Submitted by RCorsa on Tue, 2017-07-25 11:16
All the talk about how safe the Tesla is, and the complains of silly things like water coming into the doors or Autopilot woes this is major safety feature that is missing. I am a long time Owner. We have a 2017 MX and MS after previously owning a 2015 MS. Yesterday my wife was driving my girls home from camp and my 7 year old shifted in her seat right as door close button had been hit and she braced herself on the door frame. Her right hand became pinned in the door for about 5 seconds until my wife could get the door open again. After several hours in the ER and X-rays that showed no fractures fortunately just soft tissue injury. I have to say I am shocked there are not better sensors to prevent this. Seems like even something as simple as optical sensor (like a garage door) could have been used during R and D. After all the engineering of these doors and the fact they pause to avoid external things while opening yet a basic safely feature like this was excluded. At this point, there may be a nicely equipped used MX for resale soon which is unfortunate since the rest of the car is great but my wife and daughter now have PTSD from the previously cool doors.