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In the report (via KTVU), the fire department said that they monitored the battery pack and it reignited days after the March 23 accident, with Mountain View Fire Chief Juan Diaz commenting:
“In this particular case, six days later, the temperature inside those cells increased to the point of ignition. That’s why the car reignited. You have stored energy that is frankly unstable.”
originally posted by: MRinder
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
I am starting to think these cars are unsafe death traps. I just read that two kids died the other day in a Tesla crash that resulted in instantaneous fire. Either Tesla's customers are horrible drivers or these things have become autonomous and are attempting to kill whoever enters them. I saw another article where somebody drove through a building, they claim the car just took off on it's own. The person is lucky the car didn't just spontaneously combust while they were in it. I hope Tesla's come with extra life insurance as a standard option, it looks like your family is going to need it not long after you purchase one. Where is Ralph Nader when you need him?
originally posted by: luthier
a reply to: Edumakated
124 people died in their cars from a faulty ignition switch thanks to chevy.