It's been a rough couple of days for Elon Musk. Tesla (TSLA) shares fell nearly 4% Thursday after Consumer Reports said it was no longer recommending the company's Model 3 car due to reliability concerns following some customer complaints.
The stock has slid every day this week and is now down more than 12% so far in 2019. But the ding from Consumer Reports may be the least of Tesla's problems. Here's more about what some might call Elon and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week.
Tuesday: Musk has to correct a tweet about how many cars the company plans to make this year.
It's particularly embarrassing considering that the SEC slapped Musk on the wrist last September for misleading tweets.
Wednesday: Tesla's general counsel announces his departure only two months after joining the company, raising more concerns about a brain drain and trouble in the executive suite.
Thursday: The stock falls on the Consumer Reports news. Adding insult to injury, two of Tesla's top rivals are enjoying a solid start to 2019. Shares of Ford (F) and GM (GM) are up nearly 15% and 20% this year.