- Consumer Reports released its 2021 reliability report on Thursday
- It shows that Tesla ranks 27th out of 28 brands ranked in the report
- Despite Tesla’s popularity, it has its share of problems due to its features that are prone to glitches.
- Model 3. All Tesla vehicles were rated ‘below average’ except
Tesla may be the world’s most valuable automaker, but a new ranking from Consumer Reports shows that the Elon Musk-founded firm is also one of the most incredible brands.
Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that evaluates products and services, said Tesla ranked 27th out of 28 in reliability.
The Tesla Model Y SUV, the company’s best-selling vehicle, was plagued by poorly fitting body panels, leaks and its climate control issues, Jake Fischer, Consumer Reports director of vehicle testing, said during a presentation to the Detroit Automotive Press Association on Thursday. Is. ,
The Lexus GX SUV topped the chart, but Ford’s Lincoln luxury brand ranked last out of 28 brands ranked by Consumer Reports.
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Tesla may be the world’s most valuable automaker, but a new ranking from Consumer Reports shows that the Elon Musk-founded firm is also one of the most incredible brands. picture is a model Y
Fischer notes that all-electric SUVs are unreliable, in part, because they’re loaded with the latest technology that’s prone to glitches.
“Electric SUVs are often equipped with electric door handles, electric-activated climate control vents and other features,” Fisher said.
‘With the introduction of all these new technologies into these early adopter-mobiles, there are more problems associated with them.’
However, as companies work to rid the bug of EV features, electric vehicles will likely overtake gas-powered models in reliability.
Consumer Reports, a non-profit organization that evaluates products and services, said Tesla ranked 27th out of 28 in reliability. Only model 3 (pictured) was rated with an ‘average’ reliability score
Consumer Reports looked at 11 fully electric models from eight different brands for its 2021 automotive reliability survey.
‘The entire market is moving towards a full EV fleet. We are very interested to see what this means in terms of reliability,’ Fischer explained. CNBC,
The annual ranking uses data from over 300,000 vehicles to provide reliability scores for major brands and individual vehicles.
If a vehicle is facelifted during that three-year period, data from the previous generation is used instead.
Although Ford ranks last, it is Tesla’s ranking, with its $1 trillion valuation, that receives significant attention.
“People who buy Tesla are very satisfied with them, but they have their fair share of problems,” Fischer said.
The company’s Model X SUV has got the title of Least Reliable, earning just five out of 100 possible scores.
Only Model 3 was rated with an ‘average’ reliability score.
The larger Model X SUV ‘still has problems with the Falcon wing doors’, Fischer said.
Others have drawn attention to problems with the Tesla Model Y, as customers commonly report faulty sensors and issues with the air conditioning, vehicle exterior, and heat pumps.
Fischer said reliability is more important than ever because of the lack of supply of parts to fix problems.
“Buying a reliable vehicle can help ensure that you’ll be able to hit the road when you need it, and not worry about being stuck waiting for parts to be repaired,” he said.
Consumer Reports has been critical of Tesla’s Autopilot and full self-driving automated driving system.
In 2016, the nonprofit called for the renaming of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and the automatic steering feature to be disconnected after a fatal accident in Florida.
Navy SEAL Joshua Brown, 40, of Canton, Ohio, died in an accident with an Autopilot in Florida in May 2016.
The system did not detect a tractor-trailer that had turned in front of Brown in bright sunlight, and Brown did not react.
Consumer Reports said in a statement that calling the system Autopilot promotes a dangerous assumption that Teslas can drive themselves.
It also says that automatic steering should be disconnected unless it is to ensure that the driver’s hand remains on the steering wheel at all times.
Fischer said Consumer Reports still worries that drivers will rely too much on technology that may not lead to driving safely, but that doesn’t factor into reliability scores.
Fisher said, ‘Full self driving is not completely self driving. ‘It’s a convenience feature.’