NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Tesla Motors (TSLA) - Get Tesla Inc Report stock is falling by 3.65% to $244.61 in early-afternoon trading on Tuesday after Consumer Reportsdetailed manufacturing errors with the electronic vehicle manufacturer's Model X SUV.
One Model X owner reported issues with opening and closing the upswinging "falcon wing" rear doors as well as closing the driver's door window, according to Consumer Reports. Manufacturing design problems included "double vision" distortion of headlights, taillights, and streetlamps at night resulting from the Model X's curved windshield.
Additionally, consumers have written on Tesla message boards complaining of balky doors, interior trim-piece tolerances, paint-spray quality, malfunctioning second-row seats, sheet-metal panel gaps and climate control problems.
"While we have seen some issues with early Model X builds, the issues are not widespread, and we are working closely with each owner to respond quickly and proactively to address any problems," a Tesla spokesperson told Consumer Reports.
Last week, Tesla announced that it would recall 2,700 Model X cars to replace the back of the third row seat, which could fall forward in certain accidents.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings team rates the stock as a "sell" with a ratings score of D+.
Tesla's weaknesses include its deteriorating net income, generally high debt-management risk, disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and poor growth in its earnings per share.
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