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How will children close the rear doors?

Ronikarre

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Dec 15, 2015
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Hi!

I've been reading almost everything on this forum about 6 months now. And yesterday I got a question, and I believe that no one from Tesla has thought about this. Yesterday I saw VIN3s iCloud album and he demonstrated how to close the falcon wing doors. And as many of you saw, there is a red button on the side of the door. So the question is how will children close the door from outside?

Regards,

Roni
 

yesup

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Oct 13, 2014
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Toronto
There is also a button on the B Pillar. So you can use that if you want, but you need to get out of the way.

Safest for the children is for the driver to close the door from the touch screen.
 

hill

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Apr 21, 2015
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The OP could similarly be titled, "will kids still be able to smash their siblings' fingers in the door jambs while their inattentive parents aren't watching?"
:tongue:
That does evoke a question of sensor placement that detects little ones not in direct line of fire, but fingers still wrapped around the jamb - say if they're standing off to the side a bit.
.
 

aija SigX 649

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Sep 4, 2015
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The OP could similarly be titled, "will kids still be able to smash their siblings' fingers in the door jambs while their inattentive parents aren't watching?"
:tongue:
That does evoke a question of sensor placement that detects little ones not in direct line of fire, but fingers still wrapped around the jamb - say if they're standing off to the side a bit.
.

This too crossed my mind, but realized that the danger is no different than a regular door slamming shut! Perhaps it's even safer if there are pressure sensors that would retract the door in the event of interference. In any case, injury may be lessened simply due to the relatively slower/controlled speed of closure.
 
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AB4EJ

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Feb 25, 2015
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Since when do children shut doors? ;-)

Good observation. Kids' fingers getting smashed by closing car doors is generally done by parents, not by other kids. I inadvertently did it to my daughter, and my father reminded me that he inadvertently did it to me. (I didn't remember this). Of course, the power door closing system presents its own risks, but no more than the automatic door closing system in a minivan.
 

FlasherZ

Sig Model S + Sig Model X + Model 3 Resv
Jun 21, 2012
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Since when do children shut doors? ;-)

NEVER! :)

My kids fight over who gets to use the magic open/close button on the liftgate in the Model S. I imagine it will be worse with the Model X.
 

Roamer

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Aug 16, 2013
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NEVER! :)

My kids fight over who gets to use the magic open/close button on the liftgate in the Model S. I imagine it will be worse with the Model X.

My three year old grandson is crushed if I don't lift him up so he can push the rear lift gate button on the Model S.

Not a problem since the driver can open and close them from the flat panel when dropping off and picking up. Or use the FOB or push the button on the door or push the button on the door frame. Just make sure the kid lock setting is on so junior can't open them when you don't want them opened.
 

FlasherZ

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Jun 21, 2012
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My three year old grandson is crushed if I don't lift him up so he can push the rear lift gate button on the Model S.

Not a problem since the driver can open and close them from the flat panel when dropping off and picking up. Or use the FOB or push the button on the door or push the button on the door frame. Just make sure the kid lock setting is on so junior can't open them when you don't want them opened.

We have the rear seats, so they have access to the hidden button under the parcel shelf support. :) They don't need us to lift 'em.
 

MrBoylan

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Aug 2, 2013
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Since when do children shut doors? ;-)
Exactly.

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Good observation. Kids' fingers getting smashed by closing car doors is generally done by parents, not by other kids. I inadvertently did it to my daughter, and my father reminded me that he inadvertently did it to me. (I didn't remember this). Of course, the power door closing system presents its own risks, but no more than the automatic door closing system in a minivan.
See above.
 

Ronikarre

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Dec 15, 2015
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Sweden
I've been trying to send this post before but I couldn't so I have to write it again.
As I don't have children could we take my brother (5 years old) for example. Let's say that he forgets his iPad inside the car, he would easily open the door, but can't close it because the red button on the door side is to high up and he couldn't close the door from the inside because he has to get out at the same time so it would be like playing Russian roulette.
How would he close the door?
 

AnOutsider

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I've been trying to send this post before but I couldn't so I have to write it again.
As I don't have children could we take my brother (5 years old) for example. Let's say that he forgets his iPad inside the car, he would easily open the door, but can't close it because the red button on the door side is to high up and he couldn't close the door from the inside because he has to get out at the same time so it would be like playing Russian roulette.
How would he close the door?

We recently learned that the key fob has buttons on it for the doors, so that could work. Barring that, just leave it open if no adult is around I guess. I know my own son often goes out into the garage to get things from the car (and even to plug mine in if I forgot, bless him), and will leave the door open if he can't get it closed again. No big deal in a garage, and if it were anywhere else, I'd imagine he'd have an adult around.
 

Subhuman

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Aug 1, 2013
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The OP could similarly be titled, "will kids still be able to smash their siblings' fingers in the door jambs while their inattentive parents aren't watching?"
:tongue:
That does evoke a question of sensor placement that detects little ones not in direct line of fire, but fingers still wrapped around the jamb - say if they're standing off to the side a bit.
.

I would suspect that the falcon wing doors have some kind of pressure sensor and would retract similar to how a garage door opener operates.
 

thimel

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Feb 27, 2015
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Bonnie said her delivery specialist demonstrated that the falcon wind door will not pinch a finger. It detects the extra pressure and stops or reverses. A child should be able to safely use the button on the B pillar to close the door from the outside.
 

goneskiian

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Nov 16, 2012
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Bonnie said her delivery specialist demonstrated that the falcon wind door will not pinch a finger. It detects the extra pressure and stops or reverses. A child should be able to safely use the button on the B pillar to close the door from the outside.
This is what I was thinking. A 5 year old should be able to reach the B pillar switch from the ground standing outside.

If not, perhaps they can open the front door, wake up the touch screen and use that to close the falcon wing, then climb out and close the front door.
 

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