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Why the charge door is kinda flimsy

Second time this happened to me, I unplug, get in the car, drive off ... and a minute later at about 25mph I hear a 'cloink' and see something moving out of the left corner of my eye ... It's a feature, not a bug.
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Oh no. I have not had this happen before!

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Ditto ... never had it happen to me. I also suspect the charge door locks, if you have the auto lock door feature enabled when the I-Pace hits around 3 mph.

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I should clarify that this was user error: I left the charge door open and it closed by itself due to wind resistance. A heavier door might not do that so quickly.
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I should clarify that this was user error: I left the charge door open and it closed by itself due to wind resistance. A heavier door might not do that so quickly.
This has happened to me and when it happened I thought it self-closed due to a motor. It's a feature!
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I've had that happen on every EV I've ever owned. Definite feature.

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Has anybody done a test of how fast you need to accelerate to get the wind to push it fully closed?

I'm thinking that really fast acceleration would be better (and reduce the embarrassment time if anyone is around).
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Just don't forget to close it if you're backing out of a very narrow garage door. It only hinges one way!
Glad to say I stopped just in time....
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Just don't forget to close it if you're backing out of a very narrow garage door. It only hinges one way!
Glad to say I stopped just in time....


That would be as embarrassing as Model X gull wing doors open in videos I've seen both entering and leaving garages, but hopefully not as expensive to fix.
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Door flimsy is almost as bad as manual steering wheel. I cannot believe such a sweet ride has manual steering wheel adjustment. Dangerous to try and do it while driving so I don’t do it anymore. There are times while driving that you want to change the steering wheel location but cannot because how hard the manual level is.

Another horrible issue is The manual seat setting on the lowest trim level. Jaguar tried selling me the lowest trim level and laughed so hard that a $70k car did not have automatic seating adjustments. I mean come on, most cars half the price have automatic searing electronic controls.

Come on Jaguar.
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