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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold Panz View Post
    My biggest issue is not shutting my garage door when I drive off after unplugging the car. Gotta get used to doing that. Maybe the "green" homelink will help with that once I get the software upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efusco View Post
    Perhaps this will become a bit more natural, but I've, so far, forgotten to close the charge port access door as often as I've remembered to close it. Too bad there's not a remote closing option too. I'm usually just impatient to get going as soon as I get unplugged.
    Remote closing: Another good idea, Evan. I suspect this would take hardware changes, though, so I don't expect it to happen in this version (if ever).

    I like threads like this; it gives me ideas of what things to watch out for and things to get used to doing.

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    Couldn't they just make the warning bigger or refuse to go into 'D'?

    That would solve it all, right? On the other hand, just close it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by widodh View Post
    Couldn't they just make the warning bigger or refuse to go into 'D'?

    That would solve it all, right? On the other hand, just close it!
    I don't know if I want it to prevent "D", but an audible and more obvious alert would help.
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    I solved this problem with my roadster - a big sticker on the HPC ('Did you close the charge port door?') near where I hang the charge cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by efusco View Post
    I don't know if I want it to prevent "D", but an audible and more obvious alert would help.
    Yeah. I wouldn't want to get stranded just because the charge door is busted or broken off or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by efusco View Post
    I did it again tonight...oye.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derekt75 View Post
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    It happens to me all the time with my current PHEV. Especially in chargers outside where one uses both hands to reel in the heavier charge cables and then you walk on the wrong side of the car and then you see the dashboard alert and the little open flap in the rear view mirror .. DOH.
    I definitely would recommend a remote close for future tesla revs. eg maybe make the door drop inwards and slide out of the way.

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    Only gasoline cars let you do that.
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    Made me think of EVs with magsafe. Fortunately they dont go into D while plugged in.
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