Doors Get a Firmware Update - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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2016 Tesla Model X: Doors Get a Firmware Update

by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on September 12, 2016

2016 Tesla Model X

It had barely been a month since the previous firmware update for our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X when I received a notification to schedule the next one.

Somewhat confusingly, this update had the same name as the last one (v7.1), and it, too, had to do with the Falcon Wing doors.

After the update, the screen reported that the "Falcon Wing Door closing behavior has been improved" in that each door "will stop and open back up slightly if it encounters an obstacle while closing."

That's a good thing. Previously, I suppose, the door would just stop if it hit an obstacle, potentially trapping whatever it was. Ouch. Meanwhile, I'm still waiting for an update that fixes the headrests.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 7,800 miles

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