Tesla is in the early ramp-up phase of Model Y production, a car which CEO Elon Musk has said he expects to outsell the popular Model 3.
A report in Electrek was the catalyst for other headlines, which referenced the report, but concerns about the Model Y’s quality have been simmering since the first deliveries were made in March.
Below are headlines and video reports that have appeared over the last few weeks beginning with a quote from the Electrek report:
Other YouTube videos, such as this one, have been out there for a while, which provide stark video evidence of a number of quality-control issues.
Some reports come with prosaic headlines but detail quality problems further into the report, like this YouTube report from Kelly Blue Book.
“As for quality issues. Our car’s b-pillar trim doesn’t fit right and neither does this lower bumper trim, the rear door alignment is slightly off, the rear seats are similarly uneven, and there’s a loud rattle coming from the rear somewhere,” said Kelly Blue Book in a summary on its YouTube channel.