There's been several high-profile Tesla Model S reliability issues documented by the likes of Edmunds, Motor Trend, Consumer Reports and so on.
It seems fitting then to explore the reliability of the Model S.
That's precisely what Consumer Reports has done through its annual survey of actual Model S owners:
"The Tesla Model S represents the cutting edge of electric car technology. But is it reliable? Data from over 1,300 Consumer Reports subscribers supplies an answer."
And the answer is...the Model S' reliability is "average," which is impressive for a newer automaker.
Tesla Model S Scores "Average" In Reliability