Articles Tagged Safety

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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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Getagd:  Veiligheid

mei

Het Tesla HEPA Filter en Bioweapon Defense Mode getest

Luchtverontreiniging heeft een belangrijke en doordringende invloed op de volksgezondheid. Volgens de Wereld Gezondheidsorganisatie wordt het nu beschouwd als 's werelds grootste milieugerelateerde risico voor de gezondheid, met meer dan drie miljoen doden per jaar als resultaat. Dit is meer dan twee keer het aantal mensen dat jaarlijks overlijdt in een auto-ongeluk.

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Getagd:  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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Getagd:  Model S, Europe, and Safety

maart

Tesla voegt titanium bodemplaat en aluminium deflectorplaten toe aan Model S

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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Getagd:  Warranty and Safety

december

NHTSA bekrachtigt de 5-sterren veiligheidsbeoordeling van Model S in alle categorieën voor modeljaar 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.

Getagd:  Press Release and Safety

augustus

Tesla Model S behaalt de beste veiligheidsbeoordeling voor alle auto's die ooit getest zijn

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.

Getagd:  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.

Getagd:  Safety and Press Release