New thread, Keef's complaints WITH photographs


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Date Complaint Filed: 07/20/2016Date of Incident: 06/01/2016Component(s): STEERING , SUSPENSIONNHTSA ID Number: 10886251Consumer Location: Unknown
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Crash:No Fire:No Number of Injuries:0 Number of Deaths:0
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5YJSA4H45FF…
SUMMARY:
ANOTHER TESLA IN THE JUNKYARD. HTTP://WWW.COPART.COM/US/LOT/22864206?SEARCHID=1540816254 THERE IS NO COLLISION DAMAGE TO THE CAR BUR THE ENTIRE FRONT SUSPENSION HAS SNAPPED OFF. THIS IS AN AWD MODEL AND SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO HAVE A STRONGER SUSPENSION TO COPE WITH THE ADDED WEIGHT AND POWER. THIS IS CLEARLY NOT THE CASE BECAUSE THE SUSPENSION COMPONENTS HAVE SNAPPED OFF PLEASE LOOK AT THIS CAR AS PART OF YOUR INVESTIGATION INTO POTENTIAL DEFECTS IN THE TESLA SUSPENSION


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Date Complaint Filed: 07/12/2016Date of Incident: 06/15/2016Component(s): SUSPENSIONNHTSA ID Number: 10884408Consumer Location: Unknown
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Crash:Yes Fire:No Number of Injuries:2 Number of Deaths:0
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): 5YJSA1CP9DF…
SUMMARY:
HERE IS ANOTHER CRASHED TESLA IN THE JUNK-YARD. THE FRONT WHEEL HAS COME OFF AND IT HAS THE USUAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A GROOVE WORN IN THE TREAD AND THE TIRE PARTLY PEELED OFF THE RIM. THIS IS (IMHO) MOST LIKELY TO HAVE OCCURRED WHILE THE CAR WAS IN MOTION AND BEFORE THE MAIN IMPACT. IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS WAS THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH AND NOT MERELY THE RESULT OF THE CRASH. THERE SEEM TO BE FAR TOO MANY SIMILAR CASES OF SUSPENSION FAILURE. PLEASE INVESTIGATE. PLEASE NOT THAT I AM NOT THE OWNER, JUST A CONCERNED CITIZEN. THE REPORTS OF NUMBER OF PERSONS INJURED ARE ONLY AN ESTIMATE BASED ON THE SEVERITY OF THE CRASH.


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Date Complaint Filed: 07/29/2016Date of Incident: 07/27/2016Component(s): SUSPENSIONNHTSA ID Number: 10891516Consumer Location: Unknown
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Crash:Yes Fire:No Number of Injuries:0 Number of Deaths:0
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): UNKNOWN…
SUMMARY:
HERE IS A REPORT OF TWO TESLAS INVOLVED IN A CRASH: HTTPS://TESLAMOTORSCLUB.COM/TMC/THREADS/JUST-SAW-TWO-TESLAS-IN-A-CRASH-ONE-NEW-WITHOUT-PLATES.74465/ “SOCAL JIMMY, TODAY AT 2:55 PM DRIVING DOWN PCH IN REDONDO BEACH AND SAW THIS, TWO TESLA’S APPEAR TO HAVE SIDESWIPED EACH OTHER. A COUPLE IN ONE AND TWO CHICKS IN THE OTHER. WHITE CAR HAS FRONT END DAMAGE AND THE BLACK ONE, THE REAR WHEEL IS BUSTED OFF. BAD NIGHT FOR THESE TWO FELLOW TESLA DRIVERS.” PHOTOS ARE ATTACHED. THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO EXCUSE FOR THE BACK WHEEL TO HAVE SNAPPED OFF THE BLACK TESLA NOR FOR THE FRONT WHEEL ON THE WHITE TESLA TO HAVE BECOME JAMMED BACK IN THE WHEEL WELL. IT SEEMS THAT THESE CARS CAN NOT BE DRIVEN HARD WITHOUT THE SUSPENSION COMPONENTS FALLING APART.


