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20Apr
tesla_msTesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tech Crunch – April 20, 2017


Tesla voluntarily recalls around 53K 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla is issuing a voluntary recall for Model S and Model X vehicles made between February 2016 and October 2016, for a potential manufacturing issue in which the parking brake, once engaged, might experience a fractured internal gear that results in it being stuck in the ‘on’ position.

Tesla stresses that this recall is being done only because the carmaker typically exercises an abundance of caution in these cases, and that only a small number of vehicles will likely ever exhibit the issue, and that even when they do, the resulting problems don’t present a safety risk to either drivers or passengers.

The problem came to light because Tesla found customers were getting alerts that said their parking brake needs service, or that the brake could not be disengaged, not in huge numbers but with noteworthy frequency. Tesla traced the problem back to a batch of brakes from supplier Brembo installed on cars made during the roughly ten month period covered by the recall…

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12Feb
tesla_msFather of Woman Who Died in Tesla Crash Warns of Dangerous Lithium Batteries

Father of Woman Who Died in Tesla Crash Warns of Dangerous Lithium Batteries

The Daily Mail – February 12, 2017


Father of Woman Who Died in Tesla Crash Warns of Dangerous Lithium Batteries

The father of a young bride-to-be has spoken out about his daughter’s horrific death after the Tesla car she was driving crashed and burst into flames.

Casey Speckman, 27, was drunk-driving when the Model S Tesla carrying her and boss Kevin McCarthy, 44, smashed into a tree and exploded in Indianapolis on November 10.

But her father, Jon Speckman, says that she would have survived the crash if her car wasn’t powered by lithium batteries – the same as those found in the exploding Galaxy Note 7 and hoverboard devces – the IndyStar reported.…read the full article on the Daily Mail website…

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8Dec
tesla_msTesla Recalls 7,000 Charging Adapters After Two Overheat

Tesla Recalls 7,000 Charging Adapters After Two Overheat

Bloomberg Technology – December 6, 2016


Tesla Recalls 7,000 Charging Adapters After Two Overheat

Tesla Motors Inc. said it’s voluntarily recalling about 7,000 adapters for electric-vehicle charging after two reports of overheating that resulted in melted plastic on the plugs. The rarely used item is sold through the company’s online store.

Two customers reported overheating in November, according to an e-mail the company sent to customers Tuesday. No damage besides the melted plastic was reported, and Tesla said it has notified U.S. regulators of its voluntary recall. The accessories were manufactured by an outside supplier and haven’t been sold for at least six months, according to Tesla…

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1Dec
tesla_msNew Tesla Crashes Shows Need to Recall Tesla’s Autopilot Feature, Consumer Watchdog Says; Musk Resisted German Authorities’ Renaming of “Autopilot” Prior to High-Speed Crash

New Tesla Crashes Shows Need to Recall Tesla’s Autopilot Feature, Consumer Watchdog Says; Musk Resisted German Authorities’ Renaming of “Autopilot” Prior to High-Speed Crash

Cision PR Newswire – December 1, 2016

New Tesla Crashes Shows Need to Recall Tesla’s Autopilot Feature, Consumer Watchdog Says; Musk Resisted German Authorities’ Renaming of “Autopilot” Prior to High-Speed Crash

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A growing list of Tesla crashes demonstrates the urgent need to regulate the vehicles’ “Autopilot” feature, Consumer Watchdog said today, reiterating its call to the California DMV to act and for the company to disable the feature.

Earlier this week a Tesla smashed into a construction barrier truck on the German autobahn while traveling at a high rate of speed and likely with Autopilot engaged. Although the car smashed under the truck, the driver was seriously injured, but not killed…

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