NHTSA Studying Third Tesla Model S Fire

Bust out the marshmallows and weenies, it’s reported that another Tesla Model S has caught on fire. This is the third one to go up in flames recently.

The car in question was located in Smyrna, Tennessee when it got too hot to handle after a crash. Maybe it caught on fire because it was in Nissan territory? The company builds its all-electric Leaf there. Unfortunately for Tesla this incident has caught the attention of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The organization released a statement about the fire. “NHTSA will contact the local authorities who are looking into the incident to determine if there are vehicle safety implications that merit agency action.” Action… that sounds ominous for the California-based automaker.

The previous fire happened in Seattle, Washington where a Model S’s armor-plated battery pack was punctured by on-road debris. Before that one of the cars crashed in a traffic circle in Mexico, bursting into flames.

[Source: USA Today]

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