TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Unique ICE risk

Discussion in 'Model S: Driving Dynamics' started by TNEVol, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. TNEVol

    TNEVol Member

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2013
    Messages:
    186
    Location:
    Brush Creek TN
  2. skdave

    skdave Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    155
    Location:
    Lake St.Louis, Mo
    I warmed up my Tesla for the first time in the garage with the door down. Not use to that yet. Love it.
     
  3. SCW-Greg

    SCW-Greg Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,703
    Location:
    Beaverton, OR
    Funny, I guess I never (inherently) thought about it. That A, I would never consider this for my ICE (which has remote start), or B, that I'm already doing it with my Model S now... especially while it's on shore power.
     
  4. lolachampcar

    lolachampcar Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2012
    Messages:
    4,446
    Location:
    WPB Florida
    I just like the idea that my garage is not turned into a sauna when my wife and I get home in the afternoon. Both ICE cars used to get it to a full bake before :)
     
  5. roblab

    roblab Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2008
    Messages:
    2,022
    Location:
    Angwin (Napa Valley) CA
    Having had a friend die last year due to parking in his garage while the last of the song played on the car radio (evidently), I was surprised that there are only about 20 deaths per year from CO due to ICE exhaust.

    But the question remains: Should NHTSA investigate??!
     
  6. Thumper

    Thumper Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2011
    Messages:
    580
    Location:
    Corvallis, OR
    It looks like an obvious design flaw to me. All those tail pipes could easily be bent upward after they pass the rear bumper and end above the car, like a semi. There should definitely be an investigation and recall of all ICEs!
     
  7. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    15,487
    I think we should retitle this thread to match the sensationalism we see a lot of lately:
    Of course, someone will pull out statistics in a year that will show that someone died in his/her garage from carbon monoxide poisoning and further note that there is no evidence that another vehicle was in the garage at the time. From this it will be claimed that it's inconclusive and we'll start a whole new excelgasm with confidence intervals and such.
     
  8. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    12,752
    Location:
    Texas
    I suspect that's because most garages are quite leaky.
     
  9. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    Messages:
    15,487
    Eep! Do they think it was intentional, Rob?
     
  10. Zextraterrestrial

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2010
    Messages:
    3,636
    Location:
    Humboldt/Los Altos
    Maybe ICE car makers should all be sued for the chronic poisoning of millions of people and animals..
     
  11. Doug_G

    Doug_G Lead Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2010
    Messages:
    15,850
    Location:
    Ottawa, Canada
    That's terrible about your friend. Sorry to hear that.

    That said, surely it takes much longer than one song to create enough CO to render someone unconscious...???
     

Share This Page