Despite giving it a near perfect score and claiming that it was the best car it had ever tested, Consumer Reports wouldn’t recommend the Tesla Model S last year. The reason: insufficient reliability data.
It appears that Consumer Reports now has all the data it needs, as the publication has officially given the electric sedan the red checkmark and is now Consumer Reports recommended. In the magazine’s performance tests, the Tesla Model S scored a 99 out of 100 but got an average reliability ranking. Regardless, the Model S now has another accolade to go along with its already long list of achievements.
Issues being reported by Model S owners include wind noise, squeaks and rattles as well as issues with body hardware (including the sunroof, doors and locks). With 600 Model S EVs in the data pool, Consumer Reports also stated that the 2012 models are holding up better than the 2013 models.
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