Tesla Faces Investigation Regarding Batteries

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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 CNBCA 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.”




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