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Frunk latch open mid-drive

I guess I should write here also what happened today. Potentially dangerous situation:

Just had interesting experience. I had a carry-on luggage in frunk, and after driving about half mile, while braking the car gave big alert that the frunk latch is open and I should stop driving.

I pulled over as soon as it was safe. Upon inspecting, the luggage had slid inside the frunk and the handle hit the release button.

Luckily I wasn't driving too fast.

Anyone else had similar happen to them?



As I was assuming and what people were commenting on the thread, it's law to have release inside. However, the placement and style makes it potentially dangerous. Maybe make it pull instead of push, so looks similar like the coat hangers inside the car. Or place flip-up cover on the button like you see on top of fighter pilot sticks for shooting stuff (at least in the movies). Those would prevent any objects sliding around and hitting the button.
 
Yes, it's regulated only in the US to have a release inside the car. If you are in certain parts of Europe, there is no interior release.

Yes, but is it the same type of switch as used in the Model 3 and in a vulnerable position to be accidentally triggered by luggage? I should go and take a look, but I rarely use the trunk in my X
 

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I guess I should write here also what happened today. Potentially dangerous situation:

Just had interesting experience. I had a carry-on luggage in frunk, and after driving about half mile, while braking the car gave big alert that the frunk latch is open and I should stop driving.

I pulled over as soon as it was safe. Upon inspecting, the luggage had slid inside the frunk and the handle hit the release button.

Luckily I wasn't driving too fast.

Anyone else had similar happen to them?



As I was assuming and what people were commenting on the thread, it's law to have release inside. However, the placement and style makes it potentially dangerous. Maybe make it pull instead of push, so looks similar like the coat hangers inside the car. Or place flip-up cover on the button like you see on top of fighter pilot sticks for shooting stuff (at least in the movies). Those would prevent any objects sliding around and hitting the button.

That does seem to be a bit of a design flaw.

I do like that your post had a problem, cause and solution all in one!

Personally I'm not a fan of fingerprints on the hood so I haven't used the frunk much.
 
Most designs appear to be a pull-thing or a lever-thing, neither of which is nearly as subject to accidental actuation. Agree: design improvement needed.

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