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Complaint Number: 10983879
Vehicle Identification Number: unknown
Your Vehicle's Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2013
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Electrical
In 2014 a Tesla caught fire in a Toronto garage. This case was included in the NHTSA investigation into the issue of fires in Teslas. Tesla has claimed that the battery of the car was not involved in the fire and that the fire was probably caused by faulty house wiring. http://www.autofocus.ca/news-events/news/tesla-investigates-cause-of-toronto-garage-fire
snip: “In this particular case, we don’t yet know the precise cause, but have definitively determined that it did not originate in the battery, the charging system, the adapter or the electrical receptacle, as these components were untouched by the fire,” said a Tesla spokesperson. A video has now showed up in which the purchaser of that car shows the state of the interior. There is no doubt whatsoever that the battery DID ignite: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srMQBrb_lmM
It appears t hat Tesla has been telling lies and deliberately covering up the issue of fires. There have been many more fires since that that one. I have compiled a summary of some suspicious Tesla fires: http://teslabears.club/t/great-balls-of-fire
Whilst that collection does contain some humorous posts I can assure you that I am entirely serious about this safety issue. I request that you reopen the fire investigation.
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When did this happen? 02/01/2014
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? Yes