Feb 21, 2019 - Energy & Environment

Tesla stock falls along with Model 3 Consumer Reports rating

Consumer Reports says it will no longer recommend the technology-laden Tesla Model 3 based on complaints from car owners, sending its stock tumbling nearly 2%.

Why it matters: Problems with the Model 3's electronics and body fit-and-finish are typical for new models and not surprising given CEO Elon Musk's frequent description of "production hell" last year. A Tesla spokesperson tells CNBC most of the issues have already been corrected through design and manufacturing improvements.

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