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  1. M

    Another fire at an Electrify America station

    Another Rivian that appears to have had a problem when charging at EA: It looks like what is left of the plug on the charge cable is still sticking out of the port. I think we have seen at least two of each either have a fire or have the cabled welded to the charge port: Rivians, Bolts...
  2. C

    MY RWD insurance all 2k+?

    Hi All, I’ve got a MY RWD coming this year. No VIN yet. I’ve gotten quotes from AAMI, GIO, Rollin’, NRMA. All of them are 2.4K+ per year. I’ve heard that people have been getting there’s for sub 2k/year. Are MY insurances all that expensive? How much do you pay for yours? Do you have any...
  3. NoGasNoBrakes

    Tesla Model Y Caught On Fire - TMC Podcast Reaction and Response

    On TMC Podcast #11, our hosts reacted to the recent video of a Model Y that caught on fire. Mike provides his response and why he believes in Tesla's safety. "There's been 85 reported Tesla fires since they started making them. Meanwhile, last year, there were 179,000 ICE vehicle fires."
  4. E

    My Model 3 Experience - Pre-Owned to Car Fire

    I want to start of this thread by saying that I loved my Model 3 and i do expect to stay with Tesla in the long run. Some of you may have heard what happend to my car and for those of you who have not, here is a quick recap: I'm writing this for full transparency because when my car burnt...
  5. LBM4

    Fire Extinguisher Mount - How to, parts, prices and pics

    I did a search, but didn't see anything regarding this, so here is goes. Mods, if I am wrong, I apologize. This would be a general how to post and parts list (where to buy and pricing): 1. I bought a general ABC fire extinguisher off Amazon for $20. (First pic below). It's a nice small one that...
  6. Maximillan

    Worse than waiting for your Tesla? The ship could be in fire...

    You've probably already heard about the ship on fire off Portugal full of Porsches, Audis, and Bentleys. This headline that the fire is continuing to rage because of the Lithium-ion batteries on board caught my eye. Why? Because Tay-can. ;) Lithium-ion batteries 'keeping the fire alive' on...
  7. MontyFloyd

    Installing smoke detectors and other safety devices for battery packs

    Reading about exploding Bolts and melting wires, seems to be prudent to install smoke and fire detectors close to where battery packs are. And a AFCI circuit breaker if not already. I doubt any home garage has a smoke detector, not required by law, should it be?
  8. UncleCreepy

    It's okay, it's just gas...

    https://www.cornwallseawaynews.com/2021/05/30/fatal-crash-on-hwy-138-near-cornwall/ So someone dies in a burning vehicle and we don't learn anything about the make and model? Also, no wild assumptions what kind of driver assist features the car may or may not have had? Would it be impolite to...
  9. S

    Hyundai Kona EV recall - battery fires

    Hyundai is issuing a recall of its Kona Ev model cars due to an apparent issue that has caused the batteries to catch on fire. Cause is still undetermined. Recall is on going in Korea and in works for US owners. from Car & Driver: Hyundai Kona Electric Recalled over Potential Fire Danger From...
  10. Gwgan

    Coral Gables incident?

    Garaged Model S fire mentioned in Range loss thread Sudden Loss Of Range With 2019.16.x Software Condolences to owner.
  11. JBee

    Cybertruck Firetruck - Can it help in Aussie Fires?

    For many years, Australia, as well as many other nations and states, have been struggling to fight fires with mobile ground assets. Most of the vehicles used are converted commercial trucks and pickups, that have limited off-road, or in particular poor sand driving ability in the bush. They also...
  12. V

    Fire takes Toolset supercharger out of commission

    But it's not an EV fire. And by now, they have cleaned it up and allowed access.
  13. Dinoraptor101

    Tesla issues battery software update after Hong Kong vehicle fire

    News article stated Tesla pushed an update after finding out the root cause if the Tesla Model S Hong Kong fire. https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/15/tesla-issues-battery-software-update-after-hong-kong-vehicle-fire/ After reading the article it mentions about improved cooling, however why not...
  14. markwj

    Hong Kong May 2019 Model S Fire

    Local chinese language newspaper "Apple Daily" first broke the news, on Monday 13th May, of a fire in a Tesla Model S parked in a multi-storey garage here. Reportedly, the car had been supercharged, then parked, and 30 minutes later caught fire. Hong Kong fire services department put on the...
  15. S

    MX owner (Tesla employee) in Fremont crash this morning

    Saw the news lead into this morning's programming on CBS KPIX5 about a Tesla employee driving a Model X that crashed into a tree and the car caught fire. Photo of the crash scene of the nearby trees and with the car up the wall, looks pretty bad. They think the driver could have been fatigued...
  16. bcsteeve

    My Tesla burns in house fire. Sad.

