Tesla’s Model X has earned the wooden spoon in the 2017 Consumer Reports study on automotive quality. The car was marked down for problems hardware, paint, trim and climate system. While Tesla has undoubtedly been a disruptor in the auto world, conventional auto makers are quickly getting their act together on product and coupled with far longer experience in manufacturing and distribution wth a supply chain that backs the OEM’s track record. Tesla’s problems will only escalate as the Model 3 production issues show it is still amateur hour in the most important part of the auto making process. The overall rank for quality was as follows. 5 of the top 10 makes being Japanese.