Complaint Number: 10954963
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1E25FF106184
Your Vehicle's Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2015
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Suspension, Unknown or Other
Here is a Tesla in the salvage yard. https://www.iaai.com/Vehicle?itemID=23943967&RowNumber=20&loadRecent=True The attached photograph shows that the top ball joint on the front RH wheel has separated causing gouging of the tire tread. The wheel is displaced towards the rear of the wheel well which is most likely the cause of the fire. The fire has been hot enough to melt metal so it is almost certain that the Lithium batteries were the source of the fire. Please investigate the problems with Tesla suspensions and also the issue of battery fires. Lithium battery fires burn burn extremely hot, emit toxic fumes, and are difficult to extinguish. I request that you investigate the circumstances of this incident. I am not the owner, just a very concerned citizen. Date of incident is an approximation.
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When did this happen? 01/01/2017
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? Yes
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 30
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 5000