    I am sad to report that the Tesla family has lost a member. At least I think so. I've been traveling since the start of the month, having visited Paris and London and currently in the Scottish Highlands. A couple of days ago, we had just finished visiting Edinburgh Castle and were having a...
  17. MelaniainLA

    Objective and positive Fox News Radio segment on Tesla and EVs

    I had the opportunity to be interviewed at length by a Fox News Radio reporter (who even drove my S and X) about Tesla, Autopilot, Safety, OTA updates, and features. I tried to set the record straight on all of these issues and the story managed to come out pretty positive (as compared to the...
  18. Joe F

    BREAKING NEWS: My Tesla has not crashed due to AP error in __ weeks of ownership

    My Tesla Model S has not crashed in over 73 weeks of ownership due to using AutoPilot. Nor has it crashed due to Operator Error. Despite what the media and financial reporting outlets would have the public believe, as currently designed, AutoPilot will not cause a Tesla to crash when used...
  19. Az_Rael

    Model S catches fire in France-8/2016

    Tesla Model S catches on fire during a test drive in France During a test drive in a Model S 90D, the vehicle suddenly made a loud noise and sent a visual alert on the dashboard stating that there was a problem with “charging”. The Tesla employee giving the test drive made the driver park the...
  20. C

    Dangers of flammable oil

    Another recognition of the danger of flammable oil. Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil : NPR
  21. C

    New Polymer Could End Battery Fires, Quadruple Efficiency

    New Polymer Could End Battery Fires, Quadruple Efficiency | Autopia | Wired.com Very interesting discovery. Even if it's potential is still years away.
  22. T

    Actor Paul Walker Dead - Fiery Porsche Crash

    Single car accident. Burst into flames.
  23. killer_model_s

    Tesla Fires

    The Mission of Tesla | Blog | Tesla Motors confirms 5.8v is not a bug
  24. tommolog

    Ugh. Another Model S fire - 2013-11-06

    Posted on Instagram from Tennessee. Happened at 4:00pm today
  25. Benz

    Second Model S on fire (October 18th, 2013 in Merida, Mexico).

    Here is a link of the news article: http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoramic/second-tesla-model-fire-sparked-crash-mexico-141237816.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
  26. J

    Model S Accident/Fire

    I'm VERY curious as to what caused the fire. This Is What Fiery Tesla Model S Death Looks Like (UPDATED) - Jalopnik
  27. J

    Fire Extinguisher installed

    In my prior car (Mercedes CLK 500), I had the factory fire extinguisher on a bracket attached to the drivers seat. i remember it was around $300 for the European bracket and extinguisher to be shipped to me from The Netherlands, since it wasn't available in the US. A couple of years ago, as I'm...
  28. ModelS1079

    Incoming utility cable capacity - A cautionary tale

    Misadventures in Charging- Hold - keep this thread. Happened last night. Gotta run but will share the story ASAP. Yes the car is fine. Yes my wife and kids are too! [Moderator Note: Inflammatory title edited.]
  29. doug

    Fisker sues XL Insurance over 338 Karmas lost to Sandy

    Not good: Fisker sues XL over hybrid cars wrecked by Superstorm Sandy - Reuters [Moderator Note: Split off from here: Fisker Karma]
  30. Robert.Boston

    Fisker Fires

    Official claims Fisker Karma to blame in Texas house fire Bad Karma? Last week, a fire badly damaged the home of a new Fisker Karma owner, and authorities are saying that the electric car was the source of the blaze. According to Fort Bend County, Texas, chief fire investigator Robert Baker...
  31. vfx

    Feds to study fire risks in EV batteries

    Fed launching $8.75M study into fire risks from EV batteries Autoblog
  32. Mark Petersen

    Converted Nissan EV cause of fire onboard "Pearl of Scandinavia"

    The fire at the Oslo boat "Pearl of Scandinavia" has left clear traces on the boat deck, where the smell of burnt rubber still hangs heavy in the air. And DFDS said that the Oslo ferry "Pearl of Scandinavia" will probably not be able to sail again in six days. Fire in electric car (Nissan...