedure for unlocking the electronic doors is instead present in the vehicle owner's manual. Unfortunately, many drivers don't take the time to look through this manual to learn more about the operation of their new car. They are generally based on the start-up indications, which are too succinct, provided by the concessions.
How do I manually open Model 3 or Model Y doors in an emergency?
For Model 3 and Y doors, the operation control is similar. The trigger to unlock the doors is positioned at the level of the window openings, so it is sufficient to lift the plastic block so that the door opens manually.
As you can see, it's not very complicated, but you need to know the system to use it at the right time. We know, if you find yourself in a panic situation it's not always easy to have clear enough ideas and remember every procedure.
The Tesla user manual specifies that this solution should not be used outside of power outages, as repeated use may damage the cable.
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