Eight long years have passed since Tesla launched its first series-produced Model, the Model S. Since then, the company’s progress has been unstoppable: this same year, the firm has reached one million vehicles produced thanks to the momentum of the successful Model 3, which has become the best-selling electric car in the world… and in history.
However, one of the things that have not changed in these years is the glaring quality failures that the brand’s vehicles continue to experience, which is no longer a newcomer with no prior experience in large-scale car manufacturing. Not even its latest release, the long-awaited Model Y, can get rid of these flaws.
A few weeks ago, we collected the testimonies of a series of customers who complained that Tesla had delivered their Model Ys with severe paint defects, with mismatches in the body panels, and even with the rear seat not anchored, which is why many of them decided to return their defective units to the company.
According to some sources, these low construction quality consignments were manufactured in a hurry after the reopening of the Fremont factory in the second quarter, as Tesla needed to produce as many electric vehicles as possible to sell emissions credits to others. Thanks to these credits, the company managed to avoid the red numbers in the second quarter to the detriment of its cars’ quality.
Now, some users have begun to report on the network a new widespread failure of the Tesla Model Y: the water leaks in the cabin. This is the case of user “JJ,” who explains to InsideEVs that after rejecting his first Model Y because it had a large dent despite being new, he received a second unit that has turned out to be a calamity.
According to some owners, the Model Y’s rear doors do not evacuate the water, but accumulate it and release it suddenly when they are opened. But the “JJ” unit goes a step further, as it has leaks in the roof: when it rains, the gate area begins to filter the water, which seeps into the cabin. It doesn’t even need to rain: by pouring a cup of water on the roof, the “leaks” make an appearance.