Actress Mary McCormack is warning anyone who drives a Tesla that the popular electric car may have some safety issues
The Tesla caught on fire while it was being driven. Seemingly the Tesla gave gave no warning or the driver did not take heed of warnings as other drivers flagged down the Tesla driver to alert the driver that the vehicle was on fire. His wife, Actress Mary McCormack says she was glad her three girls worked in the vehicle at the time of the fire.
There is one or more videos of the Tesla burning and emergency responders warning people away from the Tesla fire, because of fire hazard, explosion hazard and toxic fume hazards.
At the time of this posting, there isn't any reported evidence of this fire being the result of an accident.
So at this time: it seems like the probable cause is a battery and or some other type of electrical failure. At this time it also seems like the overhyped detection and warning system failed to detect the electrical failure and fire. If it hadn't been for a concerned citizen alerting the Tesla driver, this may have been a much worse tragedy.
Yet, hypocritically and dishonestly; Tesla, Elon Musk and his suck ups are in deflection, spin, denial and hype mode. Despite the obvious safety hazards; they are greedily exploiting this near tragedy for their own financial gain to try to hype Tesla and promote the stock and automotive line.
Workers on Tesla batteries claim that Tesla model 3 batteries packs were still being hastily and recklessly being manufactured and hand assembled.
Since this appears to be a model S, if there is a subcontractor like Panasonic, Tesla will probably throw the subcontractor under the bus as a scapegoat. Though a subcontractor might be at fault, the fault also should be with Tesla. The parent company, in this case Tesla should be responsible for overseeing, and monitoring; quality control, manufacturing techniques, standards, etc.
Reportedly Tesla workers have claimed Tesla battery assembly was rushed and shoddy to try to meet production goals. In other words safety was compromised because of greed and overstated and overhyped production goal marks set by the likes of Elon Musk.
"Two current engineers told CNBC that they are concerned some of the batteries being shipped do not have the minimum gap required between lithium-ion cells.
These engineers warned that this "touching cells" flaw could cause batteries to short out or, in worse cases, catch fire."
Reportedly a Tesla spokesman hyped:
"The implication that Tesla would ever deliver a car with a hazardous battery is absolutely inaccurate, contrary to all evidence, and detached from reality,"
Tesla is already claiming to be "investigating" Michael Morris' Tesla fire. However I'm concerned that Tesla is in cover-up damage control mode; that governmental investigators should get a hold of the evidence before Tesla can taint it. Tesla is already biasing the public with hype, spin and exploiting this near tragedy for financial gain. Governmental agencies like NHTSA and NTSB should conduct their own investigations into this matter and watchdog over Tesla.
Tesla has shown to have a blatant disregard for safety and authority; like the time Elon Musk allegedly hung up on safety investigators.