Tesla Model Y Initial Quality Continues To Disappoint

Quality control? We don’t need no stinkin’ quality control!

Tesla does a lot of things better than any other electric vehicle manufacturer, however, initial quality clearly isn’t one of them. We recently rented a new Model Y to conduct our 70mph highway range test and discovered four flaws, any one of which should have prevented the vehicle from being delivered to a customer.

Tesla’s been extremely busy building and delivering Model Ys since reopening its Freemont factory in May. But are they giving them thorough quality control inspections before shipping them to customers? Based on the numerous complaints, videos, and reports we’ve seen, it really doesn’t appear so. 

My Model 3 next to the Model Y we rented for the range test