Tesla Faces Investigation Regarding Batteries
Oct. 8, 2019—Tesla is facing scrutiny around battery issues in some Model S and Model X vehicles.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched an investigation into a possible defect tied to battery packs that could cause non-crash fires, according to CNBC. A defect petition submitted to NHTSA by consumer attorney Edward Chen prompted the investigation.
Chen wrote, in a letter submitted to the Department of Transportation and NHTSA, accompanying the petition: “Tesla is using over-the-air software updates to mask and cover-up a potentially widespread and dangerous issue with the batteries in their vehicles.”