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Musk said Tesla's Model 3 was "deep in production hell" echoing his own comments in July, when he showed off some of the first cars of that model.
Musk's comments came after the close of stock trading on Friday. The company's shares fell 0.8 percent in extended trading.
The Palo Alto, California-based company delivered just 220 Model 3 sedans and produced 260 in the third quarter. It had planned to produce more than 1,500.
Musk also tweeted the company was diverting resources to increasing battery production to help hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, where most residents remain without electricity.
In response to a Tesla customer asking if he would get his car delivered this year, Musk tweeted, "December will be a big month, so probably, but it is impossible to be certain right now."
A Wall Street Journal report said parts of Model 3 were being made by hand as recently as early September, adding to production delays.
The unveiling of the truck, called Tesla Semi, has been delayed for the second time this year. Musk had initially said the truck would be unveiled in September, but he later rescheduled it to late October.
"Semi specs are better than anything I've seen reported so far. Semi eng/design team work is aces, but other needs are greater right now," Elon replied to a Twitter user who asked him about the specifications of the semi-truck.
Reuters in August reported that the truck would have a working range of 200-300 miles.
Earlier in the day, Musk said the company will send more battery installers to Puerto Rico to help restore power after Hurricane Maria knocked out power on the island over two weeks ago.