29 Mar '14, 1pm

NHTSA closes investigation into risks associated with undercarriage strikes on Tesla Model S

NHTSA closes investigation into risks associated with undercarriage strikes on Tesla Model S 29 March 2014 Following Tesla’s announcement that it is adding a three-component shield system to the underbody of the Model S (earlier post ), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has closed the preliminary investigation it opened in November 2013 to examine the potential risks associated with undercarriage strikes on model year 2013 Tesla Model S vehicles. (Earlier post .) Two separate crash incidents in 2013 resulted in significant fires involving the Model S one in Washington (Oct. 13) and one in Tennessee (Nov. 13). Both incidents involved active suspension equipped vehicles operating at highway speeds and reduced ride height running over debris in the roadway. In both incidents, NHTSA recounted, the struck object...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2014/03/20140329-nhtsa.html

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