Tesla has reportedly shipped some cars without USB ports


Some Tesla customers have noticed that their newly purchased Model 3 and Model Y have missing USB ports, a problem first identified by Electrek. Tesla reportedly told customers that the chip shortage is behind the lack of ports.

As noted by Electrek, the problem didn’t seem to start showing up until November 11 and only appears to affect models 3 and Y. Recent buyers they turned to Reddit to voice their concerns about the missing ports, noting that USB-C ports on the center console and near the rear seats are missing – many also claim that their EV’s wireless charger is also not working (via Electrek).

To make matters worse, some buyers also claim Tesla didn’t even tell them their car wouldn’t come with USB ports. Electrek Notes. For some, it was only after seeing others’ reports or getting their car that they realized the USB ports were missing.

According to ElectrekUsers who have managed to get in touch with Tesla say the doors may be available in December and can then make an appointment to install them. But that’s probably not a guarantee that the parts will be available at that time. So for now, users will have to contend with drive an expensive battery on wheels that can’t even charge their own devices.

The shortage of chips it has branched out into many areas of technology, and the automotive industry is no exception. A little bit of The new BMW models will not be equipped with a touchscreenand buyers will likely never be able to install one later. GM was also negatively affected by the shortage, as it already was release wireless charging Other abandon his fuel management module in some of its newer vehicles. And also shot down Cadillac’s hands-free Super Cruise characteristic due to the shortage. That said, now may not be the best time to buy a new car.


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