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Consumer Reports Questions Quality of Tesla's Model X SUV

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    File image of the Tesla Model X SUV during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

    Tesla Motors' shares have come under pressure after Consumer Reports questioned the quality of its new Model X SUV.

    Consumer Reports says owners have reported that the Model X's gull-wing rear doors don't work. Others have complained about paint quality, malfunctioning seats and issues with climate controls. Last week, Tesla recalled 2,700 Model X SUVs because the rear seats can fall forward in a crash.

    Tesla's shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday.

    The Model X went on sale last fall.
     
    Tesla says it had some issues with early Model Xs, but it is working to solve them quickly.

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    Tesla's quality has been improving. The company based in Palo Alto, California, recently reported that it spent less on repairs for Model S cars produced in 2015 than in prior years.