Ice out!Furious Tesla owner shares video of his car failing in harsh winter blizzard with freezing Arctic temperatures closing doors
- Canadian meteorologist Rachel Modestino was locked out of Tesla on Dec. 23 after last week’s massive winter storm
- Modestino shared a partially frozen video of his car.
- Friday’s lowest temperature in Ontario was 5 degrees
Furious Tesla owners have complained about being locked out of their cars after door handles slammed during massive winter storms in Canada and the United States.
Ontario meteorologist Rachel Modestino couldn’t get into her sleek black Tesla because the door latch stuck when temperatures hit a low of 5 degrees Fahrenheit on December 23rd.
Modestino posted a video of her struggle with a car partially covered in ice, which has gone viral with over 10.1 million views.
Modestino tweeted: “I bet Tesla didn’t think ice was in the design.
Canadian meteorologist Rachel Modestino was locked out of Tesla on Dec. 23 after last week’s massive winter storm. Modestino shared a partially frozen video of his own car.
Modestino soon met Tesla critics came to her aid to complain about her problems. Others offered her advice on how to open her car, including using an app on her phone to unlatch the door.
“You don’t have to use Twitter to learn how to use an expensive car,” wrote one.
“You don’t need a car cover to drive an expensive car. ‘
The meteorologist responded to a controversial anti-Elon Musk-Tesla thread, revealing that he wasn’t criticizing Musk but merely showing off his own dilemma.
Modestino soon met Tesla critics who came to her aid to complain about Elon Musk and the car company — but was quickly reassured that she loved Tesla.
“OK, this worked… I didn’t mean to dig Elon (I love my car),” Modestino wrote. I just tweeted it because I thought it was a silly flaw for the price.
‘I’ve learned: the ability to unlatch, lengthen the unzip time, be less gentle with the second baby and the car cover. Ty for your help, be kind and Merry Christmas.
On the other hand, some criticized Modestino for paying nearly $50,000 for the car and not having a garage to put it in.
“If you have a Tesla, you should have enough money to garage it,” one person wrote.
Modestino replied, “Okay, but no.”
Virginia radio personality Domenick Natty has revealed that his Tesla S won’t charge in extreme cold weather.
Nati documented in a TikTok video what happened when she tried to charge her EV on Saturday
Modestino, meanwhile, wasn’t the only Tesla owner to have a hard time with his car over the Christmas holidays.
Domenick Natty, 44, a Tesla owner in Virginia, was forced to cancel Christmas plans with his son after a winter storm failed to charge his electric car.
Nati told Business Insider how he hooked up his Tesla S to a supercharger in Lynchburg on Friday when temperatures dipped below 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, as time went on, the charging rate decreased as the temperature dropped before the car stopped charging completely.
He then tried again on Christmas Eve, but after several hours of nothing happening, decided to leave the car in the parking lot and go home.
Nati tried charging her Tesla S at home, but it didn’t work there either.
So, he returned on Christmas Eve and posted a video on TikTok of his efforts to charge the car.
Nati said he tried to reach out to Tesla for help, but received no response.