Model 3 from Tesla has rectified its braking issue through OTA, the over-the-air software.
One big flaw that was immediately identified is the poor track performance in the braking distance, to stop the car when the car was running at a high speed. Consumer Reports immediately pointed out the flaw.
Immediate action was taken. Model 3 got updated wireless software. This improved the braking facility to make it speedier. It had improved the braking distance by almost by 20 feet. The updated review from CR was also immediate. Within 9 days, CR has issued a good rating with ‘recommended buy’ towards Tesla’s performance.
Within a week, Tesla was able to make an update on the cars braking mechanism through software updating and the action was immediate.
Tesla has many good features which enhance the quality of the car. But there are a few flaws too, such as interior comfort and touchscreen interface. However, these flaws are minor ones that do not cause much concern. The braking distance was the big issue that was of concern to the consumers using it.
Fisher, the director of Consumer Reports has appreciated Tesla for making the immediate changes and through sophisticated measures. Updating track performance through over-the-air measures has to be truly appreciated, says Fisher.
Ekon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has also clarified that ride comfort issues have been addressed and will be passed on to the customers by the end of the month. Other issues that are being addressed are road noise and user interface of Model 3 touchscreen.
Tesla has long enjoyed the patronage of reviews from Consumer Reports. CR has always been one of the first to give good reviews, as well as to point out flaws of Tesla.
The software update along with the good review recommending Model 3 to users has brought a jump in shares to $291.85 which is an increase of 2.85% per share.