Tesla Model S and Model X Lithium-Ion Battery Fires

Tesla Inc. has revolutionized the automobile industry, producing the world’s first mainstream mass-produced electric vehicles, while touting their vehicles as the safest vehicles on the road. However, since the introduction of the Tesla Model S and Model X, the lithium-ion battery tray that powers their vehicles has repeatedly demonstrated its susceptibility to catch fire when involved in collisions and, sometimes, even when the vehicle is not in use.

There have been more than 20 documented fires in Tesla models since their introduction 8 years ago, resulting in 6 fire-related deaths. Tesla even acknowledged this significant risk as a “critical safety issue” and agreed to cover the cost of fires in its warranty. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into Tesla battery fires following a defect petition citing “an alarming number of car fires.”

If you or a loved one have experienced a spontaneous car fire in your Tesla Model S or Model X, contact us today by completing the form or call (909) 345-8110.

Holding Negligent Auto Manufacturers Accountable

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP, has been at the forefront of safety-related litigation against Tesla relating to the hundreds of reports of Tesla drivers experiencing spontaneous full-power acceleration without driver input since 2017. We are also a leader in litigation relating to lithium-ion battery-fed fires, having filed one of the first class actions relating to lithium-ion battery-fed fires in Chevy Bolt vehicles. With successful trial verdicts and settlements against automotive giants like Toyota and Hyundai, our automotive product liability attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and safety in this matter.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a Tesla Model S or Model X vehicle fire, contact us today by filling out the form or scheduling your free consultation at (909) 345-8110.

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