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Rear hatch has no sensor

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by omega731, Jun 26, 2016.

  1. omega731

    omega731 Member

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    Upon delivery, my wife tested all of the doors for their ability to "sense." We noticed that the rear hatch didn't stop when she resisted (using hands to stop it.) Has this changed since the most recent update (FWD update)? I'm getting my "Due Bill" issues resolved, so I haven't been able to check.
     
  2. xkwizit

    xkwizit Member

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    Rear hatch doesn't have a sensor. However the .86 software update utilizes the sensor on top of the vehicle to detect clearance and stops the hatch from hitting the garage door or other obstructions. Of course like with all sensors that's dependent upon the positioning of the obstruction and so you need to be watchful and hold the hatch if it gets too close to the obstruction.
     
  3. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    The S hatch will stop closing or opening if you grab it with your hands, if I recall correctly.

    Are you saying the when the X hatch is in the process of closing or opening you cannot stop it easily with your hands? That surprises me.
     
  4. aesculus

    aesculus Still Trying to Figure this All Out

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    I am pretty sure my X stops when it hits something. On the past update it went up and kissed my garage door and immediately backed off about 2".
     
  5. swesson

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    I avoid the garage door issue by setting the high level of the hatch at my garage height. If im outside my garage, it is easier to lift it manually the rest of the way. gives me of peace of mind to know it won't hit the door!
     
  6. Hengist

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    Rear hatch stops when about 2 pounds of force is applied to its motion. Latest update will limit its rise based on FWD sensors.
     
  7. omega731

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    Thank you all for your responses. I will definitely recheck when we get it back.
     

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