Tesla customers receive Model 3, Model Y EVs without USB ports. Here's why

Various new Tesla Model 3 and Model Y electric vehicles delivered to customers in the last few days did not have USB charging ports in the centre console - a problem which was discovered by the customers after bringing their new cars home, Electrek reported. The automaker has blamed this on the global shortage of semiconductor chips.

File photo of Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle's interior. (REUTERS)
File photo of Tesla Model 3 electric vehicle's interior.

The vehicles that have been most affected due to the chip crisis do not even have the back wall of the center console while some have the rear-seat USB ports missing, the report cited posts by customers. For those vehicles that have missing center console USB ports, the wireless charging function also seems to be inactive.

Also Read : Tesla can't produce additional electric cars. Here's why

The reports of missing USB ports seem to have started with cars that were delivered on November 11, and the last confirmed Model Y with USB port was delivered on November 6, the report mentioned. Some customers have even reported via social media that Tesla would install the missing USB connectors in December. However, there is no confirmation yet and it is also not clear if this applies to every affected owner.

Tesla Model Y is the carmaker's second best-seller around the world.
Tesla Model Y is the carmaker's second best-seller around the world.

Also check these Vehicles

Find more Cars
Tesla Model 3 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 70 - 90 Lakhs* *Expected Price
View Details
Tesla Model S (HT Auto photo)
₹70 Lakhs - 1 Cr* *Expected Price
View Details
Byd Atto 3 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 33.90 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Bmw 3 Series (HT Auto photo)
₹ 42.30 - 62.90 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Bmw 3 Series Gran Limousine (HT Auto photo)
₹ 57.90 - 59.50 Lakhs* *Ex-showroom price
Add to compare
Check latest offers
Hero Electric Ae-3 (HT Auto photo)
₹ 1.50 Lakhs *Expected Price
View Details

While a lot of customers were taken by surprise upon finding that the USB ports are missing in their newly purchased vehicles, some have reported that they were informed in advance by delivery specialists about the missing charging ports.

Also Read : Elon Musk hints at selling more Tesla stocks

This is not the first instance of vehicles being shipped without certain parts by automakers. BMW recently dropped touchscreen features from some models due to semiconductor crisis while both Tesla ans BMW have removed passenger lumbar support options from their models.

While some automakers have chosen to ship products without parts, some others like Ford have chosen to delay deliveries of models such as Bronco, and is trying its best to keep customers happy during the waiting period by engaging them in some incentives. Some other automakers have even reduced production volume or have halted production.

First Published Date: 15 Nov 2021, 11:35 AM IST
Shopping Bag Shop Now
73% OFF
IDELLA Car Duster, Extendable Long Handle Microfiber Car Duster Exterior Scratch Free Car Cleaning Tool, Car Dust Brush for Truck, Pickup, SUV, RV, Motorcycle, Vehicles Cleaning,(Multicolor)
Rs. 239 Rs. 899
64% OFF
Antson Portable High Power 2 in 1 Car Vacuum Cleaner | USB Rechargeable Wireless Handheld Car Vacuum Cleaner Traveling, Camping Reusable and Sustainable, Portable,Rechargeable Vacuum (2 in 1)
Rs. 699 Rs. 1,939
74% OFF
Microfiber Car Cleaning Soft Brush Ideal as Mop Duster, Washing Brush with Long Handle, Dust Cleaner Car Wash Brush with Handle, Soft Brush Scratch Free, Cleaning Dashboard Curved Design - Grey
Rs. 389 Rs. 1,499
1% OFF
GOODAIR Clear Car Windshield Enhancer | Classic |12 Tablets
Rs. 295 Rs. 299

Please provide your details to get Personalized Offers on

Choose city
+91 | Choose city
Choose city
Choose city
Powered by: Acko Logo
Please be noted that any information provided herein above will be received by Acko General Insurance Limited (“Acko”). By mentioning the above information, you agree to provide these details and information to Acko.
By clicking "View Offers" you Agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy

Dear Name

Please verify your mobile number.

+91 | Choose city
Couldn't verify the OTP.
It's either expired or it's incorrect.