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Some of the latest Teslas to be delivered come with unexpected defects

The Model Y. (Source: Tesla)
The Model Y. (Source: Tesla)
The latest round of customers to take delivery of their new Tesla Model Ys or 3s have started to complain of some odd and specific deficiencies within their electric cars. It seems they are missing the mobile-device charging specs with which they are marketed, and that this is due to...you guessed it...supply-chain issues.

Some new Tesla Model 3 or Model Y owners have taken to social media to complain that their new cars did not come completely intact as advertised. The cars reportedly lack the USB type-C ports for charging as listed in their specifications.

The cars are supposed to come with these connections along the back wall of their central consoles, as well as set into the back seats for passengers. However, some drivers have found that their Teslas have blank gaps (albeit ones of appropriate sizes and shapes) where the ports should be.

In some cases, the affected cars also lack wireless charging. This might not sound like a big deal; then again, Tesla does market their electric products as the most high-tech electric vehicles out there, and the inability to charge phones in the car might affect the experience the OEM aims for.

Elon Musk's company has acknowledged the defects and has indicated that they are related to supply-chain issues. The OEM notes that they can be rectified by re-installing the technology behind their cut-outs in the cars' interiors. However, the necessary service calls in question may not start to happen until December 2021 at the earliest.

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Some Teslas are arriving without type-C ports. (Source: Elecktrek)
Some Teslas are arriving without type-C ports. (Source: Elecktrek)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-15 (Update: 2021-11-16)