The US NHTSA has launched a probe over a potential design flaw in older Model S battery packs that could prove dangerous. Reportedly, parts in the cooling mechanism in 2012 to 2016 Tesla Model S units could render the battery pack useless or even cause fires.
In a statement by the NHTSA, the agency asserts that they have received reports of the issue, as as stating that auto manufacturers are required ‘to notify the agency within five days of when the manufacturer becomes aware of a safety related defect and conduct a recall.’ It does not appear that Tesla complied to this regulation, should they have been aware of the problem. Seems the issues could be just beginning for the illustrious EV manufacturer.
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