Ed Niedermeyer tweeted this rather shocking PDF this morning illustrating build quality issues with the new Tesla Model X. Be sure to check out all the photos – it ranges from moulding issues to poor seals to creased leather, and even some rust, as you can see in the photo below of the rear seat mounts.


For a vehicle that starts at over $80,000 USD, this is beyond unacceptable. You’d expect this from 1990s General Motors, but not from a company that purports to be a leader in luxury and technology. The big question: Is this merely a one-off problem, or, as Lawrence Allen of Auto Express asked earlier, is this ‘more proof that the glossy Tesla hype machine is slowly cracking’?

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