Tesla just got a disastrous result in a quality study that has been conducted, a surprise to many motor buffs.
Studies or surveys are often seen as unscientific experiments, but there are times when they can represent widespread sentiment. He JD Power Signature Quality Study is a benchmark in the US and has left Tesla as the worst brand in reliability and quality. In this study, 100 users of cars of different brands are asked, asking about possible problems.
Tesla It is a young brand that is characterized by a spectacular technological load on some of its cars but which has also been the protagonist for some evident quality failures. I remember that among the bad things of Tesla Model X contained the quality and adjustments of some materials. The falcon-type rear doors were a good example.
Tesla: 250 problems for every 100 cars surveyed
The figure that this JD Power Quality Study It has surprised the market for its rawness. We know that Tesla has certain quality problems that are gradually improving: the Tesla Model 3 It doesn’t have as many glitches as the Tesla Model X, for example. It is also fair to say that these failures are typical of a young brand such as the company founded by Elon Musk.
With 250 failures reported among the 100 users surveyed, owners and users of Tesla cars, the American firm makes it clear that in terms of quality they still have significant room for improvement. And it is that in terms of technology, image or marketing they are superfluous, so perhaps it would be interesting to pay a little more attention to this key element.
Fortunately, the electric cars They do not usually have mechanical failures: the motors are reliable, Tesla batteries hold up well over time and wear elements such as brakes suffer less thanks to the regeneration of energy from electric motors.
So Tesla’s big pending goal has to do with the quality of its products. Of the 32 brands analyzed, the average is 166 failures per 100 cars. The 250 Tesla quality glitches They put it in a somewhat compromised situation, although I doubt it could affect its excess sales: Tesla’s image is very powerful and its capacity for innovation is a lifesaver in a future that points to high technology and electrification.
This article was published in TOp Gear by Raúl Salinas.