In the world of electric vehicles, Tesla is the gold standard. By presenting technological feats, the company has been setting one record after another and wowing enthusiasts from around the world. However, there is another side to the company that isn’t so rosy. Tesla has often get complaints from customers.
This article delves into the particulars by providing insight into the problems faced by customers.
Tesla Delivered Cars Without USB Ports
Recently, owners of Tesla Model X and Y received vehicles that lacked USB ports. These parts were missing from EVs delivered after November 11th, 2021.
The real shock was that the owners had not been informed about any such situation in advance, leaving them astounded at the lack of responsibility demonstrated by a company that is widely regarded as the best in this field.
Tesla, on the other hand, is adamant that the missing parts are the result of a global chip shortage.
Vehicle owners who have paid tens of thousands of dollars, on the other hand, are not pleased to receive vehicles with missing parts, even when they have paid the full amount to Tesla.
Tesla Has Had Several Problems In The Past
The lack of USB ports isn’t the first time the company has failed to deliver on its promises.
Some of the common problems that various Tesla models have had in the past include:
- Cracking of the Model 3’s windshield without any impact or external force;
- Navigation’s lack of ability to understand relatively complicated routes;
- Foul odour from the AC vents;
- Lack of a physical frunk opener;
- Weak voice recognition;
- Connectivity issues with Android devices;
- Seat Belt adjustment problems.
What Are The Biggest Complaints Of Tesla Owners?
Following are the biggest complaints of Tesla owners:
Lack Of Mechanics
Tesla EVs, like any other vehicle on the road, are prone to breakdowns. However, with very few Tesla-approved mechanics readily available to assist you, the situation can quickly become extremely problematic.
Charging Takes A Long Time
Unlike a gasoline vehicle, which requires only a 2-minute trip to the gas station to keep it running, a Tesla demands hours of charging.
This can be extremely problematic, especially in an emergency. Consider the following scenario: you need to get somewhere in an emergency and your Tesla has a range of only 48 kilometers.
What makes matters worse is that there is no safe way to quickly charge the vehicle. In the long run, superchargers affect the life of your car’s battery.
Build Quality Issues
Build quality has always been one of the most vexing issues for most Tesla owners and the situation is still no different.
Several photos posted on the internet by disgruntled owners displaying build quality unbefitting of a brand of this stature demonstrate that the company still has a long way to go before competing with German brands like BMW and Mercedes.
Tesla vehicles are trendy and en vogue, but frequent Tesla’s complaints are tarnishing the brand’s image. Therefore, the company must act quickly to prevent further damage to its reputation.