Rain water seeping while opening falcon doors..

Rain water seeping while opening falcon doors..

Guys yesterday I parked my model X outside my garage (a rare thing) and it rained. When the falcon wings opened and the family got in, water seeped in from the roof into the child seat. Is this a known and fixable issue. Anybody with a similar experience and a fix?

Vawlkus | December 3, 2018

Get the seals checked. Sometimes they get pinched.

Tesla Tony | December 3, 2018

That's what the service center asked as well. Is this a one time fix or repetitive (the pinching ie)

Vawlkus | December 3, 2018

So far it’s a one time for me.

tlees6 | December 3, 2018

When I got my MX last year, it has the same issue. I was told Tesla is working to fix the issue. Any one know the issue has been fixed?

Tesla Tony | December 3, 2018

@vawlkus - Do you live in a wet place? Did the issue go away after it was fixed? How long since you had the car?
@tlees6 - if it's a door design issue we are screwed..

Model X Guy | December 3, 2018
Model X Guy | December 3, 2018
Vawlkus | December 5, 2018

I live on the East Coast of Canada. We don’t get Seattle levels of rain, but we get a fair amount of it. :P

All it was for me was the seals were pinched and blocking the rain channels that normally divert the water around the door. Just needed to be re-glued in place so they weren’t blocking the channels anymore.

The fix was done back in June or July, and it’s been fine since then.

markcohen | December 5, 2018

I had the issue as well. The seal was installed incorrectly. When they are installed correctly there is a channel that snags water coming off the roof and keeps it from pouring into the back seat. The SC replaced my seal and its worked like a champ ever since.

Tesla Tony | December 6, 2018

Thanks guys! Will pick my car tomorrow after repairs. Hopefully.that will be end of it.

SteveMost | December 7, 2018

SC repaired leak last year. The car lost the “Model X” logo over the entrance on both sides because the fix installed a whole new ‘frame’...

mbp11 | January 9, 2019

I purchased the bumpers as you suggested on eBay and am eager to try it out. I just have to wait until it stops raining here in the SF Bay Area!

Nice instructions and photos.

Mike P