Tesla may have entered the automotive industry with a bang thanks to its electric vehicles that are packed with tech features, but the automaker has had quite a few build quality issues.
Munro & Associates, an engineering consultant firm in Michigan, is set to tear a Model 3 down in the near future, but have already found some glaring drawbacks.
The Model 3, as some have already found out, is a great car. It sure is fast, as it does the quarter mile in just 13.3 seconds, comfortable, and is an ideal vehicle for an automaker looking to grow significantly in the coming years.
However, while the first few impressions of the Model 3 were positive, the video below points out all of the electric sedans flaws – and there’s a lot of them.
Autoline Network got to join Sandy Munro, the CEO of Munro & Associates, as he reveals all of the quality issues with Tesla’s entry level model. We’ll admit that some of the things that Munro points towards are a little nitpicky. Munro, for instance, doesn’t like the way the door handles open, as they require using two hands instead of one. Other than that, though, he points towards some pretty big quality issues.
When closing the door, something inside of it rattles. That problem is confined to just the two front doors. Our favorite criticism, though, comes at roughly the 3:20-minute mark where Munro claims that the Model 3 has gaps that you can see from Mars.
At the end of the day, Munro is surprised to see that Tesla actually released the vehicle in this state. It is possible that they have gotten their hands on a dud, which is known to happen in the industry, especially at the beginning of a car’s production, until the automaker irons out all the imperfections.
If that’s not the case, Elon Musk should have known better than to release a product that’s not ready. To see all the issues with the Model 3, check out the video below.