Looks Like Tesla's Model X Update Hasn't Fully Fixed Its Falcon Doors

SUV

At least they'll stay shut now, eh?

Of all the really clever things about the Tesla Model X, perhaps the most quirky addition it brings to the EV SUV table is its falcon door arrangement. Not only are they frigging awesome, but they're also incredibly clever, thanks to proximity sensors and the like. At least, that was the plan: owners spotted a potentially dangerous problem, and Automotive News is reporting Tesla's update to rectify it may have caused another serious issue with the doors.

Though the fix now means Tesla Model X passengers and drivers won't have to hold the doors down themselves when the car's on the move, it does appear that this new software alteration has simply made them a health and safety hazard in another area.

You Might Also Like
These Were The Final Mainstream Italian Supercars With A Manual Gearbox
These Were The Final Mainstream Italian Supercars With A Manual Gearbox
8 Models Separated At Birth - Same Name, Different Cars
8 Models Separated At Birth - Same Name, Different Cars

By adjusting the sensors in the doors, it now seems they're more likely to close - albeit with something in the door aperture. Of course, slicing through cucumbers is one thing, but there's a potentially serious health hazard here for anyone who gets arms or fingers caught as the Model X's doors close. Even though someone's already claiming the pain when the self-closing doors do shut themselves with an arm in the way "isn't as bad as I thought," it's not an entirely representative study of the kind of damage such a fault can do to, say, children. Hopefully Tesla issues another update that fixes this new issue.

5 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 BMW X5

After driving the car for the first time, here are our key takeaways.

Watch The BMW M2 Competition Lap The Ring In 7:52

That was supercar territory not long ago.

Kim Jong-un Gets Classy With New Ride

So much for sanctions.

Drifting A 1,000-HP Corvette On Mountain Roads Takes Some Serious Skill

Thought drifting the entire Nurburgring was challenging? Try it in a 1,000-hp Corvette on a mountain road with no safety rails.

Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Truck Makes More Power Than Anything You’ve Got

This crazy beast is even more powerful than the Ford GT.

Ford Imagines A Future With No Traffic Lights

Stopping at junctions could be a thing of the past in the future.

One-Off Ferrari 330GT Speciale Is A 50-Year-Old Dream Come True

This stunning coachbuilding project is a tribute to legendary Italian designer Giovanni Michelotti.

Students Create 600-HP Honda Civic Hybrid Rallycross Machine

Deep Orange 9 is our kind of school project.

Is The Jaguar XE SV Project 8 Way More Powerful Than Advertised?

Jaguar claims the super sedan has 592 horsepower under the hood.

What's Hot

Related Cars

Starting MSRP
$79,500

Related Reviews

2017 Bentley Bentayga First Look Review: The Most Powerful SUV In The World May Have Been Beaten To The Punch
First Look
60
2017 Bentley Bentayga First Look Review: The Most Powerful SUV In The World May Have Been Beaten To The Punch
2017 Tesla Model X Review
Model Overview
0
2017 Tesla Model X Review
2019 Lamborghini Urus First Look Review: Has Lamborghini Built The Best SUV In The World?
First Look
15
2019 Lamborghini Urus First Look Review: Has Lamborghini Built The Best SUV In The World?