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2016-04-20 08:53

TESLA MODEL X UNDER FIRE: Owners of Tesla's electric SUV, the Model X, have been complaining about poor quality and finish on their vhehicles. Image: AFP / Susana Bates

Detroit - Tesla Motors' shares have come under pressure after Consumer Reports questioned the quality of its new Model X SUV.

Sketchy build quality

Consumer Reports says owners have reported that the Model X's gull-wing rear doors don't work. Others have complained about paint quality, malfunctioning seats and issues with climate controls. Last week, Tesla recalled 2700 Model X SUVs because the rear seats can fall forward in a crash.

Tesla's shares fell 3% on Tuesday. The Model X went on sale in 2015.

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Tesla says it had some issues with early Model Xs, but it is working to solve them quickly.

Tesla's quality has been improving. The company based in Palo Alto, California, recently reported that it spent less on repairs for Model S cars produced in 2015 than in prior years.


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