Tesla was accused of cheating shoppers Model 3

Tesla was accused of cheating shoppers Model 3

January 12, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

Some owners of the electric car Tesla Model 3 accused the manufacturer of changing the materials of the interior trim. In particular, we are talking about using cheaper fabrics instead of Alcantara. According to them, the interiors on advertising photos and real cars are different.

The user of the worstofthymes twitter has published pictures showing that the fabric is used for interior finishing of the electric car. It is noted that the car comes with a premium equipment package, which costs an additional $ 5,000.

The same problems were reported by car owners at the Tesla Motors Club forum and the Reddit website. On the site of “Tesla” there is no mention that in the package of “premium finishing” there should be a trim of the details of the cabin exactly alcantara, however the owners of cars say that for five thousand dollars they expected to get better materials. In addition, Alcantara finish is shown on official machine pictures and in reviews on YouTube.

In December last year, employees of the Tesla plant in Fremont in an interview with Reuters reported that 90 percent of electric cars have manufacturing defects. This is not only cosmetic damage, but also more significant flaws: faulty seats and doors, leaks in the cabin, lack of seals and other spare parts.

Two months earlier, the manufacturer had difficulties with assembling the Model 3 electric saddle. Due to the complexity of tuning the nodal production systems in factories in California and Nevada, the company instead of the 1500 cars produced only 260.