Tesla: his car catches fire, he has to break the window to get out

New serious incident involving a Tesla? This is what seems to have happened in Canada, in Vancouver precisely on May 23, reports the Guardian based on information fromElectrek. A video has been released in which the driver of a Tesla is seen breaking his car window to get out as smoke begins to spread through his car. According to our colleagues, this smoke was seen for several minutes before the interior of the vehicle caught fire.

Asked by Electrek, the Tesla driver said he had to “smash the window” before adding: “I broke it because the whole system had stopped. The power was no longer working. The door did not open. wouldn’t open. The windows wouldn’t roll down.” Firefighters arrived on the scene and managed to extinguish the fire about five minutes later. The Tesla owner confessed to buying his vehicle just eight months ago.

Open investigation

Meanwhile, Transport Canada, the Canadian Automobile Safety Agency, has reached out to Tesla and said it is arranging for a joint inspection of the vehicle to determine the cause of the fire. As for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the United States federal agency responsible for road safety, the incident was also reported to it. She said she was in contact with Tesla for more information. Contacted by the Guardian, Tesla declined to comment.

This is not the first time that the manufacturer has had to deal with problems linked to two fires on its vehicles. Last summer, a Tesla S Plaid caught fire with its driver trapped in it in Pennsylvania. Several fire companies had to be dispatched to the scene. In April 2019, a Model S also caught fire for no apparent reason in China. The Autopilot is also singled out by the American authorities after accidents with several parked vehicles. According to the NHTSA, there have already been eleven since 2018.

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