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Does it hurt when you grab a Tesla's door handle as it retracts?

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Want to win a free chance to drive the Tesla Semi around a race track? Go here http://ts.la/allen2018 to sign up. Follow my adventures with Teslas, Lamborghinis, and more: http://facebook.com/allenapp http://instagram.com/regoapps http://youtube.com/regoapps There's an 70+ reply thread on Tesla Motor Club's forums about how someone got hurt because his Tesla's door handle retracted while he was grabbing it. The thread was titled: "Door handle tried to dedigitate me! Ouch!" So for the sake of science, I decided to put my fingers to the test and see if the door handles of a Tesla can perform Yubitsume. Let me attempt to describe how weak the force is. When this first happened to me, I thought that the door handle just stopped once it detected my hand. Turns out that it doesn't stop. It keeps retracting. But since the force is so weak (or maybe I'm just really strong), I thought that the handle just stops. I hope this puts an end to the debate of whether a Tesla's door handle will hurt you if you stick you hand in it as it retracts. It did hurt a little when I left only a finger there and let the handle slam into it. The edge of the handle and the edge of the door handle hole pinched my finger. But the pain level is equal to dropping a heavy textbook onto your finger from a few inches above. It goes away after a few seconds. No bruises or anything like that. I guess it's possible that the thread starter's Tesla is different from mine. But at least now we know that not all Teslas will try to rip your fingers off.

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There's an 70+ reply thread on Tesla Motor Club's forums about how someone got hurt because his Tesla's door handle retracted while he was grabbing it. The thread was titled: "Door handle tried to dedigitate me! Ouch!" So for the sake of science, I decided to put my fingers to the test and see if the door handles of a Tesla can perform Yubitsume.

Let me attempt to describe how weak the force is. When this first happened to me, I thought that the door handle just stopped once it detected my hand. Turns out that it doesn't stop. It keeps retracting. But since the force is so weak (or maybe I'm just really strong), I thought that the handle just stops.

I hope this puts an end to the debate of whether a Tesla's door handle will hurt you if you stick you hand in it as it retracts. It did hurt a little when I left only a finger there and let the handle slam into it. The edge of the handle and the edge of the door handle hole pinched my finger. But the pain level is equal to dropping a heavy textbook onto your finger from a few inches above. It goes away after a few seconds. No bruises or anything like that. I guess it's possible that the thread starter's Tesla is different from mine. But at least now we know that not all Teslas will try to rip your fingers off.

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