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Complaint Number: 10896698
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1E24FF107424
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
What happened?
Here is a Tesla that has been in a major collision. https://m.iaai.com/VehicleDetEnc.aspx?AuctionID=0&ItemID=22773780&RowID=7&PageSource=VehicleResults The RH
tire is partially peeled off the rim. I would be unusual for a tire to be peeled off the rim as a result of a direct frontal impact, especially if the wheel itself is not damaged. Given
the fact that many photographs of crashed Teslas show broken suspension parts and peeled off tires I think you should investigate this crash to determine whether the tire
damage was the cause of the crash. I am filing these reports as a concerned citizen who shares the roads with these vehicles. The date of the incident is just an
approximation. The number of injuries is just a guess based on the severity of the damage. If you do not wish me to submit any further reports you can contact me via email
and ask me to desist.
Files you uploaded.


When did this happen? 08/01/2016
Was there a Crash? Yes
Was there a Police Report? Yes
Were Vehicles Towed? Yes


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Complaint Number: 10897007
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1H29FF080829
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
What happened?
Here is another Tesla in the salvage yard. http://www.copart.com/us/Lot/30997056?searchId=1887217407 There is little sign of collision damage but the front suspension
has fallen apart and the wheel has been torn into pieces whilst it was still rotating. The steel bumper bar forward of the wheel is completely undamaged which makes it
unlikely that the wheel was struck from the front. It is quite possible that all of the damage caused to the front end is simply the result of the suspension failure. There are far
too many of these failures in proportion to the small number of Teslas that have been sold. Image searches on other brands of car do not show up any other instances of
wheels getting sliced into pieces similar to what is happening repeatedly on the Teslas. Please investigate this problem. Note: Date of incident is an approximation.
Files you uploaded.


When did this happen? 08/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 40
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 18000


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Complaint Number: 10903176
Vehicle Identification Number: unknown
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
What happened?
Here is a discussion on the Tesla Motors Club Forum: https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/threads/hitcurbandnowitsthestartofmonth4waitingforrepair.
72674/ SadOwner,
Jun 28, 2016 Hello All, I think I’m on my way to a world record for longest wait time to fix a car with zero body damage. In March 2016 I hit a curb with my brand new Tesla
P85D. I blew the front drivers side tire and damaged the rim but there was zero body damage. Now we’re three days from July and I’m still getting the whole “we found
something else line”. Yesterday they said they found a suspension knuckle that needed replacing!!! How they can have a car for months on end and not realize that
something that sounds so obvious as a suspension knuckle needs replacing is beyond me. I have been extremely patient up until this point but man, where does one draw
the line? Towards the end of that thread owner reports that the total repair bill is $30,000 The suspension components of the Tesla are ridiculously fragile. The wheel does
not even have any broken spokes. Why has the steering knuckle been damaged by a minor curb bump incident? Please investigate.
Files you uploaded.

When did this happen? 03/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph)


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Complaint Number: 10896783
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1H17EFP51842
Your Vehicle’s Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2014
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Suspension
What happened?
Here is a Tesla in the salvage yard. There has not been a collision, there is no body damage and the airbags have not deployed. The LH back wheel is skewed sideways
which means that the suspension links have broken. It is obvious from the images of the lower suspension wishbone that the parts have insufficient strength to allow a
margin of safety. http://www.ebay.com/itm/TeslaSOEMRightRearLowerControlArmREARUPPERCONTROLARMSPINDLEOEM/
282117965566?
hash=item41af8a86fe:g:ILwAAOSwa81XR3rU&vxp=mtr Please investigate whether these failures are causing crashes.
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When did this happen? 08/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 30
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Date Complaint Filed: 09/02/2016Date of Incident: 08/01/2016Component(s): STEERING , SUSPENSIONNHTSA ID Number: 10903374Consumer Location: Unknown
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Crash:Yes Fire:No Number of Injuries:2 Number of Deaths:0
Manufacturer: Tesla Motors, Inc.
Vehicle Identification No. (VIN): UNKNOWN…
SUMMARY:
HERE IS A TESLA MODEL X IN THE SALVAGE YARD.
https://m.iaai.com/VehicleDetEnc.aspx?AuctionID=0&ItemID=22925269&RowID=34&PageSource=VehicleResults
IT HAS BEEN IN A MAJOR CRASH THE FRONT LH SUSPENSION TOP LINK IS TORN AWAY WHICH COULD HAVE HAPPENED IN THE CRASH. HOWEVER, THE TIRE HAS HAD THE TREAD SEVERELY WORN AWAY OVER THE ENTIRE CIRCUMFERENCE. THIS COULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED AFTER THE IMPACT UNLESS FULL POWER WAS STILL APPLIED TO THE MOTOR POST IMPACT. IT IS FAR MORE PROBABLE THAT THE TIRE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED PRIOR TO THE CRASH BY A MECHANICAL FAULT IN THE SUSPENSION. SEVERAL OTHER MODEL X CARS HAVE BEEN REPORTED WITH BROKEN SUSPENSIONS. PLEASE INVESTIGATE THIS MATTER URGENTLY. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE OF CRASH, DETAILS OF INJURY ARE ONLY ESTIMATES.


