Latest Consumer Reports auto survey finds that the Model S has too many problems to recommend
Hot on the heels of getting the first ever perfect score from Consumer Reports, (Tesla Model S perfect score) the consumer goods ranking company has pulled it's recommendation for the Model S.
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What I found interesting is that despite the below average rating in reliability, Tesla owner satisfaction is still high with 97 percent of owners saying they would definitely buy another Tesla. Do BMW X5 owners feel as strongly about their brand as Tesla owners?Owning that Tesla is likely to involve a worse-than-average overall problem rate. That's a step down from last year's "average" prediction for the Model S. It also means the Model S does not receive Consumer Reports' recommended designation. (To be recommended, a vehicle has to meet stringent testing, reliability, and safety standards, including having average or better predicted reliability.)
The main problem areas involved the drivetrain, power equipment, charging equipment, giant iPad-like center console, and body and sunroof squeaks, rattles, and leaks. The Tesla wasn't the only high-performance vehicle that fell below average in reliability. Others include the BMW X5 and 5 Series, and the Chevrolet Corvette.
Source Consumer Reports