Whenever you drive your car, you expect it to be safe to do so. You want others on the road to watch out for you, and you want to know that you can rely on your vehicle for protection.
Unfortunately, some vehicles are dangerous despite being new and having some of the best technology available. For example, there was a recent news report on June 27 that discussed another Tesla S fire that led to serious damage.
While no one was hurt in that particular case thanks to the vehicle sitting empty in a junkyard at the time, this is not the first time that Tesla has been accused of having some of its vehicles catch on fire at random. It’s also not the first time Tesla has had issues with its vehicles having tech problems.
Another common issue that has been coming up with Tesla is the risk of its driver-assist technologies not working correctly. The Autopilot has, so far, contributed to at least 11 crashes that led to 17 injuries and one death.
With the risk of the vehicles getting into crashes because of technology errors and then catching on fire then or at a later time, drivers do need to be cautious when they are behind the wheel and recognize that there could be a safety risk related to the Autopilot and EV batteries.
What do you do if you get into a crash because of manufacturer defects?
If you’re hit by another driver or get into a crash yourself because of manufacturer defects, it’s important that you do report the incident and look into making a claim. Since defects like the Autopilot in Tesla vehicles are known to be problematic, it may be possible for you to make a claim against any at-fault driver as well as the company that manufactured the vehicle.
Knowing that there is a risk of fire if a Tesla is badly damaged, it’s a good idea to get to know more about electric vehicle fire risks and to prepare in the case of a collision with one of these new vehicles. Awareness could help you avoid serious injuries following damage to your or another party’s vehicle.