Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ: TSLA) CEO Elon Musk said that he will make modification to the braking system on the Model 3 after a report by Consumer Reports bashed on the vehicle for its flaws.
Consumer Report’s publication did not recommend the vehicle to drivers due to problems such as long stopping distances in their emergency brake test and difficult-to-use controls.
The report noted that “Tesla’s stopping distance of 152 feet from 60 mph was far worse than any contemporary car we’ve tested.” Consumer Reports said its first test resulted in a stopping distance of 130 feet, but could not replicate it on future tests.
A Tesla spokesperson told Consumer Reports that the company’s own testing found stopping distances from 60 to 0 mph were an average of 133 feet.
Musk responded to the report after Electrek reposted the report. Musk tweeted back saying that the problem can be fixed with a firmware update, which will be rolling out in the next few days.
“With further refinement, we can improve braking distance beyond initial specs. Tesla won’t stop until Model 3 has better braking than any remotely comparable car.” tweeted Musk.
Musk then tweeted shortly after that the vehicle model Consumer Reports had was an early production. Since the previous models, Musk said Tesla has made improvements to the vehicle and that Consumer Report test the new models.