I swear it's the last Tesla news I'm gonna share in electric car forums today!
Tesla has pushed through a software update to reduce the chance of phantom detection on the Model X’s falcon doors, but now it seems another issue has popped up.
According to the automaker, the update to the operation of the doors was to “to improve closure consistency and reduce false detection of obstacles,” but that same update increased the pinch risk.
Owners had complained that the doors would falsely detect an object and close or stop moving on their own. This convinced Tesla that an update was needed to improve operation, but the software change apparently disabled pressure sensitive sensors in the door frames, which means that the doors won’t stop and reverse when on obstruction such as a hand is in the way. Instead, additional sensors on the door (not pressure sensitive) must determine that an obstruction exists.
Tesla has so far declined to comment on the potential safety issue.
A pair of YouTube video posted by MEtv Product Reviews shows the door slicing a cucumber in half after the software update. You can check both videos out below.