By Matthew Rocco Published May 22, 2018 Auto FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Consumer Reports: Tesla Model 3 braking problems FoxNews.com Automotive Editor Gary Gastelu on Consumer Reports not giving Tesla’s Model 3 its recommendation. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Tuesday the electric car maker will fix a braking problem in some Model 3 compact sedans after Consumer Reports dinged the company’s newest vehicle over long stopping distances. Continue Reading Below Consumer Reports, whose automotive ratings are closely followed by car shoppers and the industry, didn’t give its recommendation for the Model 3 over poor emergency braking results and hard-to-use controls, according to a review published Monday. In a series of comments on Twitter, Musk said the magazine’s brake tests were inconsistent with other reviewers. Tesla responded to the Consumer Reports review by saying its own tests revealed a 60-to-0 mph stopping distance of 133 feet, shorter than Consumer Reports’ average result of 152 feet. But Musk acknowledged that the discrepancy could be a sign that early-production versions of the Model 3 “have longer braking distances than others.” Tesla expects to provide an over-the-air software update in a matter of days. More from FOX Business Tesla Model 3 denied… Read full this story
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