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Model X - worth buying now

boney12

Member
Sep 27, 2019
7
-1
Central Jersey
hello members,

I am planning to buy a new Model X. Are there any known issues with falcon wings door? I understand there were issues in the past, but would like to know before I sign up for a significant investment.

Thank you!!
 
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Lhshockey24

Member
Nov 25, 2017
634
653
Livermore, CA + Lake Tahoe
Moving on from an early 2017 MX P100D and just took delivery of a 9/19 built long range X.

Never had door issues with the other car. The new one appears to have made some adjustments to the frame around the door to avoid the spots it used to rub.
 

teethdood

Member
Jan 30, 2017
398
527
Visalia, California
04/17 MX: no FWD issues
12/18 MX: left side FWD developed a phantom "object detected" issue, turns out sensor was loose, service center reglued it and all was fine.
Main FWD problem I found has nothing to do with the mechanism. Every time I opened it in public, I felt like I had to hurry up and close it because I'm showing off or something. Some will get over that feeling easily. I've always felt it though.
 

boney12

Member
Sep 27, 2019
7
-1
Central Jersey
04/17 MX: no FWD issues
12/18 MX: left side FWD developed a phantom "object detected" issue, turns out sensor was loose, service center reglued it and all was fine.
Main FWD problem I found has nothing to do with the mechanism. Every time I opened it in public, I felt like I had to hurry up and close it because I'm showing off or something. Some will get over that feeling easily. I've always felt it though.

I thought i was the only one who felt that it would just be too gaudy of a sight to own a Model X with those robotic doors opening upwards.But. I guess, it seems to be a shared feeling :). I think it is more to do with almost all other car on the planet made with conventional door, makes MX feel a bit out of place. But I guess, our of place can be a good thing too.
 

Lindamon

Member
Jul 18, 2019
106
257
USA
Just had a visit from my daughter and granddaughter. Used the FWD all the time, it’s soooo easy to get the child seat in compared to other cars, and entry/exit is a breeze.

2019 X Raven, had it two months now, 4000 miles, love the car more than any other in the last 46 years of car ownership.

FWD are too cool, and very useful. Best car ever.
 

earlyretirement

Model X 90D
Jul 13, 2013
254
93
San Diego, CA
I have a 2016 Model X and the Falcon wing doors used to open all the way up but the past several months only will raise part way. It's totally annoying. Even when there is no obstruction. I always have to manually open them and hold it down to manually fully open them.
 
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jet44

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Sep 8, 2019
39
10
Houston
I have a 2016 Model X and the Falcon wing doors used to open all the way up but the past several months only will raise part way. It's totally annoying. Even when there is no obstruction. I always have to manually open them and hold it down to manually fully open them.
What did your SC do to address that issue?
 

Terthen

Member
May 9, 2016
346
200
San Diego
I have a 2016 Model X and the Falcon wing doors used to open all the way up but the past several months only will raise part way. It's totally annoying. Even when there is no obstruction. I always have to manually open them and hold it down to manually fully open them.

in a software update, they changed default to not open all the way. Any chance this is left in that setting? I think it is in settings-vehicle-falcon door height? The change was made like 2 years ago though... so wouldn’t be just past several months... but worth checking and making sure set to Auto and not Low
 

jerseygirl18

jersey girl
Aug 21, 2019
516
184
Delray Bch/Chicago/Brklyn
I thought i was the only one who felt that it would just be too gaudy of a sight to own a Model X with those robotic doors opening upwards.But. I guess, it seems to be a shared feeling :). I think it is more to do with almost all other car on the planet made with conventional door, makes MX feel a bit out of place. But I guess, our of place can be a good thing too.
IDK, i must live in a very jaded area..no one seems to notice my car, my "wings" or anything. was kind of bummed by this , honestly! i will say i showed off the Xmas setting to some gals at a shop and they did whip out their phones to video it!!:p
 

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