Complaint Number: 11044405
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1E42GF171304
Your Vehicle's Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2016
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Suspension
Here is a Model S in the junkyard: https://www.iaai.com/Vehicle?itemID=26536335&RowNumber=1&loadRecent=True
It has been in a major crash, it has bio-hazard stickers and judging by the damage it is almost certain that someone has been killed in the crash. A blown up photograph is attached of the tire stowed in the rear of the car attached to the broken suspension parts. The tread on this tire is completely worn away. This car is less than a year old so that can not possibly be normal wear on the tire. Teslas are very prone to collapse of the suspension systems. If the car is on cruise control or Autopilot then even if the tire is rubbing hard against the wheel well due to a problem with the suspension the car will apply more power to compensate and the driver may be unaware that there is a problem until there is a catastrophic failure. To make this absolutely clear - I believe that the suspension system in the Teslas is defective and that the company is covering up these defects. Please launch a full investigation into this matter. Thank you. Concerned citizen. Date of crash is an approximation. Number of fatalities is a guess based on the damage to the car.
Files you uploaded.
When did this happen? 10/01/2017
Was there a Crash? Yes
Was there a Police Report? Yes
Were Vehicles Towed? Yes
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? Yes
Number of fatalities: 1
Number of injuries
Medical Attention Required? Yes
How fast were you going? (in mph) 70
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 5000