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Juni

A Grain of Salt

A few things need to be cleared up about the supposed safety of Model S suspensions:

First, there is no safety defect with the suspensions in either the Model S or Model X. Since we own all of our service centers, we are aware of every incident that happens with our customer cars and we are aware of every part that gets replaced. Whenever there is even a potential issue with one of those parts, we investigate fully. This, combined with extensive durability testing, gives us high confidence in our suspensions. With respect to the car that is discussed in the blog post that led to yesterday’s news (more on the blog post below), the suspension ball joint experienced very abnormal rust. We haven’t seen this on any other car, suggesting a very unusual use case. The car had over 70,000 miles on it and its owner lives down such a long dirt road that it required two tow trucks to retrieve the car. (One to get the car to the highway and one to get it from the highway to the service center.) When we got the car, it was caked in dirt.

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Thema:  Sicherheit

Mai

Der Tesla HEPA Filter und Bioweapon Defense Mode auf dem Prüfstand

Luftverschmutzung hat einen signifikanten und durchdringenden Effekt auf die öffentliche Gesundheit. Laut der Weltgesundheitsorganisation WHO wird sie aktuell als „grösster Umweltfaktor in Bezug auf menschliche Krankheitsfälle“ angesehen. Über drei Millionen Menschen sterben jährlich an den Folgen von Umweltverschmutzung – das sind mehr als doppelt so viele wie Zahl der Todesopfer durch Verkehrsunfälle.

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Thema:  Safety, Environment, and Biohazard

November

Model S Achieves Euro NCAP 5-Star Safety Rating

We’re pleased to announce that the Tesla Model S has received a maximum-possible 5-star safety rating from the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP).

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Thema:  Model S, Europe, and Safety

März

Tesla stattet das Model S zusätzlich mit Titan-Unterbodenschild und Leitbleche aus Aluminium aus

In 2013, two extremely unusual Model S collisions resulted in underbody damage that led to car fires. These incidents, unfortunately, received more national headlines than the other 200,000 gasoline car fires that happened last year in North America alone. In both cases, the occupants walked away unharmed, thanks to the car’s safety features. The onboard computer warned the occupants to exit the vehicles, which they did well before any fire was noticeable.
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Thema:  Warranty and Safety

Dezember

NHTSA bestätigt erneut die 5-Sterne-Sicherheitsbewertung des Model S für das Modelljahr 2014

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reaffirmed the 5-star safety rating of the Tesla Model S overall and in all subcategories for Model Year 2014, confirming the highest safety rating in America. While Tesla is awaiting feedback from NHTSA regarding their investigation of recent fire incidents, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority, Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), recently concluded its review of the incidents, finding no manufacturer-related defects or need for further action.

Thema:  Press Release and Safety

August

Tesla Model S Achieves Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested

Palo Alto, CA — Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. Approximately one percent of all cars tested by the federal government achieve 5 stars across the board. NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) provided to manufacturers, where the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars.

Thema:  Safety and Press Release

Oktober

Tesla Initiates Voluntary Recall After Single Customer Incident

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Tesla Motors has launched a voluntary safety recall on Roadster models 2.0 and 2.5. The recall involves the 12v low voltage auxiliary cable from a redundant back up system that provides power to various systems, including the headlamps, taillights, turn signals and hazard lights, and airbags in the unlikely event the primary 12V power fails or drops below a minimum threshold value.

Thema:  Safety and Press Release