The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wrote a letter to Tesla last week, saying it is investigating fires in Model S and Model X cars built from 2012 to 2019. The investigation will involve certain battery management system software updates. Tesla has until November 29, 2019, to respond to the NHTSA or it could face civil penalties up to $22,329 a day, up to a maximum of $111,642,265.
On several occasions, Tesla batteries caught fire for no apparent reason. The fires occurred both in parked and moving vehicles. Various reliable sources have indicated that Tesla should have recalled over 2,000 of their defective vehicles.
NTHSA encourages the public to contact the agency with safety concerns relating to Tesla Model S or Model X vehicles by calling 888-327-4236.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a Tesla with a defective battery, please call the experts at Inserra Kelley Sewell to see whether you might be entitled to compensation.
A partner with Inserra & Kelley, Attorneys At Law since 1993, Craig Kelley focuses on personal injury law with a large emphasis on motorcycle and bicycle related cases and claims with the goal of first helping clients heal and then getting speedy resolution of their disputes.