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Roadster Fires?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by Pantera Dude, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Pantera Dude

    Pantera Dude Member

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    Does anyone know if, or how many Roadster fires there have been? If any have burned, what about the cause of the fire?
     
  2. stopcrazypp

    stopcrazypp Well-Known Member

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    There was one fire that happened because of the 12V battery cable (since recalled), but I think that was it.
     
  3. Botbldr45

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    I heard of one smoking 12 volt battery when they were still using Chinese batterys in a 2.X.....
    That's part of why they have all been replaced................... at yearly service visits.....................under warranty.
     
  4. Doug_G

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    No, that's not correct. The smoking was due to the battery wires rubbing on the edge of a carbon fiber part, which cut through the insulation resulting in a short. Tesla installed abrasion protection for those wires in all Roadsters after that incident.

    The batteries are replaced periodically because they have a limited lifetime. That type of battery lasts a couple of years in most applications, in my experience.

    Incidentally that one incident resulted only in smoke, not in a fire. The vehicle was not significantly damaged.
     
  5. Botbldr45

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    I stand corrected ............ thanks for the input.
     
  6. Pantera Dude

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    Thanks guys!
     

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