The JD Power Association is largely regarded as the foremost source for automotive brand quality assessments and the benchmark to follow for new vehicle reviews. Their recent lowest rating of Tesla primarily consisted of cosmetic issues with the new vehicles. Squeaks, rattles, poor paint-quality and improperly fitted body panels are among the defects which ranked Tesla 250 by JD Power. This means there were 250 problems per 100 vehicles which were found to have one or more of these issues, as reported by their owners. Although Tesla has banned JD Power from surveying owners in 15 states, surveys from 35 other states were enough to arrive at the disappointing rating. Other issues revealed include inaccurate range gauge readings and factory quality problems. The majority of those surveyed own the Tesla Model 3.
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