November 30, 2021

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Tesla, electric SUVs get poor scores from Consumer Reports

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(Reuters) – Vehicles from Inc and electric sport utilities from rival brands are among the least reliable models sold in the United States, a reflection of the risks of new technology, Consumer Reports said on Thursday.

Consumer Reports, a nonprofit organization that evaluates products and services, said Tesla, the world’s most valuable automaker, ranked 27th out of 28 brands, just ahead of Ford Motor Co’s Lincoln brand.

as a vehicle category is the absolute bottom in terms of reliability,” Consumer Reports director of vehicle testing Jake Fisher said Thursday during a presentation to the Detroit Automotive Press Association.

Among electric SUVs, Fisher said Ford Motor Co’s Mustang Mach-E “is the only one with above-average reliability.”

Consumer Reports recommends the Model 3 sedan and rates its reliability as “average.” But Fisher said the rest of Tesla’s vehicles are below average.

The popular Model Y SUV, Tesla’s best-selling vehicle, has problems with poorly fitting body panels, leaks and issues with its climate control, Fisher said.

The larger Model X SUV “still has problems with the falcon wing doors,” Fisher said.

 

(Reporting by Abhijith Ganapavaram in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’Silva and Nick Zieminski)

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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