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Now, take this with a grain of salt as I have not verified it yet, but was more information I have heard from them.

Background, I have. 23 AWD on order, received, the confirmation # on 5/18 at 1309 hours, and we all know it opened at 1300 hours, And got the order number on the 19th….so yes I am real!
Now to the points…

The dealership should now have a EV specialist in place….that is versed with EV …. Could be anyone, so perhaps someone has/had taken the training, sales/service/management.

And not just a person that wants your order…. So need to talk with them, as they have the insight….

And, what really caught me off guard, was the dealership knows their allocations…

Now again, and I hate speculation, this is what was conveyed to me, and yes I said, say that again!!!

Thought it was interesting and will see what the dealership has to say. I’m sure there will be some push back, but will get an answer!

Hopefully, my other posters and follows can check with their dealership and see if we get an answer.
 

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I've driven many Lyriq's during the development process. It's a door.. it opens, you get in, you close it. it is so normal I can't even recall exactly how it works.
I do remember...
When you touch the door the "presenter" opens the door a few inches. When you open the door the presenter retracts. If you want the presenter to retract without opening the door you touch the handle again. If the 12V battery is dead you use the physical key in the fob to open the rear hatch.
I couldn't find a door release when I did it (I crawled into the front seat to open the driver's door) but was an early prototype. I have been told there will be a tab to pull to open the driver's door.
 

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It appears that Cadillac has a chip/part shortage needed to operate the door handles. The current design is not Cadillac quality IMHO. Maybe Cadillac should provide retrofits at no cost at a later date.
 

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It appears that Cadillac has a chip/part shortage needed to operate the door handles.
It don't believe the current design has anything to do with chip/part shortages. They just tried to do something different, and people aren't liking it (right or wrong).

On the pre-production cars, the front and back doors worked the same - where the doors popped open when you pushed the handle button and you grabbed the back of the door edge to open (has a rubber pad). Apparently they got focus group feedback that this was too difficult. So they they added the grab handles on the front doors and left the back door operation unchanged. I don't think that change was really a great improvement, and has it's own issues.

To this day, all of the produced Caddy videos and web site content show the original front doors without the grab handles.

It sounds like they will change door operation yet again to something different yet, at either 2024 model year or a later date. It remains to be seen if the third time is the charm.
 

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It don't believe the current design has anything to do with chip/part shortages. They just tried to do something different, and people aren't liking it (right or wrong).

On the pre-production cars, the front and back doors worked the same - where the doors popped open when you pushed the handle button and you grabbed the back of the door edge to open (has a rubber pad). Apparently they got focus group feedback that this was too difficult. So they they added the grab handles on the front doors and left the back door operation unchanged. I don't think that change was really a great improvement, and has it's own issues.

To this day, all of the produced Caddy videos and web site content show the original front doors without the grab handles.

It sounds like they will change door operation yet again to something different yet, at either 2024 model year or a later date. It remains to be seen if the third time is the charm.
How can grabbing the back of the door be a good idea by Cadillac? There should be enough time by year end to straighten out the door handle issuse before the production 2023 Lyriqs start shipping in mass.
 

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How can grabbing the back of the door be a good idea by Cadillac?
Didn't say it was a good idea - just that it was that way for all the doors with the first version. They were going for the clean look with nothing sticking out like door handles. Then they punted and added the grab handles to the front. Anyway that's still how the back doors work regardless - where you need to grab the back of the door. Really the whole setup is identical to the Mustang Mach E - for good or bad.
There should be enough time by year end to straighten out the door handle issuse before the production 2023 Lyriqs start shipping in mass.
Not likely. It was indicated that the change would be in 2024 model year at the earliest. 2023 cars are rolling now for Debut order holders. They wouldn't make a mid-model year change for something that significant - not how GM works.
 
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