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Beware spoiler raising with tailgate open

Discussion in 'Model X' started by ohmman, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I had an issue in the garage today. I have the habit of pushing the tailgate up to the maximum height without touching the garage door. I had it open for some time today while loading items into the back. I walked away (maybe fob went out of range?) and when I returned, the spoiler had raised itself while the tailgate was up.

    Thankfully, I hadn't opened it as high as I normally do. The spoiler cleared the garage door by millimeters. But certainly something to keep in mind until they identify/fix the bug.
     
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  2. BigMskiman

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    Thanks, the conservative "tailgate open" while in my garage has been a welcome extra clearance while enabling dog entrance. But I've thought to push it further on occasions for loading too. So now we have a vampire spoiler eating up our valuable garage door space?
     
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    commasign Active Member

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    I swear there's a gremlin in my liftgate controlling my spoiler. He's giggling all the time, randomly opening and closing the spoiler at will, no rhyme, no reason. Sounds like a gremlin snuck into your liftgate too. ;)
     
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  4. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Spoiler shade for extra protection
     
  5. Blastphemy

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    This happened to me yesterday. It would be really nice if Tesla could control its own spoiler!
     
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  6. ohmman

    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    This happens when the car times out with the liftgate open. I don't know what the timeframe is, but it appears to lock the doors as well. I had it happen in the driveway recently when the liftgate was open but I couldn't open the driver's side door. When I unlocked it, the spoiler rose.
     
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    That's an interesting bug..so the timeout causes doors to lock but doesn't close them??
     
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    Deters lazy thieves who can't be bothered to go through the back.
     

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