Why TikTok Has A Big Problem With This $150,000 Tesla

The first thing the video points out is self-presenting handles. The handles remain hidden until you need them and are flush, completely in line with the rest of the car. This helps a bit with aerodynamics and reduces drag while driving. However, self-presenting handles are mostly just a fun addition and don’t seem to make all that much of a difference. In addition, the flush handles on the Tesla Model S have received some bad press due to a fatal accident. The driver, who unfortunately died in the car crash, was trapped inside the vehicle, and emergency services were reportedly unable to free him in time due to the retracted door handles (via Bloomberg).

Whether the handles were responsible for this horrible loss or not, it seems they could pose a risk in such situations. In addition, the commenters on jf.okay’s video claim the handles may fail to function as expected. “When it gets super cold and the handles don’t come out of the doors. Seen it,” says one commenter. This is part of a larger trend — many people claim that Tesla, despite being a luxury car, is not made of the most high-end parts. Some people go as far as to allege that having a unit in which everything functions properly is rare — though, of course, that is highly debatable.

Users talk about all types of supposed issues with the Tesla model, ranging from claims about frequent malfunctions to parts not fitting together correctly or simply breaking. Poor paint quality is also mentioned, although jf.okay puts that to the test in another TikTok short where he takes his Tesla to the car wash and cleans it with a rough brush. The car comes out seemingly unscathed, but judging by the comments, it’s a bit of a miracle — you’re not supposed to get that rough with the paint on a Tesla.

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