Tesla Model X Software Update 7.1 Improves Falcon Door And Seat Operation (w/video)


Keyfob Control Of Model X Doors

Keyfob Control Of Model X Doors

Tesla’s latest software update for the Model X (Version 7.1 – 2.20.45) adds improved Falcon Door and seat operation.

Video description:

“Tesla introduced a new update in firmware version 7.1 (2.20.45) that allows owner’s to close both the falcon wing doors and front doors through a single press of the key fob.”

As Teslarati explains:

“A new over-the-air software update v7.1 (2.20.45) has gone out to Tesla Model X owners that allows for better control of the vehicle’s electronically actuated seats and famed falcon wing doors. Most notable in the update, a minor change to the company’s existing version 7.1, introduces a feature that provides individual control of the vehicle’s second-row seating directly from the center touchscreen.”

“Model X owner’s are also presented with a feature that will close the falcon wing doors, self-presenting front doors, and even the rear trunk hatch all in a single swoop through a press of the key fob.”

Before the updated, closing all of these openings was a multi-step process that took quite a bit of time.

Though the door update is a welcome feature, it’s the improved seat operation that’s most notable.

As the release notes explain:


“You can now control and monitor the second-row seats from the touchscreen. Simply tap the forward control to move the seat to the Easy Entry position and tap the backward control to return the seat to the full upright position. Press and hold the forward/backward control to adjust the seats manually (e.g. for child seats). You can access these new controls in Controls > Seats.”

Source: Teslarati

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18 Comments on "Tesla Model X Software Update 7.1 Improves Falcon Door And Seat Operation (w/video)"

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Unfortunately, leg crusher mode still exists for occupants of the third row.

And fortunately through the miracle of OTA software updates they will fix that issue too.

Should have been fixed as soon as the issue was raised. Safety first!

Actually Tesla should have found this software defect in pre-release testing, and fixed it before the Model X went of sale.

Tesla along with Jaguar Land Rover leads the automotive industry with the highest rate of software defects in their vehicles.


You’re just upset because they have broken one of the arrows from your quiver of complaints.

He also knows nothing of software development.

If surveyed iPhones users complained more often of software issues when compared to a lineup of flip phones circa 2007, would everyone claim that the flip phones were superior products?

If surveyed Teslas drivers complain more often of software issues when compared to a lineup of traditional autos, should everyone claim that traditional autos are superior products?

Perhaps it is reasonable to assume that a new breed of product which more heavily emphasizes software controls that can be updated, customized, and expanded will naturally focus more attention on software issues in any product survey

lol @ the Partridge Family Bus.

I have had this update since Memorial Day weekend and it is awesome to close all doors on the car with one press… Have not had any issues.

Is it normal for one of the falcon wing doors to lag behind the other when closing/opening, or does it mean that there might be a problem with the slower FW door? The driver-side FW door is a good two seconds behind the passenger-side FW door with no obstructions in sight.

Not normal afaik

Thanks for the response. In the other GIF/video that I’ve seen posted the FW doors were in sync.

“Door Lag” could be caused from a number of situations, as the doors evaluate in real time how to close using multiple sensor input, current position data and an Inverse Kinematic Goal to the next position in space.

Close to a building, car or person standing on one side? The door closest will be scanning and ‘react’ independently from the other. This is not a bad thing, and is to be expected.

The Model X with the door lag was in the middle of a big, empty parking lot. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Ghosts sometimes like to hang around and watch the doors open and close.

Why are all the doors open? Is it not possible to close the door when you exit the vehicle?

+1 think that would mean touching the outside of the car, and that’s dirty as it’s outside the hermetically filtered inside

Sort of like the “Cargo Cult.” Except now it’s the Model X Cult. But modern instead of so called primitive peoples, less technologically advanced, would be more accurate.

“But here in the technical vastness of the future, we can certainly say that the past was very different.” –Firesign Theatre.