#29

No need for me to post the remainder…
You can see them on thread http://teslabears.club/t/tesla-suspension-hall-of-shame towards the bottom of the list.


#30

One more for the road?
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Complaint Number: 10928406
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? Suspension
What happened?
Here is a story about a Tesla owner who claims the car saved his life. http://insideevs.com/tesla-model-s-gets-wrecked-owner-says-vehicle-saved-his-life-images-owner-testimonial/ Look at the photographs. The front suspension has collapsed and the tread of the tire has been worn away. The collision with the Hyundai was a secondary effect of the Tesla suspension collapsing and causing loss of control. Tesla spins these stories and makes the owners sign Non Disclosure agreements. This is no accident. It is a deliberate cover up.
Files you uploaded.


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When did this happen? 10/04/2013
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:
Number of injuries 1
Medical Attention Required? Yes
How fast were you going? (in mph) 40


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Complaint Number: 10928637
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJXCAE49GF000369
Your Vehicle’s Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL X 2016
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Suspension
What happened?
Here is a Model X

in the junkyard https://m.iaai.com/VehicleDetEnc.aspx?AuctionID=0&ItemID=23232693&RowID=41&PageSource=VehicleResults It has been in a collision. The suspension appears to have collapsed. The LH front wheel is jammed back in the wheel well The tread on the tire of the LH front wheel has been worn away which is almost certain to have happened BEFORE any crash. There have been many other cases of collapsed suspensions in Teslas. It is reported that the cars lack any form of limit stops on the suspension so that a simple air leak in the system can have catastrophic consequences. Please investigate.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 09/01/2016
Was there a Crash? Yes
Was there a Police Report? Yes
Were Vehicles Towed? Yes
Was there a Fire? No


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Complaint Number: 10928665
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1DPXDFP16320
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? Suspension
What happened?
Here is a Tesla Model S in the salvage yard https://www.copart.com/lot/42150556/Photos?resultIndex=18&totalRecords=20&backTo=%2FlotSearchResults%2F%3Ffree%3Dtrue&query=tesla&query=tesla&displayStr=Search%20Results&viewedLot=42150556 There is zero damage to the bodywork and it does not appear to have been in a crash. The back suspension has simply fallen to bits. These are not isolated incidents, they are part of a pattern of failure caused by weakness in the supension components. Please take urgent action to prevent further loss of life.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 11/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 40


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Complaint Number: 10928669
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1H20EFP64361
Your Vehicle’s Make Model and Model Year: EVERGREEN TESLA 2014
Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.
What part of your car was affected? Suspension
What happened?
Here is yet another Tesla in the junkyard with collapsed suspension. https://m.iaai.com/VehicleDetEnc.aspx?AuctionID=0&ItemID=23632672&RowID=25&PageSource=VehicleResults There is hardly a scratch on the bodywork but both front and rear suspensions have completely snapped off. Some of the broken parts can be seen stored on the back seat in photo 5. PLEASE take action before more lives are lost.
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When did this happen? 11/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 50






