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$#@%^ DOORS!!

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by Cosmacelf, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Cosmacelf

    Cosmacelf Active Member

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    New fail today. Pull up to the school's kid pick up line while chatting on the hands free phone. Put the car in park. My kid hits the falcon wing door handle. Doesn't open. presses it again. Doesn't open. I look at the 17" screen, and the door open/close screen is displayed just as it should be when in park, but the icons for the falcon wing door open/close are missing. CRAP! In desperation, I lean into the back seat and reach over and lift on on the interior door open button doohickey. The door finally opens.

    Yesterday's fail was that the other falcon wing door wouldn't close all the way while I had the whole family in the car waiting to go to dinner. I had to open/close the falcon wing door three times before it latched all the way finally.

    Last week's fail occurred the very first morning I had the car back from an almost 2 week stay at the shop (to fix, what else? The doors). If I pressed on the brake to "start" the car in park before the falcon wing door closed all the way, it would beep at me and stop closing the door.

    The door problems I had before I brought it in was the passenger front door wouldn't open/close reliably, and the falcon wing doors would sense phantom obstructions - the latter was fixed apparently by reaffixing the sensors in the door and replacing some interior trim, the former by a new door latch.

    Five months with this car, and the doors have never worked right and still don't reliably open and close. At some point I'll have to take the car in for its fifth repair trip.
     
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  2. Monkey

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    Fifth repair trip? Doors still don't work? Jeezus... I think if it were me, I'd be telling them to keep the car and order me a new one.

    ...I've owned mine for 3 1/2 weeks now. All my doors, and everything else, are working fine. <knocks on obeche wood> I won't lie and say I don't have a few issues to be addressed, I do. I have a small creaking noise in the dash and [I think] I know what's causing it, should be an easy fix. I have an alignment issue with my rear hatch. I have some over-spray on the hood and I'll have the detailer address that when I get the car there -- so busy lately. Had some concerns with the auto-unlock feature, but got that sorted out as that was just figuring out how everything works and best practices for key fobs when at home.

    I hope you get yours fixed.
     
  3. ModelXBoy

    ModelXBoy No More Door Captain of TMC! Oh Yeah Baby!

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    What is your VIN? When was it delivered? if you don't mind me asking. Thanks.
     
  4. Cosmacelf

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    Signature, dec 30, 22x
     
  5. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I noticed with the latest update the FWD can only be opened from the screen when the car is parked
     
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  6. Cosmacelf

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    I had a small creak in the dash too. Took them a while to isolate and fix it, but they did fix it.
     
  7. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    Had the car for about 3 weeks, luckily no door problems. The only thing that bugs me is the rattle from the trunk that they couldn't/didn't fix at my SC appointment on Friday and the lack of a sunshade.
     
  8. Cosmacelf

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    Yeah, I fixed my sunshade issue just by getting an aftermarket tint on the windshield. Doesn't look great from the inside without the visors, but at least it is functional now.
     
  9. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I also did the 10% aftermarket tint but would still appreciate a sunshade on the 95+ days
     
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    Please do share your auto unlock experience and key fob practices. I too have had issues with it working and can't figure out why I have to press the door twice to unlock then swing open when auto unlock should do part 1 when I approach.
     
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    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    This thread title is pretty much the main thing that goes through my head when I think of my X.
     
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  12. Colby Boles

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    Same here. The silliest thing is that it won't let you remove the charging connector without unlocking the car first in some other way. It knows I am pushing the button on the connector, it knows I have the fob in my pocket - why not just release the charging connector for me? Many times, I'm not even wanting to unlock the car right now - I just need to unplug the charging cable to get it out of the way for some other reason.
     
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  13. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I would like the charge port to open automatically with the HPWC when the car is locked
     
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    Wondering if the child lock option has something to do with this behavior. Try touching the lock icon at the top left quarter of the 17" screen and see if that changes the door opening.
     
  15. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    I have that creak too. I am afraid to ask them to fix it until I know they can. Did they say what caused it?
     
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    ohmman Maximum Plaid Member

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    I had it, it was fixed, and here is what Tesla put on my invoice:

     
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    Those of you who got the tint -- did that change the reflectivity of the windshield from the inside?
     
  18. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    I got the tint as soon as I took delivery on the top portion of the panoramic windshield. Don't really have any reflection issue
     
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    Thank you!
     
  20. Cosmacelf

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    With regard to noise, that kind of noise can be caused by any number of things. I doubt our two cars had the same problem.

    Today's door issue was that the driver side window decided not to retract when I opened and then closed the door resulting in the feeling that I was going to crack the glass. I rolled down the window and back up and it seemed to work ok.

    The issue that started this thread was actually caused by a setting. There is a setting that says not to unlock when the car is put in park, which has the side effect of not being able to open the falcon wing doors from the touchscreen (which isn't good design, IMHO, since you can open the driver and passengers doors in this mode from the touchscreen). I guess the service folks had set that setting while the car was in the shop.
     

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