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Germany concludes probe on Tesla fires

Electric-car maker Tesla announced that Germany’s vehicle regulatory agency would pursue “no further measures” after concluding a review of recent Tesla Model S fires in the United States and Mexico.

In a brief statement, Tesla said it had been providing “data and additional information” to the KBA on the Model S fires in Washington, Tennessee and Mexico after a “recent inquiry” by the German Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), or Federal Motor Transport Authority.

Tesla provided a copy of a German-language letter from the KBA and said the agency told it “no manufacturer-related defects could be found.” The KBA letter, as translated by Tesla, said “no further measures” were deemed necessary under Germany’s Product Safety Act.

Meanwhile, as we already reported, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in mid-November launched an investigation into the Model S after the car experienced three fires in six weeks.

NHTSA said it opened a preliminary evaluation of the risks associated with highway debris striking the underbody of the 2013 Model S. A preliminary evaluation by NHTSA can lead to a recall. The investigation focuses on two Model S fires that happened after the vehicles ran over debris on U.S. highways. The third Model S fire, which is not part of the NHTSA probe, occurred when a vehicle hit a concrete wall in Mexico.

Via Reuters

by Aurel Niculescu (my Google+) - Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 - filed under News, Safety, Tesla. Image credit: .
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