Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Showing Its Flaws in the Cold
The Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 is going to see its 1st serious Winter in the next few months and some owners are already reporting a few important cold weather issues.
While Tesla officially started deliveries of M- 3 last year, the first few months of deliveries were in Sunny California and it took a while for M-3 to make it to colder climates.
There were some Tesla EVs that made it up North during the last Winter, but now the M-3 is only now going to see its 1st full Winter for the many new owners.
Over the past few days, there’s been a wave of cold in Quebec and the temperature went below freezing.
Electrek reports having received several reports from local M-3 owners having issues with their door handles, windows, and charge ports over the last few days.
The door handles of the M-3 are embedded inside the door and you need to press on one side for it to pop out and pull on it.
Once you pull, the window slides down slightly and enables you to open the door.
With the cold, several owners are reporting that the door handles are extremely hard to pop out and when they do, the window do not always come down.
After reading the reports, 1 analysts decided to film himself trying to open his M-3 doors after it sat outside all day in the freezing. Sure enough, he experienced the exact same problems.
His front driver window did come down enough to open the door, but it does not go up and down properly anymore.
For context, it was about -7℃ outside and his Tesla app was showing 1℃ inside the vehicle when I started pre-heating it to 22℃.
There are many reports of M-3 owners having similar issues in the Northeast following the recent cold temperature. Several of them are also experience issue opening and closing the charge port door.
Electrek contacted Tesla about the issue and the company said that they are looking into it.
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