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Robocheme

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Feb 3, 2017
218
214
Northern California
I picked up my Y on Friday and drove it home without incident. I pulled into the garage and congratulated myself on not getting into an accident on its first trip. I then opened the hatch and watched in horror as it hit the open garage door!

I almost had a heart attack, but, miraculously, there were no chips, marks or scratches.

So my advice is to open the hatch by hand until it comes within 1-2 inches from the garage door and push the close button on the hatch for >3 seconds until you hear a chime. That sets the auto open position. Then test it.

The only downside is that when I'm in a parking lot, I have to push it open all the way to avoid hitting my head on the hatch. Minor inconvenience, IMHO

Cliff
 

BeeBee

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Mar 15, 2020
102
58
Boston Suburb
I picked up my Y on Friday and drove it home without incident. I pulled into the garage and congratulated myself on not getting into an accident on its first trip. I then opened the hatch and watched in horror as it hit the open garage door!

I almost had a heart attack, but, miraculously, there were no chips, marks or scratches.

So my advice is to open the hatch by hand until it comes within 1-2 inches from the garage door and push the close button on the hatch for >3 seconds until you hear a chime. That sets the auto open position. Then test it.

The only downside is that when I'm in a parking lot, I have to push it open all the way to avoid hitting my head on the hatch. Minor inconvenience, IMHO

Cliff
Been there done that ☹️ I still stand nearby each time I open it in my garage to make sure it stops at the desired position. I fear that one of the recent software updates will wipe it out and go back to full open. That hasn’t happened. It’s just my OCD. I also re-open the mail slot a second time when I mail a letter to make sure the letter went down
What options/colors are on your MY? Post pics.
 

DDrawer

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Mar 25, 2019
656
602
PA
Yeah, just be advised, we have had a report from at least one person here that had that happened, and then their setting for height was reset without them knowing and it did it again.
 

SparkyTX

Member
Feb 26, 2020
266
85
Houston, Tx
I just test drove a Y and noticed the hatch opens in an extremely high position. I'm afraid for it to open in my garage, I will have to bend down to get into it. I've taken precations and put a pad on my garage door in case it does hit it. The foam wrap for water pipes makes an excellent bumper. I wrapped the garage door handle in it since it is the part the door would hit first.
 
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Scooby24

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Mar 19, 2020
116
196
Olathe, KS
It's crazy that there wouldn't be a default height set for the rear hatch to somewhere below the normal threshold for an open 7' high garage door.
 

mswlogo

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Aug 27, 2018
6,164
5,323
MA, NH
Put some foam on the back of your garage door where it will hit.;)

I also put a hanging tennis ball so that I pull into the exact spot.

I have several "safeties" on my garage doors, in case someone hits garage door button with hatch open as well.
Did that before my Tesla's and it has saved some bruises.
 

SparkyTX

Member
Feb 26, 2020
266
85
Houston, Tx
Put some foam on the back of your garage door where it will hit.;)

I also put a hanging tennis ball so that I pull into the exact spot.

I have several "safeties" on my garage doors, in case someone hits garage door button with hatch open as well.
Did that before my Tesla's and it has saved some bruises.

mswlogo,

What do you mean by safeties? I had the door closed on my present car twice and I would love to know a way to prevent that for my Y.
 

mswlogo

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Aug 27, 2018
6,164
5,323
MA, NH
mswlogo,

What do you mean by safeties? I had the door closed on my present car twice and I would love to know a way to prevent that for my Y.

I installed these rollers when I got my Jeep Grand Cherokee. And they did kick in and worked on the Jeep.

I have not retested carefully with the Model X but they might need some tweeks. The spoiler on Model X could get tricky though.


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dgstan

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Jun 28, 2018
411
321
Campbell, CA
You can also move the garage door's optical sensors up higher to make sure the hatch isn't blocking the door when you go to close it. I know code calls for them to be 8" off the ground, but I haven't had any city inspectors come by with yardsticks.
 

myMY808

Member
Feb 15, 2020
195
207
Hawaii
Is there a way to open the rear hatch manually without the power assist kicking in? The last car I had with a power lift gate was a Toyota Venza and the power assist only kicked in if you used the button on the remote or dash. If you opened it via the release button on the hatch itself, the power assist didn't kick in. At the time, I thought it was a defect (or poor design), but now I'm thinking it may have been smart.
 

BeeBee

Member
Mar 15, 2020
102
58
Boston Suburb
Is there a way to open the rear hatch manually without the power assist kicking in? The last car I had with a power lift gate was a Toyota Venza and the power assist only kicked in if you used the button on the remote or dash. If you opened it via the release button on the hatch itself, the power assist didn't kick in. At the time, I thought it was a defect (or poor design), but now I'm thinking it may have been smart.
You can move it in the middle of opening and then it can be moved manually up or down. But it takes a bit of force to do so.
 

SparkyTX

Member
Feb 26, 2020
266
85
Houston, Tx
I installed these rollers when I got my Jeep Grand Cherokee. And they did kick in and worked on the Jeep.

I have not retested carefully with the Model X but they might need some tweeks. The spoiler on Model X could get tricky though.


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Thanks for the details. I've not thought of putting rollers in the possible contact points. Great idea!
 
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maximus96

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Apr 19, 2020
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Bay Area CA
I would set the memory to a low height then readjust once inside the garage. After it stops at the memory spot you can push it up some more to reset the memory.
 

Dude85D

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Nov 3, 2015
105
52
LA/OC
I put up pipe insulation after it took out a very small chip out of my spoiler.
I usually back in but head in only when I'm charging. This has saved me many times already!
 

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