Tesla's Long-Term Reliability Only Average
|   Saturday, November 08, 2014
Although the Tesla Model S has earned some praiseworthy ratings from Consumer Reports, the automaker still has some work when it comes to reliability because the consumer publication gave the electric model an average rating.

Consumer Reports gave the Model S an average after having driven its test model for some months and after having looked at reports from 1,300 owners.

The key areas of concern for the magazine are in two operational areas fit and finish and equipment.


In the fit and finish category, Consumer Reports noted, that their Model S "had a creak emanating from the base of the windshield." When the publication brought their car in for the problem it was fixed under warranty.

In the equipment category, the publication noted that their Model S – an early 2012 – had some driveline issues that the automaker "proactively rectified."

Also in this category, the Consumer Reports Tesla's retractable door-handles were slow to withdraw into their parked position flush to the body. Tesla uses retractable handles so the Model S presents a streamlined look to the wind.

Despite the average reliability finding, the Model S retains its recommended rating because it scored impressively in other Consumer Reports tests. It is a similar situation to the Acura RLX. The Model S, though, scored ahead of the Mercedes S-Class and the Cadillac XTS.
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