I went to the San Diego University town centre shopping mall in July and my husband spotted the Tesla store with the new Model X inside! We were in San Diego on holiday from New Zealand on our first day so quite exciting as there are no Tesla stores down here. We went into the store and wandered around the Model X. There was a lady buyer in the drivers seat with the salesman so we just looked about. I went the rear of the car and looked in. Suddenly out of the blue, the power tailgate started to close and I didn't see it. The salesman had suggested to the lady buyer she push the tailgate button,and Lo and behold, it came down with some powerful speed! It hit me square on the head with a bang and pushed me down with force. My husband grabbed me and tried to push the very heavy tailgate back up, with little joy. I suffered whiplash and very sore eyes afterwards - on my return to New Zealand two weeks later I had to attend the eye specialist with raised eye pressure. He had never seen a Tesla injury obviously. So I am a 5ft 3 mum - the lady buyer who pushed the button did not see me at all. So my questions: Why is there no sensor on the tailgate to stop injuries? Why is the button to close the tailgate not on the tailgate like my Mercedes? This enables the person operating it to check the area is clear. Is this car safe for children? What if a child pops their school bag in and then reaches back in to grab a tennis raquet? Will they be squashed in half by their own mother? Tesla???