No less than two dozen complaints in opposition to Tesla have been filed with the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA).
Up to date:November 3, 2019, 2:07 PM IST
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Electrical Automobile (EV) maker Tesla is beneath scrutiny over battery and safety points after at the least two dozen complaints have been filed with the Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration (NHTSA), together with a Chicago shopper who mentioned his 2014 Tesla misplaced about 30 miles of vary after a software program replace final Might, say media stories.
The software program replace basically means he must cost the automobile extra usually — and, he has reportedly mentioned, it additionally takes longer to cost up.
Federal security regulators have begun wanting into Tesla battery fires. The probe covers all Mannequin S and Mannequin X Tesla autos manufactured between 2012 and 2019 and offered within the US.
In a letter despatched to the EV maker’s authorized division dated October 24, the company calls for that Tesla produce all paperwork that relate to “high-voltage battery fires that aren’t associated to collision or influence harm to the battery pack” within the Mannequin S and Mannequin X, Los Angeles Occasions reported on Friday.
The software program replace in query was despatched after a handful of battery fires in Tesla autos all over the world, together with in parked automobiles.
In a single such occasion, in San Francisco, an unplugged Mannequin S ignited whereas parked in a single day in a residential storage, in line with a report in Chicago Solar-Occasions.
In the meantime, a person named Omar Awan, who was a 48-year-old anesthesiologist, died inside his Tesla Mannequin S in South Florida final week after he crashed it right into a palm tree and the police couldn’t rescue him owing to automobile’s futurist deal with design.
In line with the “wrongful demise” lawsuit that was filed by Awan’s household, the automobile’s door handles have been retracted and didn’t ‘auto-present’ when the police officer arrived to the scene, the Newsweek had reported.
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