Yesterday Consumer Reports announced that the Tesla Model 3 would miss out on its recommended rating due to several issues. While the publication called out the Model 3’s unsupportive rear seat, excessive wind noise and infotainment issues, the biggest issue was with the electric car’s brakes.

Tesla Model 3

Consumer Reports stated, “The Tesla’s stopping distance of 152 feet from 60 mph was far worse than any contemporary car we’ve tested and about 7 feet longer than the stopping distance of a Ford F-150 full-sized pickup.”

The announcement immediately triggered a response from Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO, who announced via Twitter that Tesla would release a firmware update, which will improve the Model 3’s brakes.

Elon Musk went on to state that this is the first time that Tesla is hearing about problems with the Model 3’s braking system.

Even if Tesla is able to make some improvements to the system over the air, it remains to be seen if it will fix the brake fade issue. Tesla may need to actually upgrade the hardware, which is something that it’s prepared to do.

While we wait a few days to see how Tesla updates the Model 3’s braking system, Elon Musk also Tweeted out that it may also be able to improve the Model 3 Performance’s actual power output.

Source: Twitter