Good news: Tesla is working through fixing the recalled Model X third-row seat latches.
Bad news: The addition of some 2000+ Model X customers to the Tesla Service Center queue has resulted in a spike of wait times for everybody looking for servicing for the Tesla.
@maya_kazan Temporary spike in some areas due to X 3rd row seat recall. Should be sorted by June.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 30, 2016
Good news: Tesla has implemented new quality checks during Model X assembly. Also, the wait times, which have stretched up to at least 5 weeks at some Service Centers, should be back to normal by June.
Bad news: Issues that plagued early Model S and Model X owners have led to high warranty costs for Tesla. Reuters reports that Tesla is seeming warranty costs more than double that per vehicle than GM or Ford, and higher than that of Mercedes-Benz (who makes comparably-priced vehicles).
Good news: Tesla has more than a year-and-a-half to sort out these teething issues for the end-of-2017 launch for the Model 3.
Bad news: Nearly 400,000 people have placed $1,000 reservations for the Model 3, posing an enormous ramp-up challenge for Tesla. While they have time to fix quality control and the Model 3 is a simpler vehicle than the Model S or Model X, Tesla has not faced a challenge anywhere near this large in its 8 years of building cars. In 2015 Tesla sold 50,000 vehicles total, the vast majority of which were the Model S.
Good news: Tesla has Elon Musk at the helm. One of his other companies, SpaceX, landed a reusable launch rocket on a remotely-piloted landing pad in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean last month. If he can make that happen, surely, he can wrangle Tesla's warrant costs under control. In the meantime, you can watch that rocket land right in front of you in 360° video, because that's just awesome.