Tesla CEO Elon Musk has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after taking the “totally normal” step of locking contractors out of his buildings and denying them entry unless another Tesla employee personally vouched for them. Now, however, it’s Tesla’s cars that are coming under fire, with Consumer Reports calling out “big flaws” in the Model 3 electric sedan- specifically when it comes to the car’s brakes.
Brakes, as you might imagine, are kind of a big deal. These allegations seem to be real, too. Real enough, anyway, that Elon Musk is publicly admitting that there is, in fact, a braking issue with the vehicle. One that, he claims, can be fixed with a software patch.
Looks like this can be fixed with a firmware update. Will be rolling that out in a few days. With further refinement, we can improve braking distance beyond initial specs. Tesla won’t stop until Model 3 has better braking than any remotely comparable car.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 22, 2018
What are we, the public, supposed to do with this information? Do you think Musk will be willing to answer direct questions about TSLA liability in regards to known brake issues with its “mainstream” Model 3? How do you think news like this will impact Model 3sales? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of the page.