Removing Ice From Door Handle
In severe winter conditions, ice buildup within the door handle can prevent the door handle from opening. The process for freeing a Model Y door handle is slightly different than others to remove ice buildup.
Perform the following to remove ice from the door handle:
- Forcefully press the frontmost part of the door handle. It will rock slightly inward to help break the ice.
- Press the rearmost part of the door handle to try to open as you normally would.
- Once the door handle is able to move, open and close it a few more times to release any remaining ice buildup. Make sure the door handle is fully pressed in (retracted) prior to entering the vehicle, and check that the door is fully closed before driving away.