The Tesla Model X Has Lovely Doors But Owners Can't Operate Them


The Model X seems to have many quality control issues.

Earlier this month, Tesla recalled the Model X for an issue with third row seat safety latches. As it turns out, this is far from the Model X's only issue. Now Model X owners are reporting annoying issues with the windows and doors. Owners have reported malfunctions such as doors not shutting or opening. Consumer Reports interviewed a Model X owner named Michael Karpf who said that the falcon-wing doors on his car wouldn't close and that the proximity sensors let the door bang into an overhang.


Other issues were reported such as the driver's door not opening (except from the inside) and the window not rolling down. Some owners have even had issues shutting the doors and have been forced to hold the door closed while driving. Problems with the doors coupled to the ongoing issue of the center screen freezing may start to make people doubt Tesla's build quality. A spokesperson from Tesla put out a statement that the company is "committed to making the world's most reliable cars. While we have seen some issues with early Model X builds, the issues are not widespread, and we are working closely with each owner to respond quickly and proactively to address any problems."

We knew that Tesla had delays when building the Model X that were related to the complicated falcon wing doors. The doors may be awesome, but some will now argue they are an unnecessary feature that was just too revolutionary to be put into production. We like the Model X and hope these issues can be fixed before public opinion on the car's reliability is permanently scarred.

Jason Davis

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