NHTSA evaluating safety concerns of Tesla heat pump issues


According to Reuters, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now evaluating potential safety concerns with some Tesla heat pumps.

As per an NHTSA spokesperson, the NHTSA is aware of the issue and is evaluating potential safety concerns.

Further to this, the NHTSA is in discussions with Tesla about the issues.

However, they have not launched an investigation or issued a recall.

There was no timeline provided for the evaluation.

The evaluation comes after Transport Canada told Drive Tesla they had launched an investigation into heat pump issues on Canadian Model 3’s and Model Y’s.

Transport Canada launched their investigation yesterday. As per the release, as many as sixteen complaints from owners in Canada over the last several weeks sparked the investigation.

The Tesla owners were left without heat in temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. Some of these owners lodged complaints directly with Transport Canada.

Tesla Model 3 driving 60mph the wro...
Tesla Model 3 driving 60mph the wrong way down a highway

Tesla had heat pump sensor issues last year, and replaced any faulty sensors on vehicles.

However, these latest issues happened even after Tesla replaced the faulty sensors.

Tesla did not provide a comment.

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