Submitted by johnr on February 24, 2017
An embarrassing moment for the Tesla Model X salesman demonstrating the Model X falcon wing doors to prospective customers. The model X was parked next to my Model S which had an open rear door. The salesman was about to demonstrate the safety sensors on the falcon wing doors of the Model X and I asked if it would be safe for me to leave my door open. The salesman claimed that it would not be a problem and that my door would be safe. Not so! The sensors did not pick up by Model S rear door and the Model X falcon wing door struck my car. Fortunately no damage that I can see. But it does beg the question what if it was a baby in a pram. A very embarrassed salesman claiming he had never seen it happen before and that he would look into it. The door sensors on the Model X are not totally foolproof! It is ironic that it picked its brother model S to hit.