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Falcon Wing Doors, self cleaning interior?

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by Faiz71, Sep 30, 2017.

  1. Faiz71

    Faiz71 Member

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    Today we've experienced a totally new and hidden feature of our Model X. The "self cleaning interior Falcon Wing Doors. After a rain shower I opened one of the Falcon Wing Doors and was treated with a decent amount of water pouring down on the back seat. We are now giving our passengers an umbrella in case it rains.

    Is this a common problem (design fault) or an incident that can be solved?
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  2. boaterva

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    Hm... I remember one of the first X YouTube posts I ever saw was about the ability to stop the FWDs half way up to serve as an umbrella in the rain. I wonder if that’s an idea until the water evaporates/runs off? Would the decreased angle help the water run more onto the roof?

    I agree it would be a good idea for the door to open over a gutter so running water wouldn’t run inside in any case....
     
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  3. Faiz71

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    @boaterva Thanks for pointing us in the right direction. I have googled regarding this issue, and it is possible to open the doors halfway. We have to check the manual how to set this up.
    Looks like some kind of beginners mistake ;) (last week we got this car, and it is amazing! and full of surprises :) )
     
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    I had this problem. Your seal should have a channel to divert the water down the B and C pillars. The channel is likely crushed together so the water just rolls over it onto the seats. Take it to the service center and they'll replace the seals under warranty.
     
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    #5 Faiz71, Sep 30, 2017
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    Thanks @Odenator We will contact our service center. (aarrgghhhhh they are closed on Saturdays.......)
     
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    Thanks for that, I’ll need to check this (and do a demo, lol) on my car. I knew Tesla would have thought of this....
     
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    You could try the carwash ;-)
     
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    Excellent idea, but perhaps I won't start off so drastic. :D
     
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  9. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    Just mention to the SC that you experience the water effect like the OP when it rains. They will do the test for you and replace the seals if necessary. That is what they did in my case. No demo needed.;)
     
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    Short update: Just called the service center, and they are going to order some stuff to fix this issue. Perhaps they can align the left FWD a tiny bit, as the lower right side is not completely free from the roof when the door is fully opened.
    On the second picture you can see the rubber sealing of the left door is a getting bit squeezed between the door and the roof.
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    I live in Washington State and my daughter was in her car-seat and when I opened the fwd, she took a cold shower. The X was sitting in the rain for a bit so there was some rain that settled on top of the car.
    Thanks for the tip. I'll be calling the SC to get an appointment.
     
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