CR drops its recommendation of Tesla Model S sedan

CR drops its recommendation of Tesla Model S sedan

On account of several customer complaints, the recommendation of electric vehicle maker Tesla’s Model S luxury sedan has been dropped by Consumer Reports (CR) consumer group.

As a result of the drop in Tesla Model S recommendation by CR, the rating of the car has changed from “average” to “worse than average.”

The recommendation of Model S has been dropped by CR -- which has reviewed the car three times till now -- because an increasing number of owners of the car have been reporting a range of issues.

The issues reported by Models S owners include problems like screeching noises, and motors which require changing before the end of warranty. In addition, it has also been reported by Model S owners that the automatic door handles of the car fail to present themselves when drivers approach the car, thus making it impossible for them to open their own cars.

Moreover, there have also been complaints about Model S sedan’s sunroof leaks, problematic drivetrain of the car, and issues with power, charging equipment, and the dashboard screen.

With regard to CR’s dropped recommendation of Tesla Model S sedan, Jake Fisher – CR’s director of automotive testing – said: “On our test track, the car is second to none. But when we talk about reliability, we are talking about things that break. This is a new vehicle, with a new platform, and they are experiencing growing pains.”