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Old 05-22-2018, 06:47 AM   #361 (permalink)
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In CR’s testing, Model 3's braking distance from 60 mph was 152 feet, a distance that the outlet claimed is “far worse than any contemporary car [it has] tested” and was nearly seven feet longer than the braking distance than that of a Ford F-150.
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When trying to perform tasks like messing with the AC and adjusting the mirrors, the testers had to use that touch screen alone. That’s too complex and distracting, CR argued, forcing drivers to take their eyes off the road to operate.

And finally, the “stiff ride, unsupportive rear seat and excessive wind noise at highway speeds” didn’t do the Model 3 any favors. The outlet argued that other competitors in the compact luxury sedan segment have a better ride quality and more comfortable rear seat.
Consumer Reports Says It Found 'Big Flaws' With The Tesla Model 3 And Won't Recommend It

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Old 05-22-2018, 07:12 AM   #362 (permalink)
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A $40k+ car shouldn't have those flaws, but at least they sound like software issues which should be resolved by an OTA patch.
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Old 05-23-2018, 11:43 PM   #363 (permalink)
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My neighbor just bought a Model 3 Tesla recently and it's a nicely made motor vehicle.
The inside is pretty nice and modern as well. Much different than most cars. I haven't gotten to go for a drive yet, but he says it's amazing the power it has.
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Old 05-25-2018, 08:16 PM   #364 (permalink)
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https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1IQ2RN

Tesla has actually flown in a whole, additional battery line. By air freight. Damn that's expensive.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:17 AM   #365 (permalink)
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Maybe. When you are hemorrhaging $$, stopping the outflow anyway possible really fast might be cheaper in the long run.

When I worked for McStarlight, we shipped 9 ft square airbus engine intake fairings in the Lufthansa 747 cargo plane, wasn't as stupid expensive as you would think. Double the cost of ground to italy, but there in 2 days. Cheaper if you can schedule the size a couple days earlier.

Flight back was always a consolidated run, little bit of everything from fedex to us mail, whatever they could scrounge

I wish they would fix their issues, makes looking for a new job highly annoying, 20 headhunters a day calling asking me if I want to work there long hours for peanuts.
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Old 05-26-2018, 12:46 PM   #366 (permalink)
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The software stuff might not be just software. Could be connections, circuits, and other stuff. IOW not something that can be fixed via download.

The braking is pretty poor but I read in one of the articles that Tesla recommends 45psi in the tires! That is going to increase braking distance all by itself.

(Please don't flame me re hyperinflating tires; I've done it myself. Doesn't mean it doesn't increase braking distances.)
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Old 05-26-2018, 01:29 PM   #367 (permalink)
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Tesla has said the braking issue is software-related, and they'll be issuing an over the air firmware update soon. (I've seen mention of both ABS calibration and electric vacuum pump control.)

In a surprising display of humility, apparently Musk even called Consumer Reports to talk about their review and thank them (!) for bringing the issue to light:

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Musk also pledged to continuously improve the Model 3’s brakes, saying that “Tesla won’t stop until Model 3 has better braking than any remotely comparable car.”


“He was remarkably candid about things. Honestly, he actually thanked us for bringing these things to attention, and said that we’re helping him make the car better,” Fisher said.
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Old 05-28-2018, 03:52 PM   #368 (permalink)
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Brakes fixed already?


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Musk announced that the braking issue had been solved.



In a Twiter response from Friday he said that a “firmware fix for upgraded brake performance on standard Model 3 started rolling out yesterday. Should improve braking distance by ~20 ft for repeated heavy braking events. Thanks @ConsumerReports for excellent critical feedback!”

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Old 05-28-2018, 04:00 PM   #369 (permalink)
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Nice try but it seems the real issue is a brake pad/ rotor heat range issue and mechanical fade.
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According to Consumer Reports, the problem re-occurred even after letting the brakes cool.

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