Elon Musk Admits: Tesla Model 3 Has a Brake Problem

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.

 


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.

 

Sources | Images: Consumer Reports, via CNBC; AutoEvolution.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.