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Falcon Wing Doors Quality Poll (Everyone answer please!)

Discussion in 'Model X' started by mal_tsla, Sep 30, 2016.

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How would you describe the operation of your Model X's Falcon Wing Doors?

  1. Operate as-designed without issue always. No issues at delivery.

    66.7%
  2. Operate as-designed after repairs. Problems at delivery, fixed and have not recurred.

    27.4%
  3. Ongoing problems or recurring visits to service that have still not resolved the problems.

    5.9%
  1. mal_tsla

    mal_tsla Member

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    This is my first post here.

    We have a X90D on order, so I've been reading up on the vehicle to feel more prepared. A common thread, especially lately, is the quality of the FWD doors.

    By quality, I mostly mean their reliability/functioning. Example problems: Do they open/close properly in the various modes (full open, low open, close open)? Do they click, snap, or rub on chrome trim or other parts? Do they leak air/water into the cabin? Do they contact the front doors or any other part of the car they should not contact?

    There are so many stories of issues with the doors that it definitely creates a perception that any X driver should feel lucky each time they open successfully. Since forums like this are usually filled with complaints (who wants to post "My doors worked properly" every day?), I thought it might be helpful to fight the negativity bias with a quick poll of as many X drivers as possible.

    So, let's cast a wider net and (maybe) help those of us like myself who are waiting on an order and getting anxious about the X's FWD being a reliability mess
     
  2. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    No issues here.
     
  3. Firewired

    Firewired Member

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    Might be good to know VIN numbers for those that report issues. I believe production began for last September deliveries. My VIN is 6400 and was produced in May, my doors thankfully just work.
     
  4. outie

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    Driver side FWD tore off the chrome trim and seal on door 5 minutes after delivery. Repaired and working fine since. VIN in sig. Production mid-Sept.
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  5. goneskiian

    goneskiian Active Member

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    It's in my signature.
     
  6. dapao

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    It scares me twice because it was trying to close itself(maybe because of key) and almost caught my dog.
     
  7. Iwan

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    Mine had the 'rubbing' noise in the left FW door (3rd week sept delivery EU). Repaired and no problems afterwards.
     
  8. plasmo

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    My Drivers side FWD also tore off the gasket/seal of the door where it rubs against the chrome trim, occuring when opening the door when sensors detect an object next to it. This was discovered when we got home from delivery last week. :(
    Still not fixed, and waiting for service center to call when parts have arrived.

    Video on separate thread: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/posts/1742496/

    VIN: 75XX.
     
  9. NathanWolf

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    Wow, my VIN is 65XX, delivered 9-15 .. that seems like a big jump!

    I've had no FaWD problems so far. The accidental FOB close-all-doors happened once while taking delivery, immediately turned that option off. No issues in our garage, after gaining some confidence I set them to always open fully in there.
     
  10. jay-bay

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    Took delivery of my 60D at Fremont Factory on Tuesday, the driver side FWD made a creek sound when opening and the delivery specialist had them send it to the service department to fix. Worked fine until I got home and then it happened again. Wednesday night the creek sound was still there and now the popping of plastic noise started happening on same door. Drove it directly to service center to fix it, they claimed it just needed "lubrication" and it seems to be gone, but now the passenger side FWD is doing the popping noise. Delivery and build certainly feels rushed...
     
  11. jeffro01

    jeffro01 Active Member

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    End of Q is never a good time to ask about Tesla quality... :)

    Jeff
     
  12. LuckyX

    LuckyX Stormtrooper X60D, Autopilot, and Hitch

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    My driver side fwd will only make a click/snap sound in really restricted areas. No rubbing or scraping of any sort.

    I'm happy with my wings.
    Vin 175xx
     
  13. Buckeye4

    Buckeye4 Member

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    No X issues at all in first 4 days and 360 miles.
     
  14. mal_tsla

    mal_tsla Member

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    Fair point, but I'm hoping everyone that has a Model X will answer the poll, not just those with recent deliveries.
     
  15. wanaxnow

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    In our experience with our X, a majority of the issues are a result of the software (if you can call them issues). The behavior can change wildly depending on what has been tuned or not tuned. Recently I noticed that they've disabled one of the safety sensors embedded within the top inner edge of the door. That was a bit surprising to me as we have two toddlers who I do fear will be reaching up when the doors close if I am not careful. Mechanically things have been good. There is some creaking and popping when the door opens and closes, but I don't think much of those to tell you the truth.
     
  16. plasmo

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    With the amount of money you paid for the car, I personally think it should always open perfectly...even in really restricted areas.
     
  17. FarmerDave

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    Some glitches early on that were corrected by OTA software updates.
     
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  18. passcore

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    No issues whatsoever- 2700 miles so far. We have a child in a car seat and so we use the fwd quite often.
     
  19. TacC

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    I have the same exact two issues. The door is still fully functional, though, so I'm happy and not ini a hurry to take it in.

    The driver door on the other hand...
     
  20. K-MTG

    K-MTG Sunshade Captain of TMC

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    no issues with the FWD 5k miles
     

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