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Falcon wing door buckled on glass roof

Padelford

Supporting Member
Jul 1, 2017
394
366
Seattle
I’ve had the FWD touch the top glass when opened. One sees a strange line running front to back near the top glass outside edge, and it took me a while to figure out what was causing it. I had both FWD adjusted to stop the touching.
 
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MS 60

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Jun 2, 2014
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26
New Jersey, USA
Wow! I am both surprised and shocked by this story. As an owner of both an S & an X, this is not what I want to hear. Of course, it is only right to share your experience. While not wanting to appear unsympathetic, I can happily report That I have no such issues with mine. But, since it is only two years old (almost), even though I have more miles on mine than you have on yours.
Perhaps I am just luckier than most owners, but I know quite a few others, and this is the first we have heard of this issue.
I hope you can successfully resolve it and Tesla will stand behind their warranty. Good luck to you.
 

FarmerDave

Supporting Member
Sep 3, 2015
547
311
Central PA
Has anybody had the falcon wings doors open up together and pinch the center piece? I purchased the car two days ago and yesterday I went to open up the doors to show off and the doors both opened at the same time I heard a cracking didn't think anything of it walked over to the door and noticed it had lifted up and cracked the glass in the passenger falcon wing door roof. Car has over 52,000 miles and is a 2016. Spoke to the mobile Tesla repair guy he said it may or may not be covered under warranty from the centerpiece glue lifting up. Has anybody else experienced this issue?
My 2016 Model X also has over 50,000 miles, and I have never gad this problem.
 

Redmiata98

Member
Oct 12, 2014
298
146
Northern Virginia, USA
My Jan 2016 X, at 53k does not have this problem but I do have a crack in the black plastic behind the driver’s side front windshield and the falcon door. I just noticed it yesterday but there is no separation only the crack. I quiet regularly open both falcons at the sane time and there are no cracks in the windows.
If you bought it from Tesla, it should be covered under theIr used car warranty. (The 4 year factory warranty probably already expired.) If you bought it elsewhere, take it back to them and tell them they need to replace the glass.
 
Jul 10, 2013
8
8
Jupiter, Florida
Has anybody had the falcon wings doors open up together and pinch the center piece? I purchased the car two days ago and yesterday I went to open up the doors to show off and the doors both opened at the same time I heard a cracking didn't think anything of it walked over to the door and noticed it had lifted up and cracked the glass in the passenger falcon wing door roof. Car has over 52,000 miles and is a 2016. Spoke to the mobile Tesla repair guy he said it may or may not be covered under warranty from the centerpiece glue lifting up. Has anybody else experienced this issue?
Yes, I had a 2016 Model X that cracked the center glass and falcon door when I dropped friends at the airport and raised the doors in 2018. I drove it to the Tesla service center and was told it happened with some of the earlier models. He checked the VIN and mine was one of the earlier 2016 models.

They fixed it under warranty. No hassle.
 

KentuckyX

Member
Mar 15, 2018
459
303
Louisville, KY
I think the OP is a “one and done” poster. There are a lot of missing variables in this story. Bought from Tesla? Salvage title? Prior accident involving frame damage? Low VIN?
 

Tastee

Member
Nov 1, 2018
35
17
Switzerland
You may want to get Tesla to reset or recalibrate the FWD for you. The other possibility is to reset them yourself: Model X Reset Techniques

Not related to your issue but I’ve cracked both FWD glasses in the two years we have owned it. I now always remind myself that the sensor sitS between the top of the doors and doesn’t sense a whole lot.
 

advierra

New Member
Mar 9, 2020
2
0
Campbell, California
This just happened to my 2016 P90D two days ago. One door opening up caused the center glass to buckle. Center glass and now both falcon door glass panels are cracked.

My service appointment is June 29 so we will see if it’s a warranty issue. No accidents on my car.
 
Nov 8, 2018
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281
LX
This just happened to my 2016 P90D two days ago. One door opening up caused the center glass to buckle. Center glass and now both falcon door glass panels are cracked.

My service appointment is June 29 so we will see if it’s a warranty issue. No accidents on my car.

Wow! Do keep us posted.
Any pics?
 

Wisco1

Member
Jun 7, 2020
5
10
Green Bay Wisconsin
I think the OP is a “one and done” poster. There are a lot of missing variables in this story. Bought from Tesla? Salvage title? Prior accident involving frame damage? Low VIN?

Not purchased from Tesla. Clean title. No accidents. Early Vin
I had the forum connected to my personal email promotion tab which i do not check
 

Wisco1

Member
Jun 7, 2020
5
10
Green Bay Wisconsin
JB Weld can fix the center panel adhesive issue, but Tesla needs to fix that glass. Return the car if they play games, the SC guys seem to get bonuses not to pay any warranty claims these days.
I hired a gentleman that does glass repair as the adhesive used was the same as what is used for windshields. Needless to say Tesla did not want to cover it due to miles and age. Also the spine cracked during the entire ordeal.
 

Wisco1

Member
Jun 7, 2020
5
10
Green Bay Wisconsin
My Jan 2016 X, at 53k does not have this problem but I do have a crack in the black plastic behind the driver’s side front windshield and the falcon door. I just noticed it yesterday but there is no separation only the crack. I quiet regularly open both falcons at the sane time and there are no cracks in the windows.
If you bought it from Tesla, it should be covered under theIr used car warranty. (The 4 year factory warranty probably already expired.) If you bought it elsewhere, take it back to them and tell them they need to replace the glass.
Purchased from a friend.
 

advierra

New Member
Mar 9, 2020
2
0
Campbell, California
A couple photos of my situation (posted originally a June 17).
The center piece has since flew off on the highway.
I'm a few months past 4 years and 2,000 miles past 50k. Anyone have thoughts on if this is still warranty?
 

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