Tesla can not handle Model 3 production due to defective partsMarch 20, 2018
Tesla’s problems with access to the planned production volume of the most affordable electric car in the range – Model 3 – are associated with a large number of defective parts. The CNBC channel reports this with reference to current and former employees of the manufacturer’s factory in Fremont.
According to one Tesla engineer, about 40 percent of incoming spare parts do not meet the initial specification. Their testing and the need for recovery are precisely the cause of the delay in the production of Model 3.
Sometimes the company is forced to transport parts to the recovery center, which is 80 kilometers from the main production site. Now the manufacturer has attracted an additional staff of engineers and technicians who are engaged in repairs directly on the assembly line.
In an official letter Tesla said that the company’s specialists do not repair the cars, and each of them undergoes a mandatory quality check of 500 points.
In the third quarter of 2017, Tesla launched 260 model cars instead of the planned one and a half thousand. Lagging behind the plan has been explained by the complexity of setting up nodal systems at factories in California and Nevada.
In February this year, the company also failed to reach the planned production due to complications with the delivery of a line for assembly of batteries. However, he promised to solve all the problems and already at the end of March every week to produce 2,500 copies of Model 3.
In November 2017, bloggers even discovered a parking lot tucked on by the new Tesla Model 3, Model S, and Model X electric cars. Some of the cars showed signs that the machines were not checked for quality or damaged.