EatsShootsandLeafs wrote:...I know none of us have any idea at all what percentage of model 3s are having problems, but I have seen an awful lot of things like this. This is the first one of this type, but I've seen reports of cracked glass, lots of key cards that won't work, center screens that won't work, a battery that needed to be replaced, suspension problems, etc. just really everything I've seen reports of issues with.
Now we've all harped on Nissan for its Leaf battery situation but correct me if I'm wrong when the 2011 Leaf came out, major issues were few and far between. It seems to me a sign of tesla's immaturity as a company, and for whatever reason their buyers give them incredible leeway in first gen quality issues.
That's a $42k car (assuming he got federal credit) that won't even turn on or let him in the car.
Have you seen my review of our Model 3 we picked up Monday?
Or my friend Dan’s review after he picked up his in December?
Probably not, as neither of us have made one.
For me, the delivery process was wonderful. No issues with the car, phone was set up smoothly and worked great. No cracks in windows, or other issues.
But people like me are less likely to post. People with complaints are much more likely to post.
Now, your statement that neither of us knows the rate of these issues is absolutely true. And I would be willing to bet that Tesla, as a much younger manufacturer, has a higher rate of issues than Nissan does with the Leaf.
But in my opinion, companies much more mature than, and much larger than Tesla have had much worse design issues.