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Complaint Number: 10928676
Vehicle Identification Number: unknown
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? Brakes, Steering, Suspension
What happened?
Here is a report of a crash in Germany. http://bnn.de/lokales/bruchsal/tesla-schlaegt-in-sperrwand-ein The front tire is peeled off the rim. That could only have happened before the collision and is almost certainly caused by failure of the suspension. It would be almost impossible for the wheel to have turned a full revolution and peeled off the tire after the collision. The driver was seriously injured. Please take immediate action.
Files you uploaded.
tesla-model-s-nl-crash1-e1480454411971.jpg
When did this happen? 11/28/2016
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:
Number of injuries 1
Medical Attention Required? Yes
How fast were you going? (in mph) 60


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Fatal crash in Indianapolis the FRONT WHEEL WENTY WHOMPY as well as the back one.
And it happened BEFORE the crash. Look at how the tread is worn away.https://tribwttv.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/tesla-crash-3.jpeg?quality=85&strip=all&w=1920


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Complaint Number: 10930301
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1E26FF118344
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
What happened?
Here is a Tesla in the salvage yard. https://m.iaai.com/VehicleDetEnc.aspx?AuctionID=22126555&ItemID=23722036&RowID=11&PageSource=VehicleResults The photographs show that one of the lower suspensiopn arms has snapped. The worn tire proves that this occurred while the vehicle was in motion and this was not caused by impact damage. There have been about 100 similar failures. Please investigate this urgently. Lives are at risk.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 11/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 50


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Complaint Number: 10934473
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1H26FF081081
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? Steering, Suspension
What happened?
Here is a 2015 Tesla in the salvage yard. It does not appear to have been in a collision but the front LH ball joint has popped apart causing the wheel to skew over at an angle. This failure could easily have caused multiple fatalities. There have been over a hundred reports of Tesla suspensions failing. Please take action to prevent further death and injury.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 11/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
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? 6000


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Complaint Number: 10935087
Vehicle Identification Number: 5YJSA1E18GF155629
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
What happened?
Here is a Tesla Model S just a few months old and already in the salvage yard. https://m.iaai.com/VehicleDetEnc.aspx?AuctionID=0&ItemID=23505090&RowID=4&PageSource=VehicleResults There is no crash damage, no airbags have been deployerd. The entire rear suspension of the car has simply snapped off. The suspension components are much too fragile for a car of this weight and power. It is beyond ridiculous that after more than 100 cars have had tsuspension failures there has not been a recall. Please order a recall immediately. Thank you.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 12/01/2016
Was there a Crash? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? No
How fast were you going? (in mph) 40
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 1000


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Complaint Number: 10935142
Vehicle Identification Number: unknown
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
What happened?
Here is a press report of a Tesla crash in the Netherlands. https://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.regio15.nl%2Fnieuws%2Flijst-weergave%2F32-ongevallen%2F25574-twee-gewonden-bij-ongeval-op-de-zuidweg&edit-text=&act=url The photographs show that the tread on the rear tire has been completely worn away before the suspension snapped off. The wheel is gouged in half. People were injured in the crash which was undoubtedly caused by this suspension failure. Please look at the photograph and demand a recall of this dangerous vehicle.
Files you uploaded.
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When did this happen? 12/12/2016
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:
Number of injuries 2
Medical Attention Required? Yes
How fast were you going? (in mph) 30
About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 1000


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Complaint Number: 10935143
Vehicle Identification Number: UNKNOWN
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? Speed Control, Suspension
What happened?
Here is a report of a Tesla crash in China that injured 2 people. https://translate.google.com.au/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fhk.apple.nextmedia.com%2Fnews%2Fart%2F20160621%2F19662689&edit-text=&act=url The car suffered unintended acceleration and then the wheels fell off. That is a bit of a worry, to say the very least. Please issue a recall.
Files you uploaded.
chinawhompy.jpg
When did this happen? 12/01/2016
Was there a Crash? Yes
Was there a Police Report? No
Were Vehicles Towed? No
Was there a Fire? No
Was there an injury or fatality? Yes
Number of fatalities:
Number of injuries 2