Is it bad to force the charger door down?

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Caulin

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The other day my drunk friend kept closing the charger door when I still had my adapter in. He wasn’t pushing it until it started moving. He was pushing it all the way down. Made me wonder if this is very bad to do or if TESLA has already thought of this

On a side note. I’ve noticed my door hangs a bit after it closes, like it’s struggling to close all the way. This happened one or two times before my friend was abusing it so I don’t think that’s the cause. Anybody else have this issue? Should I worry about it?
 

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The other day my drunk friend kept closing the charger door when I still had my adapter in. He wasn’t pushing it until it started moving. He was pushing it all the way down. Made me wonder if this is very bad to do or if TESLA has already thought of this
My delivery specialist explicitly told me not to use physical force to close the charge point door. Although lightly pressing down on the door when it's open *will* trigger it to close on its own, I was told that doing this repeatedly may damage the door hardware. So, in the rare case where the door doesn't close on its own after unplugging, I always use the app or the button on the Mobile Connector.


On a side note. I’ve noticed my door hangs a bit after it closes, like it’s struggling to close all the way. This happened one or two times before my friend was abusing it so I don’t think that’s the cause. Anybody else have this issue? Should I worry about it?
If the door doesn't close completely, or struggles to do so, I'd have it looked at. Seems like the kind of thing a mobile service tech could at least triage (if not fix) while you're parked at home or at work.
 

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From what I was told by my delivery person, there's supposed to be a small lip on the charge door and it's not flush. I'm not sure if they were truthful or just telling me that to get me out of there without complaining, but it isn't very noticeable and didn't seem to impact anything so I didn't fight it. I only notice it when cleaning the car, walking up to it and charging I don't ever notice the lip.
 

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I was so paranoid. At least I dont have to worry about them pulling the emergency door lever in the BACK seats.
If someone in the car was about to heave, I frankly wouldn't care which escape mechanism he used, as long as he could get out in time. ;)
 

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I went to my local store. They haven't seen a charge door do this before. They are going to replace it and also touch up a paint chip and scratch I found while waxing my baby. I told them I wasn't SUPER worried about it but would like it documented, they said it should only take about 45 minutes to replace and since I have to take it in for the touch up paint, I figured why not. I heard the new doors are different because of the metal tab thats falling off the originals, so I should be free of that potential issue in the future now.

TURN YOUR SOUND UP, YOU CAN HEAR IT CREAKING

 
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