When a Model S door handle breaks (in particular, when the paddle gear breaks), the motor will run continuously until it is fixed. This allows you to stop it.

Applies To

  • All Tesla Model S vehicles.


  1. Remove frunk to access fuse box.
  2. Pull the 5 amp fuse that corresponds to the door in question. The 5-amp #40 fuse controls the rear door handles.

References and Citations

Thanks to TMC user Matthew W for pointing this out.