Pictures of whompies


I’m not going to bother filing any more NHTSA complaints.
It’s obviously a waste of breath.
Instead I’ll just pictures of fresh WHOMPIES as they come to hand and let you be the judge.

Today’s lovely whompie…



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Because this whompy is such an egregious example I have decided to break my own rule and to file a complaint.
Here it is.

Complaint Number: 11195326

Vehicle Identification Number: 5yjsa1e43jf271449

Your Vehicle’s Make Model and Model Year: TESLA MODEL S 2018

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 auction sale yard The back LH suspension has snapped off completely. This does not appear to have been caused by impact damage, it has simply snapped off. Close up picture shows that the suspension links and lower arm have snapped. This 2018 car is still fitted with the old style fragile links that are supposed to have been replaced with stronger ones as notified in TSB : There seem to be many cars on the road that are still fitted with these weak parts. Also the cast aluminium lower suspension arm has snapped. Many similar failures have been reported. I intend to inform the media and motoring organisations about these failures and that NHTSA is failing to take any action. I am not an owner. I am a concerned citizen. A dummy USA address has been used to satisfy your website data entry requirements. My correct name and contact details are included with this submission. I have been informed that it is perfectly legitimate forv a non-owner and a non-USA resident to file complaints. Thank you kindly. Date of incident is an approximation.

Files you uploaded.

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When did this happen? 01/01/2019

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? 9000


Here is a steering knuckle (made from crappy cast aluminium) on a 2017 Model S that has simply
Not as the result of a crash.
Simply fell to bits.