Some owners have recommended hitting a frozen handle with a bare hand to fix the problem, using a circular motion. Others suggest preconditioning the handles with silicone.

More blunt advice comes from a Canadian user: “Give it smack and stop complaining.”

Users can also heat the car interior from the app, but some have reported difficulties even then.

Model 3 owners have encountered various other problems in cold weather, including decreased range. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted last week that “many cold weather improvements” were on the way.

How those will apply to frozen door handles remains to be seen.

An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the Model 3 door handles pop out as you approach the door. That is true of the Model S handles

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