My left rear door handle on my 2015 Model S stopped retracting and won't let me open the door from the outside.
Anyone have similar experience?
It doesn't take much internet searching to see that Model S exterior door handle problems are not unusual.
There are people that sell DIY parts, or if in warranty Tesla will repair it for you.
Common issue, especially with the early builds.
Well, you're in the same boat as hundreds of early Model S owners such as myself. My May 2014 S85 has had five, yup 5, door handles go bad. And more to come, I suspect. The problem was largely solved when a new upgraded handle was developed. Unfortunately, they weren't designed to replace the first gen. $1,100.00 out of pocket if you're past the warranty. I purchased the EAP (Extended Assistance Plan) for $4,500 at 50K miles, and recovered that amount several fold. Another of my door handles is now acting up at 87K miles, and will need to be replaced shortly. I wish you well. Perhaps yours can be repaired. Mine? Nope.
I got the early bird special extended warranty for $2500. Will be getting the first 3 handles replaced next week at a public garage near my work. They were working fine for 5 years but decided to all quit within a week...
@pastorjim the 3rd gen door handles can now be retrofit.
My 2014 P85 just had driver door handle replaced by ranger and cost was $307.50
report said "replaced micro switches due to switch being at a fault state"
switch-$45; labor $262.50 28,500 miles