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NHTSA Closes Probe Into Tesla Model S Fires: "Defect Not Identified"

By Antony Ingram Mar 29, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Third Tesla Model S catches fire after hitting road debris. Photo via Twitter user @NASHVILLAIN_ Enlarge Photo It looks like Tesla Motors' brief firefight is now over. Not only has the company announced the fitment of new parts designed to deflect road debris, the cause of two fire incidents towards the end of 2013, but the NHTSA has now closed its probe into the fires --absolving the Model S of blame. Last year, Tesla had to defend its cars following three separate fire incidents in quick succession. In the first two incidents, drivers had hit debris in the road at highway speeds , which punctured the battery pack of each car which subsequently caught fire. A third incident involved a high-speed accident in Mexico, in which a Model S was driven through a wall at speed. That car too...

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