Poor visibility design flaw: Model X drivers have reported “ghosting” effects in the windshield, which is when the size of the massive windshield causes drivers to develop double vision. Not only does it disorient drivers, but it also reduces the vehicle’s overall visibility.
Some of these issues have been traced to a faulty high-voltage controller, while others may require a simple software update to remedy.
Least expensive Tesla: While Tesla owners are no stranger to the headaches that often come with this model, the Model 3’s average annual repair costs are lower than any other model. This helps make it one of the
a 2/5 reliability score, especially when it comes to issues with its high-tech electric vehicle transmission system.
Here are some of the Model Y’s most common issues reported by car owners:
Faulty wheel alignments
Unexpected stops caused by collision avoidance system malfunctions
Sudden loss of tire pressure
Broken seat belt retention systems
Most common Tesla Roadster problems
Average annual repair cost: N/A
CarComplaints.com complaints: 0
Back in 2008, Tesla debuted the original Roadster, only to recall nearly 400 of the high-end vehicles for safety concerns. However, this model was not forgotten as the automaker is releasing the second-generation Roadster in 2023.
First-time users have already experienced several problems with the new Roadster:
Faulty tire pressure monitoring system
Excessive road noise
Water intrusion in the headlamps
Teslas have poor reliability
Tesla has consistently been rated as one of the most unreliable manufacturers on the market. In 2021, the experts at Consumer Reports ranked Tesla 27th out of 28 car makers for reliability.
The least reliable Tesla model: 2013 Tesla Model S
NHTSA complaints: 374
Most common 2013 Tesla Model S problems:
Whining or grinding noises upon acceleration: This high-speed car is known to have a range of whining or grinding noises that happen upon acceleration.
Door handle failure: The door handle system is prone to failure early on in this model’s life.
Loose interior panels: Poorly-installed interior trim panels are the cause of excessive rattling noise when the car is in motion.
The luxury sedan was introduced to combine the best of a high-performance sports car with a spacious, passenger-friendly vehicle. Though the manufacturer achieved this goal, the 2013 Model S has earned the most customer complaints because of its noisy ride.
The most reliable Tesla model: 2021 Tesla Model 3
NHTSA complaints: 317
Most common 2021 Tesla Model 3 problems:
Faulty electrical system
The Model 3 is the cheapest of the Tesla line-up (starting at $39,990) and received the best reliability score from Consumer Reports, despite its common problems. This makes it an