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

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by tommolog, Nov 6, 2013.

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  1. tommolog

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    Posted on Instagram from Tennessee. Happened at 4:00pm today
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    Nov 6, 2013 7:45pm PST - Official statement from Tesla:
    Nov. 7, 2013, 9:12 a.m. EST MARKET PULSE Archives
    Nov. 7, 2013, 9:12 a.m. EST MARKET PULSE Archives
    Nov. 7, 2013, 10:35 a.m. Various sources
    Tennessee Highway Patrol Spokesperson Saying Tesla Fire Was Caused by Car Running Over Tow Hitch, Metal Struck the Undercarriage | Benzinga

    Nov. 7, 2013, 11:25 a.m. Bloomberg News
    Nov. 9 2013, Tesla Motors Blog By Juris Shibayama, MD
    From a Model S owner in Tennessee | Blog | Tesla Motors
     
  3. AnOutsider

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    Any details?
     
  4. Gizmotoy

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    This one's a little disturbing. No serious front-end collision damage visible. The front crash bar is completely intact and un-bent, which would indicate it didn't rear end someone or have some other major frontal impact.

    Another road debris fire? Maybe an offset frontal on the driver's side we can't see.
     
  5. efusco

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    Oh man...
     
  6. tommolog

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    Nope. Just these pics. It hasn't hit the news yet

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    man this isn't good. I hope the driver made it out safely.
    mods can we edit title and add the date (nov 6)?
     
  8. stopcrazypp

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    I guess it's time for another round of speculation and media reports.
     
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    Not good to have them clustered like this.
     
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    Do we see debris all over the place?
     
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    Is that the owner standing to the left? Man, sad.
     
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    S.O.B. .....I just spent last night debating away with friends last night over drinks that the first one was a fluke due to road debris and the second was operator error. I'll be waiting for a phone call to hear it from at least one of them tonight if this catches wind (or see it on my Facebook wall). Damn!
     
  13. gaswalla

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    Folks need to drive closer to the speed limit. I bet Tesla could avoid a bunch of future accidents and fires if they allowed folks to self-limit the speed limit and maybe even the acceleration. B what I would call 'grandma mode' and 'valet mode'
     
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    This changes a lot, as the first one was "freak", 2nd one was 100+MPH through concrete walls and into a tree.. but this... I sure hope in a few years we aren't driving the 21st century Delorean.... hard to get service on a car when the company is out of business.. $100k paperweight, etc, etc
     
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    No details on this yet. Could be anything. Could be a repeat of the first, could be any of the things we speculated the first time, could be a setup, could be a lot of missing details.
     
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    The rarity of a "normal collision" fire still stands true. The first two are exceptions (metal debris and concrete barrier). This third is an unknown. The speculation will run rampant tomorrow.
     
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    There are vehicles pulled over ahead.... Maybe there is more involved.
     
  18. Raffy.Roma

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    The cabin looks untouched. So hopefully the driver and the people inside the cabin should be OK.
     
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    Man, the Kool-aid flows on these forums... HA. The car doesn't appear to have any collision damage... if you can run over any ol' junk metal in the road and catch fire, the public won't accept this car. Even IF running over a piece of debris has to be shaped just right, and in just the right place and would never happen again in another 10000^100 "ker clunks", it doesn't matter. Perception is reality for the sheeple.
     
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    She has 3 photos of the fire... Also the one on twitter on the first page. Definitely not photoshopped like some people were speculating on another thread. I'm burned so bad right now on my pre-earnings investments... Now this!
     

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