Some Tesla clients have observed that their newly-purchased Mannequin 3s and Mannequin Ys have lacking USB ports, a difficulty first noticed by Electrek. Tesla has reportedly been telling clients that the chip scarcity is behind the dearth of ports.

As famous by Electrek, the problem didn’t appear to start out cropping up till November eleventh, and solely appears to be affecting Mannequin 3s and Mannequin Ys. Latest consumers have turned to Reddit to voice their issues concerning the lacking ports, noting that the USB-C ports on the middle console and close to the rear seats are lacking — many additionally declare that their EV’s wi-fi charger additionally isn’t working (by way of Electrek).

Customers should take care of driving a dear battery-on-wheels that may’t even cost their very own gadgets

To make issues worse, some consumers additionally allege that Tesla didn’t even inform them that their automotive wouldn’t include USB ports, Electrek notes. For some, it wasn’t till they noticed others’ reviews or acquired their automotive did they realized the USB ports have been lacking.

In line with Electrek, customers who managed to get in contact with Tesla say that the ports could also be accessible this December, and so they can then make an appointment to get them put in. However that’s most likely not a assure that the elements will even be accessible at the moment. So for now, customers should take care of driving a dear battery-on-wheels that may’t even cost their very own gadgets.

The chip scarcity has branched out into many areas of expertise, and the automotive business isn’t an exception. A few of BMW’s newer fashions gained’t include a touchscreen, and consumers seemingly gained’t ever have the ability to get one put in at a later date. Even GM has been negatively affected by the scarcity, because it already needed to drop wi-fi charging and ditch its gas administration module in a few of its newer autos. It even axed Cadillac’s hands-free Tremendous Cruise characteristic because of the scarcity. With all that stated, now may not be the very best time to purchase a brand new automotive.