Tesla Model 3 Release Date, News & Update: Delays On Service Centers May Mean Much Delay For Model 3, Customers Getting Impatient

Nov 23, 2016 09:32 AM EST | Mariechris Felipe

For the hundreds of thousands who put down a deposit on the upcoming Tesla Model 3, the future can’t come soon enough and they had been counting down the past few months until the Model 3 start shipping between the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. However, recent reports say the Tesla Model 3 release date may again be a delay because of the myriad of complaints still needs to be handled in Tesla Service Centers.

The much-anticipated Tesla Model 3 is expected to push plug-in EVs into the mainstream. However, some people are now concerned and worry as Tesla is being flooded with delays on service centers and the situation may get worse once the thousands of Model 3 arrives at their owners according to Gas2 and Tesla may decide to push the release date of the Model 3 again.

Tesla now has a long waiting list that accumulated in their service centers where simple services such as malfunctioning of the Model X door or the Autopilot upgrade of the Model S can take up to five weeks to the service center. One Tesla Model X owner had to wait until 10 days to replace a defective closure of a window and before was waiting two weeks to repair a door latch.

Reports said that Tesla service center at the beginning gives great services and repairs. Now that the company had grown and the Tesla's new manufacturing chief and just about everyone in Tesla is busy, according to Green Car Reports, one has to wait 10 days to get an appointment and another 10 days or more to get their Tesla fix.

Today, Tesla has 61 service centers in 24 states and according to information posted on Tesla's website, they will open another 10 soon. But this is definitely not enough when Model 3 arrives, not to mention that Tesla is even planning for another four models in the next few years.

We wouldn't be surprised if the Tesla Model 3 release date will again be delayed as the company has given its fair share of broken promises. Let's just hope that by the time the Model 3 arrives, it still got plenty of spots left in the EV market as huge car brands are gearing up their EV plans too including the Chevrolet Bolt EV.

See Now: OnePlus 6: How Different Will It Be From OnePlus 5?

© 2021 Auto World News, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Get the Most Popular Autoworld Stories in a Weekly Newsletter

Join the Conversation

Real Time Analytics