Tesla vehicles locking drivers out, and more

21 April 2016

Some models of Tesla's electric SUV - the Model X - are locking people out of their vehicles, which is the opposite of what you want to happen when you want to drive your car.

There was a recall on nearly 3,000 Model Xs, thanks to an issue with the back seats, but this is a new thing.

It seems the run of vehicles has been besieged by glitches and cock-ups. There's been problem with the Model X's falcon-wing doors; they look great, but they're causing problems.

Elsewhere online, drivers have complained about the curved windscreen, which is distorting lights when night-time driving, making it tricky when trying to judge the distance of something.

Looking on the Tesla forum, one person said: "My car has been back into the shop twice, and the bugs are still everywhere."

"The P door does not open, the D door opens to different positions, no parking feature, sometimes doors won't close unless you force it and when you close it sounds like metal to metal. I could go on and on."

There's a good chance there's going to be a recall on these vehicles, and it looks like Tesla are struggling to keep up with the general demand on these SUVs.

A spokesperson for Tesla said: "While we have seen some issues with early Model X builds, the issues are not widespread, and we are working closely with each owner to respond quickly and proactively to address any problems."

"We will continue to do so until each customer is fully satisfied. This commitment is one of the reasons why 98% of our customers say they will buy another Tesla as their next car."

To check Tesla's recalls, hit this link.

TOPICS:   Motoring   Recalls

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