Be careful of doors not locking

Be careful of doors not locking

To say I love my Mode S 60 is an understatement , I drive mine everyday and I walk away with
Confidence that the doors will lock automatically EXCEPT for the other night. It appears a rear door
Was not closed completely, I left in in a public lot for about 1 hr as I returned and approached the car I could see the
Handles out and lit! I tried locking with the key fob and the car would not lock after several tries and getting worried
That I had a problem. I finally found the passenger side rear door not completely shut evidently this causes the
Car to NOT LOCK,
The essence of this story , I can no longer walk away without checking that door lock has occurred
And #2 Tesla should allow the locks to lock even if a door may not be completely latched ,

I could have easily suffered a loss, thankfully no one was around to screw with it.

eddiemoy | 1 novembre 2013

Had that happen at home when I came home and plugged it in for charging. Few hours when I went back out to get something from the car it was on!

In public places I usually check with the app to see if it is locked after a few minutes. Call me paranoid.

Brian H | 2 novembre 2013

You're paranoid, but it doesn't mean your car isn't out to get you.

P85D | 2 novembre 2013

The title should say "make sure to shut your doors". Your title makes it seem as if there is a car issue when in all reality it's user error.

Carefree | 2 novembre 2013

Even after 8 months, I still don't trust the auto locking feature - call me paranoid:-)

I ALWAYS press the lock button on the fob when I walk away and I turn around to makes sure that the door handles retract. Somehow it feels wrong to just walk away from the car without acknowledgement:-)

P85D | 2 novembre 2013

I agree ^^, there should be a option to have the lights flash once locked. I am surprised it does not have that.

Captain_Zap | 2 novembre 2013

I see a flash after locking.
At least I used to. I don't hang around and wait and watch anymore.

ssarker | 2 novembre 2013

Lights do flash when the car locks but good advice to check the doors. Happened to me the other day when I took some people out to lunch.

frekri | 2 novembre 2013

They should change the app so that the car can track the driver, so if someone enters the car and the driver is a distance away, then it calls up the driver. :)

TeslaOwnerBlog | 2 novembre 2013

You may have a bad door handle? i had several 'self-opening doors'