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Re: Official Tesla Model S thread

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:02 pm

GRA wrote:Via IEVS:
Tesla Recalls 53,000 Model S & X For Faulty Parking Brake
http://insideevs.com/tesla-recalls-5400 ... ing-brake/


Fortunately the defect causes "stuck in park" and not "park in stuck", he-he.
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Re: Official Tesla Model S thread

Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:54 pm

Via IEVS:
Consumer Reports Downgrades Model S, X – Tesla To Respond With OTA Update
http://insideevs.com/consumer-reports-d ... ta-update/

When a standard safety features is still missing some six months after promised, a downgrade from Consumer Reports is to be expected.

Consumer Reports states:

“When we purchased our latest test car, we were assured automatic emergency braking would be enabled by the end of 2016,” says Jake Fisher, director of Consumer Reports’ Auto Test Center in Colchester, Conn. “We’ve been waiting for this important safety feature, which is standard equipment on much cheaper cars.”

With the feature still not available, Consumer Reports had no choice really but to adjust scoring for the Model S and X. [GRA: From 87 to 85,
dropping the Model S below the Lexus LS and BMW 7 series] . . . .

Consumer Reports reached out to Tesla for comment and the automaker responded. According to Tesla, it will now push out an over-the-air update for the Model S and X later this week (Thursday is the target put forth by Tesla). This update will activate automatic emergency braking.

*UPDATE: Bloomberg is reporting that Tesla is taking swifter action than expected in response to this scoring downgrade. Apparently, Tesla is rolling out the update now. . . .

This isn’t the first time that Consumer Reports reached out to Tesla directly to ask when automatic emergency braking would be added. Consumer Reports states:

Consumer Reports questioned Tesla in January about AEB as part of planning for the magazine’s Annual Auto Issue, which focuses on vehicle testing and ratings. Tesla gave reassurances then that AEB would be launched soon. The company further assured CR testers for the review of the Model S 60D in February that the update was weeks away. When the review was published March 17, the new AEB still had not been launched.”

But now it seems that since Consumer Reports decided to downgrade two Tesla models, the automaker will swing into action. Coincidence? Doubt it.
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