Updated Tesla Model X falcon wing door frustrates owners

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A software update of the complex computer-controlled gullwing doors on Tesla’s Model X may have created a bigger problem than the one it solved.

In an update this past week, Tesla says it adjusted a set of sensors inside the car doors that helped detect whether something was blocking a door from closing. Now, owners of the flashy battery-powered crossover worry those doors could severely injure hands and arms that get caught between the door frame and the Model X’s body.

A YouTube video posted by MEtv Product Reviews on Tuesday, Aug. 30, shows the door slicing a regular-size cucumber in half. A second video using a larger-circumference cucumber shows it taking several attempts to chop the vegetable in half.

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