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After Fiery China Crash, Model X Rear Doors are Still Causing Problems for Tesla

When something as traumatic as a car crash happens, getting out of the car safely is the first priority. Especially if your car is on fire or pushed into the middle of traffic and vulnerable to being hit again. While the Model X car from Tesla offers numerous features, somehow that all important feature of exiting the vehicle seems to be lacking.

Key Takeaways:

  • The lawsuit stems from the inability of the rear-seat passengers to escape the burning vehicle through the rear doors.
  • Electrical glitches led some owners to condemn the automaker for its eye-catching but wonky rear doors. Tesla rolled out a software update to smooth out the issue.
  • There is a manual way to open the rear doors, which involves removing the speaker cover in the lower door panel and moving a latch. Passengers would not be aware of that.

“The lawsuit stems from the inability of the rear-seat passengers to escape the burning vehicle through the rear doors.”

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2017/04/fiery-china-crash-model-x-rear-doors-still-causing-problems-tesla/