Tesla Model S News

NHTSA Upgrades Safety Probe Into Nearly 159,000 Tesla Vehicles

WASHINGTON — The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday it was expanding a probe into nearly 159,000 Tesla Model S and Model X vehicles, upgrading it to an engineering analysis, a step required before it can …

Safety Administration Probes Touchscreen Failures in Tesla Model S Cars

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said Tuesday it had opened an investigation into 63,000 Tesla Model S cars after reports of media-control unit failures that led to the loss of the use of touchscreens. The auto safety …

Luxury Electric Cars Fall Short of Top Crash Test Safety Rating

Two luxury electric vehicles – the Tesla Model S and the BMW i3 – fell short of getting the highest safety ratings in new crash tests by the insurance industry. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety tested 2017 models of …

Texas Tesla Owner Won’t Sue After Autopilot Crash, But Car Insurer May

A Texas man said the Autopilot mode on his Tesla Model S sent him off the road and into a guardrail, bloodying his nose and shaking his confidence in the technology. He doesn’t plan to sue the electric-car maker, but …

Tesla Driver’s Death on ‘Autopilot’ Triggers New Questions

The first American death involving a car in self-driving mode presents a dilemma: How aggressively to embrace the potentially life-saving technology after a fatal crash. The driver’s history of speeding further complicates the question. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

U.S. Safety Agency Opens Probe Into Tesla Fires

The U.S. government’s auto safety watchdog is investigating whether Tesla’s Model S electric car is vulnerable to fires because roadway debris can pierce the car’s underbody and battery. The National Highway Traffic Administration, which announced the probe early Tuesday, is …

Tesla Shares Fall on Reports of Second Fiery Crash

Tesla Motors shares dropped after reports of a second fiery crash involving the company’s Model S electric car. On Oct. 17 in Merida, Mexico, a Model S sped into a roundabout, crashed through a concrete wall and hit a tree. …

Tesla Says Model S Won Rare 5-Star Safety Ratings Across Board

Tesla Motors Inc’s Model S sedan has won a five-star safety rating in every testing category across the board, a distinction awarded to just 1 percent of all vehicles tested by U.S. safety regulators, the electric car company said. The …