New Thread of NHTSA complaints about Teslas



Complaint Number: 11150867

Vehicle Identification Number: UNKNOWN

Your Vehicle’s Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2017

Note: Your VIN, make, model, and year are all protected under the Privacy Act.

What part of your car was affected? Suspension

What happened?
This is a complaint about the Tesla suspensions. A Twitter user whose name can be found on the screenshot which is attached to this complaint) has posted photographs of his broken suspension. He was unhappy about the fact that the suspension fell apart in his driveway. The photograph shows the control arm snapped and this same failure can be seen to have occurred on many other Teslas. Examples can be found here: After a few people responded to the owners Tweet he then deleted the Tweet and blocked everybody that had responded. It is highly unlikely that the owner will be filing a complaint. He is one of the top Tesla referrers and is close to earning rewards from Tesla. The second attached screenshot proves this. These fragile suspension parts pose a risk to owners and other road users. Steering would be badly affected by such a failure. Many Teslas have suddenly swerved off the road with fatal consequences. It is certainly possible that suspension failures are the cause of these swerves. Please take urgent action to prevent more deaths and injuries. Thank you. Concerned citizen with a sense of civic responsibility. Full name and contact details supplied.

Files you uploaded.

  • brokencontrolarm.JPG
  • referrals.JPG

When did this happen? 11/08/2018

Was there a Crash? No

Was there a Fire? No

Was there an injury or fatality? No

How fast were you going? (in mph) 10

About how many miles were on your vehicle at the time of the incident? 5000!