Tesla Inc (TSLA) Employees Say Flawed Parts Are Affecting Production

Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne Calif. Thursday

After pausing Model 3 production briefly for a manufacturing equipment upgrade earlier this week, several current and former Tesla employees told CNBC on Wednesday that the company was shipping a large number of flawed parts to its Fremont, Calif., factory for re-work, instead of scrapping them. "Inability to hit the numbers is in turn hurting employee morale", the report said.

To deal with a backlog of flawed parts and vehicles, Tesla has brought in teams of technicians and engineers to help with rework and repairs on site in Fremont, and some of the parts and vehicles are sent to a remanufacturing facility in Lathrop, California, about 50 miles away, instead of fixing those parts "in-line", CNBC reported.

Another current employee from Tesla's Fremont factory said the company's defect rate is so high that it's hard to hit production targets.

Our goal is to produce ideal cars for every customer.

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"Our goal is to produce ideal cars for every customer", the company said in a statement. Therefore, we review every vehicle for even the smallest refinement. "This speaks to an internal quality issue that is on a magnitude that is not normal for most auto manufacturers". We care about even the smallest imperfection like a slight paint gloss texture or a wheel alignment check.

"We'd like to thank Susan for her five-year contribution to Tesla and congratulate her on becoming a CFO", the company said in an emailed statement.

The production efficiency of the Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X has been improved greatly in recent years, a spokesperson for Tesla has revealed to CleanTechnica and other media outlets in response to some recent CNBC coverage. It is undeniably a good thing that is ultimately better for the environment and if well done is equally good for the customer.

Tesla denied some of the claims while acknowledged the plant shutdowns and delays saying there will likely be more. Any "expert" claiming there is something unusual about this or that it has something to do with the quality of cars that come off a production line is either very confused or just completely wrong.

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