Ludicrous Mode Broke the Model X - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

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edited May 2016 in Tesla
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Ludicrous Mode Broke the Model X - 2016 Tesla Model X Long-Term Road Test

A minor flaw spotlighted by a major advantage in the Edmunds long-term 2016 Tesla Model X.

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  • faztang1faztang1 Member Posts: 13
    Broke the Model X? Nice headline bait, I fell for it. A broken iphone port is a broken Model X? Talk about a reach. Plus it sounds like you didn't even secure your phone correctly. So YOU broke the Model X.
  • actualsizeactualsize Santa Ana, CaliforniaMember Posts: 451
    edited May 2016
    Yes, and this incident negated my post on installing the dock components, which come in a bag with a pair of interchangeable retainers for the iPhone 6 and 6 plus. Had they been in place where I left them, these fences would have prevented this. But they had been removed by a previous driver, presumably because they only accommodate a naked phone. They are not compatible with any sort of case, which makes it a crummy design.

    I'll try again when we get the replacement part and I swap out the broken one.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Member Posts: 1,021
    An inability to handle a case is only one aspect of crummy design. The other failure is that the port is iPhone only, excluding the approximately 100 million Android phones that use a micro USB plug. In 2016 it is beyond stupid that Tesla persists in accommodating Apple customers and not Android also.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Headline bait for sure; give us a [real] break.
  • drcomputerdrcomputer Member Posts: 82

    An inability to handle a case is only one aspect of crummy design. The other failure is that the port is iPhone only, excluding the approximately 100 million Android phones that use a micro USB plug. In 2016 it is beyond stupid that Tesla persists in accommodating Apple customers and not Android also.

    The Model X DOES come with a micro USB adapter and they have said they will soon provide a USB C adapter.
  • dkeendkeen Member Posts: 1
    @mercedesfan - the newer models are much, much better. My wife drives a 2013 85. It feels okay and always has. My 2015 P90D feels like granite. I launch it multiple times a day, every day (meter lights on onramps, or just for fun) and it feels as solid as the day I got it. 12k miles now which isn't much but I haven't noticed any degradation.
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