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Wired.com...Tesla’s Model X Has Bigger Problems Than Faulty Falcon Doors

Discussion in 'Model X' started by fbitz777, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. fbitz777

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  2. eyespii

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    So here are the "problems" that "aren't related to the doors"

    1) it was delayed (but, it's out now, so how's it a problem now?)
    2) "ghosting" through the big sky windshield
    3) ...the doors...
    4) the 17" screen freezes up and needs to be rebooted
    5) window/passenger window issues
    6) 3rd row seat recall

    Of the 6 "problems" that aren't doors, 4 of them link directly back here to TMC, 1 of them is about the doors, and 1 is a recall that tesla is addressing. What would these "news sites" do without us?

    Seriously though, our MX has had its fair share of issues, but Tesla has been awesome at addressing them. Would buy again in a heartbeat.
     
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  3. xkwizit

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    Seriously, the internet journalists just browse TMC and select the negative posts. They don't even bother to find out what percentage of cars have an issue. And of course, we have several people here who believe that this is the only way to teach Tesla a lesson.
     
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  4. ohmman

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    Six Ways WIRED Wants Your Clicks
    1. Tesla Problems
    2. Tesla's Awesomeness
    3. Trump Doesn't Like Tesla
    4. Elon Musk Says Trump Drives a Tesla
    5. Tesla Problems are Awesome
    6. Tesla's Awesomeness is a Problem

    Seriously, it still surprises me (though I guess it shouldn't) that news organizations come to TMC for their data. I wonder how much validation is performed.
     
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  5. MikeC

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    Pathetic "journalism". They basically trolled TMC for issues posted by unverified owners. And "KBB analyst" Karl Brauer has been a permabear for as long as I can remember.
     
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  6. TaoJones

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    Meanwhile, if you really want to have some fun, create an "article" with the words "fire" and "Tesla" (or "upgrade" and "Tesla") in the headline and watch the market bots go crazy. No, don't really do this. But it's pretty amusing or concerning, depending upon your viewpoint, of how easily an article either goes viral or affects the market (short term only, but still) without much verification *whatsoever*.
     
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  7. CaliX

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    So weird I have has some issues but none of the ones listed in the article... I think they just want more money from their ad base. Love my X!
     
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  8. K-MTG

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    He forgot to mention the most important complaint of all....."No word on the sunshade"!!!
     
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    systemcrashed Please Reboot

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    #10 eye.surgeon, Apr 26, 2016
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    I love how any media coverage of Tesla that isn't a love letter is viewed as some dark conspiracy :rolleyes: Frankly some honest discussion about serious launch issues would help hold Tesla's feet to the fire and encourage them to improve QC.
     
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    @eye.surgeon I hope you understand the difference between constructive criticism and misguided public flogging which is what is happening these days on TMC and becoming fodder for internet journalists.
     
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  12. sukhi

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    Total click bait. While I continue to be in the neutral category on Consumer Reports write-ups, this Wired piece is pure male bovine refuse. I could not possibly elaborate more without going into an off-topic commentary about the absurdity of this article.
     
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  13. Mark Z

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    Wired is upset with the ad blocker, so I attempt to avoid their site.
     
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    here here ! ! ! !
     
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  15. EarlyAdopter

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    Wired.com Has Bigger Problems Than Faltering Readership
     
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    This list really did make me Laugh Out Loud. :)

    15 or 20 years ago Wired would publish interesting articles. Today, not so much.
     
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    10 years ago? Batteries Included
     
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    I read this article with some interest having driven a Model X almost 2000 miles since March. After finishing the article, I realized it had been a waste of time and went for another drive in my favorite vehicle.

    During that drive, I heard that Nissan is recalling the Leaf (and many other vehicles) due to an airbag safety issue.
     
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    Nissan...probably won't make the news, does not make for good click-bait. How long before we start seeing these "top 10 Tesla fails!"... "Tesla doesn't want you to know this secret!".. and so on.. *sigh*
     
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    It has made PLENTY of news. I've seen seeing articles about it all over the place. It's in the trending section for me on the right side of Facebook.

    Here's some media coverage:
    Airbag failure fears prompt Nissan to recall 3.53 million vehicles
    Nissan will recall 3.53 million vehicles because air bags may not deploy
    Nissan to recall more than 3.5 million vehicles over air bag sensor
    Nissan Recalls Nearly 4 Million Cars With Air Bag Problems
     
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