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Tesla spikes after Model 3 gets Consumer Reports' recommendation on its 2nd try (TSLA)

Consumer Reports has upgraded its previous verdict on Tesla's Model 3 auto, giving it a "recommended buy" rating after the electric vehicle maker improved the sedan's ability to stop quickly with an online update of its antilock braking software.

The organization noted the Model 3 required 152 feet (46.3 meters) to stop from 60 miles per hour (96 km/h) and this was 7 feet (2.1 meters) longer than the Ford F-150.

Regardless, company CEO Elon Musk later said the issue could be fixed via a firmware update.

In response, Tesla CEO Elon Musk last week said he would address the problem with a software update in a few days and improve the Model 3 until it "has better braking than any remotely comparable vehicle". "The new shorter distance is typical for a compact luxury vehicle and matches the 133 feet that Tesla claims its own testing found, using the same tires as those on our Model 3".

No dealer visit required: Tesla sent a revised braking calibration to the Model 3 remotely.

Police said it received a call for an incident involving a Tesla and other cars in the early evening of May 29, but did not intervene as the owners made a decision to handle the case through their insurance companies, Kathleen Calie, a spokeswoman for Brussels South police, said by phone.

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While the Model 3 is now recommended, the magazine still had issues with the vehicle's ride, wind noise and uncomfortable rear seat.

Musk tweeted his appreciation to Consumer Reports following the updated review. Musk also suggested the car's 15-inch touchscreen display could receive an over-the-air update to make it easier to use.

The Model 3 sedan is seen as crucial to Tesla's profitability at a time when it is battling to reverse production shortfalls, confronting reports of crashes involving its vehicles and facing increased skepticism over its finances. Improved windshield for aero noise & suspension for ride comfort are major ops. CR's results seem to indicate that the update worked, though the publication noted that it doesn't quite live up to Musk's promise because, "the braking performance is not class-leading".

'If so, we will address this at our expense.

Consumer Reports noted in its updated score for the Model 3 that several points of concern still were still evident in the vehicle.

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