Monday, 04 October 2021 14:25

Petition for Tesla Vehicle Fire Investigation Rejected by NHTSA

Written by Simon Alvarez, Teslarati


...it looked into data from the 2019 petition and from Tesla itself. It also examined field data from vehicle fires not caused by a crash. The 2019 petition covered about 255,000 Tesla Model S and Model X from the 2012 to 2019 model years.


“NHTSA is authorized to issue an order requiring notification and remedy of a defect if the Agency’s investigation shows a defect in the design, construction or performance of a motor vehicle that presents an unreasonable risk to safety," the NHTSA wrote on its ODI resume. "Given the absence of any incidents in the United States related to fast charging, and the absence of any such incidents globally since May 2019, it is unlikely that an order concerning the notification and remedy of a safety-related defect would be issued due to any investigation opened as a result of granting this petition.


"Therefore, upon full consideration of the information presented in the petition, and the potential risks to safety, the petition is denied.”


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