Tesla Model S Suspension Failures Trigger Investigation By Feds
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the country’s top auto safety regulator, is investigating suspension failures on the Tesla Model S.
On Thursday, N.H.T.S.A. said that some Tesla customers who experienced suspension failures were asked to sign a confidentiality agreement about the issue. The agency said (via NY Times):
“The agency immediately informed Tesla that any language implying that consumers should not contact the agency regarding safety concerns is unacceptable, and N.H.T.S.A. expects Tesla to eliminate any such language. Tesla representatives told N.H.T.S.A. that it was not their intention to dissuade consumers from contacting the agency.”
N.H.T.S.A. found the agreements “troublesome” and has received 33 complaints since October regarding the suspension of the Model S. It continues to investigate on possible defects on the Model S that are causing premature failures.
Tesla stock immediately tanked after the safety report according to CNBC.