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Old 02-15-2019, 12:41 PM
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Default Longevity of automatic door handles in the 992

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I was watching some videos of old Tesla S, and in the video the reviewer even said that after a while the automatic mechanical door handle breaks needs to be replaced. This is quite annoying as the 992 has it. I do not have any experience with door handles like these. What happens in an emergency, and you need the door open?

Just surprised that no one is really talking about this in depth

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Old 02-15-2019, 01:09 PM
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I noticed in some review vids, it looks like the doors can be opened without activating the extending feature.
Unlike Tesla's, there is still a hand hole that you can get your fingers under the handle.
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Old 02-15-2019, 02:39 PM
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No one cares because these 992 cars, and cars today in general are no longer keepers. They're rentals.
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Old 02-15-2019, 04:58 PM
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they look flimsy. you can break it if you pull really hard
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they look flimsy. you can break it if you pull really hard
I tried them at the LA Auto Show. They didnít feel flimsy. But they did feel like they maybe required too much force to pull, like they were sprung slightly too hard. The door was locked though so Iím not sure if that affects the feel of the door handle.
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Still trying to figure out if the doors can be opened in an emergency easily when there is no power etc. I went through some major stuff many years back, opening the door in an emergency was key (long story, will share it someday).

Boggles my mind why Porsche over engineered a door handle; it is absurd - there really is no benefit to this.
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Originally Posted by captainkirk View Post
Still trying to figure out if the doors can be opened in an emergency easily when there is no power etc. I went through some major stuff many years back, opening the door in an emergency was key (long story, will share it someday).

Boggles my mind why Porsche over engineered a door handle; it is absurd - there really is no benefit to this.
Over-engineered, yes.

Benefit - potentially some negligible aerodynamic benefits, and it looks like Tesla. Everybody likes Tesla, for some reason. FWIW, I've heard that the rear doors on the Tesla have no way of being opened in the event of an electrical system failure. You have to climb to the front, where there is a manual release latch.

Ignoring the driveline of the Tesla, I would never want one based on the above, if it is indeed true.

That said, I imagine that the doors can be manually opened in the event of an electrical failure. I would be shocked if TUV, DOT, JWL, etc., did not mandate that at least two opposing doors in all vehicles must be able to be opened via a mechanical system. It should be all doors, but obviously not as Teslae are sold in many countries.

IIRC the new Acura NSX has electronic brake pedal, but has a redundant mechanical system. Or the engineers wanted an electronic pedal, but couldn't due to regs? Something like that.

Same with electronic-input steering. In a failure, some sort of vacuum system connects a mechanical shaft in cars that have electronic steering input.
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Originally Posted by captainkirk View Post
Still trying to figure out if the doors can be opened in an emergency easily when there is no power etc. I went through some major stuff many years back, opening the door in an emergency was key (long story, will share it someday).

Boggles my mind why Porsche over engineered a door handle; it is absurd - there really is no benefit to this.
over-engineered to nth degree. door handles wont improve aerodynamic that much. you need to get rid of rear mirrors to get noticeable difference
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Germans gonna German.
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Change for the sake of change, but to the detriment of the overall look of the car, in my opinion. I think the 991.2 door handles look great and function perfectly. The sign of a good door handle? One that you do not have to think twice about how to use it when opening the door.
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I can not read any of it on my computer....
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Originally Posted by Porsche911GTS'16 View Post
Change for the sake of change, but to the detriment of the overall look of the car, in my opinion. I think the 991.2 door handles look great and function perfectly. The sign of a good door handle? One that you do not have to think twice about how to use it when opening the door.
could not agree more. they changed a bunch of things for the sake of change.
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I can not read any of it on my computer....
Thatís the joke.
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Thatís the joke.
lol....omg...I totally fell for it.

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